Two Hearted Ale

Michigan
United States
Bell's Two Hearted Beer IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

Brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter.

Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this beer is remarkably drinkable and well suited for adventures everywhere.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
55
Served at: 
45° - 50° F
Hops: 
Centennial
Malts: 
Two-Row, Caramel
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

A fairly clear orange-amber beer with a low white head offers a very complex aroma that speaks of American hop varieties – floral, citrus, pine and a little orange. Gradually, some caramel notes appear. There is not any discerning yeast character in the flavor and more malt character than I would have thought given the aroma. Biscuit and caramel malt flavors mesh well with the citrus and pine hops. The bitterness at the end cleanses the palate without smacking it. The finish is dry but with malt sweetness and lingering citrus and caramel. This is a deceptively drinkable beer and the alcohol is well masked. It is much more subtle while still complex, more of an East Coast interpretation.