Two Hearted Ale is an American IPA brewed by Bell’s Brewery, Inc., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a bottle.
The IPA pours a cloudy deep golden hue that’s topped by a dense, pillowy white cap of foam that shows remarkable retention. The head peels back slowly, leaving behind an abundant amount of sticky lace. Its effervescence is visibly apparent as tiny bubbles continuously rise in the glass.
The aroma is bright and hoppy with a scent of citrus and pine.
The palate begins with a taste of toasted bread that transitions through sweet notes of stone fruit and a hint of caramel. Centennial hops power its hoppy finish, imparting flavorful notes of citrus and pine. Bready malt rounds out the finish.
Its feel is smooth with crisp, dry finish that has a less-than-moderate astringency. Medium body and matching carbonation.
The Two Hearted Ale presents extraordinarily well. The aroma is strong and pleasant and its palate is nothing short of fantastic. Its feel is spot on with a crisp bitterness that makes this such an easy drinking beer. This is the quintessential American IPA. Truly a classic.
Bell’s recommends the following food pairings with their Two Hearted Ale: oysters, barbecue, brisket, curry vegetable soup, cilantro, bleu cheese, coriander, cumin, balsamic, chili, apples, grapefruit, carrot cake, maple syrup, and caramel.
Watch the Video
Watch the video from Larry Bell, the founder of Bell’s, that discusses the Two Hearted Ale, the history of the brewery itself, and about craft brewing in Michigan.
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