Friday, April 12, 2013

Feature Beer Friday! - Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Bell's Brewery... unfortunately another one that isn't available in Louisiana, but you can find Bell's a short drive to Alabama or Florida and Bell's Two Hearted Ale is one that you should be able to find year-round.  It's the most reviewed American IPA on beeradvocate, and the 33rd ranked by ratings, but most of the IPAs ranked higher have less than 1/10th of the reviews that Two Hearted does, so don't take that too seriously.

With all that, this is a beer run favorite... if I'm ever in Orange Beach, Pensacola, or anywhere else in that direction you can expect that I'll be bringing a few 6-packs of Two Hearted home with me.  I strongly recommend any beer lovers out there do the same.  Also makes great gifts for your beer nerd friends.  Hint hint.

Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), jay Ducote (, and Jeremy Spikes  (

Serving: 12 oz. brown bottle.

Appearance: Amber color, hazy with a small head.

Aroma: Wonderful hop balance.

Taste: Fruity, hoppy, a little pine too.  All around awesome, in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Well done for an IPA, no bad lingering bitterness.

Overall: Jay felt like there was an "extra dimension of flavor & hops." I think that comes from the perfect balance in this 7.2% IPA.  It's hoppy, but not so hoppy that all you can taste are the hops.  Jeremy though, not really a hophead, didn't care for the Bell's all that much.  We aren't all perfect, I guess!

Overall Rating: 71.67
My Rating: 86

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