Que mejor manera que empezar la semana con esta maravilla? Two Hearted Ale de Bell’s Brewery Inc. La tenemos en botella! Reza para que no se acabe antes de que vengas, es un birrote!
Hello fellow beer drinkers!
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. If you are from Michigan, as I am, you should be well aware of the mystique that this particular beer carries with it. Bell’s, in Kalamazoo, has been brewing this beer for many years now. It is easily one of their most recognizable brands and possible one of the most famous beers in the country.
For me, this is an easy beer to review. It is flat-out my favorite beer and an absolute “go-to” when ever I am not sure what I want. This is the beer that started me on the path of craft beer craziness.
Let’s break this beer down:
This American Pale Ale checks in at 7.0% ABV and OG of 1.064
Two Hearted will pour a beautiful bright orange color with a pure white head that will stick around for the duration of your pint.
Every pour of Two Hearted releases that beautiful full centennial hop aroma that hits you right in the face. It’s not over the top like a lot of IPA’s but just enough to let you know what you are getting into.
Just enough coating of the mouth with a small amount of bitterness on the back-end.
It’s an APA, you are going to get a lot of nice citrus/fruity hop characteristics from the centennial. I think there is plenty of malt flavor to stand up to the hops but not so much as to take away from what the beer truly is.
(See above)….obviously, I love this beer. This is why I chose it to be the first beer I review. To me this is what every IPA that I drink gets compared to. I’ve had some great IPA’s from all across the country but I still have yet to find one that is at the level of Two Hearted. It is the perfect entry-level IPA and a great beer for seasoned drinkers alike.
My Untappd score: 5 Pints
If you’ve got a few minutes check out this great video with Larry Bell talking about Two Hearted: