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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

12,390 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 12,390
Reviews: 3,334
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 741
Gots: 2,632 | FT: 46
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-11-2001

An India Pale Ale style well suited for adventurous trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and an incredibly floral aroma.
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Ratings: 12,390 | Reviews: 3,334
Photo of Tlringer
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Staple in MI. Good beer

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is awesome. A Hop head delight yet has a zesty, fruity, grassy dry finish that is so calm and enigmatic to it's hops. Definitely a go to beer.

Photo of ssuraci
3.35/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Just OK at best... Had on tap but simply was not as good as anticipated. I might try again to see if it was just a tap or local issue.

Photo of MakenziMantey
3.06/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The color of this beer is a really dark yellow. The aroma you get is a citrus smell and is kind of strong. Tasting this beer it has a zing and tangy taste to it and the aftertaste is really unpleasant.

Photo of mlockman
2.51/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I am averse to hops, so take that into consideration when considering my evaluation

Photo of Cheerstobeers541
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great overall IPA, drinks easy!

Photo of Nevbo
3.44/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A bit overrated IMO. Not bad but not great. A little too bitter for my taste.

Photo of aporia
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Glad the Whole Foods in my area started carrying Bell's.

Look: Light copper orange with minimal head. Light lacing is left around the glass as you sip and enjoy.

Smell: Nice notes of the variety of hops that are used in this beer. I pick out sweet orange, tangerine, and a slight malt sugar.

Taste: Very balanced taste that starts off with the bitter bite of the citrus flavored hops followed by a nice balance of sugary sweetness from the malt. A nice representation of the American IPA style.

Feel: Light to medium mouthfeel that leaves a pleasant lingering aftertaste that diminishes slowly after every sip.

Overall: I would say I'm satisfied with this beer from Bell's Brewery. I was glad I finally was able to get some and it surely did not disappoint. I'd recommend picking this one up the next time you are looking for a smooth IPA for a 2 to 3 beer session.

Photo of toti1972
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA, golden color, not to much head, carbonation just right, smell to mango, citrus fruits and some floral, but I think is its weakness, I like stronger smells, taste is a little light for and IPA, I like it, not too bitter, and not too fruity, but with some character, easy drinkable, I'll have it again.

Photo of apokatastasis
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Light, opaque amber in colour; average head with decent retention. Bubbly splotches of lacing which slowly dribbles their way down.

Aroma: Citrus and floral, definitely very hoppy, but with more delicate hops than the usual dose of bitterness (appearance reflects this).

Taste: Follows the nose to a large degree, with a lot of grapefruit character, but here we catch also a healthy hop bitterness and malt sweetness in the background. All throughout the floral quality is obvious, enhancing every aspect of the beer and giving it a very refined flavour.

Mouthfeel: Light, with moderate carbonation and a slight oiliness. Long bitter aftertaste which leaves the mouth dry.

Overall: This beer is decidedly floral, and I love that. To me, in the world of such an over-saturated market as IPA, the only ones which are worthwhile are things which bring something new to the palette, and the delicate nature of this IPA - from the appearance to the mouthfeel - certainly delivers.

Photo of capilial
2.12/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

This is a very typical IPA. I don't enjoy the bitterness that comes with IPAs.

Photo of ThannyRooCrew
1.3/5  rDev -69.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had one in a variety pack and it was the most ungodly bitter beer i've ever tasted. The first few sips didn't seem bad but i barely wanted to finish it, and i've never not finished a beer because of taste. I don't know, maybe the one i picked up was old and had gone bad, but it was absolute shit. Nothing pleasant about it.

Photo of bigsteve45
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Beautiful Golden/Orange Color with a thick creamy head. No other way to put it besides that this is how a beer should look. Head leaves heavy lacing.

Aroma: Citrus, Floral, Slighty Sweet. Not a very strong aroma overall though.

Taste: Being used to West Coast IPAs this beer didn’t have the kick that I am always ready for. Was actually a really well balanced beer though. Sweet orange and grapefruit flavor that follows the nose and you really get a floral hoppy backbone. Smooth. Not overpowering.

Feel: No doubt that this is a very smooth beer. Medium viscosity and just the right level of carbonation

Overall: Was a really great IPA that I have always wanted to try. Was disappointed with the nose but all other aspects of the beer made up for it. A great beer that I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again.

EDIT: Nose opened up ALOT as beer warmed. Still did not impress. But worth of some more points

Photo of Beerma
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was very good! Light and smooth but nothing fancy!
STRONG!

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden color brew poured into an ipa glass and an off white head pillowed up and then retreated to a lasting film across the top. Lacing was steady and constant all the way to the end. Aroma of hops, pine, and a beautiful floral citrus. Taste is simple with a mix of citrus, strong pine, and hop bitterness. Easy drinking and nice bite on the palate. Bell's has concocted a real nice IPA here, well done!

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass, and just over two weeks old.

LOOK: A slightly hazy rusty gold with a huge, fluffy, white head that recedes to a thin but lasting film, and that leaves pretty lacing all the way down the glass.

SMELL: A simple but refreshing hop aroma. You can definitely tell it's all Centennial. Very floral, and a balance of citrus and pine.

TASTE: A small burst of piney hops upfront. Smooth grapefruit taste and a hint of orange peel. The hearty, sweet malt backbone comes through on the mid-palate, giving it body, and then it finishes slightly dry with a smack of juicy citrus and pine. Extremely drinkable.

FEEL: Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation. Juicy and slightly dry.

Overall: I love it! Expecting a world-class beer, I was unimpressed by this beer the first time I had it, but the beauty of this beer is its simplicity. It's no hop bomb, but it's smooth, balanced, and endlessly drinkable. This is the type of beer you could drink every day and not get sick of. Thank you so much, Bell's! I'll be purchasing much more of this in the future!

Photo of jakewatt135
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just not on par with all the awesome IPAs out now.

Photo of cserrato02
2.9/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Fruity, hoppy, and citrusy aroma. Balanced flavor with a slight hoppy after taste. Refreshing and a great summer beer.

Photo of Ski2UDie
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Long time favorite. When in doubt Two Hearted always satisfies. Pleasantly rich smell and appearance, full complex taste, not overly bitter or grapefuity like so many IPAs, leans towards piney but still fresh and satisfying. Sure it's 7% but you can't drink just one!

Photo of meechigan523
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's the goto IPA. Will always be.

Photo of dbtossi
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I always prefer this IPA. Full of flavor, and love the hops

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottles into a tulip glass:

First impressions: cheap at only $10.99 for the sixer, pours a nice orangey-amber color with a big frothy head. Dissipates rather quickly, but the lacing was speckly throughout. Heard lots and lots about this brew, but never tried it as it isn't distributed in Rhode Island. Smells floral, with a little bit of grass, and lots of pine. Not much citrus or juicy nose, as is common in New England style IPAs, but lots of hop aroma nonetheless. Taste mimicks the scent, with lots of bitter, piny, and floral taste. Slight touch of tangerine, but almost all bitter. However, unlike some beers that are abusive in their bitterness, this one is nicely balanced with smooth malt and a medium body. Overall, an excellent brew; one I wish was available closer to home.

Photo of kbernthal
3.56/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great IPA although I do not generally enjoy IPA's. This was pretty refreshing with a slight grapefruit taste

Photo of mjstern70
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Call it Romo all you want; it's a great beer.

Photo of Marcosleigh
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strong beer taste, beautiful color, bottle not that much appealing, but the inside perfect liquid from the Gods...

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,390 ratings.