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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

12,353 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 12,353
Reviews: 3,320
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 735
Gots: 2,592 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,353 | Reviews: 3,320
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...

Photo of OKbrew89
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap. Transparent golden color with obvious carbonation. Solid head that leaves lacing halfway down the glass. Nice balance of floral and hop in the aroma. Beautifully balanced taste. Hops are throughout with enough citrus and floral undertones to make the hops a nice but not overwhelming focus. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink. The hops are the primary focus and the other elements enhance the hops. No bitterness or booze taste to it.
This is definitely an IPA I would drink year round if I could get it locally. Wonderful first impression from Bell's.

Photo of Dana_Campbell
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is bar none the best IPA ever made.....even better from can into glass. The look, smell, mouth feel, taste, finish, everything is spot on. Bell's cranked it out of the park with this beer!

Photo of Robbyrocks
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

My go to. Such a great beer.

Photo of Jwiggy
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Top flight IPA. Full bodied, nice finish, good hoppiness. Always a go to when I can't make another call

Photo of desibeerlover
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Incredibly hoppy, full bodied, tasty beer. My go-to beer every Thursday with my buddies :)

Photo of Michelleluw
4.92/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Two Hearted Ale is my favorite from Bell's Brewery. The unique taste from the hops paired with the floral nodes really makes this beer unique. Being from Michigan, nothing quite reminds me of home like Two Hearted Ale!

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

This was one of the beers that several years ago got me hooked on microbrews. Reviewing for first time on the occasion of my first time pouring it from a 16 oz. can. Then and now, I find it an almost perfect brew. It's hearty in its hop, consistent in body from initial mouthful to finish, great flavor in its mix of floral and pine, and very smooth. It's very worthy of its standard-setting rep. Delicious.

Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very well-balanced for the style. This is one of my go-to beers when I can't decide or don't feel like trying something new. It's probably not going to win over the real hopoholics, but still a very nice smooth beer. I feel like it may be closer to an APA vs. an IPA, but we're splitting hairs there. The 7% is well-hidden, which can sneak up on you as these can go down quickly.

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great american ale, hop filled without blowing you away with bitterness. easy to drink compared with other similar brews. a hint of grapefruit, pine, and floral hops on the back of the tongue, which is a nice feeling coming out the nose on the exhale. not the most complex or flavorful IPA I've had, but I don't think that's what it's going for. mild, smooth, full bodied ale. nice. will buy again this summer.

Photo of toronadotornado
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle; checked date but forgot to write it down; was in-date. Threshold beer glass. Reviewed 10-18-14.

Appearance: Medium-light copper, 1/2" off-white head. Very good retention and nice lacing.

Aroma: Resiny, piny hops. Some grapefruit rind, but not really a fruity IPA. Some maltiness in the background.

Taste: Dry, bitter, less malty than the nose, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Thinner than I expected; ample carbonation.

Overall: This was probably my first IPA, and is one I return to over and over. It is reliably a quality beer, but nothing about it ever knocks my socks off. Just a good, bitter, balanced, reliable IPA. I am not a hop head, and love this IPA; 7% is utterly hidden, malts are present and almost in balance. I will buy this beer again and again.

Photo of douglas_smith39
4.92/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best IPAs I've tasted. The hops flavor is the strongest yet.

Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great Michigan ipa! Never gets old to drink. The four pack cans are great as well

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,353 ratings.