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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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12,445 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,445
Reviews: 3,356
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 743
Gots: 2,670 | FT: 47
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: 12,445 | Reviews: 3,356
Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
4.99/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh gosh this is a great HOPPY beer. When first opened you can smell the strong floral scent that comes along with hops and citrus notes. This beer packs a punch but it is really easy to drink. When poured it fills the glass with a light yellow beer and has a great bitter taste that is hops. Another one of my favorites from Bell's. I would say it's a great winter beer because it is quite heavy.

Photo of lordofthemark
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Grassy aroma, flavors hoppy, more citrusy, but not unpleasant. I am new to IPA's, and while this has not turned me into a hophead, it is certainly a beer I would buy again.

Photo of microbrewlover
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours a cloudy orange color with a fluffy two finger white head which lasts until the end and great lacing.

The smell is loaded with orange, grapefruit and pine hops. There is a thick malty, bready backbone with some caramel as well.

The taste follows the nose with grapefruit, orange and pine hops dominating; it feels kind of like drinking a pine cone. Pine hop oil is left on the tongue after swallowing. The caramel malt backbone is present from start to finish and complements the hops. The feel is bready but also a little oily. I would recommend this to someone who has not tried an IPA and was wondering if they would like this style.

Photo of claudialeshok
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I personally find it too hoppy but it uses centennial hops, a single hop beer. This is bell's most popular beer and gets better as you drink it.

Photo of Franziskaner
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy light copper to gold in color. There's a fingernail of off white covering a majority of the top. Faint aroma of citrus hops. The flavor in comparison is a wallop of citrus fury. There's some light malt to try to keep things in check. The mouth is crisp and refreshing.

Photo of partains
3.36/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: light golden yellow/orange
Smell: hoppy, wheat, grains
Taste: very hoppy, bitter, wheat
Overall: unpleasant, I do not care for a lot of hops and bitterness

Photo of stompilator
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a pale gold, thin and short head.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, soggy woodland soil and grass.

T - Resiny, woody hop flavors bloom out from the front. Very earthy and herbal, gradually fading into a more juicy, citrusy flavor. Almost 'soaked' tasting. The citrus hangs powerfully in the residual taste.

M - Fairly light body, very juicy, with a decent carbonation.

O - I can see why this is often considered the archetype of the IPA. Has all the major American hop flavors rolled into one, and with a very middle-of-the-road crispness and bitterness.

Photo of QueenDiva2015
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It was pretty smooth. Had a nice taste of sweetness and crisp.

Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good and complex for an IPA. Deserves the high ratings. I am generally a wheat guy - but the two hearted ale works and is very good.

Photo of Trooper92292
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A little too much grape fruit at the tip of the tongue but it's a decent beer.

Photo of rgons77
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I would buy it again.

Photo of lucasra1
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The stonger aromas of spice, hops and malt and deep color can lead drinkers to belive that this is a heavy beer but it is extremely crisp and smooth mouthfeel from the carbonation making it a perfect all-occasion beer. I didn't get any fruity notes from this beer, so it was a nice change from many of the overly floral and fruity IPA's crowding the shelves today.

Photo of Joseph01
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Color - Golden Honey/Orange

Aroma - Hoppy, woody notes

Palate - Hoppy, bitterness

Overall - Very good, if you're a fan of IPA's you must try!

Photo of Sydney10
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Visual: Nice golden honey color.
Smell: Strong aroma including malt and citrus. Slight smell of pine.
Taste: Taste of dough and citrus. Not as bubbly as I was expecting. Taste a lot of caramel flavors.
Overall: Bitter ending, overall a good ale. Well balanced.

Photo of whitephi
2.97/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very popular IPA that is crispy, but too bitter for me

Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer! Not an IPA I'm used to these days.

Photo of meganrosso
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPAs

Photo of carolynschaf
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two Hearted is a full IPA. IPA is now the new entry level beer for breweries. This is single hopped. It has centennials hops with a malt background. It is the largest single purchaser for Bell's. It is 100% centennial hops.

Photo of wilgenb1
3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

beautiful golden orange color, but a fishy smell with a bitter taste. Good beer, I'm just not an IPA fan

Photo of jmalina121
2.5/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I do not typically like IPAs, so this is not one of my favorites. It has a nice golden orange color, a slightly fishy smell, and floral and hoppy notes.

Photo of Bunman3
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was very excited to try this beer, and it certainly lived up to expectations. The combination of hops, malt, and carbonation make this a delightful, multi-layered brew. I would happily seek out Two Hearted again and again.

Photo of dleigh
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/28, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pretty solid, nice hoppy, floral taste, but lacks the aromatics that would really set it apart from the crowd for me. Just my personal opinion, but I think this one was probably world class some years ago, but other easily-available beers have surpassed it. Like, a biplane is awesome and I respect it for it's role in history, but I'd still rather fly on a 777, you know?

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.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,445 ratings.