Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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world-class

3,248 Reviews
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Reviews: 3,248
Hads: 12,829
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 787
Gots: 3,015 | FT: 48
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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Photo of TheWolf
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had t wait way too long for this to become widely available in my distro area. for the past 6 weeks it has instantly become my "go-to". I waited to review to make sure I wasn't influenced by the novelty.

On this occasion - enjoying our of a 16 ounce can.

Look - n/a

Smell - despite being tamed by the can, the smell is delicious. a perfect balance of bready malt and floral/citrusy hops.

Taste - consistent with smell. I have traditionally been an advocate of hop forward beers but this balance blows me away. Malt complements hop perfectly.

Mouth feel - medium with good carbonation. despite a relatively high abv for ipa's, very drinkable.

Overall - Outstanding. moves to the top of my fall-back list now that it is readily available. It's like Christmas in July. (789 characters)

Photo of Grack_Attack
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just wanted to shout out for Two Hearted. This beer converted my wife from porters and stouts to IPAs. Now she likes IPAs as her go to. It was her gateway.

Beautiful orange colored pour with a white foam head. Huge fruity nose, one of the best around. The aroma really sets it apart, especially when its fresh. Taste is more on the malty side of the IPA spectrum. Its hoppy, but not overly hopped up. Very drinkable, you could certainly drink two of these back to back and be happy. (493 characters)

Photo of RyBrew54
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber, pillowy white head, with decent amount of lacing. Loaded with sediment. Smell is not as hop forward as I thought it would be. Notes of clean floral hops, earthy, sweeter malt profile. Nice balanced flavor, malt backs the the bitter hop residual with a clean finish. A nice ipa overall. (307 characters)

Photo of gamera
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Hearted is the beer that converted me to good beer many years ago. It's hopped but not as aggressively as the more modern west coast ales. It's malty, but not as heavy as "balanced" IPAs such as 90 minute. It's very drinkable and remains a key player in my IPA conversion guide for Miller Lite drinkers... (310 characters)

Photo of aleigator
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a froth, beautiful bubble durchzogen white head, with a sunny amber, slighty hazy color.

Smells of grass driven orange, coated up by bitter lemon zest. Citrus peel grows stronger, as the beer warms up with unripe, sour kiwi, as well as apricot skin. Still, the maltiness is very strong on the nose, adding a note of earth and rock sugar to the hops.

Has a medium carbonation, exhibiting a refreshing, hop forward beer, with lots of exotic fruits to it, as well a prominent malt backbone.

Begins with sweeter, biscuity malts, revealing toffee infused rye bread, giving the malts a pleasant depth, balancing the well pronounced hops easily. Reveals surprisingly sweet toffee malts, which get joined by far reaching lime juice, which lends the beer a profound, bitter refreshment. The hops get enhanced by dried tangerine peel and apple stones, providing an aggressive dryness, which features a worthy counterpart to the well developed malt backbone, staying on the tongue for a longer while.

Well balanced, easy drinking ipa which isn't convincing only for its hoppy part, but also for its eigenständig malty part, adding to the hops, while balancing them, without cutting them short in any way. Old school ipa, with a straight forward, long lasting hoppiness, providing a great fruiti- and dryness, successfully coated up by the malts. (1,345 characters)

Photo of KMachHops
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to see this in California. Had a 16oz canned 5/28/15.

Looks: Amber and slightly murky from being unfiltered. Soapy white head that vanished quickly.
Smell: Sweet caramel and some tropical notes.
Taste: Piney with some undertones of papaya.
Mouthful: Right amount of carbonation. Very balance between hops and malt.
Overall: Easy drinking. Nothing over the top. (367 characters)

Photo of SSS
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a golden yellow with a very slightly off-white head that lingers
S-Aroma is of alcohol and a subtle malty roast smell with a hint of floral hops
M-A nice medium body built on malt with carbonation that does not interfere
T-Definitely malt forward IPA, the hop bitterness is in the background, perhaps Amarillo.
O-This is a nice drinkable IPA, well balanced, and simplistic. (383 characters)

Photo of Knilas
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great color, aroma, head retention. Notes of lemon and pine. Somewhat sweet. Well balanced with the bitterness. I am not usually fond of IPA, but I actually enjoyed this. Well done! Worth the coin. (197 characters)

Photo of scbeerman
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty great IPA. I'm a sucker for Centennial hops I guess between this and Tropicalia. Anyway, pours a translucent - almost but not quite clear - orange/amber with a finger and a half of soft white head. Strong floral aroma, closely followed by a similar taste in the tongue with a little peach to round things out, along with perfect bitterness. Great mouthfeel and definitely a deserving legend of the IPA category. Only thing that keeps it from being a 5 is that it might could use a little more complexity, but it is still excellent. (538 characters)

Photo of fx20736
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy Apricot amber, white head, lacing. Aroma is subtle evergreen and some tropical fruit. Flavor is elegant grapefruit bitterness. Mouthfeel is fine. Everything about this beer is sublte, quiet and masterful. Easy to drink, simple, beguiling. (243 characters)

Photo of Beertsipper
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Definitely in my top 5 as far as IPA's go. Bought a sixer that was three weeks old. This will definitely be in my regular rotation, and may bump out a few other IPA's. Forever. (176 characters)

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

I could have possibly had an old can as this comes from MI, but I could barely taste any hops in this beer. Not a bad beer by any means, but I guess I was expecting something a lot more hop-forward. This is the second out-of-state single IPA I've tried, and was let down by this one. Would try again if I could verify freshness. The other one was Smuttynose finestkind and that one was great. Still hard to go with any out of state IPA option since we have so, so many options for local, fresh ones in CA. (510 characters)

Photo of kgammell1
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On the piney, resinous end of the IPA spectrum. Smells great, very floral and it has some malt substantiality here to balance out those hops. Great beer. (153 characters)

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

Light orange color with a thick white head that leaves clumpy rings along the glass. Citrus and pine in the aroma and carrying over to the taste. Complimented by a nice malt backbone and a peppery, bitter aftertaste. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Not bad. (256 characters)

Photo of DaverCS
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured deep orange in color with 1 finger white fluffy head.

Aroma yields floral hops, big citrus, some tropical fruits, big mango/papaya sweetness, and a kiss of lemony pine.

Taste is a kick of pine bitterness up front. This is followed by the hop floralness, some citrus (mainly grapefruit rind), and a prevalent malt back bone.

The beer is overall very well rounded. However, I do prefer less pine bitterness in my beers. I like more tropical fruits. Still a very good standard. I see this pairing well with a spicy goat stew. It gets a 90/100. (560 characters)

Photo of Budlum
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opens with a strong hop nose, a wonderful smooth malty body exploding with hop flavor, and closes with lingering hops with a spicy feel. Excellent all around and a wonderful regular drink. I can't wait for the cans reach Maryland. (232 characters)

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

An all time favorite IPA. he aroma always jumps out at me. Great balance of hops and malt. The flavor is assertive but it goes down like a session beer. Incredible stuff. (172 characters)

Photo of Ravenfan
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Some IPA's are too bitter for my liking, they overdo the hops in an attempt to outdo each other. This one from Bell's is different it's definitely hoppy, but has enough malt to let you focus on the taste instead of the bitterness. Grapefruit and maybe just a bit of sour orange mix in together to make this a very refreshing beer. Perfect summer sipping beer. Beautiful golden/orange color, very nice head and lacing, and as I said not so bitter that it kills the flavors like some IPA's do. This is the first beer I've had from Bell's in Maryland, but will be trying more, after this was recommended by one of the bartenders at the local bar I frequent. They are having a night featuring Bell's next week so looking forward to seeing what else they brew. (757 characters)

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

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 03/20/15. Sampled on July 5, 2015.

Heady, hazy orange-amber pour.

Those tropical, tangerine, orange, and fruit esters on the nose are remarkable even for a 3 month old bottle. I wish I had a fresher one. I'd probably be spellbound.

Good medium to full body.

The taste has the same amazing fruit characteristics but it all comes together with an almost sinus-cleaning bitterness that lingers dryly at the end. This one deserves the high ratings it gets. The tropical fruit aroma and taste really penetrates it all. (555 characters)

Photo of jackleg
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

my son turned me on to this wonderful ipa. living in maryland, close to delaware, i am very familiar with dogfish and evo. they have a great ipa selection, too. but, this fabulous brew can rival anyone's ipa!!!!! if there is better, let me know....... (260 characters)

Photo of gruntparty
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best IPAs due mainly to the excellent balance between the malt and hops of the beer which combine to form a genuinely delicious and interesting IPA. It does not rely to heavily on hops while also not holding back giving just enough to bring out the malt and hop in it. (279 characters)

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

This is an excellent American IPA.
It pours a nice golden color backed by a present hop aroma.
This American IPA is very well balanced. The ABV and hop ratio works in bringing out the bitterness and malt character. Overall this is a great example of an IPA (258 characters)

Photo of dro7
2.89/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with an exquisite aroma! This is what an IPA should smell like, strong hops and floral smell. However I was greatly disappointed in the taste, it lacked bitterness. It is very smooth, but it only smells like an IPA and doesn't not taste like one. I'll never drink this again. From the smell you think your having a great bitter IPA when it's actually extremely smooth. (381 characters)

Photo of Zaktcc
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a beautiful opaque, burnt-amber color. 3 finger head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving fluffy residue. Lacing very present.

S - Right off the bat you get a phenomenal aroma of fruity and floral sweetness. Yet very sweet smelling, it's the perfect blend of spice that prevents if from being overly bearing. Notes of various citron scents, pine, and faint hints of pepper and spice.

T - A perfect blend of malt and hops are present at the beginning of every sip; sweet yet well balanced with bitterness - neither overly baring. Finishes with mouthful of well blended spices and hints of pepper and pine. The most distinct flavors I can note are that of lemon, pine and malt.

M - Medium bodied beer with little carbonation present. Doesn't leave much of an aftertaste- very sharp, clean finish. Fluffy, full feeling beer overall.

O - This has now been my 2nd beer from Bell's and similar to the first, has left me wanting more. A few months back I got to try and fall in love with their Hopslam ale; quickly learning I will be having to wait until next winter before I get a chance to have that again. With Bell's recently being brought to my location, I got lucky enough to try another beer by them and was wholeheartedly impressed; again! An incredible IPA from an incredible company; I have no complaints. (1,326 characters)

Photo of Moose90
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated "14244 PKGD 09:26 042815 A 015789"

A — Pours a nice orangey and almost coppery hue. There is a great bit of clarity to it as well as a puffy, off white colored head atop of the beer, leaving behind nice and consistent rings of lace.

S — Smells of oranges, pine, sweet malts, and lemon. Nicely floral without being overly sweet.

T — Tastes of tangerine, orange, grapefruit, lemon, blood orange, little bit of pine. This is fresh and juicy without being sweet, very nice indeed.

M — Light in body, very smooth and is beyond easy drinking, refreshing.

O — Great overall, this has a wonderful juicy component without being sticky or overly sweet. Excellent. (683 characters)

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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