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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

8,750 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8750
Reviews: 2970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%


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:
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 added by: Todd on 12-11-2001)
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DannyS

New York

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a magic hat keg glass.

A - Hazy but bright orange amber. Not surprising. Little head but it sticks around forever and leaves a lot of lacing.

S - It's actually pretty muted on the nose. Predominantly fruity/floral hops on the nose but it's not very strong.

T - VERY low bitterness for an IPA. Surprised at how mild the bitterness is, actually. The citric and piney hops are there but not overwhelmingly so, countered deftly by the roasty malt. That is one hell of a sessionable IPA.

M - Light on the carbonation and not heavy at all on the tongue. This beer goes down so easy I'm tempted to just crack open another and keep drinking.

Overall - 7% ABV? Sure don't taste like it! This one is subtle, fresh, strikes a killer balance of hops and malt, and finishes really clean. Unlike most IPA's that send you wave upon crashing wave of hop flavor and bitterness, this one drinks so easy that its 7% ABV will sneak up on you if you're not careful. A great choice both as an introductory IPA and an everyday brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 06:23:33 | More by DannyS
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sonnens4

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden, hazy light brown, copper color with a decent sized head--around 1 inch

Smell: Citrus, earthy, pine, slight hops, even light hints of fruit

Taste: Dry, slight hop's, bitter, lost some of the citrus/fruit smells

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, light to medium body carbonation, very easy going for 7% ABV

Overall: a great option for a America IPA, bitter but not overwhelming, with complex undertones

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2014 14:30:28 | More by sonnens4
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date - 2-11-14

A - Pours out a nice two finger white frothy head followed by a light hazy golden orange beer.

S - A pleasant malt sweetness and a clean hop profile of citrus, and floral aroma are produced.

T - A sweet clean biscuity malt flavor along with pop of citrus floral hops. No detection of alcohol.

M - Medium bodied and well carbonated goes down really easy.

O - This beer is very satisfying and really clean and easy to drink. If you like big IPA's, this would be a good one to try on days you just feel like kicking back and having a easy drinking brew. A really easy drinker, cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 22:12:13 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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New York

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-22-2014 19:54:42 | More by Casterbridge
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-22-2014 19:23:45 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-22-2014 18:51:11 | More by fleurdelou
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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moysauce

Indiana

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

On tap in a pitcher poured into a regular glass of non-specified type. Cheap college bar, so pretty general glassware.

A: Deep copper in hue with a slightly hazy 1.5 finger head. The head disappeared rather quickly. I drank this at a college bar so the glass wasn't as clean as it could have been, so the lacing wasn't the greatest, though it lingered for a tiny bit. I've had better pours, but I can't complain. Even though I was a little disappointed with the lacing, this brew is everything you expect out of an IPA in appearance.

S: Floral notes hit you right away. Present, but not overpowering. Definitely pleasant.

M: This beer leaves a very clean mouthfeel as nothing really lingers much at first. You can feel the carbonation on your tongue leaving a crisp feel, but the further into the beer the more it coats the back of your tongue.

T: This beer is immediately bitter. You can taste some citrus notes, though I can't place my finger on what type of citrus it is. I'd venture to say grapefruit, but I'm not certain. For the most part it has a nice bitter hop profile with a very subtle, subdued malty underbelly that chimes in every now and then just to let you know it's present.

Overall: This is my favorite go-to brew at the moment. Lately when trying IPAs I've been comparing them to this one just because I find it to be a very true, honest representation of what I think an IPA should be. Could easily be sessionable, but it is rich enough to leave you feeling satisfied after just one. Great to share with your friends. I could see this beer being a nice segue beer for a friend exploring the craft brew scene. It may be a bit hoppy for them, but if you want to introduce someone to what an IPA should be, I view this one as a solid standard in any hop heads repertoire.

Serving type: on-tap

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robotiks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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gogreen99

Michigan

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

This is a very hoppy beer. Taste extremely hoppy which creates an equally hoppy aroma. This beer has a very unique story for bells brewery! A citrus and floral aroma frequent this beer with after notes of grapefruit. In appearance the beer appears cloudy... A caramel aroma characterized the beer

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:00:07 | More by gogreen99
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ZachMcGinn

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very popular beer, especially in the Michigan college community. Strong hop scent and the hops are very apparent upon drinking. High levels of carbonation leave a tingling after taste. Hops are the only way I can describe this beer as it dominates the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 00:53:44 | More by ZachMcGinn
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Jesswellick

Michigan

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very hoppy taste, but not overwhelming at all. Gives a bite that keeps you wanting more. The light mouth feels allows for easy drinking. The carbonation leaves a lingering tickle in your throat. But the hops do leave a slight after taste, probably the only downfall to the beer

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 00:52:37 | More by Jesswellick
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phartman133

Michigan

3.49/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Medium Coloring. Smells sweet like citrus. Once you drink it, it feels very light on your tongue. You can tastes the hops in this beer- very hoppy. Once you swallow this beer, your mouth will tingle and feel refreshed. Very good beer and popular in the college community

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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