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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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Reviews: 3,302
Hads: 13,082
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 21.6%
Wants: 806
Gots: 3,257 | FT: 53
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 GuitarIPA
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice surprise from guy who did some construction on house.
L - copper with minimal head (pour temp was a bit cold), some lacing throughout
A - nice pine sent - not overpowering, hop aroma, malt
T - pine, hop flavors and malt flavors
F - medium body, good carbonation, a little sweetness from malt.
O - hope I'm not under rating - similar beers are often overpowered with pine or malt - this is very drinkable and well 'balanced' - we need a synonym...

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Photo of PaleCale
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright clear orange with a fluffy white head which lasts for quite a bit. Smell is citrus, with plenty of floral/vegetal complements - makes me think that the hops used were very fresh. Taste veers more towards the piney bitter end. Dry finish and moderate carbonation make this an easy drinker that hides its ABV well. Overall, a classic IPA - long live Bell's Two Hearted!

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Photo of twk
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper/Gold appearance with a fingers with of head
S: Smells of citrus, the typical grapefruit smell that accompanies IPAs
T: Taste is less bold/fruity than other IPAs I've tried, it's still there, just wasn't as present in my 6-pack
F: Creamy feel with a good bit of frothy carbonation, dry after taste
Overall: A good beer, I'm glad I tried it and I'd recommend it to others.

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Photo of SeanMallory
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely drinkable. This IPA is incredibly balanced and immediately leaves your tastebuds wanting a second shot at picking apart the flavor. One of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The smell is bright and earthy with some honey sweetness and a bit of spiciness. The taste is well balanced and smooth with some bitterness and spice and orange peel in the finish. This beer got better and better as it warmed. yb

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Photo of Shippy
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle. Pours a nice copper gold with white head. Hoppy, citrus aromas. Full mouth feel. Flavors like the aromas: orangey citrus, hops, some pine. Some lingering bitterness. Very balanced and a great beer overall.

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Photo of rockclimberscott1
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In my top 3 of IPAs, Pliny the Elder, Two Hearted then Odell IPA.

L - Copper pour with decent lacing
A - Nice balanced hoppy aroma
T - pine, nice hop hints of spice and orange, some malt
F - Balanced carbonation

Almost perfect

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.46/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle purchased from a local deli, chilled to approximately 50 degrees and poured into a Spiegelau stemmed Pilsner glass. The high IBU rating (around 75 I believe) is deceptive, as this is a nicely balanced, not particularly bitter beer. I'd still prefer an Ithaca Flower Power, but I found this to be a pleasant and easy drinking beer that I would have again.

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Photo of BryanReed
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really really nice beer. Clear copper gold pour with a nice head that sticks around quite a while. Amazing lacing.

Smell is a balance between juicy hops and sweet malt. Little pine tingle back there somewhere.

Taste is much the same. Juicy fruity hops with some citrus and strong malt presence.

Long smooth finish, lingering bitterness. Really nice carbonation.

Overall, and very solid beer. Im starting to really jive on these eastern us ipas. You guys got it good over here.

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Photo of eskildow
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It's a fairly clear gold/amber. There is an ample, almost velvety head that sticks around a good long while. Very citrussy in scent, but more toward the grapefruit end of the spectrum as opposed to tangerine or orange. The front end is an almost grassy flavour, followed by more grapefruit and notes of lemon. There is a nice bitterness. It sits light on the tongue, much lighter than most IPAs, which I actually prefer.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass

Look: Pours a clear golden amber color. Nice frothy and creamy head with nice sticky lacing.

Aroma: Lots of citrus fruit. Hints of grapefruit and quite a bit of lemon/lemon peel.

Taste: As with the aroma, lots of citrus, grapefruit and lemon. Very nice bitterness balances it out at the end, with a little malt at the end.

Feel: Tastes a lot smoother than some of the IPAs I've had and it has pretty light mouth feel.

Overall: Really nice IPA definitely recommend it. Glad it came to Denver for a week.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

had this saturday night at a restaurant in prescott az
was stoked to find it as we have no distribution from bells in my home state of Colorado
poured from a 120z bottle dated 7.15.15 into a pint glass
looks amber/ gold with a creamy head
smells citrus grape fruit
taste clean dry slightly citrusy not overly hoppy
feel is lighter than many ipa's i like with a dry crisp after taste
overall a very solid, dangerously drinkable ipa(i was able to limit myself to just 2 as it was my mothers 72nd bday and i was being a good boy) would drink again!!! bring bells to Colorado!

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Photo of Skogger
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

There's a reason I come back to this beer, time and time again. It has a great crisp bite to it. A wonderful light amber color and a good amount of frothy smooth head. It is greatly paired with some grilled steak or pork. If you're an ipa lover, I would recommend this in a heartbeat.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance : A cloudy amber glow, about 80% opaque, with a loosely knit three finger head that leaves webs of lacing barely connected sparsely on the sides of the tumbler glass.

Smell : Mostly tropical aromas. Freshly diced pineapple, a hint of peach, with a faint sparkle of biscuit malts. A slight sweat funk can also be smelled, but it's pretty faint here. Typical, run of the mill IPA aromas.

Taste : A nice strong fruity bite sets in, with lots of bitter rinds and pith. Mostly grapefruit, a bit of apricot, orange. Very faint pine, but subdued enough to be detected and not stealing the show. Slight dankness. The malts are both bitter biscuit and cracker-like, and the grapefruit pith carries out to the end with a slight dryness.

Feel : Substantially creamy and a total party in the mouth pumped with carbonation. I think this is what most people rave about on this beer, the feel is so smooth and it's so drinkable.

Overall : This beats most IPA's in its price range. It's flavorful enough to be enjoyed as a sipper, but quaffable enough to be a session beer. Bell's Two Hearted gets Two Thumbs from me.

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Photo of BeerCannuck
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very balanced profile with clean dry finish. Definite grapefruit on nose and taste with slight sweet tropical undertones. A very well made beer that certainly rivals the smoothness and drink ability of west coast standard such as Sculpin. I wish it was
distributed to the bay area.

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Photo of youcantmakeme
3.4/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This is probably the ipa i like the most out of all that i have tried (not a lot) . It's easy to drink (smooth) and refreshing. The reason why I say it's been the best so far is because they don't try to spice it up much if you know what I mean. Its like they took a larger (pick your favorite one) and put in a machine where slightly amped the malt to like a 3/5 and the hops to about the same. So in other words imo it's well balanced. The only reason why I don't give this beer a five is because it's a little expensive compared to others when it seems like most ipa should be like this but somehow they go and funk it up and make something undrinkable. K.I.S.S.

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Photo of Prasm
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very lemony on the nose with caramel undertones. Zesty hop driven lemon flavors up front, nice mouth-feel, flavors persist quite nicely and linger for quite a while. This is a great beer for a hot Summer day.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very excited to find a four pack of cans while visiting Cincinnati. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate head that lasts. Aroma of bread, orange, apricot and grapefruit with a taste profile in complete alignment...maybe a touch of honey? Is that peach? Very complex, but almost in a humble non-assuming way. Provides an excellent balance of hops and malt to create a really drinkable IPA. Hype or not, this is an excellent beer that you want to savor by enjoying a few cans during a sitting. The balanced approach is what sets it apart.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: straw/orange, hazy, effervescent; medium frothy white head, long lasting, good lacing

Smell: big initial hit of piney/citrusy hops (grapefruit thanks to the centennial hops); sweet malts come through too. Not my favorite hop smell, but it smells pretty good here

Taste: pithy grapefruit bitterness right up front and dominates through until the end; finishes with a dry hoppy aftertaste; I prefer European hops, but this tastes pretty good overall

Mouthfeel: creamy, but thinner than I expected for the ABV

Remarks: great example of the style

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Photo of rjd722
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could probably be considered a Two Hearted Ale convert. I've had a few bottles in my life, but I hadn't really taken my time to appreciate this beer in proper glassware. Poured into my spiegelau IPA glass, the color was an orange-yellow with a nice, solid foam head that hung around for a little and then faded to a coating with decent lacing. Initial burst of floral with hints of citrus and then a sweet malt backdrop. Incredibly drinkable and with the perfect balance of hoppy bitterness and sweet malt. Great level of carbonation and finish, the layer of citrus that coats your tongue on the way through is awesome.

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Photo of 1ale_man
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle to a tulip. Color is dark honey gold with orange tint. Smells of lemon and honey and malt. Taste follows smell with lemon and honey tapering to malt. Feel is great. Slightly creamy think. Finishes smooth and malty. Got this beer on a trip to Alabama. Would keep all the time if I could get it in my part of Texas. Great beer.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mighty fine brew here, those Centennial hops providing such a nice array of hop flavor and aroma, from floral to citrus to an ever so lightly green/dankness, perhaps better expressed as a light sharpness of character, if that isn't too oxymoronic. Pretty in the glass, clear copper glory, pillowy foam stop. Good carb levels. Befitting bitterness levels. A well deserving standard bearer of the style.

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Photo of Gregg03
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received in a sampler set and what a surprise. Very hazy color but beautifully so. Nice hop flavor without overpowering the balance, eg Hop Devil is very nicely balanced for a hoppy beer with a bit stronger flavors (one of my favorites), this is less pronounced, so it's even more roundly drinkable without losing its personality. This and Hop Devil are now my go-to IPAs, depending upon if I want a bit more or less kick. If person doesn't really like this as a craft beer, I'm not sure what that person would look for in a craft beer! Nicely brewed!!

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Photo of remingtonsteele1987
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the Two Hearted Ale in both the 12oz bottle and 16oz can. Both had sweet, honey and apricot aromas with well balanced malt and hop flavors. Smooth feel in the mouth with a long and easy finish. A very nice sophisticated beer.

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Photo of JackiO
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Aroma: Initial blast of floral hops. Toasty/bready and slightly sweet malt follow which almost gives the impression of a candied orange blossom. Very clean, no distinct esters.

Appearance: Hazy golden orange. Thick, dense lasting white head.

Flavor: Floral and lightly citrusy hops are forward. Moderate bitterness. Moderate toast and bready malt. Very balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall: It took a long time for me to try this beer because I thought it was overhyped. I could not have been more wrong. This is absolutely everything I want in a beer. The malt character is more distinct than most IPA's which makes it very balanced. The hops are definitely the star, but the malt gives this beer substance. The flavors are beautifully mixed. It is hard to top this one.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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