Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by Todd on 12-11-2001

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Reviews: 3,398 | Ratings: 13,619
Photo of daweidavid
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not a fan of IPA, but it has a goo head and a cream-look body, large amount of hops in it show the bitterness from the taste and aftertaste. A lightly cirtus flavor kind of balance its taste.

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

I love this IPA. It is a perfect beer to enjoy at anytime.
Aroma has a lot of hops and piney scents with minimal citrus notes.
Taste is very bitter, but well balanced. Very hoppy taste with some floral and fruity flavors.

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque golden-orange. Lovely white head that retains fairly well, and leaves behind rings of lacing. Resin and dank hops, with tropical citrus notes make up a delectable aroma. Taste features pine and resin hops, with floral and tropical citrus notes. Lovely and easy to drink. Mouth feel is smooth, and easy going. A bit grainy at the end. Overall, an easy going IPA that is pleasant to smell and, most importantly, drink.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of HensonJ3
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a very crisp and refreshing smell with it. Very hoppy and floral aromas. Some citrus and earthy flavors in this beer. Very good and would order again.

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Photo of blazemon
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored. Refreshing citrus smell, with hints of spices. Full of hops. I do not particularly love Two Hearted because of the large amount of hops.

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Photo of defilli2
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very nice amber color, full aroma when smelling it. You can definitely full out the hops and small citrus nodes. Taste is full flavored and hoppy, definitely a natural earth tone. The aftertaste is just as good. Nice to sip on, one of my favorite beers.

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Photo of tomakara
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a little bit tangy with a lingering aftertaste. It was amber colored and you could sense a hint of hops in it. Refreshing but a little heavy for me.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm really disapointed with that one. Maybe it's a bit old (it was brewed four months ago) but there are almost no hops left. Lemony and malt forward. It gets better as it warms up but nothing of the world class brew everyone talks about. Maybe I'll have to revisit with a fresher one

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Photo of Cw-10
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep, honeyed-amber color. Understated hoppyness in the nose. Medium-bodied mouthfeel. Mild, well-balanced hops on the front end. Smooth on the back end and finishes slowly, but with no lingering bitter aftertaste. If you aren't an IPA lover, this beer will change that in one sip. An absolute masterpiece.

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Photo of anon
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz cup on tap at Point Loma Seafoods. The Amber hue holds true with all other reviews, cloudy with a small head and some lace sticking to the sides throughout.

Very floral and tropical on the nose, mango, papaya, pine and candied malt. Excellent flavors following through; definite piney presence but not being overly bitter. Grass, straw and earth. Grapefruit and citrus zest. Rounds out at the end with candied malt and a slight toasty, breadiness that lingers into the finish. Nice and clean.

A great IPA. Deserving of its rating. Enjoyed with fresh shrimp tacos and a nice ocean view, a perfect pairing.

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Photo of TTen
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bell's Two Hearted Ale

L: Medium amber, slightly cloudy.
S: Citrus rind, a little bready malt, some pine resin. Really nice.
T: Matches the aroma exactly but some sweetness from the malt sneaks through. Bitterness is evident but not harsh. Very well done.
F: Body is medium. Attenuated to the perfect FG. Substantial but not heavy. Dry finish but quenching. Each sip begs another.
O: This is not outrageous, over the top hoppy. It's most definitely hop forward though. The skill of the brewers is evident. This is the standard all IPA's should be compared to. The kicker for me is the little bit of malt sweetness that makes it through the layers of citrusy hops. Excellent stuff.

Bottled 2/9/2016

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color with very nice head, cream color and somewhat stiff and fluffy. Nose not huge but balanced hops come through clearly. Taste similar: obvious hops that wax and wane evenly. Malts are well-behaved, second to the hops in both nose and taste. Balance is what I keep getting here. Not high complexity, not huge flavor, but a pure pale ale package that's not too crazy. The citrusy (grapefruits?) flavor of the hops comes through clearly.

Brown bottle "PKGD 03/03/16" poured into a beer glass; I'd like to try this one from a can as well.

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Photo of Hallu
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one spoke to me very clearly when I smelled it : candied tangerine, like the one you would find on a French "baba au rhum" or what the Americans would call a babka. It's a very very pleasant smell, so different from most IPAs. It's like 50 % grapefruit, 50 % tangerine, and it smells so fresh... Well done Bell's, this is a first for me. I've had peach, pineapple, grapefruit obviously, even ginger/galanga, but never tangerine. The taste is great as well, very balanced, very pleasant. Not as fruity, it's more bitter and you taste the malts very well. I don't see the floral notes many are mentioning, but I understand why it's become a classic.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned
Strawberry blonde clear body big foaming almost cask like tight head
Red laces aroma and rye
Red liquorice flavour with perfect bitter finish
Perfect mf

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Photo of Knutson_16
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light orange, amber color with a thick white head. Somewhat cloudy with some bubbles from the carbonation.

Smell: Notes of citrus, pine, hops, and tropical fruit such as mango. There are also some floral and spruce notes (almost like sap).

Taste: Mildly bitter, which is to be expected out of an American IPA. Has obvious citrus notes from the hops, as well as a spruce/sap/pine flavor. It also has a crisp, refreshing finish which is delicious. Overall the taste follows the nose really well.

Mouthfeel: Does not taste alcoholic at all. It is slightly carbonated which gives the beer its crisp feel. This beer is also fairly smooth and well balanced. The flavors work well together and create a delicious citrus aftertaste.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. It isn't overly bitter like a lot of IPAs are. The flavors work really well together. I would highly recommend this beer to those who want a flavorful beer that isn't sweet or overly bitter.

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Photo of adamhdg
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this from a tap. Nice golden orange with a 1 inch cream head. Smelled mildly tropical. Taste was an explosion of tropical fruit with the predominance of mango. Sweetly spicy with a hop forward taste. It was easily drank with a cool and clean finish. Loved it.

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Photo of Kristie_Duve
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very flavorful with lots of hoppy notes. I found it slightly acidic with a hint of nutty flavors. It is crisp, refreshing and has floral undertones.

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Photo of EMH73
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber color with a one half inch white head, virtually no lacing. Smells of citrus, tropical fruit and pine. Taste follows the smell with hops first and foremost, a nice malt flavor, very slight bitterness. Lightly carbonated, very smooth, almost velvety. Excellent beer.

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Photo of GregBinder7
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Instant classic. I've had it many times, but after drinking two, one right after the other, I figured I'd give it a review. In appearance, it has a dark solid gold orange color. Quarter inch thick head, and lots of flavor. Easily one of the most refreshing APA's out there. It's got bold rich hoppy flavor at the onset and finishes cold and refreshing. A must have, and an overall great beer.

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Photo of vainosuomi
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had in a pint glass on tap.

Looks: golden amber color, off-white head
Smell: Moderate pine hops, caramel
Taste: Hop forward (mostly pine and citrus), a little spiciness from the hops, sweet pale malt, fairly bitter overall.
Feel: Smooth, creamy, moderate to light carbonation, medium bodied.

Overall a pretty good IPA.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy Light orange Amber. Nice lacing half finger white head.

Smell is very subtle tropical fruit. A little mango and a little pineapple. Getting some bubblegum and citrus.

Taste is similar to the nose, very slight tropical goodness. Mango, pineapple, and getting some bubblegum. Very subtle bready malt backbone, no bite whatsover.

Very smooth mouthfeel, almost velvety. To me it's the highlight of it all.

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Photo of Webzombie
3/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I do not know if it is my taste in beers or something else, but just do not see what all the hype is about. It is not a bad beer, just nothing that stands out. The more I drink it the less I like it actually. Tastes like a slightly less pure alcohol hop slam.

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Photo of BierRunner
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I must admit, I'm a fruit bomb guy. Great color and nice head on the pour. Nice floral nose but taste, for me, is too hops focused. I like a little more extract for mouth feel too. However, if this is your floral hop head style, it could be amazing (it does have impeccable balance). I'd be happy to drink again, but not my favorite by a stretch.

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Photo of schematix
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Sampling a bottle packaged approximately 6 weeks ago.

A: Hazy gold. As mentioned before, I like my commercial beer crystal clear.

S: Smells of hops, but there isn't one particular attribute that overwhelms. Little yeast aromas.

T: Wow this is smooth for a 7% beer. No alcohol bite. Hop flavor is a wonderful balance of citrus and pine. Clean finish. Malt is present but is in harmony.

M: Creamy smooth carbonation up front. Perfectly balanced. Enough bitterness to balance without overwhelming,

O: I've had this beer many times over the years. I know it's good but I don't typically go back and re-sample. This time I did and I'm glad because this is a really solid beer. Nothing really stands out about it, but overall it's really well balanced from all angles. Just wish it was filtered!

Recommend.

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Photo of SABERG
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle dated 1/06/16 into the modified tulip glass.
A - Beautiful clarity, honey colored backdrop offers a fine view of the stream of carbonation.
The cap, is off white and laced all the way.
S - Malty, floral, hint of spearmint, and orchid. Wonderful pine notes.
T - Touch of deciduous, sweet malt base is not overwhelming. a hop bite is quite nice.
M - Solid body, a bit slick at the onset, with the carbonation cleaning up the end.
O - A wonderful offering, this could be a staple here if it was more widely available.
Cheers all

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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