Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

12,700 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 12,700
Reviews: 3,428
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 781
Gots: 2,919 | 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: 12,700 | Reviews: 3,428
Photo of BigLeeFromSC
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very good beer that I will definitely drink again, and purposely look for.

Photo of BobMessina
3.35/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lacking aroma. Very little finish and not a very good one at that.

Photo of D_scott67
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth and not too bitter. Didn't keep cold as long as I hoped, but over all was really pleased for taste and finish.

Photo of JNbeerded
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic. One of my all time favorites.

Photo of NinjaJesus
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

More malty than I expected the sweetness is balanced well. I'd suspect it is the Three Cs. Not too early either judging by the lower perceived bitterness. Solid IPA even if reasturaunts like to charge too much for it.

Photo of JohnFatAss
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden, orange color.
Sweet, floral smell.
Perfect balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness.
Some prickly carbonation in the mouthfeel, but drinks easy.
A really nice IPA. I can see why this is so popular.

Photo of Kloesch
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious well balanced IPA not too hoppy

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

I can't taste anything but pine here.

Photo of UrthelLover
4.99/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Whole heartedly in Love with the Two Hearted from Bells. One cold sip and the church bells ring in my head.
This is a world class complex outstanding beer deer lawd!

The piney and the citrus-grapefruit are blended in perfection. The body is heavy, sometimes feeling thick, and then breaks out into crispness and clarity. Foam and thick lace of about an inch remain and linger. Slightly baked bananas and brown sugar grapefruit are followed by pronounced hoppiness, in a perfect balance.

World Class

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A month and a half old. Very tasty! Would like to try 2 to 3 weeks old.

Photo of Odysseyalien
3.33/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not bad but I'm also not sure why such a high rating here. I find a lot more ipa's to be more flavorful. Maybe it's just not my thing.

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.11/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It tastes like what the label looks like.
Really bitter, and reminds me of home here at the Great Lakes.

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

A great ipa at a great price.

Photo of WineGuy3000
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a mason jar-style glass.

A: Bright, hazy copper with 2/3" white head that settles down quickly. Retention is good, lacing is OK.

S: Piney hops & some herbal notes over caramelly malt.

T: Exceptional. Hop-bitter fruity & somewhat resinous character wrapped in toffee. Savory elements & flowery elements mingle on the mid-palate. Finishes with slightly lingering bitterness.

M: Nice carb helps to lighten up what would otherwise be a mighty malt body. Very dry.

O: Not a typical go-to IPA for me, but clearly deserving of it's world-class status here on BA. Impressive.

Photo of cfalls
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Small head. Slightly hazy.

Floral, with bready malts.

Bitter hops. Almost DIPA level. Fairly malty too. A little too malty for me, but this is what most folks call "balanced". I wish more of the non-bitter hop flavors came through. Citrus rind on the finish.

Pretty highly carbonated. Not too light or too heavy.

I should have tried this sooner. For a beer you can find most anywhere, it's pretty good.

Photo of jeffdr123
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lots going on here. It's a sip-and-savor beer. After this beer, Dogfish Head 60-minute tasted mild.

Photo of drunkenmess
3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Awesome IPA. Nice brilliant golden haze when poured. Beatiful white frothy head. Smells of citrus hoppy sweetness. Taste is amazing not too strong but has enough to keep you interested. Smooth after taste not bitter at all. Finishes like a champ easily drinkable over and over again. Cheers

Photo of Reemer686
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great hop flavor that isn't overpowering. Very well balanced IPA

Photo of MrKasbeer
3.11/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feel is smooth. Taste is fair. Weak on the hoppyness.

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this beer. Very well balanced, nice hoppy bite but not overwhelming. Outstanding ipa, not the best though. Enjoyed having pounders cans too.

Photo of DevinMorris007
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable beer. Hopy and bitter, but not overwhelmingly bitter. Suits my palate well.

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

I wanted you to know
That I am ready to go, heartbeat
My heartbeat
I wanted you to know
Whenever you are around, can't speak
I can't speak

Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a hazy golden-rod honey with a thick white head. Good retention and solid lacing. Beautiful to look at.

S: Grapefruit, citrus, orange peel, cracker, and resiny pine hop aromas all come through. This beer smells fantastic.

T: Grapefruit, lemon, citrus, cracker, pine, smooth hop spice and crisp bitter finish. Incredibly delicious and easy drinking.

M: Medium bodied, slightly oily, fair amount of carbonation, smooth slightly dry and overall incredibly satisfying on the finish.

O: My favorite ever day beer. Truly a solid brew in every sense. I would rank this with Ballast Point's Sculpin as my favorite readily available IPA.

Photo of mzingie
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The beer is golden with an average head. The smell isn't quite attractive, almost fishy and very very faint, weakest link in this beer. However, the mouthfeel and hop balance are near perfect. There could be a little more maltiness in my opinion but I love the hop flavor in this beer which combines with the mouthfeel makes an excellent beer.

Photo of Beerds
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hadn't had this in a while and wanted to try it again. Picked up a 6 pack 10 days old and it didn't disappoint. Was pleased to see beer that fresh from a brewer so far north of me. Will add this in the rotation for sure!

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,700 ratings.