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Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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3,421 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
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Ratings:
13,700
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
21.6%
 
 
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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: 3,421 | Ratings: 13,700
Photo of hman43
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours a cloudy dark orange color. It has a slightly off white head.

Smell: It has aromas of citrus, apricots, and pine.

Taste: It has flavors of citrus and apricots. There are some caramel flavors that provide the malt flavoring.

Feel: It is a light medium bodied brew with a moderate bitterness that lingers a while on the palate.

Overall: This is a moderately bitter IPA with fruity flavors and a bit of malt that is well balanced.

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Photo of crisis1290
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Busted a case of this open on Christmas eve and needless to say, it was a huge hit in our house ! Super amber color with a little haze. You can smell and taste the citrus combo in this amazing beer. Super easy drinking with the perfect amount of carbonation. A very balanced hoppy flavor. This is a "go to" beer for sure. To say something , let alone a beer , is perfect, is far fetched, but this beer is dam close. After the Christmas eve party with family and friends, I was psyched to find 4 left in the fridge ! This beer went well with Christmas dinner the next day !!! A solid go to beer that is fairly priced for an amazing product !

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Photo of kez
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a "go to" IPA for me. Good crowd-pleaser for parties - especially from the can. Pours orange and cloudy. Citrus aroma. Fruit flavor is predominately oranges. Sweet. Full mouthfeel. Balanced, drinkable, and straight-forward.

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Photo of ScrewBud
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - typical IPA, little hazy
S - dank, fresh cut grass
T - crisp and woodsy, kinda unique in a good way
F - again crisp refreshing
O - pleastly surprised, was recommended by someone who didn't like IPA. Thanks Casey.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.89/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had this multiple times in various forms, bottle, draft, and even hand pumped cask.

Orange, amber, heaping voluminous mounds of bubbly foam.

Most recently, on cask, I get notes of amaretto, some sort of delicate flower, and passionfruit. On cask these flavors are most prominent, with almost no bitterness to detect, and an unbelievably smooth texture to the point I wonder if it's a beer, especially IPA, at all.

The vast differences between the cask and the standard versions of this beer or so drastic I have to come back to this and re-rate it time and again. I definitely like the warmer, mellower version for sure.

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Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally tried this at Trolley Tap House - after thinking we'd tried befre and didn't like-- the color is of a pale ale - but it's def. a fine go-to IPA --both JK and DL think very damn good, so that's why this rating -- nice to know it is out there at so many bars.

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

One of my favorite go-to IPAs. Always crisp and refreshing, slightly juicy, a hint of malt flavoring, some faint piney undertones, and a clean bitter finish.

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

look is rich orange , smell is citrus and taste was deep and rich, to me this was a pale ale style more than IPA, but this is a solid well made great drinking beer.

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Photo of Satsuma
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice amber color, slightly cloudy, with nice lacing.
Citrus and pine aromas dominate.
Wow, a wonderful balance of malt and hop flavors. Juicy citrus and floral hop flavors lead to a slightly sweet but very smooth finish.
Easy drinking with just the right amount of carbonation.
Exceeded my expectations. Definitely one of my favorite IPAs.

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

Bell's Brewery, Inc. - Two Hearted Ale. 7%ABV. 12oz can poured into snifter. Packaged 9/28/15.

Look: Burnt copper/orange hue, with nice white half finger head from semi aggressive pour. Leaves sticky lacing on the sides after head dissipates.

Smell: Hops and citrus fruits, mainly mangoes and oranges make up the main aroma. Some pine and earthy notes backing it.

Feel: Semi medium bodied, with nice amount of carbonation and creaminess.

Taste: On the fruitier side of IPAs, with orange and mango tastes dominating. Hops are present, giving it some bitterness into the back end and aftertaste. The pine and earthy tastes also surface near the back end.

Overall: Written a few months ago, just now posted. Very good IPA, with the fruit tastes and aromas more profound than the pine aspect on some. Great balance of flavors make this worth its high reputation.

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Photo of righthereisay
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks: Copper, hazy, not much foam but some nice lacing that sticks around.
Smell: Fruity, not sugary, but fruity...real nice
Taste: A nice balanced hoppy flavor. Definitely malty with tints of orange.
Feel: Nice body, nice and full taste.

A very drinkable beer at a good price. It's biggest issue is maybe a lack of complexity. That seems to be all that's missing to make this a favorite.

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

It's a really good IPA, but mine was a little older than I would have liked, so it is really hard to judge this. I think this could have been really special fresh, but the hops and fruitiness had really worn off.

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Photo of Namabiru
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Small head when first poured from bottle into English Imperial pint glass. Furthermore, dissipates quickly, leaving some nice lace on the sides. Appearance is a bit cloudy, dark orange in color. Mouth fell is good, nice body leading to smooth finish. Smell is lightly floral and not a bit overpowering or and does not creep back into the nasal passage. Taste is mild Pitney flavor with a honey buttery note to it.
Overall a great beer.

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

What a classic American IPA coming in at a healthy 7%. Great color, great nose, great taste. Tried first on tap and now in bottles as it just became available here.

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Photo of Beer_Line
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is one of the few examples I have had that is a perfect beer or example of a style. As for an American IPA, this brew has perfect balance of aroma's and flavor. Not too much of anything. If you are looking for a perfect representation and great tasting (not to mention a very nice mouthfeel) drink TWO HEARTED

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I used to live in the upper peninsula of Michigan a long time ago. I am an avid fisherman that would love to fish the St Mary's River most of the time. After a good night of catching my limit, I'd almost always love to stop at the local corner store and buy a sixer of this. The sixer wouldn't last less two days back then. And that was for a reason.
Always in a pint glass, never any other beer glass, this had the appearance of a ruddy bronzed earthy brown to orange color with a one finger level foamy white head. Strings of lacing slid down the glass enroute to the beer in a nonchalant way.
The smell takes in earthy to floral to spicy hops combining over a light basic caramel malt.
The taste wraps together the hops and the malts to be a purely blissful bittersweet flavor. Faint combination of flavors in the aftertaste and a charming wet finish.
The mouthfeel grasped a nice sessionably sweet stickiness to slide over my tongue yet still telling me "don't pound me treat me right, please sip." With that in mind, carbonation rides fairly light in this beer allowing the nuances of the aromas to come together wonderfully.
Overall, do you think I don't miss this beer? If I still lived in its distro, a sixer of this would always accommodate my fridge. Its the IPA that got me into IPA's and craft beer.

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Photo of pararescue921
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my go to IPA's that I keep on hand. Poured from bottle into a glass a great mid orange color with about and inch of head. Earthy floral taste with a nice citrus kick and very smooth finish.

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Photo of thebeerman25
1.83/5  rDev -57%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

appearance-very cloudy amberish color

smell-smells like fresh cut grass

taste-literally tastes like dirt with a bitter after taste

feel-i dont even know

overall-well im sure this is a great ipa but i guess ipas are not for me. this was my first and likely last ipa. i still have 5 to drink and i dont think i can drink them. i dont see why someone wants to drink something that tastses "earthy" or as i would say. like dirt. not good but if oyu like ipas im sure you will love this.

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Photo of Krisp09
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: nice clear yellow to gold color. Aroma: Subtle floral and citrus. Taste: bright floral and citrus with light malt finish. Feel: crisp and light. Overall: awesome IPA that is all about the hops

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Photo of ramstienerhaufbrau
2.07/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not impressed whatsoever. Maybe this whole IPA thing just isn't for me. Poured beer out and immediately grabbed a Weihenstephaner Hefe Wessbier! Cheers

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic glass. Hazy amber/orange color. Not an over-the-top hoppy bitterness. Leaves a nice after taste.

Not much more to say. This is a great IPA. I will definitely add this to the top of my "to buy again" list.

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Photo of Myotus
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle (packaged 02Aug15) into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Consumed on 10Nov15.
LOOK: Pours with a finger and half worth of white foam that dissipates into a half finger's worth after 45 seconds. Honey orange in color. There is a large amount of both small and medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and both thick and think I'm various areas.
SMELL: There are mild aromas of buttered bread that meet with mild piney hop aromas, subtle aromas of gummy fruit snacks, and hints of alcohol.
TASTE: Initial taste is of strong piney hops that are immediately followed by mild buttered bread flavors. Subtle gummy fruit snack flavors enter next. Subtle bitter hop flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth and creamy. Finishes with a strong dryness.
NOTE: I wasn't getting any citrus or floral flavors, which surprised me. The beer wasn't that fresh, either, so that may have been a reason why. This was a pretty great IPA for being 3 months old. I can't wait to try a more fresh one.

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Photo of SteveO33
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite by far. I also enjoy a very hoppy IPA but this is so drinkable and delicious. I have to go to out of my way to find it but it's worth it.

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

Appearance: Clear, dark copper.
Odor: Floral, malty, and bitter
Taste: Earthy with a floral, citrus hop kick and a nice back end sweetness Smooth, floral, earthy aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Earthy with a floral, citrus hop kick. Nice, floral, earthy aftertaste.
Overall: Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale brings the a new spin to the IPA style. This IPA has all the usual suspects as far as flavor, but brings a special kick that is not found in other IPAs.

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Photo of pinyin
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried and true 2 Hearted is a fairly unique offering from Bells in the presently saturated IPA market.

Wide distribution footprint, readily availible in the northeast, fairly priced and a high quality product.

Served 40F from the 16 ounce pounder can. Poured into 12 ounce snifter.

Really nice slightly hazy golden orange color. Lacing is perfect. Not too agressive, but hangs around for a while.

The nose is somewhat subdued when weighed against the taste. I get a very slight mosaic and caramel scent. If any dry hopping occurred here it was very minimal.

Also note that this ale was canned on August 11th and the local grocery store just got this shipment 3 days ago. Erie distribution does a horrible job getting ales fresh to the customer. This seems to have been laying in their warehouse for at least 3 months.

Taste is very solid. A little bit sugary for my liking but really well balanced. The malts and hops align well and produce a unique formula. I get notes of pear, pine and orange zest from the hops. Pilsner and crystal notes from the malts.

For a 7% abv, I taste barely any alcohol. This being the fourth time I have tried Two Hearted in the past 4 years, this canned 4 month old version seems to be the best, and the freshest.

Great ale, but nearly impossible to find fresh. I would also note that 2 Hearted is very close in taste and quality to Ballast Point Sculpin, minus the inflated price tag.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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