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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

11,386 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,386
Reviews: 3,119
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 629
Gots: 1,765 | FT: 40
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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2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

TR0219, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Luigi
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy amber color with a massive head that reaches two to three finger in height. Retention is almost perfect because a one finger head retention

The aroma is full of pungent pine like hops. There is a hint of biscuit like malt and alcohol sweetness

Intense hop bitterness hit the palate with the first sip. There is all the classic kinds of bitterness of an American IPA. Pine, citrus, and floral notes surround the palate. There is a bit of biscuit malt and sweetness from the alcohol. I do however, feel like there is a lack of balance between the flavors.

Medium bodied and finishes dry and bitter.

Overall, this IPA would be perfect drinking if there a little more malt added for the balance. But, if you are hophead then this a beer that you will fall in love with. I love my hops don't get me wrong. I just like some balance.

Luigi, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

TubaManJack, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of atr2605
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a hazy golden orange color with a white foamy head with very nice retention
S-some pine and citrus, a bit faint but my bottle is also a few months old
T-Very well balanced, great malt background with orange and pine in the finish
M-medium bodied
O-Great beer, can only imagine how great this would be fresh on tap

atr2605, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of BBP
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Yellowish orange; more gold and less orange than a typical IPA. Semi-translucent with medium carbonation and an average head. Considerably nice lacing.

S- Pine and grapefruit lead with a hop background. Very much floral hops. Would give it a higher rating if it were more detectable though.

T- Citrus kick right away before dropping a hint of roasted/bready malts, and then a bitter smooth hop finish. Leaves a fairly crisp finish, and the hops seem to stick around well long after your sip is done. It isn't abrasively bitter, but it maintains a somewhat elegant taste profile with the clean hops, and the crisp malt character.

M- Medium full body feel in your mouth. Very creamy and smooth. The alcohol gives a nice tingle on your tongue as well. Has a nice clean feel which I quite enjoy too.

D- A solid all around beer. Almost like a half-way to a double IPA based on the flavor, but closer to a normal IPA. It's good easy drinking, and a solid example of the style. Sadly, I don't think it lives up to the hype, but I can't deny that it's still a great beer.

BBP, Sep 09, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

wertschy, Dec 21, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

j0hnc2468, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kyle86, Oct 13, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale orange color. Thin white head. Awesome lacing.

S - Very floral. Easy to smell. Very nice.

T - Great balance of bitter hops and citrus. Citrus becomes more prevelant as it warms.

M - Slight lingering bitterness. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

O - One of Bells best beers. Consistenly good.

TreyIsWilson, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of jmalex
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this on tap at a bar but thought to give it its real fair shot, I needed to sit down with one at home in a bottle.

APPEARANCE: A pale straw color with a hint of orange. A small head shrinks quickly to small patches.

SMELL: Incredibly citrusy and a tad bit sweet. Smells very much of resinous grapefruit.

TASTE: Much more complex than I remember it on tap. The hops are so incredibly grapefruity, but they morph a bit on the finish to something more floral and piny. It also has a bit of a sweetness to it initially, but the hops really shine the whole way through.

MOUTHFEEL: Crisp and a bit syrupy. Carbonation is just right.

DRINKABILITY: Two Hearted does not suffer from being over-the-top like some IPAs do. The hops are packed in, but the flavors are carefully selected to give the beer a really nice mesh of flavors rather than an amalgam of bitterness. A very drinkable IPA.

I'm glad I had another chance at this. It's a different experience when I'm away from the bar. I'm able to pick up many more flavors this way, and for the most part, they aided in my experience of this beer. Bell's continues to impress.

jmalex, Apr 02, 2007
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4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Golden amber with some cloudiness from the bottom of the bottle. Sticky lacing.

Intensely aromatic and deliciously complex: pink grapefruit, tangerine, pine, roses...fruity and floral and everything lovable about fresh aromatic hops. The flavor delivers on the high expectations raised by the intoxicating aroma...fruity sweetness up front and then deliciously tangy and complex floral (roses, violets) and then pine in the finish, bitterness evenly balanced with malt. A highly aromatic expression of the IPA form and I think it may be my favorite.

As I drink this sixpack over a week or two I fall in love with this beer more and more. Utterly blissful beer experience. This beer just sings on the palate--smooth creaminess, fantastic aromatics and bitterness, balanced touch of sweetness in the malt--perfect harmony, you can't stop sipping, before you know it the glass is empty...and you are SAD--genuinely dejected that the pleasure pouring from this bottle will live on only in your vivid, tantalizing memories. I will need to make regular pilgrimages to get this stuff...

kenito799, May 27, 2007
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3.33/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Ashley's in AA

A- Comes out a gorgeous copper color. A fingers worth of eggwhite head dissipates slowly leaving a nice film of foam on the top of the beer. The lacing is strong and forms solid walls on the sides of the glass.

S- Some light husky maltiness on the nose, but dominated by earthy slightly citrusy hops notes.

T- The husky straw greets my mouth first. This is quickly taken over by a dominating bitter flavor. Some citrus flavors- very pithy grapefruit and lime zest. Also some grassy tones. There is a decent complexity to the taste, but overall I found it to be weaker than expected.

M- The bitterness of the beer grabs my tongue and refuses to let go- the aftertaste only streathens its hold. There is a decent creaminess along with this.

D- I enjoyed this beer, but did find it to be too bitter for my taste.

zdk9, Sep 23, 2007
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have had on-tap and in bottles too many times to count. Pours a nice golden color that is slightly hazy. Good head, nice retention and beautiful lacing. Smells of sweet hops and citrus with a bit of earthy notes to it. Tastes of citrus, hops and grass/earthiness. For an IPA, it is exceptionally smooth.

Light bodied...refreshing. Nice carbonation. I really enjoy this particular IPA...and I usually am not an IPA person.

MsRif, Oct 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Ewhite2121, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BullBearHawk, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

AWB3, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jrand2621, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This IPA pours a darker golden amber with a bright white head that holds very well and clings to the glass leaving great big walls of foamy lace.

Big, hoppy, piney aroma. Sweet, malty citrus: orange peel and grapefruit. Slightly spicy, but mostly lots of pungent floral/bitter hops. Exactly what I look for in this style.

Even more hops, bitter and mouthwatering. Some toasty malt and citrus. Subtle notes of pine and spice. Really well balanced and complex in flavor. Not a jumble of flavors; everything is well pronounced and organized. The flavors blend beauitfully.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and bitter but with a good lingering hoppiness. Not too dry. One of my favorite everyday IPAs. Also one of the best representations of the style that I can think of. Flavorful and very well balanced. Really excellent.

letsgopens, Dec 06, 2007
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap.

Appearance: Pale yellow with a thin head.

Smell: Bitey floral hops mixed with nice aromas of citrus.

Taste: Sweet citrus flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. Nice bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp.

Drinkability: Probably my favorite readily available beer from Bell's. A usual choice when I come across it.

Axic10, Jan 11, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jimmygord, Nov 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

kdown, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mobius387, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

icehawk, Aug 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

gio540, Dec 02, 2011
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,386 ratings.