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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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10,718 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,718
Reviews: 3,075
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 592
Gots: 1,452 | FT: 41
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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Photo of Ragingbull
3.3/5  rDev -22.7%

Cloudy and light orange in color in a pint glass. Mild motionless prickle. The head is lightly foamy and wispy with a light lacing. Raspberry and blackberry hints in the nose. Mild hops in the nose as well. Sweet and hoppy attack which is an interesting combination and I would dare say is nicely balanced. Tartness to the flavor due to the hops character. The finish is clean but with a sour aftertaste as the mouth dries. The components of this beer are very interesting and it comes across as complex and interesting. All of those factors aside I still think it is an average beer. Fun to drink and review, but not something I will keep stocked in the basement.

Ragingbull, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of SkunkWorks
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks jenray for the trade and the opportunity to try this!

Look: hazy gold colored body with a two finger white head. The head doesn't retain for very long and quickly becomes a thin layer of foam sitting atop the beer until I finish the glass. Moderate lacing is left along the glass.

Smell: citrus hops dominate with some floral characters as well. Smells quite like a West Coast IPA. There's also some resin and a bit of pale malt.

Taste: follows the nose. Bitter, citrusy hops dominate along with some mild, bready malt. Hop profile tastes closer to a DIPA than a normal IPA.

Feel: medium light, moderate carbonation.

Drink: quite drinkable and I could have a few of these in a sitting if I wanted.

Overall, a very nice beer. This is my first beer from Bells so I'm starting to see what the hype is about. It'd be nice if they could start distributing to New York! Hear me Bells? Get on that! Pick this one up and enjoy it. Cheers!

SkunkWorks, Dec 28, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kevwcamp, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

GoGators, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

PaulsBrew, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of allboutbierge
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Wonderful beer, freakin solid IPA.

Color is a hazy orangish golden brown with gigantic bright white head. Scent is extremely profound and starts the taste buds right up. Floral aromas are extremly pungent and predominate but Two Hearted offers a string and complex grapefruit-citrus scent to compliment. Taste is incredible. Very bitter but in a delicate way. Im sure the IBUs for this is through the roof but its not a biting bitterness like Ruination, Stone reg or any other top shelf IPA. Malt profile does much to broaden flavors and taste. Extremely tasty.

allboutbierge, Jan 10, 2004
Photo of SupaCelt
4.1/5  rDev -4%

This brew pours an orange color with a sparse mingling of chunky unfiltered goodness. A decent head forms and slowly recedes until it reaches a sustained level on the edge of the glass. Nicely carbonated. There is a requisite amount of lacing left around the circumference of the glass throughout sampling.

The smell is definitely dominated by hops. Huge orange juice aroma flies off the top of this beer. Grainy malt tones lie underneath. I actually sniffed down too deep and drew some right up into the old snot locker. That really revealed an interesting perspective. Smells good.

The first sip caused a smile to stretch across my face. Very nicely flavored. This one is not too over the top and could easily find acceptance with those who are not huge fans of the super bitter IPA styles. This is more of a fruity citrus hop showcase than an exercise in alpha acid. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. A nice wet start with a pleasant dry finish that is so crisp. Very enjoyable stuff. I will definitely add this to the repertoire. Drinkability is good as I can see myself putting a goodly number of these away with ease. Nice beer.


SupaCelt, Feb 14, 2005
Photo of plaztikjezuz
4/5  rDev -6.3%

pours a bright copper with hues of bronze and orange shinning through, a white head that was about a finger and a half thick.
the aroma is hopsack; citrus, hint of pine, malty.
the flavor is malty followed by a firm hopsack, citrus, carmelized malt sugar.
two hearted is one of michigans best ipa's, two thumbs up.

plaztikjezuz, Sep 16, 2006
Photo of DaveFL1976
4.4/5  rDev +3%

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a fluffy almost-white head. The head sticks to the side like glue. Very nice
Smell is fantastically hoppy. Spicy, citrusy hops with a nice subtly-sweet background.
Taste is mellower than expected and suprisingly well balanced. I'm drinking this after a DFH 90 minute, and this is so much better balanced. And smooth. The mouthfeel is moderate, but the smooth carbonation offers a bit of creamyness. This is a damn fine beer.

DaveFL1976, Jul 13, 2006
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ejh06752, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

KeKeKumba, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Kramerwtmf, May 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Cooper, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mvdillman, Feb 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

a_beckman25, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of GodOfBeer
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

Pours a nice dark gold with a thick white head, lots of carbonation.

Overwhelming hoppy aroma, grapefruit/citrusy, just awesome!

Tastes just as hoppy, some spices and bready notes and nice and malty to balance it out, nice bitter finish and the alchohol is well hidden.

Creamy/velvety mouthfeel that leaves me wanting more, if only they made a beer like this in Ontario!

GodOfBeer, Jan 28, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

I got this on tap at Mullet's without even knowing what it was and it turned out good. I's a medium copper color with a bunch of white head. The aroma is a bit of citrus and some hops. For taste it's hops with citrus and some spices. The hops are medium level, not overbearing but enough to add some character. The body is mid-level with a somewhat clean finish. You don't really notice the alcohol with this one.

DesMoinesMike, Dec 06, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jlogan7, May 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jeeb, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Joel12, Oct 06, 2012
4/5  rDev -6.3%

MITCHELLMPLS, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ramblinwreck101, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of drizzam
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

A - Poured into a clear pint glass. A fairly aggressive pour yielded a creamy, fluffy off-white two finger head that retained beautifully leaving a very nice lacing down the inside of the glass. The ale itself is a cloudy orange/amber color.

S - Mmmm, this smells like a good IPA. Grapefruit esters seem to abound with a bit of orange peel as well. Smells like this one is gonna be hoppy as hell!

T - Not as hoppy as I would have expected from the nose. It seems like this is a very citrus based beer...don't get me wrong, the hops are there and they are phenomenal, but this is certainly not "knock your taste buds out" hoppy. This is more of a citric hop that seems to be smoother than your average IPA. I'm really enjoying how smooth this beer is!

M & D - Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied. Bells has again proven to me why they deserve to be rated in my top 5 breweries. I will recommend this to all my friends that haven't had the chance to enjoy this beer yet.

drizzam, Oct 27, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

gio540, Dec 02, 2011
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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