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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

9,977 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,977
Reviews: 3,028
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 554
Gots: 1,080 | FT: 36
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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sfr26

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-23-2013 02:32:38 | More by sfr26
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TheBierBand

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass from the brown bottle (there was a code....but I could not decipher it: "7992"). I could not tell anything about the freshness of this beer.

The pour produced an immedeate 2" loose head that settled down to about 1/2" prior to consuming. The liquid is a hazy honey color... interesting....hazy.

The smell.... hoppy....a citric hoppiness with some pine sap mixed in.

The taste: NOW.... THAT's what I'm talking about! Great citrusy/hoppy flavor with a hint of a sour fruity complexity and a touch of an alcohol warmth (makes sense for 7% abv).

Mouthfeel: This is my American IPA of reference.... more robust and hoppy than, say, Harpoon IPA.... I like this beer. Carbonation on the light side.... good... VERY Robust!

Drinkability: Good beer for you hop heads (and you know who you are!). Not for the faint of heart.... but a great American IPA. The Bier Band HIGHLY recommends this to any "experienced beer drinker". A BMC lover would HATE this stuff

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2007 17:47:21 | More by TheBierBand
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip. Packaged 06/22/12. Thanks to Matt for this one!

A - Pours a deep, vibrant orange color with a thick foamy head, slightly off-white. Fantastic head retention and lacing. Looks excellent.

S - Juicy tropical hops upfront. Pineapple, mango, light grapefruit, orange, and boatloads of peach. Earthy pine notes underneath that as well. The peachy hop might be the most prominent aroma here, honestly. A thin layer of caramel malt for some sweetness and balance, but this aroma is all about the bright, fruity hops. Floral, citrusy, and everything I love in a good IPA.

T - Surprisingly big malt presence, which is the first thing that hits me. Toasty and bready caramel malt, with some biscuity notes. The hops are definitely here, but not exactly as the nose had implied. There's a fair helping of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit, but the peachy sweetness is really toned down. There's also a bigger pine character in the finish, giving it a much more robust and resinous feel. A nice blend of floral, tropical, piney hops fade into a long lasting bitter finish and aftertaste. Not a ton of balance here, but it isn't really needed; the hop profile here is awesome.

M - Low but prickly carbonation with a medium bodied weight. Lingering bitterness, with a slightly sticky feel. Fairly smooth and easy drinking all around.

D - For me, this beer didn't quite live up to the hype. However, this should really stand as a benchmark for what a good American IPA should be. This beer had everything you would expect from the style, from the light toasty and bready caramel malt backbone, to the big, assertive hop presence in the finish. A nice balance between the piney/earthy/herbal hops, and the tropical/fruity ones as well. Altogether, this makes for a delicious and drinkable brew that any true beer lover should try at least once. Remarkable, but not quite world-class.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 23:29:45 | More by Converge
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smithmd4

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-21-2011 23:27:55 | More by smithmd4
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a warm golden color with a sticky and lacy head. Bubbles climb slowly to the top of the glass.

Aroma of pine, resin, nice and balanced. More than just a slap of hops in your face.

Taste is excellent. Bitter without being overwhelming. Pine and resin linger on your pallet but don't overwhelm it. Refreshing and yet warming. Alcohol well hidden for a 7% beer.

mouthfeel is nice and full and sticky.

overall a great beer that really lives up to its reputation.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 21:12:47 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-01-2012 14:14:02 | More by cclark67789
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -18%

01-04-2014 02:30:30 | More by Psychmusic
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HugeBulge

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2013 20:59:10 | More by HugeBulge
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-05-2014 23:44:28 | More by RummyRedbeard
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JLeet

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-11-2013 18:34:23 | More by JLeet
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-30-2014 01:22:38 | More by BrooklynPanch
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-21-2013 18:18:55 | More by famous_mortimur
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-29-2013 01:25:54 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear light orange, small off-white head. Ok lacing.

S - clean hop nose

T - Very smooth hops from start to finish, including the bitterness. Malt is barely noticable, but it works.

M - You get a bit of a carbonation zing at the start of each sip. More crisp and refreshing than other IPAs I've had recently.

D - I've been drinking this pretty fast, and I haven't picked up on any alcohol tones.

An excellent, hop-forward IPA. From what I know of this beer, it is a very basic recipe, but is executed flawlessly.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 00:07:57 | More by markaberrant
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale orange with a slight pearl white head. Good lacing and the head sticks around as well. Sweet caramel and grapefruit aroma, a bit of pine on the back end as well. Awesomely balanced and big flavor profile. This one would be a hop bomb if not for the perfect amount of sweet malt and vice versa. Silky smooth grapefruit starts off the hop profile and leads into the tasty caramel and sweet bread malt. Perfect amount of sweetness for an IPA, sweet without being too noticeably sweet. Strong pine flavors give a quick, crisp hop finish to the beer. Very simple flavors, but they go great together and the mouthfeel is perfect as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 23:40:28 | More by uustal
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-22-2012 02:32:44 | More by jsilva
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jivex5k

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-27-2012 16:23:13 | More by jivex5k
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Leftofthedial

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-17-2011 22:50:18 | More by Leftofthedial
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-19-2012 21:59:54 | More by djcira
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

10-18-2012 06:23:22 | More by swetsastonic
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Andonato

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-26-2013 07:56:57 | More by Andonato
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velcrogrip

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-20-2013 13:08:15 | More by velcrogrip
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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-31-2014 22:12:09 | More by sourdog
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drumrboy22

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to paulthebeerguru for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Kronenbourg 1664 glass. Beer was a slightly hazy orange color with a two finger, rocky, off-white head. Moderate carbonation and heavy lacing.

Aroma was bold hops along with sweet, caramel malt. Just a touch of citrus and some woody notes present.

Taste was surprisingly smooth and refreshing. I was anticipating a hop bomb, but this is very well balanced and not nearly as hoppy or bitter as I expected. Some grapefruit citrus taste.

Long, moderately bitter finish. Another winner from Bell's. This one goes done very easily and would make for a great summer time brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 18:57:50 | More by drumrboy22
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mpyle

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fairly pale golden color for an IPA. Reasonably clear, but not brilliant. Pours a thick head with good retention. Some residual lacing.

A slightly piney hop aroma, noticeable but not overpowering.

Initial flavor has a wonderful balance. Enough bittering to prevent even a hint of sweetness, but without so much bitterness that it is an IBU machine. Malt has a secondary voice, but it is there. A very gentle transition, with no distinct hop bite in the finish - just a lingering, pleasant bitterness. The hop flavor/bitterness balance really seems to be perfect for what I feel an American IPA should be.

Medium body and carbonation. No astringency. A hint of alcohol warming, which isn't totally out of place here, but slightly surprising for a 7% ABV beer.

A very drinkable IPA. Not harshly bitter while being a decidedly hoppy beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2007 01:16:31 | More by mpyle
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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