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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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9,673 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,673
Reviews: 3,016
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 541
Gots: 951 | FT: 35
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-11-2014 20:23:40 | More by ChrisChagnon
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-10-2013 15:19:39 | More by Shawner
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3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Paid $1.79 for a 12 oz. bottle...

The appearence is very nice, a hazy-like lager colored base with a beautiful lumpy ultra-thick head that retains very well and a few signs of lacing is there too. The aroma seems very nice but all I got out of it was sweetness and fruitness, still good, but I found it more undefined than most brews.

The taste is pretty good, a little heavy on the carbonation and a bit heavy of the alcholic taste as well, pretty hoppy but still fairly refreshing. The mouthfeel is ok where 'all the above' in the taste comment applies here... but it still doesn't go down too smooth. The drinkability is pretty good for an IPA, nothing more.

Final Thought: I was a bit disappointed by this, I was assuming a competator brew with Stone IPA but it didn't even compare. Still a pretty quality brew from a top notch brewery!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2004 01:14:27 | More by mobyfann
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New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two-Hearted Ale is of a slightly hazy amber hue with a nice foamy head. The aroma suggests multiple hop varieties with citrus notes dominating. More so than many other IPAs I've tried, this one has a very clear and distinct grapefruit and pineapple dominance. The flavor was very big with Tart fruits and flower petal, along some malt present with the hop bitterness. I want to emphasize that the bitterness is really turned up on this one, especially in the finish. The mouth feel is 'sticky.' This is a somewhat complex ale... if the complexity was turned up one more notch with a hint of something else I may have given this beer a perfect score.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2011 05:28:30 | More by Neorebel
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4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bell's Two Hearted Ale
12 oz bottle
Packaged 11/06, fished out 12/06
Moderate pour in a tulip glass.

Poured a clear amber with an average white frothy somewhat lasting head with layered rings of lacing denoting my sip timeline.

Smelt of strong oily pine resin, grapefruit rinds, fish, light peaches, strawberries, and sweet bread.

Taste was upfront medium strong bittersweet spruce and moderate bitter and sour grapefruit followed by a moderate bitter and skunky and fishy resin taste on a long peach and spruce finish. Palate was medium bodied, creamy, softly carbonated, and lightly astringent.

Overall, a very satisfying soft yet hearty IPA. Excellent flavors, and well balanced in its flavor profile. I've nothing bad to say really. It's just good.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2006 20:31:29 | More by xav33
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber color with a two-finger thick white head. Light cascading lace. Aroma is pretty intense hops with notes of grass/floral and light citrus. Taste brings much of the same - despite the intense hops, the taste isn't especially bitter for the style. Smooth mouthfeel and good carbonation. Quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 21:53:52 | More by Mavajo
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-29-2013 00:55:05 | More by md655321
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 16:36:40 | More by seanwhite
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer in my hands about 6 months ago but my mother-in-law drank it, then dumped it out b/c I left if in their fridge. Finally got it again, and this beer is not leaving my fridge.

Appearance-Light orange color with alot of haze. Very large head, pretty much white which leaves a some solid lacing. After 5 minutes head is still reasting on top.

Smell-Citrus Hops, and alot of it. Can't detect anything else really, citrus aroma is still nice though.

Taste-Sometimes simple is better. I've been drinking alot of DIPAs lately so it took me a few minutes to appreciate this beer. It tastes like grapefruit, lemon, a little bit of grass. A perfect amount of sweetness. Very simple, but perfectly refreshing. Would like to try this with food, chicken or fish.

Mouthfeel-Medium bodied. Just enough carbonation. Leaves the mouth with a nice refreshed feeling.

Overall-This is what an IPA should be like. Hops and Citrus, well balanced and drinkable. Is this beer as good and complex as some DIPAs, No. But for an IPA this is perfect, little to no complaints. I could easily drink a 6 pack, and wouldn't be totally on my ass, but have to save for a side by side with Jai Alai.

(7/31/11)-Exactly 4 months later had a fresher bottle and just as good. Mouthfeel was alot creamier and the aroma was definitely more floral. Solid Beer, wish I could have this at my local beer store.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 04:17:08 | More by SWMeyer4141
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-golden straw colored, head retention is minimal

S-piney hops, citrus, and floral presence.

T-grapefruit, HOPS and bitterness linger, nice balance

M-great mouthfeel, slightly sticky, oily. The hops definitely linger throughout

D-Give me more, easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 02:12:27 | More by injuredreserve
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New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-25-2013 19:20:18 | More by BryanK
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-15-2012 17:41:57 | More by Cooper
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-21-2013 21:15:14 | More by dbrelsfo
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-11-2013 03:54:31 | More by cwelsh55
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz into a Three Floyds pint glass, bottled on 8/19/2011

A golden marmalade color with a half finger head that sticks around for a little bit. Plenty of bubbles dance to the top quickly. Some lacing as it is drank down.

Zesty grapefruit and lemon hit your nose first, then some residual bitterness from some piney hops. A little grassy as well. Some sweet fruits like pineapple and mango too, with a touch of cane sugar and honey sweetness behind the hops and fruit. Some earthy notes throughout.

Big citrus zest on the tongue at first, then moves into the bitter piney and grassy notes. Grapefruit zest, tangerines and grass are the most dominant flavors but with a touch of other fruits like mango and pineapple too.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. It's not spritzy like it should be by the looks of it. Some tongue drying bitterness on the finish that leaves a nice dry quench, but still a little sticky on the lips.

Great citrus and sweet fruit flavors with some tongue biting bitterness. One of my favorite go to IPAs that I can get around here. Surprised I haven't reviewed this before, I drink a lot of this stuff year round.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 03:53:14 | More by auroracrisis
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3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Imagine that. An IPA-style ale based on a short story by Ernest Hemmingway: Big Two-Hearted River.

Pours a cloudy, orangish amber with a hyper-creamy head that dissipates quickly. Above average lacing.

Heavy citrus peel aroma. Prominently grapefruit in nature.

Floral flavor with a full-frontal assault of hoppy bitterness.

Crisp, dry finish with a blast of carbonation that lingers on the tongue like a lazy Upper Peninsula brook trout before it's snagged.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2008 21:46:00 | More by CaptainIPA
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Hazy golden in color with a slight brown hue. Small white head.

S - Tangy citrus and earthy pine aromas with a hint of sweet malt.

T - Hoppy citrus and pine notes immediately hit, followed by a light malty sweetness. A nice bready malt taste comes through towards the end with some bitterness lingering from the hops. This is a delicious IPA.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. A slightly dry finish.

D - Two Hearted is one of my favorite IPAs - for good reason. The delicious hop flavor is perfectly balanced by light malty sweetness and is highly drinkable for the style. I always try to have a six pack available in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 23:45:18 | More by mooseo
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-29-2014 02:40:58 | More by kybeerdrinker
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-17-2014 00:33:07 | More by mfl620ks
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-26-2012 04:19:15 | More by ejw127
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-23-2013 18:31:43 | More by anhigdon
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.7%

04-21-2014 20:56:06 | More by Syracuse12
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New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2013 20:59:10 | More by HugeBulge
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-24-2014 10:14:13 | More by jmsedgwick
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-17-2013 21:05:54 | More by fishmich
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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