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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

12,088 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 12,088
Reviews: 3,245
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 719
Gots: 2,346 | FT: 43
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-11-2001

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.
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Photo of TheDoctor
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dradair
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of jmalex
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of kenito799
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
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...

Photo of SalukiAlum
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MsRif
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.

Photo of Brdlist
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of JakeBarnett
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of letsgopens
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of icehawk
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Azrael
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of tabhill
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of dunlap926
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

Copper hued golden in color with an off-white head that left lace.
Pleasing floral, piney hop aroma with malt scents buried under the hops.

Big floral, piney hop flavor is well balanced by a nice biscuity, toffee malt profile. Very smooth.

Good mouthfeel.
This is an everyday IPA. Plenty of flavor, but balanced and very drinkable. Left me wanting another.

Overall, a good IPA. Not one that blows me away, but one I'd be happy to drink anytime.

Photo of donteatpoop
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber color with a thick ivory head, the head maintains well and laces to the sides of the glass.

The aroma is very hop heavy, my nose actually got a little frightened over the expected bitterness.

The taste revealed a much more balanced hop-malt tasste, and a pleasant underlying floral influence. Much better than I expected from the scent (not that the scent was bad, mind you; I was just expecting something far more bitter)

Great mouthfeel, well carbonated but not overdone. No negative aftertaste or dryness of the mouth.

Definately a solid IPA

Photo of gafferjohn
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Maxwell
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden orange, with a finger width head made of small tightly packed bubbles. The beer leaves a lacing of tightly packed bubbles that form a sticky curtain on the sides of the glass. The beer’s body is a cloudy haze, and a steady stream of bubbles can be seen racing up the glass. On the nose, the beer smells pungently citrusy with nice spicy notes of pine. The malt base of the beer is light and bready with a touch of spice, but nearly nonexistent on the nose. Orange peel citrus is the big player in the nose, and is nicely inviting. On the tongue the beer tastes bitter with a touch of sweet acidity. In flavor, the beer tastes of bitter medicinal hops with touches of citrus orange peel. The finish is strong with caramel bready malts with touches of spice. The aftertaste lingers with bitter hops and light orange citrus. On the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a light velvety carbonation. The mouth is left clean with a bitter dryness lingering on the tongue. Overall this is a solid IPA with some nice orange citrus hops. It is not the best I’ve had, but it is solid and tasty. If it’s in your area, you should try this beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle...

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Light amber colored brew with a decent sized pillowy white fluffy head. Lacing all over this one, spiderweb-like.

S- Smell was bitter and citrusy with a nice hop bang.

T- Surprisingly malty and sweet. Nothing overly fruity except for the grapefruit.Citrusy/grassy undertones with a bitter hoppy crisp clean finish.

M- Medium-bodied IPA, sticky finish, coating the tongue and lips.

D- Highly drinkable IPA with a reasonable 7% abv...easily crept up on me.

I am glad I got to try this one, looking forward to more from Bells.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,088 ratings.