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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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3,355 Reviews

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Reviews: 3,355
Hads: 13,412
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 21.6%
Wants: 847
Gots: 3,602 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

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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Reviews: 3,355 | Hads: 13,412
Photo of henryd30
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a shaker and the aroma is AWESOME. The pour yielded a 3 finger head that has only half dissipated after 1 full minute.

S: It's like orange grapefruit salad that is served on a pine bough.

T: I just took my first sip - very flavorful - probably a little stronger than I expected from both a hops and sheer flavor standpoint. Initially bitter but finished smooth. I would say hoppy up front with a smooth finish, almost sweet malt aftertaste.

M: Smooth and crisp.

D: Really enjoy the beer, as a relative noob to craft beer, I can see from this example what all the buzz is about. Will have another...now!

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Photo of Breen
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour/Appearance: 1 finger head maintained through the imbibing with moderate lacing. Rich amber in color.

Smell: A strong citrus and floral bouquet.

Mouthfeel: a full-bodied beer, with a dry finish.

Taste: Heavy floral notes, some spiciness and citrus hops.

Overall: This is my second try of a Bell's product. I enjoyed this one a little more than the first.

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Photo of Thaddeus
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark amber colored with an average sized off-white head.

Aroma & Taste: You'll love this if you're a hop head. Strong hop notes. Starts hoppy with a long finish that has some sweetness at the end. Herb notes and pine, possible grapefruit notes at the end giving it a slight sweetness. Overall though, it's hoppy and bitter.

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Photo of rievelx6
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours out with a light orange color almost with a light colored head with good aroma.

S- Good citrus smell that matches the color of the beer and a slight scent of hops.

T- Little citrus/orange ish flavor up front then a good hop with slight malty taste .

M- Very crisp with a middle amount of carbonation.

O- Overall I enjoy this beer a lot. Good taste great smell, I will definitely be having another Two Hearted Ale in the near future.

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Photo of hoffhin2
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Medium size heads that lasts a while and an amber color
Smell: Very hoppy, and can smell the grains
Taste: IPAs are my favorite, therefore this beer has everything i want in one. Initial floral taste followed by a hoppy lingering taste.
Overall: This beer has been my go to for a while now and probably wont change anytime soon.

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Photo of gogreen99
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very hoppy beer. Taste extremely hoppy which creates an equally hoppy aroma. This beer has a very unique story for bells brewery! A citrus and floral aroma frequent this beer with after notes of grapefruit. In appearance the beer appears cloudy... A caramel aroma characterized the beer

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Photo of WillKorn
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is just as good as any other IPA that is on the market right now, but this seems to just be exploding in popularity lately. There have been lots of great deals on this beer as well. It is very hoppy of course, but to me it has a slightly more florally flavor that other IPAs.

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Photo of Tylergross1
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm usually not a huge fan of IPA's but right now this is probably my favorite one. I was just introduced to it is year and really seem to enjoy it. Naturally there is a lot of hopps in the beer but it really is a good blend of flavors as well. I can smell and taste a small hint of pine as well in the recipe.

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Photo of MakenziMantey
3.06/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The color of this beer is a really dark yellow. The aroma you get is a citrus smell and is kind of strong. Tasting this beer it has a zing and tangy taste to it and the aftertaste is really unpleasant.

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Photo of Michelleluw
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Two Hearted Ale is my favorite from Bell's Brewery. The unique taste from the hops paired with the floral nodes really makes this beer unique. Being from Michigan, nothing quite reminds me of home like Two Hearted Ale!

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Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
4.99/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh gosh this is a great HOPPY beer. When first opened you can smell the strong floral scent that comes along with hops and citrus notes. This beer packs a punch but it is really easy to drink. When poured it fills the glass with a light yellow beer and has a great bitter taste that is hops. Another one of my favorites from Bell's. I would say it's a great winter beer because it is quite heavy.

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Photo of EmGM
3.04/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Look: Hazy golden color
Smell: fresh, aroma of lighter fruits, a tad hoppy
Taste: hoppy, very hoppy. overpowers all the other tastes for me- citrus/honey/malty undertones
Aftertaste: hops....
Overall: I know people love this beer and it is really good for what it is (as others have stated) but it's just too strong in the hoppy/bitter area.

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Photo of davey
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This review is from 10/19/09. Picked up from the wine and cheese place in St. Louis.
Color is golden straw, nice amount of bubbles, with a thick foamy egg white head which stood about an inch high.
Smells like sweetened grapefruit juice, citrusy hops, lemon, and just a little bit of fresh cut grass.
Tastes basically the same as it smells. Lots of grapefruit, citrus hops, with a decent addition of malt. At the end of the drink their is some bitterness.
Mouthfeel is slick and oily. Carbonation is perfect. Goes down well.
This beer is put together very well, and is one of my favorite ipa's. Price was not bad either! I would have this in my fridge at all times if possible.

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Photo of zook74
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's probably not many folks that need me to tell them this a good drinkin' beer.

A beatiful golden hue sends up a delicious blossom of hops to the nose.

The first sip of Bell's Two Hearted Ale nearly tricks you into thinking it's a sweeter beer, but the bitter hoppiness on the backside reminds you that you're drinking a nice, hearty Pale.

All in all an excellent beer. Good smells, great taste, pleasurable on the tongue.

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Photo of gabemasiulis
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A) Golden with an off white head. Medium sized bubbles, good retention, the head peaks a bit in the glass.

S) Strong smell of Citrusy Centennial hops, overpowers the scent of any malt profile that may be present.

T) High and sweet up front, citrusy next, with a thick leafy dry hop taste, followed by a bit of a spicy finish.

M) Creamy up front, thick with hops throughout.

D) Last time I had this, it was in a 16 gallon keg. 'nuff said.

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Photo of DocTheDJ
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

PoW! Wow! I have had this many times now and it was my 1st try at this style of beer. I must say it is not for the faint of taste! Smells of piney hops and taste to match it. Bitter oh yes! Looks good and feels good in your mouth. (make sure to decant this one though!) Amazing frothy head with fairly nice sticky lacing for this style. Smooth and drinkable for its style, not over carbonated. Lacking a bit on depth of taste but I believe it fits its style nicely. 2 or 3 will go down great on a hot day but the high alcohol content will knock you down fairly quickly! Not sessionable for me but a good start to a tasty evening of drinks. Yum.

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Photo of BigDoug
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Two 12 oz bottles poured into my 22 oz glass mug.

This is my favorite session IPA. I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet.

Pours a very nice deep copper gold color. Very dense creamy slight off white head. The head stays there forever. Falls to a thick creamy cap on top of the beer. Leaves above average lacing.

The smell is fantastic. Almost smells like a Hopslam but a little more citrusy. Light malt in the backround. Faint aroma of alcohol. Very floral hops. Centennial if I'm not mistaken.

The taste is where it's at! Very very lovely hop flavor with a pinch of pale malt. Perfect bitterness. It's bitter but the flavor really makes the bitterness seem very faint. It's a hopheads session beer for sure. I could drink a sixer of this without any problem.

Mouthfeel is just about perfect. Very creamy. A little thin but not watery by any means. Medium carbonation. A swirl around the glass makes it even more creamy and build the head right back up. Just fantastic feel to this beer.

The drinkability is right where the taste is, which is perfect. I could drink this everyday for the rest of my life and would not complain. The only thing that stops me from drinking a case of this beer in a couple days is the 7% ABV which will make it's appearance after drinking 2 or 3 of them. A sixer is plenty and boy is it just a great beer! Bell's nailed this one.

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Photo of PossumMunsen31
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fabulous offering from Bell's. I consider this the flagship beer, not Amber Ale. There are so many things about this beer that are right. It pours a sturdy, healthy head that takes a while to dissipate. Taste is unbelievable. Great hop tast but still balanced. It is the Hopslam Jr. Fantastic!

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Photo of at7000
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been using Beer Advocate for three or four years and this is the first time I have ever seen "The Bros" blow it, and the user community nail it. It's usually just the opposite, the Bros get it right. This is an excellent beer, I suggest they re-sample it. A very nice American IPA, goes down easy, well balanced, and not an insanely over-powering, "hop-head" beer. Just a good flavorful IPA.

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Photo of sonnens4
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden, hazy light brown, copper color with a decent sized head--around 1 inch

Smell: Citrus, earthy, pine, slight hops, even light hints of fruit

Taste: Dry, slight hop's, bitter, lost some of the citrus/fruit smells

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, light to medium body carbonation, very easy going for 7% ABV

Overall: a great option for a America IPA, bitter but not overwhelming, with complex undertones

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Photo of MSUEmilie
3.62/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am not normally a fan of IPA beers but have very much become a fan of Bell's Two Hearted Ale. This beer pours a brownish hazy yellow with a one and a half finger head and light lacing.

The beer has a pleasant citrusy tart smell to it that is somewhat floral.

The beer starts off with a floral taste that gives way to somewhat of a grapefruit flavor then the hops kick in with their piney bitterness.

This beer has a very full mouth feel with its sparkling carbonation and a smooth clean finish.

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Photo of Wolvmar
5/5  rDev +17.4%

This is my go to beer; always have some on hand and it never disappoints. Full IPA flavor without declaring war on your taste buds. One of the first and still one of the best craft brews I've tastes!

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Photo of chopp02
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer! It is the right mix of affordability, accessibility, and flavor! If you are looking to enter the world of craft beer tasting, Two Hearted is the perfect introduction!

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Photo of CashChel
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden brown appearance, aroma of hops and grapefruit hints. Taste of hops, it is malty and a litter bitter. I am not a fan of IPAs but overall this is a great beer.

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Photo of dro7
2.89/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with an exquisite aroma! This is what an IPA should smell like, strong hops and floral smell. However I was greatly disappointed in the taste, it lacked bitterness. It is very smooth, but it only smells like an IPA and doesn't not taste like one. I'll never drink this again. From the smell you think your having a great bitter IPA when it's actually extremely smooth.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 3,355 ratings.