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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

10,756 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 10,756
Reviews: 3,076
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 597
Gots: 1,469 | 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 drxandy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz to tulip glass, peachy golden color, golden/ off white head, nicely carbonated

smells of floral/citrus hops, caramel malt, a touch of honey?

first taste reveals the citric and floral hops saying hello, bitterness, great hop blend, citrus peel, honey, malts play nicely in the background, dry grassy finish

mouthfeel is nice the carbonation pulls out all kinds of delicious flavors, bitter, easy drinking, one of my all time favorite ipa's

amazing

drxandy, May 29, 2008
Photo of pmccallum86
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my utmost favorite IPAs. It has a fantastic hop character with a sweeter flavor accompanying it, I can't put my finger on what that sweet flavor is, but it compliments the hops beautifully.

A) Decent sized head upon pouring, just about to overflow my pint glass but decided not to. The color is gold with a slight red tint.

S) The smell is amazing, hoppy and fruity pebbles, awesome.

T) Hoppy, but extremely well balanced, more so than any other IPA I have tried.

M) Slightly bitter, and then sweet/citrusy, definitely delicious.

D) This is perhaps too drinkable, is there is such a thing. Absolutely delicious beer.

pmccallum86, May 22, 2009
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
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

LeeryLeprechaun, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Mister_Joshy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of koes0024
4/5  rDev -6.3%

koes0024, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of nollie77
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

nollie77, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BrandonOakes, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of TheBierBand
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

TheBierBand, Jul 25, 2007
Photo of muletrane
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 11/3/11) into a Bruery tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange colour. 2 fingers of frothy ivory head and some lacing.

S: Some bready malts and floral hop notes. Slightly sweet as well.

T: The bready notes come out up front and then the floral hop notes take over. The finish is slightly bitter and floral.

M: Moderate body and moderate carbonation. Slight prickliness on the tongue but overall nice and smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Overall this a very nice floral IPA. Not a whole lot of citrus here. So if your a fan of the more floral hoppy beers then this one is for you.

muletrane, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of devilben02
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from my home tap, this one has a golden orange color with a billowy, off-white head. The color is deceptively light compared to the flavors packed inside. Very fragrant, with the aroma having a complex hop character that is both citrusy and earthy. The flavor amplifies these characteristics, with notes of grapefruit, pine, and grass. This is not just another hop-bomb, though, as there is also at least a bit of balance from an underlying caramel malt sweetness (but the malt aspect is certainly subtle compared to the hops). The mouthfeel is both crisp and resinous somehow, with a refreshing, hoppy bite that morphs into a sticky, lingering bitterness. Overall, it's wonderfully bitter, yet quite drinkable, especially considering the 7% alcohol. I've had Dogfish 60-minute and Foothills Hoppyum on my tap before this one, and Two-Hearted is as good if not better in some aspects. It is certainly a go-to beer for the style.

devilben02, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of TheBronze
4/5  rDev -6.3%

TheBronze, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Converge
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.

Converge, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

smithmd4, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

DCgolfpro, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Allurex, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cclark67789, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of RichardMNixon
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

RichardMNixon, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of JLeet
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JLeet, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Theortiz01
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Theortiz01, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

famous_mortimur, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Kerne
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Kerne, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Neorebel
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.

Neorebel, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of markaberrant
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.

markaberrant, Jun 06, 2007
Photo of rcatalano
5/5  rDev +17.1%

rcatalano, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of BradMacMullin
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally had this after a distant acquaintance of mine, Chris, have one to me. I have had such good things about Bells that is made seeing Chris again somewhat worthwhile. Overall this was a good beer. Had it in a bottle, and pours a very clear golden clot with little head. It smelled overly smokey to me for some reason. Not that hoppy to me but was a pleasant blend of malt and hops. A decent carbonated beer. I liked this but wasn't wowed... Hate to go against the mass opinion, but just a good beer

BradMacMullin, Oct 26, 2013
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 10,756 ratings.