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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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11,650 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,650
Reviews: 3,139
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 647
Gots: 1,890 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of lstokes
4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is hands-down the best American IPA I've had.

Orange amber with a thick creamy head and beautiful lacing. Such a complex smell, so many fruits, such a hint of spice and malt, and the grapefruit Centennial hops are just, oh god, heavenly. I would wear perfume that smelled like this, and I would want to screw my own brains out.

It's perfectly balanced with a soft caramel malt and hoppy fruity explosions, goes down like butter with a dry finish, has a lovely fine carbonation, and I drank three before I knew it--and that doesn't happen often with IPAs. Usually one or two is enough.

Photo of bunnyhustle
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle to pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange. Thick, fluffy, rocky head with great retention and lacing. The smell is probably the best I've ever experienced in an IPA. A great blend of those bitter hops with a strong citrus accent to it. Taste is incredible too. Very well balanced, obviously it leans more to the hop side but the hops arent overly dominant. They are there and present, but there is a malty sweetness to it as well. Taste very "fresh" and clean, just a great IPA. Carbonation is moderate and I'd say a medium mouthfeel to it. There is a slightly bitter, oily hop residue left behind. Overall this is just a great beer and I couldnt be more impressed.

Photo of cofeeguru
2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Jmick28
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kerne
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of KI9A
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Slight hazy gold. Puffy head, good retention. Nice lace rings.

S: Awesome nose. Citrusy, malty, inviting.

T: Sweet malts, nice hop presance. Hops not overpowering like some blow-your-head off hop bombs. Really balanced, with a nice orange/tangerine flavor toning the hops down a bit.

M: Medium body. Sweet/bitter aftertaste.

D: 7% ABV makes it borderline for me to quaff a few down. I'm not a big IPA fan, but this is a just about a perfect "hoppy" beer for me. This is one hell of a good beer.

Photo of GoGators
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jfstilling
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Ted
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of joeseppy
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden cloudy pour with a generous inch and a half white head. Impressive lacing throughout.

Sweet biscuity aroma with bright tropical floral notes-I wouldn't say incredible. Soft pine and smells good enough to drink.

A very juicy grapefruit with subtle bitterness. Lighter sweetness.

Light bodied quenchable craft. Well balanced malt and hop.

Been drinking this on and off for years and always grand to go back to an old and steady friend. Crowd pleaser and quite sessionable. Solid fare that still deserves qualitative recognition.

Photo of Steve_Oldrati
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Duvel
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Ajmorriso1
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of shroompod
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Giant can. Pours with a nice rich head good lacing. Cloudy copper.

Smell is floral, citrusy hops.

Taste is predominantly bitter with just a hint sweetness taming the citrusy, piny brew.

Mouthfeel is somewhat thick/medium. Slightly less carbonated than I'd expect. Perhaps from the can.

Overall a nice brew, I may be able to finish this can by myself.

Photo of BrewerB
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to michiganbrewer for hooking me up with a gem I used to admire back in FL but can no longer obtain. Bells Batch Finder shows it was packaged on 2/28/11.

Pours a clear gold color with a persistent carbonation. Formed a thin one-finger head loosely composed of variously sized air pockets. Good retention. Floral and citrusy hops dominate the aroma with a little malt sweetness backing them up. Assertive floral hops and bitterness in front, toasty malts following up, lingering bitterness and a moderately dry finish. Slightly spritz carbonation and a medium body.

Solid example of the American IPA style with plenty of hop bitterness and a well-founded malt backbone. A go-to choice were it something I could buy here in the Bay Area.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

It pours with a small rich head that thins to a lace covering a golden-light amber beer.

Floral, citrus and something sweet like strawberry fields. Even tough I'm beginning to get a cold, I smell a slight strawberry hint that seems earthy and sugary sweet. 

One of the most well balanced beers I've tasted. The taste follows the aroma.  It is slightly sweet, hoppy (not over the top), and malty.  There are tones of pine, grapefruit, and strawberry and the end is a nice hoppy bitterness. 

The beer is pretty dry and crisp. It has a light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Extremely drinkable. 

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,650 ratings.