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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

10,786 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 10,786
Reviews: 3,077
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 598
Gots: 1,485 | FT: 40
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 Sintech
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Sintech, May 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

deakin, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of kruky
4/5  rDev -6.3%

kruky, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Gasp100
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a orange/amber with a frothy white head and considerable lacing. The smell was pine and citrus bigtime. The taste was piney, acidic, citrusy but just too astringent for my taste. The first couple of sips were a little jarring, but once my taste buds got comfortable I started to feel the overall balance and crispness of the brew. Still, a little too heavy on the citrus aspect and after about 2 I was done. This is a great IPA but I did not find this to be my favorite style of IPA overall -- there is something different between the East Coast brewer's IPA's (Sly Fox, Victory) and the West Coast (other area's) which I can't put my finger on but I know I like the East Coast's IPA brews better (more balance, malt, not as much citrus/acidic taste?).

Gasp100, Feb 28, 2004
Photo of drunkmonk
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to warriorsoul for the chance to try this.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Carolina Brewery pint glass.

A-straw colored apperance. Creamy head that dissapates to a beautiful lacing.

S-Nice floral scent. Not as "in your face" hop presence as some ipa's.

T- Very nice balence of hops and malt. Nice dry finish with subltle hop flavor on the tongue.

M- Moderate, almost creamy/buttery.

D-This beer is made for beautiful days on the deck, such as this one or at cookout's with freinds and family. This would be a great session IPA, but alas, this is my only one. Gotta seek this one out again.

drunkmonk, May 21, 2006
Photo of Drewcifer
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden color with a finger-plus of rocky, foamy off-white head.

A very pleasant, slightly subdued scent of fresh floral and citric hops, with a very slight malt sweetness detectable.

Well balanced taste - Grapefruit hops are foremost, but evened up by slightly sweet, biscuity malts and floral hops.

Medium bodied, well-coating if not a bit sticky, lighter carbonation than I was expecting.

Overall, pretty drinkable. Not the most impressive IPA I've ever had, but well-balanced, very much on top of the style.

Drewcifer, Jun 06, 2008
Photo of chiefydawg
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light gold body with micro particles dancing around busily, giving it a haze. Very well carbonated, as I got to preview the taste from the head running over. Soon recedes to a thin white head with some life to it.

Biscuity grapefruit smell. Very intertwined marriage of the two, where there is a sweet grainy hoppiness that keeps the scent from getting rindy (yes, I'm aware some of these words are not in Websters). Fresh smelling with some delicate apricot.

Same grapefruit, same sweet grain per the smell. Just a little different than many IPAs in that the balance is supreme. Another fine example of a highly-hopped beer that never gets extremely bitter just for the sake of it (not that there is anything wrong with that). Halfway down, the alcohol joins the taste party and fits right in.

This one is deceptive. For starters, it is lighter in color, has a soft mouthfeel, and is carried by a less than than medium body. Then there is the fresh sweetness like somebody added an oz of Centennial to grandma's freshly baked white bread. Oh, and it is twice as strong as your garden-variety light macros. More than one friend of mine has fallen prey to the Two Hearted. Watch out for it on tap because it could become the Two Livered.

The kind of beer that could get warm and flat and you will still happily drink it.

chiefydawg, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of ironlung
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks bb8189 for getting this one off my "wants" list and into my tulip!

Batch #8928

Classic burnt orange haze. Soft pour,so not much of a tiny white head. Smell is of fresh yellow pine and lemons. A tasty well balanced brew. Not a hop-bomb like these west coast IPA's I'm used to. A nice change of scenery. Easy drinkin'. Refreshing,and I can't tell its 7% at all! Nothings out of place. A really well done IPA from Bell's!

ironlung, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of pasdachuri
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a small head.

Heavy nose of grapefruit hops followed by fruity esters

Tastes is a nice mix of malts and hops with a very piney presence. The malts of a nice sweetness on the mid-palate while the pine taste lingers for a bit at the end.

Mouthfeel is very smooth/crisp. Not overly carbonated, medium body.

pasdachuri, Apr 30, 2010
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Kavon, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of despainmakesbeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light orange amber color; tap color was slightly darker than having it from the bottle Extremely clear, clear enough to watch tv through (upside down of course). Thin white head, hangs around for pretty much whole drink. Decent lacing. Fantastic aroma. Bursting citrus aroma, very sweet hoppy aroma, very bright. Good balance of sweetness. Light beginning, slight light maltness. Nice citrusy hoppy middle with Grapefruity peel aftertaste. Growler flavor was slightly darker in the sugary sweetness but still with same bright hoppiness. Overall very light, especially for having so much flavor. Everything seems very balance. Very drinkable. Smooth mouthfeel, nothing overpowering or too potent on the finish.

despainmakesbeer, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of BrianTheBrewer30
5/5  rDev +17.1%

BrianTheBrewer30, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of joshstevens87
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-pours a yellow slight orange with a inch or so white head which leaves a nice lacing
S-big hops witha blend of grapefruit and pine which comes off very full and complex with a little bit of a biscut malt in the background
T-again a big hop presence with a nice malt backbone very complex yet still very refrshing
M-very light with a good carbonation when comined with the hop presence gives a very rough fell in your mouthvery refreshing
D- highly drinkable, very light and refreshing while still providing a big ipa hop presence a great balance of ipa flavor while still being very refreshing

joshstevens87, Mar 01, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

thomismydad, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

rchristensen, May 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

arcook11, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Masspike84, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jmkoller11, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Smextongo, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DarrenStory, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

atomicskier1889, Apr 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

LukeRfour, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

eblythe1, Sep 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

imfatsowhat, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

OhNo789, Nov 20, 2013
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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