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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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8,697 Ratings

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Ratings: 8697
Reviews: 2961
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%

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 wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into tulip aug22 2010

A hazy pale golden with lots of little particles being moved around by a few bubbles floating up to a two finger head that lasted for a couple of minuets and left a few specks of lace

S big floral and tropical fruit with a little caramel, quite a nice blend of fruit with a little pine

T again plenty of tropical fruit and a little more pine then I could smell some caramels and no booze whatsoever, enough malt to balance things out preventing the hops from taking over completely

M not sure where all the carbonation comes from because I couldn't see this much in the glass but it creams it up a bit and this beer has great length and sticks to your gums a bit

D this is a great IPA and I was shocked at how easily it went down, for 7%alc it's very dangerous because I would be drinking this at the rate of water and I doubt that would end well

I need to thank irishkyle21 for sending this gem my way it's a great well rounded beer that I would be drinking all the time if I could get it in my area

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 18:18:49 | More by wordemupg
Photo of dirtylou


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

batch 7076

appearance: a nice clear orange/dark golden pour, very bubbly upon pour, attractive white head, nice lacing

smell: quite nice...very hoppy and very fruity...mostly grapefruit, with some orange, and a little lemon, some pine

taste: outstanding. definately one of the best ipa's out there. This is a very fresh bottle and you can taste it. extremely juicy grapefruit hops, fresh lemon, fresh orange. very floral, not over the top with the hops, very smooth.

mouthfeel: bittersweet hops, juicy, thirst quenching

drinkability: the classic session beer

Oh two hearted, it has been too long. I have become so engrossed in all these other beers that I almost forgot about you! This very fresh 6 pack hit the spot

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2005 00:38:01 | More by dirtylou
Photo of Tone


4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden color. One inch head with good retention and good lacing. Smells of hops mainly with a subtle hint of some spice. Fits the style, quite nicely. There's a crisp and not so smooth mouth feel. There's a high carbonation level and noticeable bitterness. Tastes of strong hops mostly (a good kick of bitter - yum). That is the only real flavor I can pick out. Overall, what a heck of a strong IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 19:43:52 | More by Tone
Photo of beertunes


3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received after a friends visit home. Thank you, Mara.

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a hazy, cloudy orangeish-yellow with just over an inch of white head that dissipated quickly, leaving a medium amount of lacing.

A very nice piney hop aroma greets the nose, with a hint of citrus mixed in. The flavors are very similar to the aromas, lots of pine and citrus, little malt, just amplified.

The body was typical for the style, not light or full. Drinkability was a little better than average since this is not a tastebud burner of an IPA. As with the other 2 Bells brews I received, if this were locally available to me I would drink it in my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 21:12:44 | More by beertunes
Photo of Dogbrick


4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I last tried the draught version of this a year ago, and after getting a sixer of it this year I don't know why I didn't give it a higher score. Pours a lightly hazy dark orange color with a medium off-white head. Thin lacing. The aroma is nicely floral, grapefruity and hoppy. Medium body with an excellent texture. It never goes overboard with hops, but retains a nice refined blend of hops, citrus, pine and a hint of malt. The finish is nicely bitter throughout. This is a top of the line IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2003 19:30:01 | More by Dogbrick
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South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from tap into a SweetWater standard pint. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a one-finger white head with rainbow effects when held in the light. Lacing was excellent throughout. The aroma was comprised of hops and mild malt. The flavor was a smooth hoppy note with nice mellow malt notes. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. It has been quite awhile since I have had this brew and I had forgotten how good it was. Nothing short of excellent for sure. Believe the hype on this one... I will definitely be picking up more at the store next time I'm there.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2010 16:21:58 | More by thagr81us
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4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Though we may like to rate beers based on many properties, its all about the taste and this IPA is one of the best in this category. As variable as IPAs can be, this beer captures to quintessential IPA flavor. Other IPAs seem to be variations of the Two Hearted Ale. This is a recurrent beer in my frig and a personal favorite.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 00:43:55 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of OWSLEY069


4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice orange-ish color with a white head that disapates nicely. It just smells of grapefruity hops, sweet and tangy. It has a nice smooth bite, and a sweet malt that is phenominal. The alcohol is hidden quite well in this one, as well as a little sticky, but that what makes a good beer, right?

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2007 13:30:52 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of tavernjef


4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ohh, my...this is one complex, super good IPA!

Color was a solid goldish yellow, small bubbly head that faded fast but left nice tight lace in patches around the glass. Aroma is very grapefruit/orangey/lemony peel-like with lots of fresh floral hops and a bit of spice and slight dry malt. Straight up taste is very fresh hops, citrusy with some spice notes and grain, nothing overbearing, very mellow, its perfectly balanced and is very crisp and clean with a great, light dry finish lingering with dry malts and left over hop bits. Hard and very bold, medium body feel, somewhat creamy with lots of fruity sweetness and a nice, light dry finish. This is some fantastic stuff. A favorite of mine for any occasion.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2003 09:35:45 | More by tavernjef
Photo of Cyberkedi


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

Pours a nice, slightly hazy golden amber with a fairly thick off-white head. Aroma is fairly strong and quite hoppy, promising a good IPA. Flavor is strongly hoppy but only slightly bitter and has just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is smooth and fizzy, quite lively on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 19:35:44 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

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

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a decent amount of head and good lacing.

S: A sweet smell of hops and citrus, more than anything else.

T: Not a strong, overpowering taste, but well done. Hops, grapefruit and mild malt.

M: A fairly high rate of carbonation and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Overall, this is a likable, drinkable beer. Not the most stunning of IPAs, but tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 14:45:13 | More by avalon07
Photo of Bitterbill


4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle(rom temp) a hazy medium gold with a large head of foam that hangs around for the entire session.

The smell is hoppy and spicy with big notes of citrus fruit..grapefruit.

The initial taste is just like the smell(:^) ...a very nice grapefruit bitter bite but there's enough of a fairly sweet malt character there as well to balance things out. Yum. And, at only 6%abv, I just want to drink another and another....

Bottom line: Super good American IPA that I find to be one of the most drinkable in its style. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2006 23:26:03 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of largadeer


4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pale, hazy gold with 2 1/2 inches of froth upon first pour. The head retains well and never completely disappears.

Smell - Fruity and floral; aromas of lemon, grapefruit and orange with subtle notes of pine. The nose is all hops with very little presence from the malt, which is exactly how I like my IPAs.

Taste & mouthfeel - More of a pine flavor than the aroma suggests. Fruity notes are present but subdued. The malt backbone is dry and light; it's little more than a foundation for the hops. Light on the palate and very crisp, this is highly drinkable stuff. Unfortunately for me I only have one bottle. The finish is oily and resiny but easy on the palate, leaving a pleasant hoppy bitterness with very little bite.

Notes - Easily one of the better IPAs I've had. Many thanks to dyan for the chance to try this great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2008 04:30:17 | More by largadeer
Photo of twiggamortis420


4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light copper color with good head retention and lacing. Slight haze to the beer.

Sweet, hoppy nose...very grapefruit-esque. Also smell some bubblegum, watermelon, grass and lime zest. Smells fresh, sharp and clean.

Taste is of mega-citrusy hops. Also some underlying eath tones. A rather easy drinking IPA. Has a clean, dry finish that doesnt leave that resinous stickiness on the tongue. Carbonation is high.

A very nice IPA, quite drinkable and is not over the tops with hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 05:43:29 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of BeerFMAndy


4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Awesome golden amber color with a pillowy white head.

S - Deliciously hoppy to the extreme. Flowery, sweet aroma takes a back seat to the hops.

T - Smooth, hoppy, dry aftertaste, malty and sweet characteristics balance out very well.

M - Creamy and dry

D - For an IPA, its a pretty drinkable beer. 2 might be my limit though. Its abounding flavors would try to suck me into drinking it all night tough.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 01:13:23 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of RoyalT


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

Appearance – Light orange in color and hazy with a big, beautiful head that showed excellent retention and left tons of lacing alongside my Ruination glass. The frothing foam just oozed along the glass like The Blob chasing turtles over an ice rink.

Smell – This one has a very balanced nose. The complex hops (predominantly floral, I think) are soft yet clearly steer this conga line. The malt base is just right and complimented with some light, grainy sugars. The lovely fruiting is here as well. I especially enjoyed the tangerine/grapefruit combination.

Taste – Don’t rate this one too quickly or you’ll miss it. In taking my time with this (it is my first rating of the night) and I find the balance to be almost seamless.

The citrus hops lead things off and, again, steer more than dominate. There’s a slight bitter pine note at the very end, like the final strike of a piano key at the end of a well-played symphony. In the middle are the time-keeping malty drums, ensuring that the flavors come out in the right sequence and the proper strength. The fruity chorus pleases the pallet, bringing purpose to the other flavors.

Mouthfeel – Bell’s could have chosen to make this a bit heavier, but they opted for session over sensationalism. I like the heavy-hitters just as much as the next hophead, but the body here was right on target. It’s medium at best with a very slight bittering at the end.

Drinkability – Not only was this a pleasure to consume but, believe it or not, it was quite the educational experience. They took a very interesting angle in putting this one together and, like TheBum alluded to, it must have been like constructing the Eiffel Tower. Great job – a true work of art!


When you live out West,
and you only want the best,
who ya gonna call?

When you’re thirst is in need of quenchin’,
who ya gonna mention?

He takes care with his selection,
and pays particular attention,
to all your style faves.

He’s known from coast to coast,
as the man who gives the most,
when you trade with him . . it always pays!

Give it up for the man. OFS is in da’ house!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2004 03:01:44 | More by RoyalT
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, the beer is a slightly hazy orange-gold coloring with about two fingers of big-bubbled, airy, light white head. There is a heavy, fresh green hoppy and cedar aroma to it. In mouth, the beer has a smooth, sweet citrus foundation with green, bitter hops blooming into your tastebuds. Grapefruit highlights keep everything very well balanced. There is a quick, smooth finish, with bitter hops and very slight citrus balanced aftertaste. Extremely tasty, and the beers disappeared rather quickly from my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 00:44:02 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of bluejacket74


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

Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a golden/orange color with a white head that lingers around a while. Lacing is good. It smells mostly like floral and citrusy hops, very nice. The taste is obviously hoppy, with just a bit of malty sweetness, it has good balance to it. The mouthfeel is thin, but it's very smooth and crisp. Drinkability is very good too, I think it's a good sessionable beer. IMO, it's a good IPA, I'd definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 00:41:51 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of DrDemento456


4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A clear amber brown with a full inch of creamy white head. Lacing is also pretty nice.

S - Pretty much a citrus bound IPA I also get some gram cracker like malt keeping the hops in check from being to pine forward.

T - Actually better than expected the bitterness seems to be more balanced giving it a juicy fresh citrus and pineapple like bitterness which finishes with the typical fresh baked sweetness of caramel and gram crackers. It's finish is just bitter enough to make you take another sip.

M - Light to medium and not cloyingly bitter.

Overall I guess I really like this beer with either some age or just on tap so I might have to track down one of the "mini kegs" Tasty stuff bells!

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2011 19:00:50 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of ZAP


4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This may be my favorite IPA of all-time....Incredible nose...I get the huge citrus aroma with pineaples the predominant fruit...looks a little cloudy but a big rocky white head tops this bad boy....the nose invites you in, and then the taste takes over...no disappointment here....great hops flavor...all citrus...grapefruit the big one...also some pear core on the finish....malt doesn't assert itself but this is very balanced in the mouth...highly drinkable, particulary if you like hopped up beers....Next to some of their stouts this is without question their best beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2002 21:40:41 | More by ZAP
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4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On cask at Paradiso yesterday. I finally managed to track this down.

Pouring light orange with a mild haze, there's a dense, reverse-cascading head that forms a dense collar, leaving sheets of lace. Perfect. The nose is too, redolent, bright and yet suffuse with beautiful citrus and floral hops. Truly a centennial showcase, the palate replicates the flavor. Opening with a bright citrus and floral hop character, this is really smooth. A touch sweeter than it is on tap, there's a little cotton candy sweetness. Still, this dry, with mild bitterness and an explosion of hop flavor. I drank two pints and would have had a third and a fourth if it didn't kick.

Serving type: cask

07-25-2010 15:17:52 | More by DefenCorps
Photo of gford217


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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Poured a bright orange with a dense 2-finger foamy head that lingered for ages and left very good lacing. The slightest swirl sends the head back up to a finger. Nice.

S: The fruits leapt out of the bottle at me - oranges, grapefruits, lemons, etc. A slight piny, grassy scent could be detected under the floral fruits, as well as a slightly sweet malt base.

T: Clean, crisp taste that was dominated by the floral and citrus side of things. Quite a zing on the taste buds. I caught a little bit of the malt in the background, but not much. Zesty.

M: Medium bodied with a decent clean finish with only the slightest bitterness in the aftertaste.

D: This is a great example of an IPA, though it was probably a litle bit on the fruity side to be in my top few IPAs. Nonetheless, a well crafted brew from Bells.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 01:49:22 | More by gford217
Photo of scruffwhor


4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly hazy amber with hints oif a grainy yellow hue. Light bubbling a lacing add to the visual experience. The aroma is like baking hop biscuits. The flavor compliments the aroma very well in not having too many off flavors from whats set in your palate. A hint of lemon grass can be detected with faint nuances of anise beleive it or not. Good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2006 00:10:30 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of tone77


3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mostly of hops, some yeast. Taste is hoppy and slightly sweet. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a fairly decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2009 23:09:17 | More by tone77
Photo of flagmantho


4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Packaged 6/22/2012, so still pretty fresh.

Appearance: pale orange hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy white foam. Light, but nice!

Smell: hugely aromatic with a very good floral, lightly earthy hop aroma, and a sweet malt backbone. I like it.

Taste: hop flavor is much earthier than the aroma. Slowly, a more citrusy hop character comes up from underneath; I like the dynamism. All of this is on top of a good malt character, which is sweet and complements the hops quite well. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a very good level of carbonation and a good, creamy texture. Wonderful.

Overall: this beer is very tasty and seems very well-crafted. I feel like I could quaff loads of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 19:57:21 | More by flagmantho
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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