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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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3,356 Reviews

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Reviews: 3,356
Hads: 13,415
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 21.6%
Wants: 846
Gots: 3,606 | 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: 3,356 | Hads: 13,415
Photo of scbeerman
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty great IPA. I'm a sucker for Centennial hops I guess between this and Tropicalia. Anyway, pours a translucent - almost but not quite clear - orange/amber with a finger and a half of soft white head. Strong floral aroma, closely followed by a similar taste in the tongue with a little peach to round things out, along with perfect bitterness. Great mouthfeel and definitely a deserving legend of the IPA category. Only thing that keeps it from being a 5 is that it might could use a little more complexity, but it is still excellent.

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Photo of fx20736
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy Apricot amber, white head, lacing. Aroma is subtle evergreen and some tropical fruit. Flavor is elegant grapefruit bitterness. Mouthfeel is fine. Everything about this beer is sublte, quiet and masterful. Easy to drink, simple, beguiling.

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Photo of Beertsipper
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Definitely in my top 5 as far as IPA's go. Bought a sixer that was three weeks old. This will definitely be in my regular rotation, and may bump out a few other IPA's. Forever.

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Photo of Chcshammonde
3.56/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I could have possibly had an old can as this comes from MI, but I could barely taste any hops in this beer. Not a bad beer by any means, but I guess I was expecting something a lot more hop-forward. This is the second out-of-state single IPA I've tried, and was let down by this one. Would try again if I could verify freshness. The other one was Smuttynose finestkind and that one was great. Still hard to go with any out of state IPA option since we have so, so many options for local, fresh ones in CA.

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Photo of kgammell1
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On the piney, resinous end of the IPA spectrum. Smells great, very floral and it has some malt substantiality here to balance out those hops. Great beer.

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Photo of thebeers
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light orange color with a thick white head that leaves clumpy rings along the glass. Citrus and pine in the aroma and carrying over to the taste. Complimented by a nice malt backbone and a peppery, bitter aftertaste. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Not bad.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured deep orange in color with 1 finger white fluffy head.

Aroma yields floral hops, big citrus, some tropical fruits, big mango/papaya sweetness, and a kiss of lemony pine.

Taste is a kick of pine bitterness up front. This is followed by the hop floralness, some citrus (mainly grapefruit rind), and a prevalent malt back bone.

The beer is overall very well rounded. However, I do prefer less pine bitterness in my beers. I like more tropical fruits. Still a very good standard. I see this pairing well with a spicy goat stew. It gets a 90/100.

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Photo of Budlum
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opens with a strong hop nose, a wonderful smooth malty body exploding with hop flavor, and closes with lingering hops with a spicy feel. Excellent all around and a wonderful regular drink. I can't wait for the cans reach Maryland.

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Photo of GlennSt
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An all time favorite IPA. he aroma always jumps out at me. Great balance of hops and malt. The flavor is assertive but it goes down like a session beer. Incredible stuff.

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Photo of Ravenfan
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Some IPA's are too bitter for my liking, they overdo the hops in an attempt to outdo each other. This one from Bell's is different it's definitely hoppy, but has enough malt to let you focus on the taste instead of the bitterness. Grapefruit and maybe just a bit of sour orange mix in together to make this a very refreshing beer. Perfect summer sipping beer. Beautiful golden/orange color, very nice head and lacing, and as I said not so bitter that it kills the flavors like some IPA's do. This is the first beer I've had from Bell's in Maryland, but will be trying more, after this was recommended by one of the bartenders at the local bar I frequent. They are having a night featuring Bell's next week so looking forward to seeing what else they brew.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 03/20/15. Sampled on July 5, 2015.

Heady, hazy orange-amber pour.

Those tropical, tangerine, orange, and fruit esters on the nose are remarkable even for a 3 month old bottle. I wish I had a fresher one. I'd probably be spellbound.

Good medium to full body.

The taste has the same amazing fruit characteristics but it all comes together with an almost sinus-cleaning bitterness that lingers dryly at the end. This one deserves the high ratings it gets. The tropical fruit aroma and taste really penetrates it all.

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Photo of TedStrosser
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Was expecting much better. Ok. But not great. Not sure why this beer rates so high. I have given it multiple chances now and still just don't get it. The flavor is just not there.

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Photo of jackleg
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

my son turned me on to this wonderful ipa. living in maryland, close to delaware, i am very familiar with dogfish and evo. they have a great ipa selection, too. but, this fabulous brew can rival anyone's ipa!!!!! if there is better, let me know.......

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Photo of gruntparty
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best IPAs due mainly to the excellent balance between the malt and hops of the beer which combine to form a genuinely delicious and interesting IPA. It does not rely to heavily on hops while also not holding back giving just enough to bring out the malt and hop in it.

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Photo of Victor
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent American IPA.
It pours a nice golden color backed by a present hop aroma.
This American IPA is very well balanced. The ABV and hop ratio works in bringing out the bitterness and malt character. Overall this is a great example of an IPA

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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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Photo of Zaktcc
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a beautiful opaque, burnt-amber color. 3 finger head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving fluffy residue. Lacing very present.

S - Right off the bat you get a phenomenal aroma of fruity and floral sweetness. Yet very sweet smelling, it's the perfect blend of spice that prevents if from being overly bearing. Notes of various citron scents, pine, and faint hints of pepper and spice.

T - A perfect blend of malt and hops are present at the beginning of every sip; sweet yet well balanced with bitterness - neither overly baring. Finishes with mouthful of well blended spices and hints of pepper and pine. The most distinct flavors I can note are that of lemon, pine and malt.

M - Medium bodied beer with little carbonation present. Doesn't leave much of an aftertaste- very sharp, clean finish. Fluffy, full feeling beer overall.

O - This has now been my 2nd beer from Bell's and similar to the first, has left me wanting more. A few months back I got to try and fall in love with their Hopslam ale; quickly learning I will be having to wait until next winter before I get a chance to have that again. With Bell's recently being brought to my location, I got lucky enough to try another beer by them and was wholeheartedly impressed; again! An incredible IPA from an incredible company; I have no complaints.

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Photo of Moose90
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated "14244 PKGD 09:26 042815 A 015789"

A — Pours a nice orangey and almost coppery hue. There is a great bit of clarity to it as well as a puffy, off white colored head atop of the beer, leaving behind nice and consistent rings of lace.

S — Smells of oranges, pine, sweet malts, and lemon. Nicely floral without being overly sweet.

T — Tastes of tangerine, orange, grapefruit, lemon, blood orange, little bit of pine. This is fresh and juicy without being sweet, very nice indeed.

M — Light in body, very smooth and is beyond easy drinking, refreshing.

O — Great overall, this has a wonderful juicy component without being sticky or overly sweet. Excellent.

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Photo of OldManMetal
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a visually striking IPA. It pours to a giant white rocky head (pour carefully!) that sits astride a pale amber, sparkling beer muted by a promising chill haze. The sticky head leaves lots of beautiful lacing in its wake. The nose is a strong, sublime blend of citrus, florals and resinous pine with boozy undertones. The flavor hops carry through to the palate, over top of a malty foundation that gets washed over by a nice hoppy bitterness. This bitterness dominates the finish, clinging as it should for the style, joined by hints of bitter citrus and pine. The bitterness is very well-balanced relative to the flavor, being less heavy-handed than in a lot of IPAs. The fizzy carbonation is a nice counterpoint to the bitterness, and sets the medium body up for a slight creaminess that increases drinkability. (16 oz can, 32 days after pkg.)

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Photo of CNoj012
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer looks absolutely beautiful. Pours a vibrant golden orange with a huge soapy white head. Great carbination and lacing as well. Smell is floral and citrusy with some bready malt. Taste is similar to the smell and very well balanced. Feel is medium, the beer is very crisp. I am a hop head by nature, so overall I would say this is a good IPA. I can see why people rate it as highly as they do, bc it is exceptionally well balanced while still showcasing the great hop aroma and taste, but personally it is not my favorite take on the style.

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Photo of W_Des
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

If you need to familiarize yourself with Centennial hops then this beer is for you. Nice floral nose with a light lingering bitter finish. There is a good balance of malt in this beer as well. It is a very good gateway IPA for those who have not yet had a great IPA.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Amazing. Simply amazing. Had this one many times, yet never rated or reviewed.
For the sake of this one, had on tap at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. Sipped while walking around slices of Americana. Even the plastic cup couldn't detect from this beauty. The color is golden orange with a thick, solid head that stays put. Thick, juicy mouthfeel, deep grapefruit and floral aroma. Taste is malty grapefruit with pine bite on the end. Hands down one of the best out there.

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Photo of laketang
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out fresh orange juice colourwith yeasty head, in my opinion, great looking beer

notes of orange hit first, then some yeasty funk and pine and cinnamon stick from the yeast

grapefruity and pine, bitter on the tongue with a sweet sensation finishes clean

medium mouthfeel with slight bitterness and not much aftertaste

great beer for me , the look and smell are just a tad better than the taste tho, but a must try

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Photo of NinjaJesus
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

More malty than I expected the sweetness is balanced well. I'd suspect it is the Three Cs. Not too early either judging by the lower perceived bitterness. Solid IPA even if reasturaunts like to charge too much for it.

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

Golden, orange color.
Sweet, floral smell.
Perfect balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness.
Some prickly carbonation in the mouthfeel, but drinks easy.
A really nice IPA. I can see why this is so popular.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 3,356 ratings.