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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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3,333 Reviews

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Reviews: 3,333
Hads: 13,226
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 21.6%
Wants: 819
Gots: 3,388 | FT: 50
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:
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: 3,333 | Hads: 13,226
Photo of Franziskaner
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy light copper to gold in color. There's a fingernail of off white covering a majority of the top. Faint aroma of citrus hops. The flavor in comparison is a wallop of citrus fury. There's some light malt to try to keep things in check. The mouth is crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of partains
3.36/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: light golden yellow/orange
Smell: hoppy, wheat, grains
Taste: very hoppy, bitter, wheat
Overall: unpleasant, I do not care for a lot of hops and bitterness

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Photo of stompilator
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a pale gold, thin and short head.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, soggy woodland soil and grass.

T - Resiny, woody hop flavors bloom out from the front. Very earthy and herbal, gradually fading into a more juicy, citrusy flavor. Almost 'soaked' tasting. The citrus hangs powerfully in the residual taste.

M - Fairly light body, very juicy, with a decent carbonation.

O - I can see why this is often considered the archetype of the IPA. Has all the major American hop flavors rolled into one, and with a very middle-of-the-road crispness and bitterness.

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Photo of lucasra1
3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The stonger aromas of spice, hops and malt and deep color can lead drinkers to belive that this is a heavy beer but it is extremely crisp and smooth mouthfeel from the carbonation making it a perfect all-occasion beer. I didn't get any fruity notes from this beer, so it was a nice change from many of the overly floral and fruity IPA's crowding the shelves today.

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Photo of Sydney10
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Visual: Nice golden honey color.
Smell: Strong aroma including malt and citrus. Slight smell of pine.
Taste: Taste of dough and citrus. Not as bubbly as I was expecting. Taste a lot of caramel flavors.
Overall: Bitter ending, overall a good ale. Well balanced.

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Photo of carolynschaf
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two Hearted is a full IPA. IPA is now the new entry level beer for breweries. This is single hopped. It has centennials hops with a malt background. It is the largest single purchaser for Bell's. It is 100% centennial hops.

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Photo of jmalina121
2.5/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I do not typically like IPAs, so this is not one of my favorites. It has a nice golden orange color, a slightly fishy smell, and floral and hoppy notes.

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Photo of Bunman3
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was very excited to try this beer, and it certainly lived up to expectations. The combination of hops, malt, and carbonation make this a delightful, multi-layered brew. I would happily seek out Two Hearted again and again.

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Photo of dleigh
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/28, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pretty solid, nice hoppy, floral taste, but lacks the aromatics that would really set it apart from the crowd for me. Just my personal opinion, but I think this one was probably world class some years ago, but other easily-available beers have surpassed it. Like, a biplane is awesome and I respect it for it's role in history, but I'd still rather fly on a 777, you know?

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is awesome. A Hop head delight yet has a zesty, fruity, grassy dry finish that is so calm and enigmatic to it's hops. Definitely a go to beer.

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Photo of MakenziMantey
3.06/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The color of this beer is a really dark yellow. The aroma you get is a citrus smell and is kind of strong. Tasting this beer it has a zing and tangy taste to it and the aftertaste is really unpleasant.

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Photo of aporia
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Glad the Whole Foods in my area started carrying Bell's.

Look: Light copper orange with minimal head. Light lacing is left around the glass as you sip and enjoy.

Smell: Nice notes of the variety of hops that are used in this beer. I pick out sweet orange, tangerine, and a slight malt sugar.

Taste: Very balanced taste that starts off with the bitter bite of the citrus flavored hops followed by a nice balance of sugary sweetness from the malt. A nice representation of the American IPA style.

Feel: Light to medium mouthfeel that leaves a pleasant lingering aftertaste that diminishes slowly after every sip.

Overall: I would say I'm satisfied with this beer from Bell's Brewery. I was glad I finally was able to get some and it surely did not disappoint. I'd recommend picking this one up the next time you are looking for a smooth IPA for a 2 to 3 beer session.

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Photo of toti1972
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA, golden color, not to much head, carbonation just right, smell to mango, citrus fruits and some floral, but I think is its weakness, I like stronger smells, taste is a little light for and IPA, I like it, not too bitter, and not too fruity, but with some character, easy drinkable, I'll have it again.

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Photo of Buck89
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured golden orange into an IPA glass. Generous off white head that stayed for a while and left nice tracks. Aroma was big citrus with an hint of malt. Taste followed suit, with beautiful citrusy Centennial hops and a nice malt backbone. Dry finish. a beautiful beer.

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Photo of apokatastasis
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Light, opaque amber in colour; average head with decent retention. Bubbly splotches of lacing which slowly dribbles their way down.

Aroma: Citrus and floral, definitely very hoppy, but with more delicate hops than the usual dose of bitterness (appearance reflects this).

Taste: Follows the nose to a large degree, with a lot of grapefruit character, but here we catch also a healthy hop bitterness and malt sweetness in the background. All throughout the floral quality is obvious, enhancing every aspect of the beer and giving it a very refined flavour.

Mouthfeel: Light, with moderate carbonation and a slight oiliness. Long bitter aftertaste which leaves the mouth dry.

Overall: This beer is decidedly floral, and I love that. To me, in the world of such an over-saturated market as IPA, the only ones which are worthwhile are things which bring something new to the palette, and the delicate nature of this IPA - from the appearance to the mouthfeel - certainly delivers.

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Photo of ThannyRooCrew
1.3/5  rDev -69.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had one in a variety pack and it was the most ungodly bitter beer i've ever tasted. The first few sips didn't seem bad but i barely wanted to finish it, and i've never not finished a beer because of taste. I don't know, maybe the one i picked up was old and had gone bad, but it was absolute shit. Nothing pleasant about it.

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Photo of bigsteve45
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Beautiful Golden/Orange Color with a thick creamy head. No other way to put it besides that this is how a beer should look. Head leaves heavy lacing.

Aroma: Citrus, Floral, Slighty Sweet. Not a very strong aroma overall though.

Taste: Being used to West Coast IPAs this beer didn’t have the kick that I am always ready for. Was actually a really well balanced beer though. Sweet orange and grapefruit flavor that follows the nose and you really get a floral hoppy backbone. Smooth. Not overpowering.

Feel: No doubt that this is a very smooth beer. Medium viscosity and just the right level of carbonation

Overall: Was a really great IPA that I have always wanted to try. Was disappointed with the nose but all other aspects of the beer made up for it. A great beer that I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again.

EDIT: Nose opened up ALOT as beer warmed. Still did not impress. But worth of some more points

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

Golden color brew poured into an ipa glass and an off white head pillowed up and then retreated to a lasting film across the top. Lacing was steady and constant all the way to the end. Aroma of hops, pine, and a beautiful floral citrus. Taste is simple with a mix of citrus, strong pine, and hop bitterness. Easy drinking and nice bite on the palate. Bell's has concocted a real nice IPA here, well done!

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass, and just over two weeks old.

LOOK: A slightly hazy rusty gold with a huge, fluffy, white head that recedes to a thin but lasting film, and that leaves pretty lacing all the way down the glass.

SMELL: A simple but refreshing hop aroma. You can definitely tell it's all Centennial. Very floral, and a balance of citrus and pine.

TASTE: A small burst of piney hops upfront. Smooth grapefruit taste and a hint of orange peel. The hearty, sweet malt backbone comes through on the mid-palate, giving it body, and then it finishes slightly dry with a smack of juicy citrus and pine. Extremely drinkable.

FEEL: Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation. Juicy and slightly dry.

Overall: I love it! Expecting a world-class beer, I was unimpressed by this beer the first time I had it, but the beauty of this beer is its simplicity. It's no hop bomb, but it's smooth, balanced, and endlessly drinkable. This is the type of beer you could drink every day and not get sick of. Thank you so much, Bell's! I'll be purchasing much more of this in the future!

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Photo of Ski2UDie
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Long time favorite. When in doubt Two Hearted always satisfies. Pleasantly rich smell and appearance, full complex taste, not overly bitter or grapefuity like so many IPAs, leans towards piney but still fresh and satisfying. Sure it's 7% but you can't drink just one!

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

Poured from 12oz bottles into a tulip glass:

First impressions: cheap at only $10.99 for the sixer, pours a nice orangey-amber color with a big frothy head. Dissipates rather quickly, but the lacing was speckly throughout. Heard lots and lots about this brew, but never tried it as it isn't distributed in Rhode Island. Smells floral, with a little bit of grass, and lots of pine. Not much citrus or juicy nose, as is common in New England style IPAs, but lots of hop aroma nonetheless. Taste mimicks the scent, with lots of bitter, piny, and floral taste. Slight touch of tangerine, but almost all bitter. However, unlike some beers that are abusive in their bitterness, this one is nicely balanced with smooth malt and a medium body. Overall, an excellent brew; one I wish was available closer to home.

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Photo of OKbrew89
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap. Transparent golden color with obvious carbonation. Solid head that leaves lacing halfway down the glass. Nice balance of floral and hop in the aroma. Beautifully balanced taste. Hops are throughout with enough citrus and floral undertones to make the hops a nice but not overwhelming focus. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink. The hops are the primary focus and the other elements enhance the hops. No bitterness or booze taste to it.
This is definitely an IPA I would drink year round if I could get it locally. Wonderful first impression from Bell's.

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Photo of Dana_Campbell
4.94/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is bar none the best IPA ever made.....even better from can into glass. The look, smell, mouth feel, taste, finish, everything is spot on. Bell's cranked it out of the park with this beer!

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Photo of Michelleluw
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Two Hearted Ale is my favorite from Bell's Brewery. The unique taste from the hops paired with the floral nodes really makes this beer unique. Being from Michigan, nothing quite reminds me of home like Two Hearted Ale!

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

This was one of the beers that several years ago got me hooked on microbrews. Reviewing for first time on the occasion of my first time pouring it from a 16 oz. can. Then and now, I find it an almost perfect brew. It's hearty in its hop, consistent in body from initial mouthful to finish, great flavor in its mix of floral and pine, and very smooth. It's very worthy of its standard-setting rep. Delicious.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 3,333 ratings.