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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

12,099 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 12,099
Reviews: 3,249
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 719
Gots: 2,359 | FT: 43
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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Photo of Vivs85
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of HamdenHector
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy; honey colored; 1 finger pillowy white head; nice retention; really nice lacing;

S: floral, maybe lilac? As it warmed, some pineyness and the malt began to come through;

T: hop forward, but the malt is there as well; mid-palate is grapefruit and some pine; moderately bitter finish with grapefruit;

M: refreshing; medium bodied; ample carbonation; dry finish;

O: really good; an outstanding IPA;

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was THE beer that really got me into beer. For a long time, I drank almost nothing but Two-Hearted Ale until I started trying other beers and styles. I thought the new cans would be a good occasion to revisit it and write a review.

Poured from a can into an IPA glass. The pour produces a wonderfully huge off-white head that takes several minutes to fade enough so that you can actually take a drink. When it does fade, it leaves sheets of lace on the way down. The liquid itself is a clear golden amber - a little bit on the dark side for an IPA. Clouds of bubbles can be seen rising up through the liquid, which I love. A perfect, classic appearance.

Classic aroma as well - grapefruit, flowers, maybe a little bit of soap, and just a hint of bready malt underneath.

Flavor follows the nose, but improves it. Up front is the grapefruit, and other citrus - maybe some orange and pineapple. The floral notes come out on the swallow, and then the finish is where the sugar-cookie-ish malt really makes itself known, and mingles with some lingering citrus sweetness, and maybe a hint of resin. There's plenty of bitterness on the aftertaste - nothing extreme, but nothing lightweight either. Plenty of hop bite, but perfectly balanced. Incredibly delicious.

Mouthfeel is relatively thin, with plenty of carbonation. About what I'd expect for the style.

Overall, a benchmark IPA. Nowadays there are IPAs that I prefer much more, but it's remarkable how much this one holds up year after year. Incredibly drinkable, but hoppy enough to get you off.

Photo of JoshuaMace
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of HideYaBeer
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of sjzeeb
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very impressed- more earth-tone bitter, should be marketed as a session beer: no real bitterness, and falls closely in a Pale Ale category with an IPA front! I would really like to find this on tap to better evaluate. This beer is more malty/sweet than citrus or hoppy, yet still floral. Drink more!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Lemke10
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Bernie's in Waukesha, WI. This pours a hazy amber color with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is mild with hops. The taste is smooth and easy drinking. Overall this is very well made and easy to see why this is one of the best beers for its style out there!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,099 ratings.