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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

9,674 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,674
Reviews: 3,016
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 541
Gots: 952 | FT: 35
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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Agold

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 09:09:38 | More by Agold
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mater

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 08:25:56 | More by mater
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bombadil

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 08:19:43 | More by bombadil
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 07:31:51 | More by Jspriest
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 06:53:10 | More by tbeq00
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 06:48:36 | More by sjstraub
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rwmiscik

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep orange color with a nice white head and has some decent lacing down the glass.

S: I get some nice floral hop aroma with a tid bit of grapefruit thrown in.

T: up front this beer is quite malty and then as you get into the middle you start to hit with the beautiful hop character of the beer and tastes like centennials. the end of the beer is nice and dry and leaves you wanting another sip.

M: The mouth feel is pretty good, nice medium body not too heavy not too light.

O: This is a great beer and one of my favorite IPAs. Its extremely quaff able and can be drank whether it is 100 degrees outside or 0 degrees outside.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 01:42:04 | More by rwmiscik
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climax

Missouri

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

Finally getting around to review this hyped up IPA. It pours a shiny new penny copper with a solid foamy head. Clarity is excellent, lacing and head retention are equally as pleasing to the eye.

Sweet and tangy passion fruit and pineapple notes fumed from the beer as I popped the top. After the pour it seemed more balanced but never too heavy on the malt. A floral bouquet and the previously mentioned pineapple flavors comprise of the hop bill.

The taste is exceptionally smooth beginning to end. Nothing assaults the taste buds, but everything is in harmony. The flavors almost seem to jump out more in the finish; grassy floral tones, mango, and a dash of pithy grapefruit emerge after the beer has evacuated. The malt backbone has a substantial toasty presence with a surprising amount of yeast detectable, but it sits so politely in the background as not to disrupt the hop display.

Carbonation adds only a smidgen of crispness to the extremely slick feel. It's very smooth but maybe lacking just a bit of body IMO. Despite a minor dent in the mouthfeel dept, I must remember that this beer has been in my glass for 5 minutes and I only have one drink left. Needless to say it's a solid example, and it doesn't need another review to solidify it's reputation.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 23:36:45 | More by climax
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to tedwarhc. Bottled on 04/20/2011. Reviewed on 06/01/2011. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a golden orange color with a fluffy, 1 and a half finger off-white head. Head doesn't reduce by much. Literally stays at about a finger for the duration. Nice, foamy lacing clings to the glass.

Nicely balanced nose. Some grapefruit and citrusy hops are here but neither is too strong. Maybe some slight piny hops but they are faint too. A caramel sweetness rounds it out nicely.

Taste follows extremely closely with the nose but is a bit stronger. Plenty of hops but not overdone. Great citrus and slight grapefruit notes mix nicely with some caramel malt sweetness. There is a lemon-like bite, but only at times, towards the moderately bitter finish.

Very crisp with a lighter body and higher carbonation. Leads to a lighter mouthfeel. Moderately bitter with an extremely dry finish.

Overall, a nice IPA. It's a nicely balanced with crisp, clean flavors. I'd love to get a fresher bottle to try.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 05:12:22 | More by ms11781
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Jenkster4

Pennsylvania

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

A: Pours a pale golden color. Its pretty clear and has a foamy off white head of about 2 fingers.
S: Floral hops, nice citrus notes, some earthiness to it as well. Mainly the citrus hops i.e. grapefruit, orange, and maybe slight lemon zest. Just a tad bit of the malts in the nose, but it's definitely hop forward, and I LIKE IT LIKE THAT!!
T: Deliciousness. So much sweet citrus notes right off the bad. It's like a orange and grapefruit meddling that just tastes so damn right. There is just a right amount of malts to even it. It's not overly bitter, which makes it very east to drink. Just damn good.
M: Nice carbonation. I'd say its a medium body. Leaves a sweet juicy aftertaste and then you get the dry finish.
Overall: A winner in my books. One of the best American IPA's I've tasted. Just extremely balanced and drinkable. I would keep this in the fridge all the time if I could.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 19:33:54 | More by Jenkster4
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Relatively light amber IPA with a thin white head. There is plenty of carbonation and relatively thin lacing.

Smell:
Super floral, grapefruity hops! This is definitely my kind of IPA. There is a little sweetness, but mainly resiny hops.

Taste:
Quite pungent hoppiness followed by a light floral sweetness. There isn't anything that specifically stands out about this IPA, but it's dangerously drinkable.

Mouthfeel:
This is where this beer stands out, with its delicate and floral hops carried through a salivating and fruity bitter aftertaste. The carbonation is on point and the beer is sufficiently sweet to balance the beer's bitterness.

Overall:
Delicious beer with pungent aromatic hops and sweet body. I'm definitely glad to finally try this beer, it's even better than hopslam in my opinion! Unfortunately, although this beer is quite tasty, it's still pretty generic in comparison.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 01:44:21 | More by ThePorterSorter
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Special thanks to JM03 for this.
Bottled 8/26/2011

A- Lightly burnt orange pour with a finger width soapy white head. Lacing is soapy and somewhat sticky.

S- Slight floral with a juicy citrus bite and a sweet malt backing.

T- Sweet malts and bitter floral hops dominate this one. The hops are faded but still in your face.

M- Thin bodied with a nice chew to it. Juicy with a lingering bitter aftertaste

O- Solid ipa, this has always been a want and now I cant wait for an even fresher bottle!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 00:43:28 | More by korguy123
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mattyb

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/19/11

A - Pours a golden amber with a fluffy white head.

S - Very citrusy, orange and grapefruit, with a background scent of pine and malts.

T - Citrus zing with each sip orange zest, then some sweet malts finish to dry hops.

M - Smooth, slightly drying with a nice hop oil coating.

O - Such an easy drinker, a delicious beer that is always in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 12:09:44 | More by mattyb
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mjvos

New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber color with about a finger worth of head that diminishes quickly. Lacing is minimal.

I got a very citric, grapefruit hop smell from this one, and the hoppiness is apparent in the taste as it has some bite to it. Late in drinking, once it has warmed up, its alcohol content becomes more apparent.

Almost surprisingly, the beer goes down easy because of the fairly light character it has.

This is a pretty standard beer of mine, fitting with a love of hops. It can be in your face and the taste lingers, so be prepared.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 03:49:34 | More by mjvos
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claytri

Maryland

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

The beer poured a cloudy golden with a bit of white lace. The aroma was a wonderful blend of floral hops and peach. The taste was of rich malt with a heady mix of peach and floral hops. The feel was medium and wet. Having read all the devotionals to this beer on here over the years I was eager to have one. Finding myself at a bar in Dublin OH that had this, I was ready to give it a try. The aroma and taste were really much more than I had expected. A beautiful use of hops to enhance and not merely bitter the beer. Quite an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 11:29:52 | More by claytri
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adman08

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a very pale gold with lots of fine bubbles and a lot of white fluffy head that leaves nice lacing.
S-Aromas of pine and citrus with some sweetness.
T-Very sweet, lots of citrus flavor with a bit of pine.
M-Fairly light, good carbonation, not at all a heavy beer.
Overall, a good IPA but very sweet. I love balance in an IPA but this is just a bit too sweet. It's a combination of the very fruity hops and the inherent sweetness of the beer. The aroma is incredible, I just wish it were a little less sweet.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 03:04:52 | More by adman08
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Blackstone.

App- A gold and amber body that is clear with some lazy bubbles. It has a half-finger of white cap.

Smell- This one has some citrus notes, mainly grapefruit and some orange or lemon. The pine is also a nice addition, maybe some biscuit malt in the nose too. It is subtle, but pretty complex.

Taste- This is definitely not the most hop forward IPA I have ever had. The hops are citrus in nature, grape and passion fruit. And again, that wonderful piney note is also very present into mid drink and the finish. What I think is well done is the well added malt character. They blend great with the hop finish.

MF- This one is really creamy and medium bodied. One of the best mouth feels you could possibly hope for in a good IPA.

Overall- In the end, this IPA sacrifices being aggressively hoppy to get the malt to smooth out the mouth feel and make this beer a really easy drinker. This is a fantastic IPA and one that should be readily available in any hop-head's fridge.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 23:24:29 | More by Pintofbrown
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is light copper with two healthy fingers of head. There is some retention of the head throughout and it leaves a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is quite pleasant - fresh citrus and hops are very noticeable. The flavor is lemony with a hop presence, but the body is too subtle for an IPA. This beer is enjoyable because it is complex, but it lacks the body I like in an IPA. It is certainly worth a try, but its reputation is quite inflated if you ask me.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 19:40:04 | More by 57md
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osusullins

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Any hop head will love this beer. Other than Hop Slam, this is my favorite Bell's beer.

I sampled a 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The appearance of the beer is a beautiful deep, hazy gold with a white head. The beer has some of the most beautiful lacing.

The aroma is dominated by pine resin. There is subtle grapefruit. The malts are presant in the nose, but overpowered by the hops.

I cannot express my respect for the taste of this beer. A perfect example of an American IPA. Piney, malty, creamy and smooth. Some citrus, but not alot. This baby is perfect for a summer bbq or sitting in front of the tv watching football. Full bodied and just wonderful. As the beer warms in the glass the malts start to come through more and it just stays creamy... Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 21:40:19 | More by osusullins
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

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

Have had on-tap and in bottles too many times to count. Pours a nice golden color that is slightly hazy. Good head, nice retention and beautiful lacing. Smells of sweet hops and citrus with a bit of earthy notes to it. Tastes of citrus, hops and grass/earthiness. For an IPA, it is exceptionally smooth.

Light bodied...refreshing. Nice carbonation. I really enjoy this particular IPA...and I usually am not an IPA person.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2011 01:42:32 | More by MsRif
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Valmor88

Ohio

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

A: Mildly cloudy, golden to orange hue. Pale yellow head that leaves slight lacing.

S: Very fruity and floral aroma. As expected, big hop presence.

T: Hoppy flavor with some spice. Very nice bitterness. The hops are strong, but not overpowering.

M: Light carbonation with a medium body. Very drinkable combo.

O: Clean and easy to drink. One of my favorite IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 19:49:34 | More by Valmor88
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thadbme

South Carolina

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

Bells Two Hearted Ale

A: Pours a very nice looking golden honey with very little head. Mild carbonation on it. The beer is clear and not cloudy, you can see through it to some extent. Same color and appearance when held up to the light.

S: Malt and hops up front, with the hops being teh stronger of the two. Reminds me a bit of Dales Pale Ale that i've been drinking recently, but with a more subtle hop smell to it.

T: Well blended and smooth drinking beer. The hops are there, but are mild, and goes down easy. Has a good healthy bit of spice to it, but in a good way. This is the type of beer would be GREAT for a growler and drinking a lot of.

M: Medium body and mild carbonation

O: A good pickup for a growler. This would be a good pickup for a tailgate or drinking in large quantities as I did. Goes nice from a growler, but I suspect this beer is a tad more complicated than it tastes coming from a keg. Perhaps from a bottle you can pickup on some more tastes. I'm not disapointed with it one bit.

Serving type: growler

10-22-2011 21:49:28 | More by thadbme
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TTAmod

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Never seen this beer before and found it at a convenient store, of all places. Poured a 12 oz. bottle into Chimay chalice.

A: Hazy amber/orange with a one finger white head. Minimal lacing.

S: Smell is citrus-y hops...smells very sweet.

T: Damn. That's really good. There's an interesting sweet/hop oil taste immediately, followed by the grapefruit/pineapple and a bit of pine needle taste on the way out. There's a nice malt base that supports the beer. This is really complex. I don't know what varieties of hops they used in this one, but they give the beer a unique, interesting taste.

M: Crisp, medium body with medium carbonation.

O: Yum. I like the taste of this one a lot. Everything else is meh, but the taste keeps it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 03:44:56 | More by TTAmod
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mgeraci

Indiana

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

This beer was pleasant. A nice first impression along with a nice after taste. I was not in the least bit disappointed. This lives up to my expectation of an IPA just fine to date. Definitely give Two Hearted Ale a taste. I think beers like this among many others are starting to convince me I'ma big fan of IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 02:51:36 | More by mgeraci
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bwmichaud

Vermont

3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Has a nice orange color to it which is what I would expect. The hops are present in the bittering department but they seem to be lacking in the aroma. I'm tasting a little sweetness that doesn't really seem to belong there. Overall, I'd say it's a decent beer but not something that I would seek out. If it were offered to me or available for $1 a bottle, I'd drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 14:03:39 | More by bwmichaud
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 9,674 ratings.