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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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11,109 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,109
Reviews: 3,108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 610
Gots: 1,652 | FT: 42
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Aclucari, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MSandahl23, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jamiesmithnc, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

StevieDavie, Mar 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

sdaly3, Mar 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

skipjack17, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of StoutHunter
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a six pack of Bell's Two Hearted Ale a couple days ago for $9.99 at Krogers. This was the first IPA that I drank and actually enjoyed but for some reason I have never reviewed it, since I haven't had it in a while I decided to pick up six pack, so lets see how it goes. Bottled on 2/21/2012 #10949. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- I have always loved the label on this beer, it goes perfectly with the name and is classic looking. It poured a pretty clear golden amber color that took a nice bright golden color when held to the light and it had three fingers worth of bubbly white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left some nice rings of lacing. This is a good looking beer, you can always be sure to have lots of lacing with this brew.

S- The aroma is pretty bright and vibrant. It starts off with tons of hops which impart a heavy grapefruit aroma that mixes nicely with a lot of floral hop aromas. It's got a high amount of sweetness in the aroma and in the middle I pick up some biscuity and slightly bready malts that provide a little balance. The aroma is very nice, I like the balance between citrus and floral hops.

T- The taste seems much more balanced then the aroma. It starts off with lots of good citrusy hop flavors with grapefruit sticking out the most. After that I get some biscuity and bready malts that have a much lower amount of sweetness then aroma did and are followed by lots of floral hops flavors on the finish with a lighter amount of medium bitterness and really floral and somewhat sweet aftertaste. The flavors are very good, the citrus and floral hops are balanced nicely and they proved great contrast to the biscuit like malts..

M- Smooth, refreshing, medium bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation. There nothing wrong with the mouthfeel, it's true to style and fits this beer nicely.

Overall I really like this beer and it's one of may favorite American IPA's, they don't get much more solid then this and the mixture of citrus and floral hops is just about perfect and gives this a beer a distinct aroma and taste that is unique to this beer. This beer has great drinkability, when I was younger I was known to drink a six pack in a session but after one too many rough mornings I have come to the conclusion that two or three of these is the perfect amount. What I liked most about this beer were the flavor and aroma, they are kick ass they set this beer apart from all the other IPA's on the market. What I liked least about this beer was nothing, I thought long and hard and I can't really think of a single thing wrong with this beer, I would like to see it in cans, but the fact it comes in a mini keg is pretty kick ass. I will continue to regularly buy this beer and since I live in Michigan this beer is almost always an option at any descent bar or restaurant, and it pairs well with almost any type of food, I like it the most with some hot wings. If you consider yourself an IPA aficionado and have not tried this beer, you need to seek it out ASAP, enough said. I love this beer and I think I always will, to me this is the quintessential Michigan IPA, pretty much a classic. Bell's is one of the most consistent brewerys and this beer is very solid, like most of their lineup, one of the best American IPA's from one of the best American brewerys.

StoutHunter, Mar 28, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance - Bright orange with a pretty hazy transparency. Head pours around a 1 finger width with excellent lacing and head retention.

Smell - Sweet Toffee, Caramel, and Floral Hops. There's also some sweet yeasty and malty notes in here too. The overall sweetness also has a bit of a fruitiness to it, which is unusual considering the overall composition of the smell.

Taste - Sweet Citrus Hops, Biscuits, Toffee and Caramel with a slight bitter floral hoppy kick. The maltiness is also very well balanced and yet you can notice it at the same time, which makes an even great tasting beer even better

Mouthfeel - Body is very light and feels very crisp and refreshing! Carbonation is well balanced enough that it helps add to the overall flavor. When it comes to IPAs, they really don't get much easier to drink than this!

Overall - The flavor is sweet, well balanced and most importantly, enjoyable! The palate is also very well balanced, crisp and refreshing. You really cannot go wrong with Two Hearted Ale, it is that good!

NuclearDolphin, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

scotthatch123, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mdimeglio, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

RConnealy, Mar 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

matthageman, Mar 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My everything beer from the office to sports. Very refreshing, and it always brings me back to fishing for steelhead on the Ausable River in MI where I first tasted it.

Citrus flavor coupled with a perfect amount of hops. Not bitter, and finishes smooth and dry. An excellent choice when thirsty, and the alcohol content is enough to get the job done. Initial smell let's one know that they are in for a treat if they like hops.

Tough to beat this IPA, period. I just wish I didn't have to drive an hour to PA to get it.

BeerRecruiter, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mzeld, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jmo2k1, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jawneyt, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

greenbeer29, Mar 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Snowrs, Mar 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

SPriestle, Mar 25, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another solid IPA and another strong brew from Bell's. Where Bell's appeared from? I don't know. How long it's been in Georgia? I have not idea. But I'm glad it is. Not much tops Hopslam. Two hearted is definitely a favorite and a sure go-to beer.

JohnRioux, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

hendge, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JavaNoire, Mar 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

TheBierBoutique, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

howard12, Mar 24, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 03/05/2012. 12 oz bottle into an over sized pint glass. Big thanks to GRDave for sending this in a trade.

A - Light amber/golden body. Fluffy two finger head with great lacing and retention.

S - Grapefruit heavy hops with a touch of biscuity malts. Bitter yet clean.

T - Much different from the nose. A perfect balance between grapefruit citrus and bready malt. Low amount of bitterness. Finishes very clean. Medium mouth feel with a great level of carbonation. Highly drinkable.

O - This is perfection. An absolutely stellar IPA. Just really well baalnced and clean with the right amount of hops and malt. This beer is a permanent want now.

davey101, Mar 24, 2012
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,109 ratings.