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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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10,733 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,733
Reviews: 3,075
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 593
Gots: 1,460 | FT: 41
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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Photo of ComputerBeer
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%

Amber copper with a nice head. Intense hop aroma, pine and citrus aroma, very North American hop profile. Strong bitterness, perhaps distracting from body of the beer. Finished clean. Some more complexity in the malting would be nice, balance? There is a good hop finish in flavor, but it goes to quickly because of over bitterness.

ComputerBeer, May 20, 2011
Photo of match1112
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

A: beautiful clear copper color with a small head nd little lacing.

S: floral citrus hops, slightly earthy.

T sweet bouquet of hops, not real bitter.

M: sharp and clean. slight carbonation. nice dry finish.

O: awesome beer, glad i finally tried it. will definatly buy more. and highly recommend.

match1112, May 19, 2011
Photo of morehoppps
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured from a bottle into Pilsner Glass.

A: Lighter in color than most IPA's I've sampled at least. Pours a beautiful blonde color, with what seems to be plenty of carbonation. Head lingered the entire glassfull.

S: Wow. Smells great. Perfect smelling hop forward ale. Earthy, Fresh, Yes.

T: Crisp. Piney, Earthy, Citrussy, Yes.

M: Light-Bodied. Full of Carbonation.

O: Great beer. I can see what all the fuss is about. Highly suggest this beer if you have been snubbing your nose up at your local liquor store. My GF pointed out that the art looks "camo". I can see what she means, but that is not how I see it. The artwork for this beer is so simple, yet so original and unique.

morehoppps, May 19, 2011
Photo of manitouman84
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours a hazy amber orange with a nice head. Intense hop aroma, resiny pine and citrus aroma. Strong bitterness, again, pine, citrus, and a hint of grapefruit to the body of the beer. Finishes clean and dry. I find this beer maybe a little too dry on the malt body, but I am a little picky when it comes to bitter hoppy beers. I prefer from the bottle than to the tap on this one. Drink on a hot and muggy day, you will surely be rewarded.

manitouman84, May 18, 2011
Photo of Ziro
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Had this one in a standard pint glass out of a 12 ounce.

Pours a nice two finger white head without much effort. Head sticks around for awhile with lacing going down the glass. Has a beautiful golden straw color with some carbonation. Exactly what an American IPA should look like.

Hops. Plenty right off the bat. Something smoky as well. Never been good at naming wood so I won't make a guess. Also a faint fruit smell barely there but adds a nice touch.

Hops come out here with the woody smell turning out to be piney. Fruity taste is hard to detect but it's there and there is also some malt here as well.

Smooth but has carbonation so it's not too smooth. The malt makes it a bit thicker than medium. Not my preference for the style but it won't stop me from having another.

A great American IPA that I'll gladly get again. Something to drink around the holidays thanks to that piney fragrance and taste. Definitely in my top 10 of the style.

Ziro, May 18, 2011
Photo of birdman200
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

A: Golden straw with small white head dissipates quickly.
S: Citrus, floral hops.
T: Huge hoppy flavor, with balanced bitterness. Pine cones, lemon.
M: Very refreshing, not too hoppy though. Very enjoyable. Light to medium sized body.
D: Awesome. Could have a couple easily. Great IPA

birdman200, May 17, 2011
Photo of KevinBrewer
5/5  rDev +17.1%

A- Clear dark gold with a huge rocky white head that lasts, leaving spidery lacing down the glass.

N- Ripe tropical fruit, including pineapple, dominates the nose. Some brighter citrus notes and subtle pine resin add complexity. Just a hint of the sweet malt completes the bouquet.

T- Hoppy goodness fills the mouth on first sip. Toasted grain dripping with pine resin. The sweet malt and bitter pine complement each other perfectly. Some fruity notes in the middle accented by juicy citrus. Long grassy finish leads to aftertaste of toasty grain and pine resin.

M- Medium bodied, sticky with mouth-coating hop oils, moderate carbonation, and a semidry finish.

D- Overall, one of the great American IPAs. This is a world-class beer in one of the most competitive styles in the US today. Artfully crafted and undeniable.

KevinBrewer, May 16, 2011
Photo of pburland23
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard shaker pint glass.

Golden orange in color. Ever so hazy with a finger or so of slightly off-white head which produces some heavy duty lacing.

Smells of citrus hops (mainly grapefruit) with some piney hops notes as well. No noticeable malt aroma in the nose, but man those hops smell so good, I'm not really missing it.

Taste is also dominated by big, bold, assertive hops flavors. Delectable citrus hops are the star. There is some piney flavors as well as a touch of sweet caramel which provides a malt backbone to the brew.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick and a touch oily. Carbonation is ample and provides a touch of creaminess to the beer.

Overall, what a great IPA. It packs a sizable hops punch but is well balanced and very tasty. One of my go to American IPAs.

pburland23, May 15, 2011
Photo of Swedes21
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearance - pours a golden ale colour, initially cloudy but once everything settles becomes fairly clear. there is some good carbonation in the beer as well. head is about 2 fingers, quickly drops to one and last a long time. some nice lacing.

Smell - smells like a classic IPA, pine, citrus, hops, very well balanced.

Taste - very good tasting beer, well balanced. hops and some sweetness right away, almost a hint of caramel. the pine and hops come in around the end of the beer and a slight bitterness. there is a lingering taste as well, very solid.

Mouthfeel - some solid volume added with the same as in the taste just glorified. love the balance this beer maintains in the mouthfeel while filling every inch of my mouth with happiness.

Overall - picked up from my good buddy spinrsx and i love him for it! what a fantastic beer, offers so much and I can drink 10 of them. one of the best IPA's around.

Swedes21, May 15, 2011
Photo of BareRepublic
3.48/5  rDev -18.5%

Have had this several time in bottles and on tap. Reviewing a normal on tap experience

A- Nice orangish color with small amount of disappearing head.

S- Good smell for an American IPA, not too overbearing, but it's there.

T- Average taste for the style. Some citris and pine, but there is an almost bready taste in there too, that reminds me of average homebrew.

M- Good clean mouthfeel with decent carbonation

O- While this isn't a bad beer to have, I don't quite get all the raves. As I mentioned, I can I have tried in bottles and draft, but I'm never blown away by it. I'm not against buying a pint here and there, but there are usually several other offerings in the places I go that I would choose first.

BareRepublic, May 15, 2011
Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.95/5  rDev +15.9%

Reading the other reviews of this beer, my expectations were sky high. This beer met my lofty expectations as an outstanding IPA.

Color is a gorgeous golden orange, with a humongous white head that lasts through the entire glass. There's still a layer of foam with my last sip. A real beauty.

Scent is a fruit cocktail - ripe pear, peach and some apple. The hops impart a grapefruit taste with a piney sharpness that is notciable but not overwhelming. A strong malt backbone is present to give a nice balance. A biscuity taste is subtly present throughout, but comes through most in the finish and aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and rich. Wonderfully balanced, complex, and very enjoyable. Sadly, I only had one on hand. Can't wait to have another one.

DeltaGolfSierra, May 15, 2011
Photo of xanok
3.18/5  rDev -25.5%

Appearance- Pours a hazy orange with fairly average amount of white head that disappears quickly. Lacing is nonexistent.

Smell-Citrusy in smell with a caramel backbone. A bit piney as wel.

Taste-Pretty straightforward. Grapefruit and other citrus notes with a decent malt backbone. Hops are abrasive. Lingering sweetness at the end.

Mouthfeel-High carbonation, even too much. Medium body, not easy drinking, but not hard either.

Overall-Painfully average. I wanted to really like this beer. I got one once as an extra a few months back and didn't like it much then. Then bought a sixer of it while in Indiana for DLD and same result now.

xanok, May 12, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Slightly hazy orange colour with a fairly large size frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some really good lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, tangerine

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of caramel and malts mixed with hops. There is also some citrus juice and zest.. grapefruits and tangerines. A little bit of pine flavour comes in during the lingering bitter aftertaste.

Overall – This is probably one of the most drinkable beers I’ve ever had.. after every sip I just wanted more and more. The flavours are perfectly balanced and it came across as very clean and crisp. I find most IPA’s a little too sugary sweet to have a few of them in during one sitting.. but this one is flavoured perfectly.

spinrsx, May 12, 2011
Photo of VMWhelan
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%

Recently decided to retry this beer and found it MUCH more enjoyable than the first time.

Pours a golden orange with half a finger of white head.

Pretty sweet smelling with grapefruit notes, subtle pine.

Taste follows up on the nose. Bitter hoppyness balanced with a nice mellow sweetness. The hops definitely give off more grapefruit than anything else, as well as some pine again.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with little carbonation, though the bottle I had last week was better than this.

Drinkability is good. Definitely better than the first time I've had it, must've been a bad bottle. This one was a little flat but when I had it last week, it was better. Going to have to get this on tap to really judge this beer.

VMWhelan, May 10, 2011
Photo of elephantrider
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured this into a Bells pint glass.

A: Bright orange in color. Creamy head with some good lacing down the glass.

S: Alot of citrus in the nose. I really like the aroma on this one but seems to be one dimensional. There is just a little bit of carmel in their too.

T: All citrusy hops. Not much in the way of bitterness, but that is not what this one is supposed to deliver. Crisp finish.

M: It is definitely thin and has a light feel in the mouth.

This is a go-to beer for me. Alot of flavor and does not try to overpower.

elephantrider, May 10, 2011
Photo of RashyGrillCook
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%

Appearance- Pours a clear pumpkin orange with a one finger height head and plenty of small champagne like bubbles.

Smell- Distinct notes of citrus, grapefruit, pine dominate here.

Taste-Here is where this brew really opens up. Flavor by the tons! Piney bitterness that blends really well with crisp, light malty notes. Dried Apricot comes through in the finish and most of the character expresses itself in the back half of the palate. Perfect carbonation is also noteworthy here.

RashyGrillCook, May 09, 2011
Photo of azdback
3.4/5  rDev -20.4%

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Bright orange color and very clear, medium to light carbonation bubbles that give this one a bright white creamy and sticky head. Lace looks like it might stay around for the sunset.

Smell is mostly bready yeast and sweet malts. A bit of a bitter citrus smell covered in some caramel. I would say orange rind with cotton candy laced on top.

Taste is a lot like the smell. It hits the tongue with a mild biter punch and then mellows it out with a sugar sweetness. There is still quite a bit of bready yeast flavors of which I am not very fond of.

Mouth is a bit thin. I don't think this offering from Bell's stands up to other great IPA's.

Overall. I have had this many times in the past but haven't had the chance to review it. I found a sixer of batch 10337 (bottled April 20th 2011) and was so happy to have such a fresh offering, but I don't think this stands up to any high end IPA. Maybe I'm having an off night. I will save the other 5 for a later taste. If they are better then this one I edit my review accordingly.

azdback, May 09, 2011
Photo of Jdmpolk
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

A- a deep tarnished gold color with hints of copper. Billowing white head explodes at first but then settles to just skim the top.

S-notes of grapefruit, Apple, pineapple, and flowers. Sweet aroma to it.

T- the malt supports the hops ad a vehicle for the hops. A dry grapefruit flavor is present, but never is overwhelming. Slight alcohol sweetness.

M- moderate staying power, it hits hard but then leaves very little trace. Persistent carbonation.

O- this is a text book American Ipa. Balance of malt and strong hop flavor. Perfect hoppy aroma, and little aftermath. Very good.

Jdmpolk, May 07, 2011
Photo of GreenJetta912
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured into a pint glass, cloudy golden hue with small amounts of head typical of the style. leaves a small notch of lacing on that glass regaurdless. You gotta love breakfast beer.

The nose is great. Filled with floral hop aroma and a lil something that smells like cotton candy, yes cotton candy. And hint of piney hops.

Taste is great. Lots of flavor. I've had a few DIPAs that didn't have as much flavor. Starts crisp and clean. the middle is malty sweet and ends hoppy as hell.

Finish is a mostly dry but slightly sweet hop lingering there to remind you of the greatness that's in your glass ready to be sipped on again.

I've passed over this a lot in the bottle shop (simply because I didn't know who made it, etc) and now I'm kicking myself for it. I could have been drinking this a long time ago. It might become one of my favorites. Time will tell.

GreenJetta912, May 07, 2011
Photo of philly224
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured from 12 oz bottle

A - Pours a golden color with a decent white head.

S - You can smell the hops a lot with this one

T - Pretty bitter even taste throughout the sip

M - Medium to light body with some carbonation

O: Great beer for the price will be revisiting again soon.

philly224, May 07, 2011
Photo of Puddintane
4.95/5  rDev +15.9%

I think I've had this beer about a thousand times. One of my 3-4 goto beers until the price increase and it still find itself in my fridge more often than it probably should with Columbus IPA around. Fresh on tap. Pours a golden orange body with a beautiful cream colored head. Smell is evertything you could hope for in an IPA. Just punches you in the face with piney/citursy hops. Taste is much the same, a little bit of fruit, a little bit of citrus and a lot of pine, leaving a wonderful bitterness on the palate.

Puddintane, May 06, 2011
Photo of rundocrun
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%

A - Pours a deep honey golden color with a finger of white head. Leaves a little lace on the glass too.

S - Piney, resinous and citrusy! Smells absolutely mouth-watering (if you're a hop-head). A small amount of grassy earthiness is also present. Some biscuity malt in the background too.

T - Sharp bitterness up front followed by a floral spiciness and some bready grains.

M - Extremely drinkable. Nice carbonation. Not too thick or sweet, but a dry finish that leaves me craving the next sip!

rundocrun, May 06, 2011
Photo of Mosley1212
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from the bottle into my DFH Signature Glass.

A--Wonderful tangerine orange with a white fluffy head that produced a mammoth head with a hard pour. Great retention all the way down the glass.

S--Smells of hops, pine cones, citrus, and fresh cut grass. Little bit of a citrus bite up front with a heavy hop wallop at the end.

T--Follows the nose fantastically. It has an amazing grassy, piny flavor. Love the taste of citrus on this. Pineapple, grapefruit, and a hint of coriander. The grassy aftertaste is dank on the tongue.

M--Light body with medium carbonation. The tongue is left with a heavy bitter flavor that lasts a long time after the sip is finished.

O--This is one of my top 5 favorite IPAs. If it were more readily available it would be a fridge staple. It is definitely something I will be seeking out in the future.

Mosley1212, May 06, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%

I have had this beer many times over the years, and am quite overdue to write a review.

The appearance is clear and light orange hued. The head stands in at around an inch thick, displays lasting retention and leaving ample lacing on the pint glass. The aroma is not particularly grand, but is pleasant nonetheless. Scents include malt, floral notes, light pine. The flavor is tasty, and though the beer is primarily hop forward, it definitely has a strong malt backbone. This is a good example of what I would consider a "balanced" IPA. Though I prefer beers of this ilk to be lighter on the palate and more hop forward with a pronounced citrus component, there is no denying that Bell's Two Hearted Ale is a tasty brew. Additionally, I think this beer, like many IPAs, is a notch better on draft versus the bottle.

Huhzubendah, May 06, 2011
Photo of Cummins9110
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Appears a bit cloudy, a mid golden color pours a nice head that slightly laces glass,

Smells of floral and citrusy hop

Taste, nice 2 row malt, citrus hop and floral hop tastes are exceptional, ends with nice bitterness,

Mouthfeel is light, nice carbonation

Overall this is a good IPA, definately for the hop heads

Cummins9110, May 05, 2011
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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