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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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9,991 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,991
Reviews: 3,028
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 554
Gots: 1,085 | FT: 36
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 OzarkElmo


4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed May 23, 2009. From bottle to tulip. Pours a hazy dark golden/orange with moderate white head. Lacing lingers throughout. Classic IPA aroma of citrus/pine/grass hops and hints of caramel malt. Very well-balanced beer with good bitter finish that does not linger. Excellent beer IMO and up at the top of American IPAs for me - Cheers to Bell's!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 19:49:09 | More by OzarkElmo
Photo of dublife1


4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What can I say that hasn't been already said? This is definitely one of the best and most unique IPA's around, period!!! Nice 1" head with a smell of honey and citrus. Taste is where this beer excels. Various fruits and honey dance all around your mouth and beg for you to drink more! Mouthfeel is outstanding and it is really hard to put this one down. World Class for sure and one of my go to beers!!!

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2009 22:37:54 | More by dublife1
Photo of kirkmichel


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

A-Amber-gold semi opaque. light foam which leaves thin lace on the surface and down the pint glass I am using.
S-Smells like honey and stone fruit; maybe peaches and apricots, a bit of pear thrown in there and possible banana...You can smell the hops, but I don't find them piney.
T-Tastes like lots of great hops; the piney flavor coats your entire tongue and you get an oily-hoppy flavor, with bananas and some other fruits like peach thrown in.
M-Nice but a bit oily, presumably from the density of hops. They definitely stay with you, but in a good way.
D-Could definitely drink a few of these. They taste super.

This was a little rushed...had a near dinner catastrophe in the middle of my review...

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 22:03:10 | More by kirkmichel
Photo of BarrelO


4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Batch 9096, packaged on April 20. 2009.

A: Light brown. A vigorous pour creates a big head. A good amount of lacing.

S: Grapefruity hop aroma. If you don't know what Centennial hops are all about, you will after giving this a whiff.

T: Hops. Piney, citrusy hops. Glorious, glorious hops. Slightly soapy.

M: Resiny, almost syrupy.

D: To paraphrase Prince of Space, I like it very much. Definitely a go-to beer if I need a hop fix.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 05:33:54 | More by BarrelO
Photo of montecristo2

New Jersey

4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have to say this is my favorite IPA so far. Can't find it NJ, so I have a friend buy it for me in Va.

Great hop aroma and taste. Citrus with a bit of bitterness- a great accompaniment to Indian food. Also great with an aged Stilton cheese. Not overpowering, but you know you are drinking an IPA, no doubt.

Awesome thick off-white head, at least three fingers.

I have tried it with different glass styles, but the pint glass seems to be the best because it allows the floral and citrus notes to really hit your nose before you take a sip without being overpowering.

Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 14:21:11 | More by montecristo2
Photo of krisandajt


4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed the last six pack in the store...glad I did too. Batch number verified on Bells website indicates bottles were packaged on Mar 31, 2009.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, coppery color with a solid inch of head that fades slowly leaving some nice lacing.

Smell: A nice bitter slightly piney hop smell.

Taste: I was expecting a stronger hop presence but found the brew to have more of a balance between the malty sweetness and the bitter hops. Hops absolutely prevails with a bitter, pine flavor, but the hops are complimented very nicely with a bit of malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation along with the hops leaves a nice tingle on the tongue. As it sits, the carbonation lessens and becomes smoother to drink, but still keeps the hoppiness. Delicious.

Drinkability: Very very drinkable. Nice hops that aren't overpowering make this a great IPA to sit and enjoy. I will absolutely be having more of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 23:07:45 | More by krisandajt
Photo of pmccallum86


4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my utmost favorite IPAs. It has a fantastic hop character with a sweeter flavor accompanying it, I can't put my finger on what that sweet flavor is, but it compliments the hops beautifully.

A) Decent sized head upon pouring, just about to overflow my pint glass but decided not to. The color is gold with a slight red tint.

S) The smell is amazing, hoppy and fruity pebbles, awesome.

T) Hoppy, but extremely well balanced, more so than any other IPA I have tried.

M) Slightly bitter, and then sweet/citrusy, definitely delicious.

D) This is perhaps too drinkable, is there is such a thing. Absolutely delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 05:25:55 | More by pmccallum86
Photo of LyonsHead


3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A:Dark yellow with an orangish hue. great fluffy white head. pretty cloudy which takes away from it in my eyes

S: Wow, this is an amazing floral bouquet coming from this one. There must have been some serious dry-hopping goin on here

T: Heavy on the hops, I would have liked to see more on the flavor but the focus seems to shift towards the bittering hops. Finishes clean and has a decent malt backbone but the hop profile is clearly where this beer is focused.

M: pretty standard, on the lighter side. does finish dry and clean

O: this is a good IPA, its reputation may be better than the beer itself but I liked it and would definitely try another.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 20:11:49 | More by LyonsHead
Photo of carlborch


4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet aroma with beautiful hop notes . Hints of grassyness and summer. Pours a brilliant golden hue with a well developed lasting head. Belgian lace with bearded structures form as I drink this ale. Sweet forward flavors with a lingering bitter, but not walloped, finish. Very clean palate. Pine forests? Clean flavors. Excellent IPA. Top of class. Excellent accompaniment to foods that need some cleansing bitter notes, yet perfect to sip on the porch after a long day at work.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 18:27:17 | More by carlborch
Photo of porterwoobie

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: yellowish-amber color, one finger of white head with some lacing

S: really powerful piney hops

T: lots of hop bitterness up front and finishes on the dry side

MF: smooth, medium bodied.

Drinkability: this IPA is excellent. very easy to drink, it doesn't take long before i'm looking for a refill.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 12:51:09 | More by porterwoobie
Photo of siradmiralnelson


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a big frothy 3 finger head. Nice golden yellow color. Thick lacing left on side of glass.

S. Nice citrusy hop smell. Some piney hop smell as well. Also slightly floral. Malt lies beneath the hops.

T. Nice hop bitterness. Very well balanced beer between citrus hop taste and a malty biscuit flavor.

M. Light-medium bodied. Smooth with a lingering finish.

D. A very drinkable beer if there ever was one. One of my favorite IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 21:25:44 | More by siradmiralnelson
Photo of Birchgrove77


3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle from batch 9059 poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice golden color, with hints of orange hue, with a nice half-inch white head. Head dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a lot of lacing on glass.

S: Nicely balanced aroma. Hop aroma hints at pine and lemon zest, but seems to be dominated with grassy notes. Malt quality lies faintly beneath the hops and seems to hint at honey.

T: Piney hop quality tickles the front of the tounge, but explodes with a grassy/herbal (basil) note in the back of the throat. Nice residual sweetness remains with hints of grapefruit. Very nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 05:30:06 | More by Birchgrove77
Photo of portia99


4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz bottle (batch 8786) received in a trade with Hophead101 into a Portsmouth goblet. Thanks!

A - Poured a nice, hazy bright orange color with a 1/2 inch white head. Head lingers for a minute or two, then dissipates to leave a nice ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S - First thing I smell is a sweet caramel malt...then the hops kick in and take over. Hops are citrusy - blends really well with the malt. Excellent.

T - Good bitterness on the sides and back of the mouth, malty sweetness on the middle of the tongue. Very nicely balanced - well rounded.

M - Medium body, good strong carbonation levels. Has a slippery feeling on the tongue.

D - Very well balanced beer - nothing out of place. This is a beer that I could stay with all night without changing up.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 18:04:27 | More by portia99
Photo of Ell


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

Very tasty, nicely hoppy beer.

It has an exceptionally floral aftertaste. Very nice and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is light, but not too light. Good nose - again, floral and very hoppy with a bit of grapefruit.

This is a very nice and drinkable pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 01:46:27 | More by Ell
Photo of sls0210


4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a pint glass. Light orange with inch white head that dissolves only slightly. Nice citrus tones upfront. Very creamy mouthfeel with almost a biscuit-y aftertaste. Good body. I could definitely buy a 6 pack for the house of this brew. My first try from Bells and am very pleased.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2009 21:26:34 | More by sls0210
Photo of 0110x011


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

Thanks to Younger35, as usual.

A - Pours a hazy gold. Dense, one finger head fades mildly fast, and leaves a thick sheet of lacing behind.

S - Nice piney hop character to start. Some herb and grassy notes as well. A bit of caramel and biscuity malt, but mostly hop forward. Not particularly pungent, but nice all around. They must save the million pounds of aroma hops for Hopslam.

T - Hop juice up front, with the pine and herb in the aroma, but an added tangerine sort of citrus. Added fruityness comes from the hop/malt interplay, adding a tropical flair. Some sweet tropcal floral notes come through in the middle, finishing with a solid hop bitterness.

M - Medium-light body, with nicely tight carbonation. Medium finish length, off-dry.

D - I could see polishing off a few pints of this without a problem.

It's understandable why this is so popular where it's available. It's a flavorful, hoppy, easy drinking IPA. I have my SoCal IPAs that I'll always love, so I won't be seeking this out any time soon, but this was a nice treat none the less.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 02:17:28 | More by 0110x011
Photo of ThaBobfather


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

Pours a mildly hazy golden/amber color with about an inch of off-white head.
Smells softly of flowery hops and bitter hop with a bit of rind underneath.
Taste has a fantastic hoppy bitter taste which is regulated well with citrus rind.
The finish is crisp with a well bittered hop taste that lingers well.
Very drinkable with the managed bitter taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 00:29:01 | More by ThaBobfather
Photo of COBeerBuff


3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch #9046 was packaged on March 24, 2009, and was reviewed and imbibed on May 13, 2009...

Appearance: Pours a very pretty yellowish-orange with waves of I don't know what. Gorgeous white two finger head that gives the appearance of never going down. Lots and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Very floral hop aroma. Some notes of citrus though not quite as much as one would think with a Bells IPA. Some astringent alcohol smells as well, but otherwise, pretty darn good.

Taste: Very hoppy. Based on taste alone, I would place this in the range of DIPAs. It is a great hop taste, but it's more overpowering than many American IPAs that I've sampled. The hops strike first, followed by a very sweet lemony zest tinge, and then rounded out more hops and pine flavors.

Mouthfeel: This one feels very heavy. It's crisp and well-carbonated, but it's very sticky as the lacing suggests, and it lingers on your tongue long after your last sip.

Drinkability: This is definitely a sipping American IPA. I can't imagine having more than one or two of these in a sitting. It definitely lives up to some of its hype, but I don't think this is necessarily worth the drive to Missouri and the higher prices for 6-packs.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 23:41:05 | More by COBeerBuff
Photo of chaz410

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this from one of the best places to get a beer in charlotte nc, Duckworths on Park Rd.

Pours a golden hued light orange body. A thin sparse withe head tops it off then quickly dissappears.

Smell is great! Lots of great floral hop notes. Little bits of orange, slight honey malt as well. Hints of bitter hops and piney notes. Little caramel malt smells underneath.

Taste is exremely well balanced with floral hops with a slighly dry citris hop essecnce all over a semi-sweet caramel and slightly wheaty malt background. Extemely refreshing finish and not nearly as bitter as it could finish with the hop pressence it has.

Mouthfell is very smooth and easy to drink.

Drinkability is very accessible to anyone not completely oppossed to hops. One of the best non-Imperial IPAs on the market!!!

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2009 02:13:40 | More by chaz410
Photo of PhillyStyle


4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a deep orange that was not clear, but there was visible carbonation flowing to the top. The beer had a thick, dense big white head that was well retained. Also there were noticeable particles floating in the beer. A portion of the head was retained throughout the beer.

The aroma is a nice strong hoppy aroma with a nice floral background.

The taste is very good. Hoppy with floral and citrus notes and just the right touch of malt. Well balanced with a nice bitter aftertaste.

The beer has a medium body to it; it is smooth, rich and very drinkable. Overall, to date this is the best American IPA I have had and I am pretty sure that it will be tough to top. Exceptional beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 03:09:49 | More by PhillyStyle
Photo of therivler1


3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color, with a large and foamy head. Some of the head stayed around for the rest of the beer with moderate lacing.

Very fragrant, and I noticed the smell as soon as I started pouring.

Underwhelmed with my first sip. Can definitely taste the hops, but not overpowering. I need to remember that this is not an Imperial IPA, so for a regular IPA it is quite good. I could have a few.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 01:19:47 | More by therivler1
Photo of bulletrain76


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

12oz bottle. Bright orange with an oily head that leaves some nice lace. Big citrus candy aroma: grapefruit, orange peel, and some slight mango for good measure. Pure hops, with a good supporting malt sweetness that doesn't provide assertive character. Very citrusy flavor with lots of orange, light grapefruit, and a soft bitterness. Good balance, with a bitter, yet soft finish. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Very well done, though the hops are quite one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 23:26:53 | More by bulletrain76
Photo of KBomb


4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stopped into "Pyscho Suzies" last weekend in MSP to have some beers and sandwiches after some frisbee golf.

Pretty dainty head on Two-Hearted, but what's there leaves some lacing. Pale amber color. Smell is full of bright grapefruit hops balanced with doughy bread. Taste is a pleasant blend of citrus hops that dance on the tongue, pale malt for background, and a chaser of peppery hop bitterness. Very tasty stuff. Its my style; pepper and citrus without being overly bitter. Hops are balanced excellently with malt. Sharp and dry finish begs for another, but moderate weight and moderately high ABV makes me put on the breaks after a second pint.

Two-Hearted is a solid IPA. If Bell's pricetag wasn't what it is here in Chicago, this would be my go-to IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2009 16:07:30 | More by KBomb
Photo of BDLbrewster


4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice pale amber with a decent, light bubbly head. Dissipates quickly leaving thin lacing, a ton of sediment prancing around inside the glass. Smell leans heavily toward citrus, with a touch of bitter earth in there.
Tastes of piney hops on the back of your tongue with a little tart bite on the sides. Bitter grapefruit pith and piney hops with a shade of sweet malt to balance it out. No real alcohol burn, at 7% it's covered up well. Carbonation is on the money, and it feels refreshing in the mouth. Not a chore to suck down a sixer on a Friday night.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 03:24:40 | More by BDLbrewster
Photo of minterro


4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A: pale mid-murky yellow. The head is foamy and a off-yellow color with good lacying.

S: sweet & sour bitter, unique smell

T: heavenly bitter perfection. well balanced

M: good carbonation and medium body

D: a bit pricey for me. can't buy this beer all the time. However, when I do have some extra change this will be the beer im buying. SOOO GOOD!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 03:12:04 | More by minterro
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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