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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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10,006 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,006
Reviews: 3,030
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 553
Gots: 1,090 | 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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Two Hearted Ale poured a cloudy, slightly too pale amber with a creamy two-finger head that left sporadic sticky lace.

The smell and taste are also too pale; undistinguished yet easy to drink, with a touch of lemon/grapefruit that lingers a bit acidy, like the rind.

Two Hearted Ale is a good, but not great, IPA that leaves a less than pleasant after-smell and after-taste, similar to what smacks the palate after biting into an orange peel to get it started.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 02:36:46 | More by MetalHopHead6
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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a hazy honey color and the pour produced a nice white frothy head which leaves plenty of lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma is slightly of pine and more citrus hops. The taste is hoppy and bitter at first but goes down really nice and almost a little sweet. Really easy beer to drink and taste pretty good as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 02:03:24 | More by dismal
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3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this a while back when i was first starting to get into craft... wasn't a big fan but decided it was definitely worth another shot.

A - thick, persistent head, bottle conditioned haziness, clover honey color.

S - fresh citrus zest, big floral aroma follows. light caramel, almost honey like aroma (possibly slightly oxidized?)

T - very balanced, medium bitternes - low for an AIPA. Plenty of hop flavor, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and clementine. Slight caramel note. Very simple flavors, very one dimensional, clean but not much substance.

M - pretty straightforward, medium body, medium to low carbonation, slight but acceptable astringency. Right on for an IPA.

D - for what was said about this beer's taste, this is a very simple easy drinking IPA. from my prespective, nothing stands out about this beer, its simple and easy to kick back... there is nothing about it that would make me want to consider it a world class brew.

Good beer without a doubt, just a very simple, one dimensional brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 02:54:44 | More by Jettanbass9
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South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a nice frothy head.

Smell: Tangerine, lime, lemon, margherita mix - citrus notes.

Taste: Tangerine! - Almost like they picked that over grapefruit - hint of plastic, hint of grapefruit but tons of tangerine. Hint of Broccoli/Cabbage. Moreso Cabbage because broccoli can stink and it doesn't stink.

Mouthfeel: A brilliant array of flavors makes the mouthfeel a nice light to medium bodied.

Drinkability: Sipper. This double IPA is refreshing and great - but rich. Great with chocolate. I'm looking forward to getting this beer in Charleston. I've been driving outside of state lines to get it for way too long. I hear they sell it at Target in Pennsylvania. Great beer though.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 00:41:52 | More by LauraAlberts
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4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have had this treat many times, finally getting around to reviewing it. Appearance wise it looks a bit thin almost macroish. Good thing this is the low point at least for me. As soon as you smell it, you know you are in for a delicous hop-flavored treat. The taste is grapefruit predominant but not overpowering by any means. This isn't a beer that wrecks your palate, and I mean that in a good way. Not every IPA style beer needs to be a total hop bomb. This has such a clean and refreshing flavor and mouthfeel, it is probably the most drinkable IPA I've had. I could spend many an hour on a summer day with a few of these, and will.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2009 13:46:18 | More by SwiftyMcBeer
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New York

3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into pint glass

A: copperish amber, slight head with good retention, lacing rings around the glass

S: nice citrus hop aroma

T: nice ipa flavor. Citrussy hops, slightly piney

M&d: drinkable despite its higher abv. Medium bodied mouthfeel


Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2009 18:24:49 | More by UDbeernut
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4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this was a beer id heard alot about so had to try.

A- Bubbly with a nice head. decent retention. golden orangish yellow.

S- mostly pine. citrus.

T-grapefruit, pine, citrus, floral notes as well.

M- crisp and clean on the palate. slightly lingering bitterness.

D- easy drinking you can have a session with these.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 15:32:33 | More by SpencerSauce
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4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into water glass at work. Two Fridays in a row that someone brought beer in, and this time we got Bell's!

Appearance: Semi-hazy amber orange, with small head retention.

Smell: Grapefruit and pine, with some mild malt undercurrents.

Taste: Ah, the centennial hop! Mostly grapefruit bitterness, but the bitterness is not overpowering in any way. Maybe some slight lemon or orange flavors to round out the overall citrus taste. The malts are there and provide backbone, but really are not sweet at all, maybe almost slightly sour.

Feel: Medium bodied but fairly light for the style. Medium carbonation, with a bone dry finish.

Drinkability: As far as I am concerned, this is the most drinkable IPA ever brewed. It is neither too bitter as some IPAs are, nor too light so I get bored of the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 20:59:44 | More by bsp77
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District of Columbia

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

Appearance is orange with a thick white head. Lacing is great, retention is good.

Aroma: Floral hops, citrus hops, malt

Taste: Follows the smell. The floral and citrus come through well, but its not an excessive hop blast. There is some pine as well that comes through, and this has a good malt backing as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, carbonation is pretty good

Drinkability: Probably one of the best the style has to offer. Tastes great, mouthfeel is amazing..highly recommended

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2009 02:49:21 | More by kshankar
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3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy and light orange in color in a pint glass. Mild motionless prickle. The head is lightly foamy and wispy with a light lacing. Raspberry and blackberry hints in the nose. Mild hops in the nose as well. Sweet and hoppy attack which is an interesting combination and I would dare say is nicely balanced. Tartness to the flavor due to the hops character. The finish is clean but with a sour aftertaste as the mouth dries. The components of this beer are very interesting and it comes across as complex and interesting. All of those factors aside I still think it is an average beer. Fun to drink and review, but not something I will keep stocked in the basement.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 14:50:52 | More by Ragingbull
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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