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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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10,509 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,509
Reviews: 3,054
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 585
Gots: 1,325 | FT: 39
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 Baraka


4.9/5  rDev +14.8%

Pours a deep, beautiful golden orange with a solid head that stains the glass with lace. Nose is grapefruit citrus dominated. Total hop domination for the taste. The grapefruit flavors explode in two distinct waves, leaving behind a lasting hop bitterness. Definite hop resin flavor as well. Medium carbonation levels.

Quite simply one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Definitely a hop bomb, and a tasty one at that. Alcohol is well concealed by the hop flavors, but its so drinkable you just might feel it after having a few! Absolutely stunning, magnificent IPA.

08-10-2010 01:09:11 | More by Baraka
Photo of bamojr


4.03/5  rDev -5.6%

Poured with a lovely cloudy amber into a pint glass.
A very floral aroma with a nice amount of hops.
Excellent taste, with a citrus infused flavor that has a great finish.

Overall, I recommend this beer very highly for its great flavor and great drinkability. Yet another satisfying brew from Bell's.

08-09-2010 04:56:56 | More by bamojr
Photo of clarkm04


4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

Appearance- A very deep yellow/amber cool common amongst beers of this style. Looks very inviting.

Smell- A very flavorful bouquet of smells bursting forth. A very citrus smell note predominates but very interesting smell.

Taste- Lots of citrus in the taste particular orange. Very smooth and well balanced. Has a slight bitter kick at the end. I love the lingering aftertaste has the citrus notes burst in the back of my mouth. A very light IPA in my opinion. Not has harsh or bittering has some I've had before. Definitely a good example of this style.

Mouthfeel- Surprising light mouthfeel. I loved how the citrus notes move across the palate.

Drinkability- Very drinkable!

Overall- What a great beer! I know this beer is highly regarded and I'm glad I finally got to drink it. I would highly recommend to anyone. I certainly plan to purchase more Two Hearted in the future. Thoroughly enjoyed this drinking experience and definitely am ready for another bottle.

08-08-2010 02:58:35 | More by clarkm04
Photo of STEG

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Courtesy of coreyfmcdonald, pours an amber orange hue with a wonderful fluffy head. Smell is a bit lighter than most DIPA's but grapefruit, pine resin, and brown sugar/caramel are present. Taste is exceptional, ginger grapefuit and pine are all dominant with some dark brown sugar in the back with a spice ridden aftertaste. Probably my favorite DIPA even moreso than PTE. Mouthfeel is viscous and slightly chewy. Alcohol is well hidden.

08-07-2010 01:10:56 | More by STEG
Photo of psiweaver


4.38/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured this beer out of a 12oz bottle into a Reidel stemless wine glass.

It pours a nice brownish golden color which a nice off white head.

smells very hoppy, but with a decent amount of malt to it too.

This beer is very tasty. I found it to be pretty balanced though not quite on the Pliny level. I really enjoyed it though and found it to be a beer that I would enjoy a lot more often if I could get it locally. Very tasty with a nice hoppy start and a malty finish to it.

Very nice mouth feel very smooth without the overwhelming bitterness that a lot of hoppy beers have.

amazing drink ability very easy to drink and enjoy would be the perfect camping, bbqing type beer.

08-05-2010 18:31:42 | More by psiweaver
Photo of jsdunlop

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%

This one poured out golden and super frothy into a standard pint glass, nice thick head to start which left remnants after each sip on the side of the glass. Aromas of pure citrus, limes, orange peel, some cloves with a taste to match. Nice hoppy balance, but not overwhelming like other IPA's I have tasted in the past. Perfect balance between citrusy hops and malts, medium bodied beer with a lighter mouthfeel and extremely easy drinkability. Hard to believe this is a 7% ABV brew, nicely covered up which makes this an excellent overall beer.

08-04-2010 22:23:23 | More by jsdunlop
Photo of Halcyondays


4.1/5  rDev -4%

12 oz. bottle, batch 9688,

A: Pours a light orange, thick fluffy white head, good lace.

S: Very intriguing tropicality - pineapple, pina colada, honey and bubblegum. Lemon meringue pie fits it to T. Fun beer to smell.

T: Some pine, sweet grapefruit, lemon. Light biscuity malt character. Lemon is big in the finish.

M: Soft carbonation, crisp, fairly clean finish for the style.

D: A good beer, I can see why it's well regarded. It doesn't stand out next to better CA IPAs but well above average in the style. Had to go to AZ to do it, but I'm glad I finally got to try this classic.

07-30-2010 20:03:50 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of sonata2008


4.65/5  rDev +8.9%

This beer was poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a mug. It had a hazy honey gold color, a bit cloudy. The initial 1.5 inches of foam decreased somewhat but didn't disappear entirely. The carbonation was very nice. I could see lots of tiny bubbles. The aroma was one of the great features of this beer. It had a strong hops aroma with citrus notes. With respect to taste, the bitterness of the hops hit me right away and stayed until the finish. It's nicely balanced, however, with a little bit of sweetness. It was definitely not overly hoppy for my taste. Bell's Two Hearted Ale was a pleasure to drink.

07-28-2010 22:48:20 | More by sonata2008
Photo of jmich24


5/5  rDev +17.1%

Duvel Tulip
7 days aged

A: Gold in color with an orange hue. Fluffy two finger white head that never completely dissipates. Lots of carbonation from etched glass. Lacing is sticking very well.
S: Hops! Lots of floral, sweet orange, some tropical fruits.
T: Nice crisp bitterness yet well balanced. Taste is similar to smell, citrus(orange and grapefruit), floral. Nice lingering bitterness. Sweetness from the malt.
M: Medium mouth feel not to heavy not to light. Crisp and smooth, dangerously drinkable
O: World class IPA.

This is a mainstay in my fridge. I usually buy by the case outstanding easy drinking IPA. I'm a sucker for lots of citrus in my IPAs and the Centennial Hops do the trick.


07-28-2010 21:31:18 | More by jmich24
Photo of Stigs


4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

12oz bottle, served in a standard pint glass

A - pours with a finger of creamy bubbly just off-white foam, the beer is slightly hazy, golden in color. random spotty lacing left behind.

S - incredibly floral but the real emphasis is candied citrus, grapefruits, pineapple, and oranges.

T - starts off a little sweet with candied oranges, turning more and more bitter...ripe cantaloupe, melon, and grapefruit. caramel malt provides a base underneath for balance - but this is a showcase of Centennial hops.

M - medium bodied with nice tight and bright carbonation which cuts through both the sweetness and bitterness. oily going down but finishes sticky.

D - one of the best single-hop IPA's out there, great balance of bitter and sweet. not much to really complain about, always a good go-to.

07-28-2010 03:26:14 | More by Stigs
Photo of JoshBeer86


4.22/5  rDev -1.2%

I enjoyed this Two Hearted Ale at about 45 degrees. The average score for appearance was due to a somewhat light color. The color was decieving, though, since the the taste was excellent. I'm not usually a fan of Pale Ales, but this one had great balance and was somewhat easy to enjoy for a non-hop-head.

07-27-2010 05:54:25 | More by JoshBeer86
Photo of goatgoat


4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

Tucson has Bell's? Tucson? Awesome, Batch 9768 poured into an odd looking snifter at my uncle's house.

Pours a slightly hazy honey gold. Moderate off-white foam that doesn't stick around for long. Aroma is POW in your face. Big tropical fruits, big pineapple, big in every way. The taste follows, a big hop kick. A long lasting bitterness. Resin, stick to your teeth feel.

2-hearted, hyped. Yup. Worth it, definitely.

07-27-2010 05:00:56 | More by goatgoat
Photo of wedgie9


4.05/5  rDev -5.2%

Tasted from 12oz bottle, batch number 9637, purchased from the W Grocer. Pours a clear, bright burnt orange with a thick frothy white head that takes a long time to recede, but never truly disappears. The nose is beautiful blend of citrus/pine/resin hops and some caramel malt. On the palate this beer is extremely balanced showcasing the grapefruit hops and bread malts perfectly. The alcohol is also very well integrated. The body is medium with average carbonation and a nice long finish that is both citrus and bitter. It is easy to see why this is regarded as one of the best IPAs in America.

07-27-2010 03:50:46 | More by wedgie9
Photo of mralphabet


3.93/5  rDev -8%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden yellow with a little haze. Less than a fingers worth of head that settles to a nice ring with good lacing. Like looking little brew.

S: I'm getting a couple things here.... Some floral hops with a strong grapefruit scent.

T: Citrus hops from the get go, but not very bitter, there is some malt here but just enough to balance everything out. There is an underlying grapefruit note throughout. The aftertaste is a little on the hoppy side and a little dry.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, yet smooth. I'd have to call it light to mid bodied.

D: Very nice AIPA, everything you want and balanced nicely to boot. The ABV is right on, but at 7.10% one or 2 will do you. Worth a shoot.

07-26-2010 03:45:36 | More by mralphabet
Photo of DefenCorps


4.63/5  rDev +8.4%

On cask at Paradiso yesterday. I finally managed to track this down.

Pouring light orange with a mild haze, there's a dense, reverse-cascading head that forms a dense collar, leaving sheets of lace. Perfect. The nose is too, redolent, bright and yet suffuse with beautiful citrus and floral hops. Truly a centennial showcase, the palate replicates the flavor. Opening with a bright citrus and floral hop character, this is really smooth. A touch sweeter than it is on tap, there's a little cotton candy sweetness. Still, this dry, with mild bitterness and an explosion of hop flavor. I drank two pints and would have had a third and a fourth if it didn't kick.

07-25-2010 15:17:52 | More by DefenCorps
Photo of irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%

Note to self for next time..."Buy More Two Hearted". This IPA pours with a fluffy white cape that leaves behind some lacework as it settles. A clear amber color.

The smell of this beer is wonderful. Pine, fruits, some malt and more hops.

Lots of hop bitterness for my taste buds, grapefruit, pine and lightly toasted bread.

07-25-2010 07:30:09 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Purchased a pair of pints in sleeves at Psycho Suzie's in Minneapolis. Both came with a decently yellow to light orange clear body with light lacing. The aromas are dominated by US C-hops, with citrus atop a barely perceptible malt body. Enjoyable thus far. The beer is bitter with a good balancing level of hop flavours with a bit of pine and grapefruit coming through. Very drinkable, especially in the situation I was in. Good beer, worth seeking out.

07-25-2010 03:54:07 | More by kjyost
Photo of timus19


4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

12oz. bottle into chilled pint glass;finally got this brew here in AZ.appearance typical aipa color,hazy orange w/decent carbonation,nice citrus,floral nose..the taste---WOW--impressive! one of my favorite ipa's,more refreshing than most,(stone,alesmith, racer5)great hop bite,but balanced beautifully! recommended!!!

07-24-2010 23:46:39 | More by timus19
Photo of machostacos


3.98/5  rDev -6.8%

12 oz. bottle decanted properly into my favorite pint glass

A: hazy golden amber, bright highlights, with a very full, bubbly head that lasts and lasts and lasts, leaving a thick, dripping lacing around the glass.

S: Smells of citrusy pine and grapefruit, with a hint of bitterness and pineapple.

T: Citrus zest up front, nice and bright and a little floral sweetness, morphing smoothly into fresh pine, mildly bitter grapefruit and lemon, with a smooth and pleasantly bitter finish.

M: A little thin, oily, with a good amount of carbonation. Won't raise any eyebrows, but is certainly appropriate for the style. Refreshing with a noticeable bitterness.

D: Maybe not the most drinkable IPA thanks to its lingering bitterness, but definitely a very solid IPA that stands up there with the best. One of my favorites, and I'm definitely spoiled to have access to this beer almost anywhere, living in central Michigan - I am definitely blessed to be surrounded by so much fantastic beer!!


07-24-2010 22:47:05 | More by machostacos
Photo of exonthebottle


4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

I have had this before but I have never reviewed it.
looks golden with and amber tint. large head that settles with nice lacing. I like this beer but lately I have wanted a more balanced Ipa so the smell is very pine but for some reason I can't taste or smell the grapefuit as much as I used too still smells nice. the sweet melts are okay but taste is more bitter than what I remember the beer tasting like lately I have been overwhelmed by hops in beers I think my tongue is burned out a bit by hops. Anyway the flavor is still on my tongue 10 minutes between sips so it strong long lasting pine resin compelling almost gin like. the mouthfeel is perfect, creamy and slick bodied IPA. Still very drinkable a simple relaxing session beer provided you don't have to drive.

07-23-2010 00:21:34 | More by exonthebottle
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

I have had this several times but this was exceptionally fresh for around here (PA) - 2 weeks after bottling according to the batch number. Why can't every brewery do something like this? It REALLY matters! Beer pours a golden amber with a large head which settles to a coating only at the last couple of sips. Lacing is thin but lasting. A whiff of this beer is a pretty perfect IPA-lover's dream - citrus (esp. grapefruit orange), pine and flowery. Not the strongest nose but pleasant. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, pine resin but pretty nicely balanced with tastes of orange and sweet malts. The finish moves toward bitter but without assault - just notes that put a nice end on a good performance. Bravo. Mouthfeel is creamy, a little slick and medium-bodied. Great beer, and one even those who would not describe themselves as hopheads would enjoy. Just make sure to get it FRESH.

07-21-2010 00:48:36 | More by regspeir
Photo of Erish


4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

I poured this 12 oz. bottle into an English pint glass.

A: cloudy orange/gold, 3 finger head settles into a dense cap with abundant lace.

S: pine oil. grapefruit, sweet malt.

T: pine, citrus, sweet orange muffin, the grass/pine hops make a grand entrance in the middle, and the long finish brings lingering medicinal hops and crackers.

M: Somewhat oily, medium weight, and palate-cleansing.

D: This is one of my favorite IPAs, it is a great sipper and doesn't destroy your taste buds with over the top hops.

07-19-2010 23:38:08 | More by Erish
Photo of waldoiverson


3.98/5  rDev -6.8%

12 oz bottle into nonic

A: creamy looking orange-tinted yellow with a nice creamy head, seems viscious, great lacing

S: Orange-cicle sweetness, a bit of minty bitterness, bright

T: orange blossom/honey sweetness, citrus zest bitterness

M: Smooth and sparkling with carbonation until a rather tannic bitterness that dries out the tongue

D: For 7.1% it is very drinkable, and the profile has a little of everything to offer. I'd like a little less dryness if anything.

07-19-2010 22:52:23 | More by waldoiverson
Photo of StlHopHead77


4.65/5  rDev +8.9%

Had this at Big Muddy Pub in Alton,Illinois for the first time about three weeks ago.Easily one of my top two favorite beers on Earth right now.

A-Golden,slightly orange with a beautiful
two finger,stark white, pillowy head.Impressive
lacing for the duration of the pint.

S-Probably the highlight of this beer for me.The
Centennial hops are unmistakable.Pineapple,persimmon and fresh
hops on the nose.Even more exotic fruit notes
that I can't pinpoint.

T-Everything you would expect from the nose.This beer is an exercise in simplicity but still delightfully complex.Fresh fruit juice sweetness balanced perfectly with hoppy bitterness and light caramel malt.

M-Full,oily and satisfying.

D-This is a dangerously drinkable beer and it definitely belies it's 7% ABV.Easy to get caught up and drink a sixer.

07-17-2010 14:27:45 | More by StlHopHead77
Photo of movingtrain


3.98/5  rDev -6.8%

12 ounce bottle sampled from a standard pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellow with some copper/amber hues. A strong head on first pour, but settles down to less than half a finger.

The aroma is very fruity...some wheat notes, bubblegum, vibrant citrus, melon, earthy yeast, and pond water (the kind of good smell you get after swimming in a clear pond).

Up front in the taste is lemon, grapefruit, pine nuts, and a very bitter bite. There are also notes of wheat, pepper, pine, and some floral qualities, as well.

The flavor here is very herbal...and quite lemony, as well. It's got a serious citrus quality to it...giving it a nice bitter bite and a sweet drinkablility. The components to this beer all come together to create an outstanding ale, one that sits well on the palate, and one that is drinkable the whole night through.

07-16-2010 04:15:33 | More by movingtrain
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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