Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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12,708 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,708
Reviews: 3,432
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 780
Gots: 2,925 | FT: 47
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-11-2001

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.
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Ratings: 12,708 | Reviews: 3,432
Photo of BobArmstrong
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's an average ipa beer

Photo of Warren2621
3.24/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Solid IPA. One of the beers that can get non-craft drinkers to drink a craft. Few flaws with this one.

Photo of mikesubocz
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tasty midwest IPA for sure.

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The flagship of Midwestern IPAs

Photo of GlennSt
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An all time favorite IPA. he aroma always jumps out at me. Great balance of hops and malt. The flavor is assertive but it goes down like a session beer. Incredible stuff.

Photo of Ravenfan
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Some IPA's are too bitter for my liking, they overdo the hops in an attempt to outdo each other. This one from Bell's is different it's definitely hoppy, but has enough malt to let you focus on the taste instead of the bitterness. Grapefruit and maybe just a bit of sour orange mix in together to make this a very refreshing beer. Perfect summer sipping beer. Beautiful golden/orange color, very nice head and lacing, and as I said not so bitter that it kills the flavors like some IPA's do. This is the first beer I've had from Bell's in Maryland, but will be trying more, after this was recommended by one of the bartenders at the local bar I frequent. They are having a night featuring Bell's next week so looking forward to seeing what else they brew.

Photo of puboflyons
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 03/20/15. Sampled on July 5, 2015.

Heady, hazy orange-amber pour.

Those tropical, tangerine, orange, and fruit esters on the nose are remarkable even for a 3 month old bottle. I wish I had a fresher one. I'd probably be spellbound.

Good medium to full body.

The taste has the same amazing fruit characteristics but it all comes together with an almost sinus-cleaning bitterness that lingers dryly at the end. This one deserves the high ratings it gets. The tropical fruit aroma and taste really penetrates it all.

Photo of TedStrosser
3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Was expecting much better. Ok. But not great.

Photo of Dag95
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good IPA. Has just the right amount of hops to not overpower the flavor.

Photo of jackleg
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

my son turned me on to this wonderful ipa. living in maryland, close to delaware, i am very familiar with dogfish and evo. they have a great ipa selection, too. but, this fabulous brew can rival anyone's ipa!!!!! if there is better, let me know.......

Photo of kylemcgowan01
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5 all day!! My favorite IPA to drink

Photo of gruntparty
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best IPAs due mainly to the excellent balance between the malt and hops of the beer which combine to form a genuinely delicious and interesting IPA. It does not rely to heavily on hops while also not holding back giving just enough to bring out the malt and hop in it.

Photo of Victor
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent American IPA.
It pours a nice golden color backed by a present hop aroma.
This American IPA is very well balanced. The ABV and hop ratio works in bringing out the bitterness and malt character. Overall this is a great example of an IPA

Photo of dro7
2.89/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with an exquisite aroma! This is what an IPA should smell like, strong hops and floral smell. However I was greatly disappointed in the taste, it lacked bitterness. It is very smooth, but it only smells like an IPA and doesn't not taste like one. I'll never drink this again. From the smell you think your having a great bitter IPA when it's actually extremely smooth.

Photo of antjackson305
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is one tasty beer. Also love that I can get it in cans.

Photo of Zaktcc
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a beautiful opaque, burnt-amber color. 3 finger head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving fluffy residue. Lacing very present.

S - Right off the bat you get a phenomenal aroma of fruity and floral sweetness. Yet very sweet smelling, it's the perfect blend of spice that prevents if from being overly bearing. Notes of various citron scents, pine, and faint hints of pepper and spice.

T - A perfect blend of malt and hops are present at the beginning of every sip; sweet yet well balanced with bitterness - neither overly baring. Finishes with mouthful of well blended spices and hints of pepper and pine. The most distinct flavors I can note are that of lemon, pine and malt.

M - Medium bodied beer with little carbonation present. Doesn't leave much of an aftertaste- very sharp, clean finish. Fluffy, full feeling beer overall.

O - This has now been my 2nd beer from Bell's and similar to the first, has left me wanting more. A few months back I got to try and fall in love with their Hopslam ale; quickly learning I will be having to wait until next winter before I get a chance to have that again. With Bell's recently being brought to my location, I got lucky enough to try another beer by them and was wholeheartedly impressed; again! An incredible IPA from an incredible company; I have no complaints.

Photo of Hanning
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer with wonderful fruit overtones

Photo of Moose90
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated "14244 PKGD 09:26 042815 A 015789"

A — Pours a nice orangey and almost coppery hue. There is a great bit of clarity to it as well as a puffy, off white colored head atop of the beer, leaving behind nice and consistent rings of lace.

S — Smells of oranges, pine, sweet malts, and lemon. Nicely floral without being overly sweet.

T — Tastes of tangerine, orange, grapefruit, lemon, blood orange, little bit of pine. This is fresh and juicy without being sweet, very nice indeed.

M — Light in body, very smooth and is beyond easy drinking, refreshing.

O — Great overall, this has a wonderful juicy component without being sticky or overly sweet. Excellent.

Photo of OldManMetal
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a visually striking IPA. It pours to a giant white rocky head (pour carefully!) that sits astride a pale amber, sparkling beer muted by a promising chill haze. The sticky head leaves lots of beautiful lacing in its wake. The nose is a strong, sublime blend of citrus, florals and resinous pine with boozy undertones. The flavor hops carry through to the palate, over top of a malty foundation that gets washed over by a nice hoppy bitterness. This bitterness dominates the finish, clinging as it should for the style, joined by hints of bitter citrus and pine. The bitterness is very well-balanced relative to the flavor, being less heavy-handed than in a lot of IPAs. The fizzy carbonation is a nice counterpoint to the bitterness, and sets the medium body up for a slight creaminess that increases drinkability.

Photo of moves2205
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

my favorite ipa to date

Photo of 666threesixes666
4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

sorry bells, i found shorts huma lupa licious, and it's ruined two hearted ale for me. I've been a fan of 2 hearted ale for a very long time, and have drank at least a kegs worth. this is a very good beer, outstanding to be honest... there are better beers out there but very very few and far between. hopslam is one of them. im completely amazed to find any beers that top two hearted ale. i actually signed up to beer advocate to say WOW about huma lupa licious.

Photo of Hopsbythebay
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Classic American IPA that showcases what can be done with just one hop varietal (Centennial). Speaks to the the quality of Bells

Photo of W_Des
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

If you need to familiarize yourself with Centennial hops then this beer is for you. Nice floral nose with a light lingering bitter finish. There is a good balance of malt in this beer as well. It is a very good gateway IPA for those who have not yet had a great IPA.

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Amazing. Simply amazing. Had this one many times, yet never rated or reviewed.
For the sake of this one, had on tap at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. Sipped while walking around slices of Americana. Even the plastic cup couldn't detect from this beauty. The color is golden orange with a thick, solid head that stays put. Thick, juicy mouthfeel, deep grapefruit and floral aroma. Taste is malty grapefruit with pine bite on the end. Hands down one of the best out there.

Photo of RaysHops
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer makes me proud to be from MI

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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