Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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12,677 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,677
Reviews: 3,423
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 777
Gots: 2,890 | 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: 12,677 | Reviews: 3,423
Photo of Odysseyalien
3.33/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not bad but I'm also not sure why such a high rating here. I find a lot more ipa's to be more flavorful. Maybe it's just not my thing.

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.11/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It tastes like what the label looks like.
Really bitter, and reminds me of home here at the Great Lakes.

Photo of K-Dog
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great ipa at a great price.

Photo of WineGuy3000
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a mason jar-style glass.

A: Bright, hazy copper with 2/3" white head that settles down quickly. Retention is good, lacing is OK.

S: Piney hops & some herbal notes over caramelly malt.

T: Exceptional. Hop-bitter fruity & somewhat resinous character wrapped in toffee. Savory elements & flowery elements mingle on the mid-palate. Finishes with slightly lingering bitterness.

M: Nice carb helps to lighten up what would otherwise be a mighty malt body. Very dry.

O: Not a typical go-to IPA for me, but clearly deserving of it's world-class status here on BA. Impressive.

Photo of cfalls
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Small head. Slightly hazy.

Floral, with bready malts.

Bitter hops. Almost DIPA level. Fairly malty too. A little too malty for me, but this is what most folks call "balanced". I wish more of the non-bitter hop flavors came through. Citrus rind on the finish.

Pretty highly carbonated. Not too light or too heavy.

I should have tried this sooner. For a beer you can find most anywhere, it's pretty good.

Photo of jeffdr123
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lots going on here. It's a sip-and-savor beer. After this beer, Dogfish Head 60-minute tasted mild.

Photo of drunkenmess
3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Awesome IPA. Nice brilliant golden haze when poured. Beatiful white frothy head. Smells of citrus hoppy sweetness. Taste is amazing not too strong but has enough to keep you interested. Smooth after taste not bitter at all. Finishes like a champ easily drinkable over and over again. Cheers

Photo of Reemer686
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great hop flavor that isn't overpowering. Very well balanced IPA

Photo of MrKasbeer
3.11/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feel is smooth. Taste is fair. Weak on the hoppyness.

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this beer. Very well balanced, nice hoppy bite but not overwhelming. Outstanding ipa, not the best though. Enjoyed having pounders cans too.

Photo of DevinMorris007
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable beer. Hopy and bitter, but not overwhelmingly bitter. Suits my palate well.

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

I wanted you to know
That I am ready to go, heartbeat
My heartbeat
I wanted you to know
Whenever you are around, can't speak
I can't speak

Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a hazy golden-rod honey with a thick white head. Good retention and solid lacing. Beautiful to look at.

S: Grapefruit, citrus, orange peel, cracker, and resiny pine hop aromas all come through. This beer smells fantastic.

T: Grapefruit, lemon, citrus, cracker, pine, smooth hop spice and crisp bitter finish. Incredibly delicious and easy drinking.

M: Medium bodied, slightly oily, fair amount of carbonation, smooth slightly dry and overall incredibly satisfying on the finish.

O: My favorite ever day beer. Truly a solid brew in every sense. I would rank this with Ballast Point's Sculpin as my favorite readily available IPA.

Photo of mzingie
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The beer is golden with an average head. The smell isn't quite attractive, almost fishy and very very faint, weakest link in this beer. However, the mouthfeel and hop balance are near perfect. There could be a little more maltiness in my opinion but I love the hop flavor in this beer which combines with the mouthfeel makes an excellent beer.

Photo of Beerds
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hadn't had this in a while and wanted to try it again. Picked up a 6 pack 10 days old and it didn't disappoint. Was pleased to see beer that fresh from a brewer so far north of me. Will add this in the rotation for sure!

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

This IPA is excellent. Super drinkable, mouth-puckeringly good. Pours a semi-clear amber color while smelling of hops with a light malt/citrus smell. Deliciously bitter (oxymoron?) while managing to not be overpowering nor being a complete hop-bomb. This is a very good and well crafted representation of the style and I will DEFINITELY be picking this up again. Like god damn.

Photo of Vondy08
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinkable. Pairs well with chicken or fish

Photo of MrMeerbill
3.57/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweeter than I thought it would be not as bold as the description on the can over all a good drinking run of the mill beer

Photo of Jarnol21
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Classic beer to enjoy on this Sunday! Still great balance and smoothness

Photo of Freeldrcw
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad at all! Very refreshing. Was expecting a bit more because of the reviews.

Photo of Bonzo
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft into a pint glass. Look: One finger head that receded fairly quick, Golden, slightly hazy with plenty of thin lacing. Smell: citrus and pine. Taste: Same as smell with a very pleasant bitter finish. Overall: Very drinkable with no offensive bitterness

Photo of m_hall
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Standard pour from a 12 oz bottle (dated 04/03/2015) into a tulip. Color is a faintly hazy orange-gold, topped by a two-finger rocky white head. Lacing is very good.

Aroma is hoppy, as expected, with bright citrus-grapefruit and evergreen notes, with bread-y malts hovering in the back.

Taste starts with a rich malt front- caramel and biscuit- that is followed by assertive hop bitterness. The sweetness of the malts and the citrus-rind hops compliment each other very well, with peppery notes and subtle fruity esters coming in from the background. The finish is dry and pine-y. Tremendously well-balanced throughout; even as the beer warms in the glass the hops somehow never become obnoxious.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and slightly oily, with fairly vigorous carbonation. Just substantial enough while being easy to drink.

I've been hearing for years how amazing this beer is, but until now it hadn't been available in my area. So when I happened to see it for sale (in my local Food Lion, no less) giving this one a try was an imperative. I was prepared for disappointment... but for once all the hype was totally justified. For me IPA's are are hit or miss- when they're done right they're great, but when even a little wrong they're terrible one-dimensional hop-bombs. This beer definitely gets it right: All of the strong hop notes that an IPA should have are there, but they live in perfect harmony with wonderful caramel malts and fruity yeast flavors. Even those who normally eschew IPA's should at least give this one a try- it's a remarkable beer that's the standard for what an American IPA should be.

Photo of vitALEity
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell is very floral with some grapefruit, lemon peel and bread
Taste is Lemon, lemon peel, sweet grapefruit juice, some lime, pine, cedar

This is Bells best beer.

Photo of CincyBrewTull
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It smells citrusy and piney with faint perfume and sweet malts. The taste is of the same hops and malts

Photo of MNJR
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A mighty brew. Very strong, sour and peppery. Leaves your mouth scoured out and full of chewy gunk. A classic. Not for the weak. Thick and potent, with a head that you can't swallow, it just lays in your mouth for several minutes. Intimidating and respected by this drinker for many years.

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,677 ratings.