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Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

3,418 Reviews
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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by Todd on 12-11-2001

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Reviews: 3,418 | Ratings: 13,690
Photo of Stolenface1
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden/orange/amber with nice head. Aroma of pine and slight citrus and maybe some fruity esters from the yeast. Taste follows smell with enough caramel malt to almost perfectly balance. Mouthfeel is medium-ish and the flavor sits on your tongue. Not my favorite IPA but since you can buy at the Rite-Aid down the street, I find myself drinking it often. Recommended.

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Photo of Blarkin678
2.48/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I guess I don't see the hype with this beer. Nothing special about it to be honest. I guess it's because it's harder to come by that it gets a good rating.

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Photo of JNPIII127
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

an extremely drinkable and smooth IPA that had little to no hop bitterness but plenty of juicy hop flavor. the beer had an excellent mouthfeel, poured a two inch pillowy head and left plenty of lacing in the glass. drank from a tulip and loved every minute of it. will definitely purchase again and again and again.

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Photo of draheim
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Re-reviewing this one as my last review was 4 years old.

12oz (bottled 9/22/2015) into a tulip. Pours a beautiful glowing golden orange w/ a nice billowing white head.

Aroma is a nicely balanced blend of citrusy and floral hops. Notes of orange and spice.

Taste is likewise a nice citrusy floral hop combo on top of a blend of pale and caramel malts. A touch of malty sweetness tempered by alpha acid bitterness. Yeast lends it a vaguely Belgian tang.

Mouthfeel is balanced and medium bodied. Again, the yeast gives it a softness not typical of most American IPAs. Nicely satisfying.

Overall a solid, relatively complex, well crafted, balanced IPA. Would be a go-to if available locally.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice and pleasant flavor, which helps the ale go down pretty smoothly. A little bit of a spice and a little bit of fruit, but not so much that it takes away from the smoothness.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cracking open a 16 oz can tonight thanks to Michael, 9/10 date on the bottom. Pouring into a nonic pint glass shows this beer as a slightly hazy amber color with a decent head, minimal lacing.

Nice aroma of sweet malts and an oily and resinous hoppiness. Good flavor profile. VERY smooth and easy to drink, bready malts, orange zest, resin, slight pine, quick sweetness near the end. Body is super light and this IPA is drinkable. Not the hoppiest, but super crisp and easy to quaff.

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is fantastic. Usually the term "balanced" is code for not hoppy here in California. But this is balance perfected. Great hop profile, very smooth malt backing.
One of, if not the best, balanced ipas I've had

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Photo of Act25
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best IPAs in the US, this hop-centric blend is a surpise at my ferry bodega at E 34 St, making ride home delicious.

ABV: 7.0%

A: Hazed golden amber, creamy, dense head that both lasts and laces (even in a pint paper cup).

S: Apricot, orange zest, dried grass, crackers, grapefruit, esters, fruity yeast.

T: Creamy smoothness, that follows the fruit mix aroma, with oily hoppiness, and an autumnal, ripe, leafy, orangey, bready, nutty, yeasty, peppery, and floral long story. Finishes in a semi-pungent bitterness,

F: medium bodied, peppery dry finish, classic creamy feel.

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Photo of Ksmoove27
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper/Gold appearance with a finger of head; good lacing
S: Nice balance of floral hops and malt; some pine, good citrus aroma
T: Balanced hop/malt; little grapefruit flavor/bitterness in the aftertaste
F: Creamy feel with good carbonation, dry after taste
Overall: A good beer, I like it a lot; one of my favorite non-West coast IPAs. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice surprise from guy who did some construction on house.
L - copper with minimal head (pour temp was a bit cold), some lacing throughout
A - nice pine sent - not overpowering, hop aroma, malt
T - pine, hop flavors and malt flavors
F - medium body, good carbonation, a little sweetness from malt.
O - hope I'm not under rating - similar beers are often overpowered with pine or malt - this is very drinkable and well 'balanced' - we need a synonym...

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Photo of PaleCale
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright clear orange with a fluffy white head which lasts for quite a bit. Smell is citrus, with plenty of floral/vegetal complements - makes me think that the hops used were very fresh. Taste veers more towards the piney bitter end. Dry finish and moderate carbonation make this an easy drinker that hides its ABV well. Overall, a classic IPA - long live Bell's Two Hearted!

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Photo of twk
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper/Gold appearance with a fingers with of head
S: Smells of citrus, the typical grapefruit smell that accompanies IPAs
T: Taste is less bold/fruity than other IPAs I've tried, it's still there, just wasn't as present in my 6-pack
F: Creamy feel with a good bit of frothy carbonation, dry after taste
Overall: A good beer, I'm glad I tried it and I'd recommend it to others.

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Photo of SeanMallory
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely drinkable. This IPA is incredibly balanced and immediately leaves your tastebuds wanting a second shot at picking apart the flavor. One of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The smell is bright and earthy with some honey sweetness and a bit of spiciness. The taste is well balanced and smooth with some bitterness and spice and orange peel in the finish. This beer got better and better as it warmed. yb

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Photo of Shippy
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle. Pours a nice copper gold with white head. Hoppy, citrus aromas. Full mouth feel. Flavors like the aromas: orangey citrus, hops, some pine. Some lingering bitterness. Very balanced and a great beer overall.

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Photo of rockclimberscott1
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In my top 3 of IPAs, Pliny the Elder, Two Hearted then Odell IPA.

L - Copper pour with decent lacing
A - Nice balanced hoppy aroma
T - pine, nice hop hints of spice and orange, some malt
F - Balanced carbonation

Almost perfect

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.46/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle purchased from a local deli, chilled to approximately 50 degrees and poured into a Spiegelau stemmed Pilsner glass. The high IBU rating (around 75 I believe) is deceptive, as this is a nicely balanced, not particularly bitter beer. I'd still prefer an Ithaca Flower Power, but I found this to be a pleasant and easy drinking beer that I would have again.

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Photo of BryanReed
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really really nice beer. Clear copper gold pour with a nice head that sticks around quite a while. Amazing lacing.

Smell is a balance between juicy hops and sweet malt. Little pine tingle back there somewhere.

Taste is much the same. Juicy fruity hops with some citrus and strong malt presence.

Long smooth finish, lingering bitterness. Really nice carbonation.

Overall, and very solid beer. Im starting to really jive on these eastern us ipas. You guys got it good over here.

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Photo of eskildow
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It's a fairly clear gold/amber. There is an ample, almost velvety head that sticks around a good long while. Very citrussy in scent, but more toward the grapefruit end of the spectrum as opposed to tangerine or orange. The front end is an almost grassy flavour, followed by more grapefruit and notes of lemon. There is a nice bitterness. It sits light on the tongue, much lighter than most IPAs, which I actually prefer.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass

Look: Pours a clear golden amber color. Nice frothy and creamy head with nice sticky lacing.

Aroma: Lots of citrus fruit. Hints of grapefruit and quite a bit of lemon/lemon peel.

Taste: As with the aroma, lots of citrus, grapefruit and lemon. Very nice bitterness balances it out at the end, with a little malt at the end.

Feel: Tastes a lot smoother than some of the IPAs I've had and it has pretty light mouth feel.

Overall: Really nice IPA definitely recommend it. Glad it came to Denver for a week.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

had this saturday night at a restaurant in prescott az
was stoked to find it as we have no distribution from bells in my home state of Colorado
poured from a 120z bottle dated 7.15.15 into a pint glass
looks amber/ gold with a creamy head
smells citrus grape fruit
taste clean dry slightly citrusy not overly hoppy
feel is lighter than many ipa's i like with a dry crisp after taste
overall a very solid, dangerously drinkable ipa(i was able to limit myself to just 2 as it was my mothers 72nd bday and i was being a good boy) would drink again!!! bring bells to Colorado!

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Photo of Skogger
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

There's a reason I come back to this beer, time and time again. It has a great crisp bite to it. A wonderful light amber color and a good amount of frothy smooth head. It is greatly paired with some grilled steak or pork. If you're an ipa lover, I would recommend this in a heartbeat.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance : A cloudy amber glow, about 80% opaque, with a loosely knit three finger head that leaves webs of lacing barely connected sparsely on the sides of the tumbler glass.

Smell : Mostly tropical aromas. Freshly diced pineapple, a hint of peach, with a faint sparkle of biscuit malts. A slight sweat funk can also be smelled, but it's pretty faint here. Typical, run of the mill IPA aromas.

Taste : A nice strong fruity bite sets in, with lots of bitter rinds and pith. Mostly grapefruit, a bit of apricot, orange. Very faint pine, but subdued enough to be detected and not stealing the show. Slight dankness. The malts are both bitter biscuit and cracker-like, and the grapefruit pith carries out to the end with a slight dryness.

Feel : Substantially creamy and a total party in the mouth pumped with carbonation. I think this is what most people rave about on this beer, the feel is so smooth and it's so drinkable.

Overall : This beats most IPA's in its price range. It's flavorful enough to be enjoyed as a sipper, but quaffable enough to be a session beer. Bell's Two Hearted gets Two Thumbs from me.

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Photo of BeerCannuck
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very balanced profile with clean dry finish. Definite grapefruit on nose and taste with slight sweet tropical undertones. A very well made beer that certainly rivals the smoothness and drink ability of west coast standard such as Sculpin. I wish it was
distributed to the bay area.

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Photo of emount91
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy dark orange, carbonation actively rising, off white head that retains very well. smell isn't very strong, get an irony/tinny smell, with a warm background, can't really smell hops. taste is a nice balance of hops and malt at first, with the malt fading out and the hops lingering. little bit of everything: citrus, flowers, herb, pine, fruit, bread, crackers, bitterness. very good and balanced. mouth feel is decent, a little thick and could use a little more fuzziness. overall decent beer.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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