Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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3,251 Reviews

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Reviews: 3,251
Hads: 12,849
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 790
Gots: 3,030 | FT: 50
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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Reviews: 3,251 | Hads: 12,849
Photo of BigJohnShow
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was a little disappointed with this one after hearing all the build-up. Maybe because I'm a west coaster I found this a little dull. Much prefer PtE or Alpine, Moylan's, Green Flash even Dirt Wolf. (197 characters)

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a clear golden orange color with a very nice head and low-medium lacing.

Smell – A light floral piney hops with a touch of citrus.

Taste – A light hop flavor with just a touch of bitterness. Excellent flavor, albeit a little weak.

Mouthfeel – Mid-light carbonation. No alcohol noticeable in the feel.

Drinkability – Very easy drinking. A great IPA. (384 characters)

Photo of ValerieK
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I usually like stouts. But this is delish. The floral notes make it a bit sweet, not bitter. Loved it. Lots of little bubbles. Very pleasant. Many flavor layers. Hops, floral, bit of malt too I think. (201 characters)

Photo of maedhros09
4.82/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: hazy golden amber with a couple fingers of white head that leaves bubbles and lots of lacing

Smell: orange citrus, floral, pine

Taste: Lightly sweet, mostly a hops showcase with notes of orange and pine. On the dry side, though the maltiness comes out more as it warms. Flavors blend very well.

Feel: medium body and smooth

Overall: It had been a couple years since I had a two-hearted. I remember thinking it was overly bitter. This sample did not bear that view out by any means. If anything it is a bit on the dry side, which I appreciate considering all the saccharine IPAs out there. Two-hearted as an abundance of fresh citrus and floral hop character with only a moderate bitterness. A great stalwart IPA. (726 characters)

Photo of FUMath
4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Beautiful color, clear, great lacing
Smell: Big nose of Centennial, rich smells
Taste: Great citrusy notes
Feel: Nice carbonation from bottle conditioning. Probably the best feature as it compliments the hops so well.

Overall: One of my perennial favorites. So good when its so fresh. (294 characters)

Photo of GregJ
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorites. Very floral and sweet smelling, some grapefruit. Malty, floral, orange blossom, grapefruit. Medium/light body, medium carbonation. Floral and sweet malts aftertaste. (186 characters)

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, amber colored beer with a two finger high head. Lacing stays on the glass.

Nose: Hops, citrus, honey and pine.
Taste: Orange, pineapple and grass.
Body: Light, smooth body. A little bitterness and medium carbonation

I really can't understand the hype about this beer. I my opinion it is highly overrated on ratebeer and beeradvocate.
Maby it is because the bottle I got my hands on at Total Wine & More is not fresh?
This one was bottled on december 1 - 2014 * Two and a half months ago. (500 characters)

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

Had this on tap at Detroit airport. Nice medium Amber with a 1-finger creamy head. Good retention with thick persistent lacing. Nice piney, citrusy aroma. Good maltiness and balance in the mouthfeel but I thought the hops were a little understated in the flavor profile. Overall very nice drinkable beer. (309 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into nonic. Half a finger of foamy white head quickly settles to a ring and thin center layer over hazy copper liquid. Dots of lace stick to the glass. Aroma is floral hops, caramel malt, citrus hop, slight tropical fruit. Taste is hop forward with grapefruit peel, floral, and earthy pine bitterness. Some biscuit malt sweetness. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation, bitter drying finish. (423 characters)

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

A: Yellow orange hue with good lacing that fades within a few minutes.

S: Tangy, estery, and slightly lemony. McLovin' would agree it smells like "hops."

T&M: Good body. Straw like, and grassy. Crisp yet creamy. Bitter hops at the finish.

O: An OG to the style. A brewery that helped usher me into what craft beer is and means. (340 characters)

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Color is a golden amber and the head is thin but lasting.

Smell is malt syrup with spicy hop notes. Hops come of piney sticky.

Hop flavor stays throughout wonderful slight citrus sticky. (239 characters)

Photo of beerhobo22
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden color. Great Centennial hop aroma. Head retention is very good. Good balance of malt and hop bitterness. Easy to drink; definitely a go-to-ale. (166 characters)

Photo of obrike
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally got to try Puerto Rico of all places! Saw a sixer at a local grocery store in the Carolina area near the airport. A delicious IPA I wish was available in Texas. (178 characters)

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours the golden amber that you would expect from a top IPA.

Smell: Citrus, hops, not overwhelming. Very inviting.

Taste: Tastes like freshly shaven and clean vagina. This beer is among the most smooth and IPAs you'll have.

Feel: It feels wet and cold when I stick my finger in the beer.

Overall: This bad boy is a 4.75. Excellent go to beer. Enjoy it in the summer as you kick off your shoes and relax on the back porch. (431 characters)

Photo of Crafty-Individual
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got this one in the 16oz. can. It looked like it was canned on 8/18/2014. Great citrus aroma. Golden copper color. Drank out of a Dogfish Head IPA glass but also tried straight from the can. Very drinkable for a 7% abv beer. (228 characters)

Photo of Chug-a-lug
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Maybe my favorite beer. Bursting with flavor is how I would describe it. I was floored on the first taste. I actually said wow out loud. Probably the beer I will compare the rest to from now on. (196 characters)

Photo of jahr
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Deep golden with a hazy, unfiltered quality. Relatively thin, pale head, 1 finger on average.
S: Pine, citrus, slightly soapy.
T: Crisp bitterness, refreshing and fairly meaty for a beer of this style. Pineapple and hops most apparent, with some orange in the background. Alcohol not evident.
F: Medium-thick body, not like most IPAs.
O: Very solid every-day IPA. Not overwhelming, not insanely boozy, and with a nice balanced feel and taste. (446 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the most balanced and tasty IPA's I have had to date. There is a smoothness and balance here, that is usually not found in many IPA's. The sweet malt and hop bite complement each other amazingly. This is a strong contender for favorite IPA.

Will absolutely seek out and purchase again. (293 characters)

Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to taste this last night.

A deliciously different IPA. As soon as I tasted it I thought their was something different going on here. I suspect it's the Centennial hops that give it a more woodsy or piney flavor.

If you are put off by the citrusy West Coast IPA's I suggest you try this one.
Unfortunately I only had one bottle - now I need to go find more as this is fantastic. (392 characters)

Photo of bassboneman
3.42/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

...its ok...
the overall flavor is tubby...sorry...but that is the only adjective I can think to describe this beer...
Mind you...I am drinking from the bottle...
...a little disappointed... (190 characters)

Photo of jooler
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, so this was canned 7/22/14 and today is 1/29/15. Pours perfectly with an inch head. Nice lacing. Smells bitter with a hint of chipotle? Maybe. Tastes pretty hoppy initially but has an oily mouthfeel and it is somewhat flat. This honestly tastes like a more bitter blind pig. I would still prefer blind pig over this, buts it's still good (342 characters)

Photo of artdob
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the Grand Rapids airport. Nose is hop forward. Chill of the beer served on site however limited the aromas that I suspect would come through if served a bit less cold. Golden color with modest lacing. On the palate, this beer is hop dominant and has a strong grapefruit note. Finish is medium long. (315 characters)

Photo of MichaelLamb
3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- pours golden to amber with a thick white head and nice lacing
N- mostly pine and citrus notes, perhaps a subtle floral undertone
T- bitterness seems to overwhelm subtle citrus
M- well carbonated with a malt backbone well suited for the nose of this beer
O- I've had this beer a before and I don't recall such an overwhelming bitterness. It's a solid IPA, but lacks the clean distinct notes of most other highly rated American IPAs. (435 characters)

Photo of Jojosaute
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I would have to say this is one of the nest beers available. Great ale. Not quite and ipa. I would say an intro to ipa. A fantastic flavor and balance. (152 characters)

Photo of ronniebruner
3.57/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Beautiful light amber in color
S: Not too malty, but just enough to make it not bitter
T: Not strong, slightly bitter, better than average ale.
F: Feels really light on the tongue, smooth.
O: Not world class, but very good. I really like Bell's (247 characters)

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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