Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

12,699 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 12,699
Reviews: 3,428
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 780
Gots: 2,919 | 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: 12,699 | Reviews: 3,428
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.

Photo of ZBowden
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy gold with a small creamy head,smells of citrus and sweet malts, taste brings a citrusy spike on the front with a biscuity cracker toasty malts and ends balanced, smooth rich and creamy mouthfeel. Overall a great beer that is very available. Love it

Photo of CandaceLai
2.47/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I am not a fan of IPA's. Two Hearted ale is a gold color. The aroma is well balanced with potent smells of wheat and grape.

Photo of DJFoodstore
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like a lazy day spent floating down a river.

Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

It is a good beer but it's a little harsh for my taste buds. IPA's are interesting but this one is good! Always a fan of Bell's Brewery.

Photo of DanielleHazard
2.87/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I am not a fan of IPAs

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

Two Hearted ale is a gold color. The aroma is well balanced with potent smells of wheat and grape. The taste was great with caramel and malt being the main flavors that I could taste. Overall it was a light and well balanced beer. Would definitely recommend.

Photo of DisneyDreamer29
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden brown in color. Smelled of hops, some pine, and maybe a hint of fruity notes in the background. It tasted more like hops than fruit, and was a bit bitter. A little unbalanced for my taste between the bitterness and the rest of the beer. It had decent medium body.

Photo of CashChel
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden brown appearance, aroma of hops and grapefruit hints. Taste of hops, it is malty and a litter bitter. I am not a fan of IPAs but overall this is a great beer.

Photo of KatieS5643
2.84/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Not my favorite beer. It smells good, it smells fruity. But the taste to me was very bitter and tasted like hops. some fruity flavoring.

Photo of Muscatjo
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

lots of hops and bitterness. goes down nice and has a good finish.

Photo of Monktastic7
3.16/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Classic...one of the beers that got me into craft beer.

Photo of EmGM
3.04/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Look: Hazy golden color
Smell: fresh, aroma of lighter fruits, a tad hoppy
Taste: hoppy, very hoppy. overpowers all the other tastes for me- citrus/honey/malty undertones
Aftertaste: hops....
Overall: I know people love this beer and it is really good for what it is (as others have stated) but it's just too strong in the hoppy/bitter area.

Photo of Maiora13
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great beer for what it is. Extremely flavorful and pungent however, like most IPAs, is a little bitter for me.

Photo of rbjorkman
2.5/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

- cloudy orange
- very hoppy
- smells citrus
- very bitter after taste

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
4.99/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh gosh this is a great HOPPY beer. When first opened you can smell the strong floral scent that comes along with hops and citrus notes. This beer packs a punch but it is really easy to drink. When poured it fills the glass with a light yellow beer and has a great bitter taste that is hops. Another one of my favorites from Bell's. I would say it's a great winter beer because it is quite heavy.

Photo of lordofthemark
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Grassy aroma, flavors hoppy, more citrusy, but not unpleasant. I am new to IPA's, and while this has not turned me into a hophead, it is certainly a beer I would buy again.

Photo of microbrewlover
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours a cloudy orange color with a fluffy two finger white head which lasts until the end and great lacing.

The smell is loaded with orange, grapefruit and pine hops. There is a thick malty, bready backbone with some caramel as well.

The taste follows the nose with grapefruit, orange and pine hops dominating; it feels kind of like drinking a pine cone. Pine hop oil is left on the tongue after swallowing. The caramel malt backbone is present from start to finish and complements the hops. The feel is bready but also a little oily. I would recommend this to someone who has not tried an IPA and was wondering if they would like this style.

Photo of claudialeshok
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I personally find it too hoppy but it uses centennial hops, a single hop beer. This is bell's most popular beer and gets better as you drink it.

Photo of Franziskaner
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy light copper to gold in color. There's a fingernail of off white covering a majority of the top. Faint aroma of citrus hops. The flavor in comparison is a wallop of citrus fury. There's some light malt to try to keep things in check. The mouth is crisp and refreshing.

Photo of partains
3.36/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: light golden yellow/orange
Smell: hoppy, wheat, grains
Taste: very hoppy, bitter, wheat
Overall: unpleasant, I do not care for a lot of hops and bitterness

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,699 ratings.