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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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10,801 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,801
Reviews: 3,079
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 599
Gots: 1,491 | FT: 40
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-11-2001)
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Photo of SupaCelt
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours an orange color with a sparse mingling of chunky unfiltered goodness. A decent head forms and slowly recedes until it reaches a sustained level on the edge of the glass. Nicely carbonated. There is a requisite amount of lacing left around the circumference of the glass throughout sampling.

The smell is definitely dominated by hops. Huge orange juice aroma flies off the top of this beer. Grainy malt tones lie underneath. I actually sniffed down too deep and drew some right up into the old snot locker. That really revealed an interesting perspective. Smells good.

The first sip caused a smile to stretch across my face. Very nicely flavored. This one is not too over the top and could easily find acceptance with those who are not huge fans of the super bitter IPA styles. This is more of a fruity citrus hop showcase than an exercise in alpha acid. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. A nice wet start with a pleasant dry finish that is so crisp. Very enjoyable stuff. I will definitely add this to the repertoire. Drinkability is good as I can see myself putting a goodly number of these away with ease. Nice beer.


SupaCelt, Feb 14, 2005
Photo of plaztikjezuz
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a bright copper with hues of bronze and orange shinning through, a white head that was about a finger and a half thick.
the aroma is hopsack; citrus, hint of pine, malty.
the flavor is malty followed by a firm hopsack, citrus, carmelized malt sugar.
two hearted is one of michigans best ipa's, two thumbs up.

plaztikjezuz, Sep 16, 2006
Photo of DaveFL1976
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a fluffy almost-white head. The head sticks to the side like glue. Very nice
Smell is fantastically hoppy. Spicy, citrusy hops with a nice subtly-sweet background.
Taste is mellower than expected and suprisingly well balanced. I'm drinking this after a DFH 90 minute, and this is so much better balanced. And smooth. The mouthfeel is moderate, but the smooth carbonation offers a bit of creamyness. This is a damn fine beer.

DaveFL1976, Jul 13, 2006
Photo of ejh06752
4/5  rDev -6.3%

ejh06752, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Joel12
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Joel12, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of timontheroad
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

On tap at Coopers Seafood House, Scranton, PA. Nice clear golden color, with a half-inch head, nice lacing. Smell was tropical fruity and some grapefruit. Taste was wonderfully balanced, with some fruity, some piney flavors. Medium bodied, nice carbonation, the kind of beer that you want to drink all day, the alcohol was well hidden for 7%. Just an outstanding beer, wish I could find it all the time in CO.

timontheroad, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of mvdillman
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mvdillman, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of a_beckman25
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

a_beckman25, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Ben7773
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Ben7773, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of JSBILK
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

JSBILK, May 14, 2014
Photo of GodOfBeer
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark gold with a thick white head, lots of carbonation.

Overwhelming hoppy aroma, grapefruit/citrusy, just awesome!

Tastes just as hoppy, some spices and bready notes and nice and malty to balance it out, nice bitter finish and the alchohol is well hidden.

Creamy/velvety mouthfeel that leaves me wanting more, if only they made a beer like this in Ontario!

GodOfBeer, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this on tap at Mullet's without even knowing what it was and it turned out good. I's a medium copper color with a bunch of white head. The aroma is a bit of citrus and some hops. For taste it's hops with citrus and some spices. The hops are medium level, not overbearing but enough to add some character. The body is mid-level with a somewhat clean finish. You don't really notice the alcohol with this one.

DesMoinesMike, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of Jeeb
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jeeb, Jul 09, 2013
4/5  rDev -6.3%

MITCHELLMPLS, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of rmehughes
4/5  rDev -6.3%

rmehughes, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of ramblinwreck101
4/5  rDev -6.3%

ramblinwreck101, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Ewhite2121
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Ewhite2121, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of drizzam
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a clear pint glass. A fairly aggressive pour yielded a creamy, fluffy off-white two finger head that retained beautifully leaving a very nice lacing down the inside of the glass. The ale itself is a cloudy orange/amber color.

S - Mmmm, this smells like a good IPA. Grapefruit esters seem to abound with a bit of orange peel as well. Smells like this one is gonna be hoppy as hell!

T - Not as hoppy as I would have expected from the nose. It seems like this is a very citrus based beer...don't get me wrong, the hops are there and they are phenomenal, but this is certainly not "knock your taste buds out" hoppy. This is more of a citric hop that seems to be smoother than your average IPA. I'm really enjoying how smooth this beer is!

M & D - Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied. Bells has again proven to me why they deserve to be rated in my top 5 breweries. I will recommend this to all my friends that haven't had the chance to enjoy this beer yet.

drizzam, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of Honus1
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Honus1, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of BeerGreg
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BeerGreg, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of balinor
4/5  rDev -6.3%

balinor, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of nodder
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

nodder, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of CortexBomb
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Hearted Ale is now considered one of Bell's flagship beers for a reason. The pour on this is nice, deep gold with a light white head on top of it. A tonne of carbonation is visible in the ber and the head stays around as long as the beer does. The smell is extremely hoppy and floral with a noticeable pine dominance.

The taste on this is a textbook American style IPA, it's all about the hops, which sets up shop on the back of the tongue and relents for a moment only to show up at the front of the tongue and on the top of the mouth. Floral is dominant, but some citrus is also present. A good malty aspect to it as well, with solid hop bittering sensations and overall very drinkable beer.

Two Hearted Ale is a very solid, drinkable example of the American IPA style. I'm not a huge fan of hop dominant beers, but when I feel like an IPA this is the one I often find myself reaching for.

CortexBomb, May 23, 2006
Photo of TheBungyo
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good pour, it golden orange. The head is about a fingers width. Smell is curious, a dash of pine followed up with orange juice. Taste is lemony, orange followed by a dash of bitter pine. The bitter is almost meek, as if trying to be inoffensive. This one manages to be very citrusy, without incorporating any grapefruit. It almost seems naked without the grapefruit. After those initial tastes, the back tastes like seltzer water. The malt doesn't really show other than to provide a bit of sweetness. In spite of that minor gripe, this is still a very enjoyable brew. Mouthfeel is near perfect, lush and creamy. If this were a local brew, I fear that it would be overshadowed by many of the premiere IPA's. Of the top of my head I can think of a couple that taste almost just like it. In any case, I did enjoy this and were it available here, I'd buy a sixer every now and then.

TheBungyo, Mar 27, 2006
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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