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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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10,007 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,007
Reviews: 3,030
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 553
Gots: 1,090 | FT: 36
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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New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-23-2013 02:32:38 | More by sfr26
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-24-2013 04:22:29 | More by ramblinwreck101
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-10-2014 01:38:56 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-22-2013 01:16:03 | More by C_S
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-30-2014 00:52:23 | More by ToddBeans
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best IPA I've had, if it's really an IPA (people here make me doubt). I think it might be the first or close to perfect 'taste' I'd rated. I was floored, it might make me a long-term fan of IPA.

Bronzish-copper and cloudy look with a solid head that holds. Spicy and citrusy, hoppy as sin, strong. Lovely. Bloody sin lovely. Must try IMO.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2002 21:34:50 | More by packetknife
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-12-2012 09:55:12 | More by strohme2
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-29-2012 13:55:41 | More by outsider
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 08:25:56 | More by mater
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West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

09-11-2012 00:53:15 | More by Danno48
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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

01-29-2013 22:25:13 | More by cofeeguru
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-25-2013 16:27:23 | More by MrBuckHigh
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-13-2014 21:28:51 | More by Ewhite2121
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North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Golden amber, nice, fluffy, foamy, white head, some lace, head stays like a dollop of sour cream all the way until the glass is empty

S: Nice hops aroma, citrusy and grapefruit, but also orange, some floral hints too, nice hop profile

T: Milder than I expected bitterness wise, hops and malt are both equally present and in perfect balance, delicate malt sweetness, hops are very flavorful without overwhelming the palate

M: Pleasant medium, very mild dryness, smooth

D: Very high, perfectly balanced

Notes: This is one of my all time favorite IPAs. Everything is in perfect balance, but doesn't sacrifice anything. The hops don't overwhelm you, but all the flavor is still there.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 08:14:02 | More by dpodratsky3
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a duvel tulip

Appearance: Pours a beautiful orange hazzy sunset color with a big beautiful pillow honey comb colored head. Great lacing down the glass. This is perfection.

Smell: Smells bitter and hoppy. Grapefruit rind, lemon bitterness. Smells almost like honey nut cheerios but with an extreme grapefruity lemony bitterness.

Taste: Tastes very hop forward yet has a nice subtle malt backbone that saves the palate. Solid acidity with a sticky sweet hoppy bite, almost like sap covered pinecones on the finish. This makes a lot of DIPA's put to shame in its hoppiness and malty backbone.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, solid dryness on the back end. Overall an easy drinking, flavorful IPA that over delivers. This is boderline DIPA.

Drinkability: Regardless of ABv, this is one of a kind. This truly stands out in its class for IPAs. Distribution is limited on this one but if you can get your hands on it, get it.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 03:30:12 | More by Augustiner719
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North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Two fingers of head. Slightly hazy deep, deep gold. Effervescent carbonation. Looks very inviting. Leaves nice lacing behind, too.

Smell is all bright citrus, grapefruit & oranges. Slight hint of malt, too. Great, great IPA aroma!

Taste is similar to the aroma with a bit more malt and a bit less assertive hop flavor than was present in the aroma.

The lively carbonation and the hint of malt richness make for a very nice mouthfeel and an easy to drink, very inviting beer. I just don't taste the 7.1% abv in here at all. This is potentially a very deceptive beer. It would be easy to drink pint after pint of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 22:02:24 | More by mklinger
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4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12-oz bottle. Slightly hazy golden color. Stiff ample white head that persisted for 15 minutes. Strong pleasant citrus aroma. Medium body with a creamier texture than I expected. Mild sweetness blending quickly into orange and then orange peel. Hoppy without being overpowering. Immensely drinkable. My favorite IPA. No, wait. My favorite beer, period. I continue to be impressed with the offerings from Bell's!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 00:24:11 | More by chickenflea
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 01:11:06 | More by paresis
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-29-2013 03:32:43 | More by timontheroad
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-07-2012 21:59:17 | More by Fitzmke
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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bell's: Two Hearted Ale

Appearance: Golden, with just a touch of haze. Pours a rather modest, clean white head.

Aroma: Rich, fruity hops, honey. Refreshing! There may be some slight malt sweetness underlying, but it's pretty much covered by the hops.

Taste: Very well balanced with strong but not invasive hops. It's stronger than UK IPAs, but not overly strong by US standards; quite easy to drink really.

Mouthfeel: Rounded, light carbonation, medium bodied.

Overall: Good IPA. It can't compete with something like Dogfish Head 90min, but I like it in that it's not trying to be 'in your face' hoppy. Rather, it's a pleasant yet robust, hoppy brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 01:34:26 | More by Arborescence
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-27-2012 21:08:47 | More by yokken
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-26-2013 00:51:39 | More by EliotRosewater
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-11-2014 17:57:50 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2011 05:31:00 | More by hyuga
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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