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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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3,356 Reviews

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Reviews: 3,356
Hads: 13,415
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 846
Gots: 3,609 | FT: 52
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

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: 3,356 | Hads: 13,415
Photo of poibag808
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

received a bottle via beer trade. poured from bottle into an imperial pint glass. boors a dark honey with a fluffy white head and great lacing. some pine and citrus notes in the aroma. Nice malty sweetness at first followed by a mild hop bitterness that lasts for a short period of time. As it warms the hoppy notes linger on the back of your tongue. A delicious pale/ipa

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Photo of dontpanic5
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer pours with a golden body and ticket white head. Head retention is very nice. The smell is a comforting hop blanket of the American variety. The taste is phenomenal, very smooth but also no slouch in the hops department. Mouthfeel is great and overall just a great beer.

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

One of my favorite go to beers when I can't find something new I want to try. Bell's Two Hearted ale is a wonderful, non-imperial IPA. The reason I say that is because it seems everyone wants to go imperial these days, and most of the time, I'm drinking a few beers not just one. Nothing wrong with imperials, but they should be that special occasion beer.

Great citrus and pine flavors with a big hop punch. Fairly strong but no phenol kick. A few of these will definitely have you feeling good. Easy go to beer if you like your beers hoppy.

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Photo of mpipe
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Slightly disappointed in this based on other reviews but still a great beer.

A: Pours a nice orange with a thick, one finger head. Plenty lacing.

S: Pine, very strong aroma.

T: Pine and citrus.

M: Hearty, almost too heavy for an IPA for me.

D: The flavors just don't work for me. Too dank for me when drinking an IPA. Maybe a little too much pine and not enough citrus back end. It's a great beer, but I find better offerings out there.

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Photo of mzingie
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The beer is golden with an average head. The smell isn't quite attractive, almost fishy and very very faint, weakest link in this beer. However, the mouthfeel and hop balance are near perfect. There could be a little more maltiness in my opinion but I love the hop flavor in this beer which combines with the mouthfeel makes an excellent beer.

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Photo of travisd13
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a DFH snifter.

A- Pours a cloudy golden pale color. Head is a 1/2" thick and off white in color...good lacing.

S- This one smells good! For an East coast IPA it's more citrus rather than the pine I expected. My mouth is watering.

T- Just like the smell more citrus rather than pine. Malts?? Very little and I'm OK with that. Little to no evidence of the 7%.

M- Very good...dry / crisp just what you expect out of an IPA. Could use a little more carbonation.

D- Mmm...drinkable to the point it could get you in trouble. This is one of my favorite IPA's not from the West coast.
A big Thanks to my uncle Mark for this one!

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Photo of foxmul924
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Bottle into Semi-Chilled Pint Glass)

Appearance: Light Orange Hue with Full and Lasting Cream-Colored Head--Clouding a Bit Upon Pouring in the Last of the Sediment. Thick Lace.

Smell: Delicious Floral Scents of Fresh Hops (Grassy/Piney)

Taste: Great Balance Between Underlying 'Bready' Maltiness and its Predominant Earthy Hop Character.

Mouthfeel: Medium-Bodied, Quite Smooth with a Semi-Clean Finish. Perfect Carbonation.

Drinkability: Its Freshness and Smoothness Make This One to Enjoy Over and Over Again. 7% ABV Also Makes for a Cool Buzz.

Other: Very Impressed, a Must Try for any Hop-Head!

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Photo of mayor55
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a tulip glass. Light amber color, kind of light for a typical IPA. Very thick foamy white head, also unusual for an IPA. Excellent taste and mouthfeel. Very hoppy nose. Medium bitter. excellent beer. I could drink a few of these. Doesn't seem like 7.1% alcohol. Pretty high carbonation. Best beer I've tried in a while. WORLD'S GREATEST BEER

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Photo of gamera
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Hearted is the beer that converted me to good beer many years ago. It's hopped but not as aggressively as the more modern west coast ales. It's malty, but not as heavy as "balanced" IPAs such as 90 minute. It's very drinkable and remains a key player in my IPA conversion guide for Miller Lite drinkers...

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Photo of RockerD
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This wonderful beer from humble Kalamazoo warmed my faux tulip glass with a rushing foamy head. It took about 2 minutes for the 2 hearted head to wane. It's rich slightly crepuscular singed orange color is luring me in. (as you can tell I've already fallen in love with this beer).

My nose is overwhelmed with rushes of floral and coniferous hops. Behind the tastefully put up hop wall you can smell high quality malts. Malts that you might smell in the best beers. The expensive kind.

Hints of orange, grapefruit and wildflowers dominate the tongue. Quite refreshing. Only slightly bitter. Has a nice little tingle in the aftertaste. Would probably go well with grilled fish or chicken.

I would suggest that maybe the yeast is the secret signature of this beer.

This is such a great everyday beer. It's my "session" of choice. It holds its own yet pairs well with most foods.

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Photo of BenJames1984
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Two Hearted was one of my first IPAs and has been a favorite ever since. Its funny how I havent reviewed it until now.

On tap, at Crunchys Bar in East Lansing, as I type this.

A- Ruby-hazed amber color, with a thin white head which leaves a nice lacing.

S- A nice, hoppy sting on the nose, accented with a pine aroma.

T- Once again, I'm tasting hops and pine, with a splash of citrus...subtle touch of malts in the mist.

Mouthfeel- Goes right down, with no hesitation. Light-medium bodied. My favorite aspect of this beer.

Drinkability- I could easily drink a six pack in an evening. Amazing stuff.

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Photo of 2Stout4u
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my 2nd favorite IPA, right behind Columbus Brewing Co.'s version. Basicly it's like college football Columbus, OH. is just better than Michigan!!!. My wife is opposite she says Bells then CBC. With Bells you can't go wrong. This beer is borderline Dipa, but it is much more balanced. Price is a little higher than I like but it is a nice IPA.

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Photo of soco7tyx7
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This bottle has been hanging around for a bit but I decided that I didn't want the great flavor to spoil so I'm drinking it now!

A - Golden copper with a thick frothy soapy head. Thin head remains throughout with some thick heady lacing that hangs around till the finish

S - Awesome! sweet pinous resin with sweet caramelized sugary malts. Some citrus notes

T - Piney resin up front with some solid sweet malty backbone and a hint of citrus in the body. Finishes with a mildly bitter resin flavor that hangs around on the back of the tongue...sooo tasty!

M - Smooth, medium body, wet but a little sticky at the same time. Feels thick towards the finish

D - What an amazing IPA! This has got to be my favorite. It is so well balanced and has everything I would want in an IPA. For the ABV it is super drinkable and so enjoyable to drink. If I could only drink one IPA for the rest of my life this might just be it!

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Photo of Quackershnoc
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-ounce bottle, served in a pint glass
Appearance: a nice, cloudy, golden color; honey-like; thin white head that dissipates almost immediately
Aroma: very nice; a bit of hops; nice citrus notes, good amount of grapefruit coming through; a few floral notes...maybe a little pine?
Taste: a great beer; good amount of hop to start, but moves through to the malt; citrus notes start to come out, especially grapefruit; and then a dry, hoppy finish
Mouthfeel: feels slick; great carbonation and it moves through fast if you're not careful!
Overall Impression: I love this beer, it's a great IPA; the hops are present throughout the experience (from smell to swallow) but are balanced by some malty sweetness and grapefruit (and other citrus flavors); it's hard to say what my favorite part is, but if you were to force my hand, I would have to say the hoppy presence (I mean c'mon, it's an IPA!)

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Photo of CoachC
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this old reliable on tap at World of Beers. This is one of the classic, all-time American IPA's. Pours a nice, golden color with a 1 inch foam head. Intense citrus hops dominate in this one, unbelievably strong grapefruit flavor. Smells of citrus hops as well. On tap or in the bottle, it's really good. Cheers!

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Photo of yeastlovehoppiness_greg
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Two hearted is pretty solid. It is a clear gold color. Smells hoppy and is pretty darn smooth for an IPA. It has a decent head and there was a lot of lacing in the glass. It has a slightly sour aftertaste. Sounds unpleasant but it is really good. this beer also made my mouth tingle all over.

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Photo of CSquared
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Appearance: Cloudy medium golden straw color. Medium white head with mild lacing.

Aroma: Aroma is simply amazing from this beer. Huge hoppy nose. Sweet and resiny. Floral and citrus notes. Very slight alcohol nose.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Slightly sweet at start to a huge hop presence. Awesome resiny, citrusy complex hop profile. Fades quite fast with a clean finish. Medium body.

Drinkability: Top 3 on my list of IPAs, and definitely the most drinkable. Was surprised to find it was only 6% ABV, felt stronger than that. Unfortunately only got 6 oz of this beer, but looking forward to our next encounter....

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Photo of dublife1
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What can I say that hasn't been already said? This is definitely one of the best and most unique IPA's around, period!!! Nice 1" head with a smell of honey and citrus. Taste is where this beer excels. Various fruits and honey dance all around your mouth and beg for you to drink more! Mouthfeel is outstanding and it is really hard to put this one down. World Class for sure and one of my go to beers!!!

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Photo of HellsBELLS24
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Higly hoppy IPA.

An excellent brew. One of my favorite IPA'S. This beer on tap tastes so fresh it is like eating fresh hops whole. If you are a hop lover, Larry Bell did a nice job on the 2 hearted.

The two hearted name is derived from the two hearted river in michigans upper peninsula.

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Photo of mattgert
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle. Orange with white head. This brew is a bit clearer than the other Bell's beers I have had.

Smell: Citrus - You name the fruit
Taste: Hops - Hops hops hops, yummy
Mouthfeel - Actually rather light to medium but so very refreshing
Drinkability - Given the crisp refreshing nature and the ABV, exceptional.

Explanation: awesome citrus hop, hop, hop with an ABV that allows you to session until you get yourself into trouble (and you just might!).

Description - Freakin' delicious. Perfect summertime quencher.

The best that I have tried so far from Bell's.

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Photo of Icehouse57
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bells did not disappoint. Of course, when do they, really?

Appearance- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange-amber color. Nice, offwhite head which lasted through about half the glass.

Aroma- Can you say hops? Intense, floral, citrus, somewhat piney. Maybe centennial hops?

Taste- Intense hop bitterness in the front, balanced nicely as the beer moves over your tongue by nice malty sweetness. Hoppy? Yes... but balanced. No alcohol burn, which I expected a little bit of... I mean it is 7.1%

Mouthfeel- Almost creamy. Contrasted well with the hop bitterness. Smooth... nice

Drinkability- Well, I only knock it because I wouldn't enjoy drinking like a 6 pack of these in one session. The hops might overwork the tongue over such an extended session.

Conclusion- A very nice American Pale Ale. Another stellar offering from Bell's. A little pricy, but you pay for quality... which is what I've always gotten from Bells.

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

Draft. Orange color with slightly off white head. Lots of citrus on the aroma. Some sweeetness. The flavor is full of hops with a nicely balanced sweetness some citrus. Finish is long and bitter. This is a really nice drinking IPA that would be easy to drink all night.

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Photo of browner
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This golden orange IPA has a 2" rocky white head which stands up. An impressive blend of aromatic hops, citrus overtones and hints of pine this is a beer that starts out strong and finishes pretty true to deliver a well balanced IPA. Very drinkable and a real palate teaser. One of the best blends of IPA out there and worthy for any red blooded Muskie fisherman.

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Photo of wesl56
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a cloudy orange, like really orange with a full head that sticks around throughout the beer and laces the glass nicely

smell is slightly strong citrus at first, thought this was going to be an orange tasting beer, but calms after a few seconds but still smelling of oranges

taste is fantastic! possibly a perfect mix of orange/citrus and floral tastes... not too strong on either... not as bitter as some IPAs but just tastes really balanced

feels a little sharp in the mouth, medium-heavy carbonation

this beer is a treat to drink, i had this by itself, but it would go great with a spicy seafood meal

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Photo of Airedoggie
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light golden color with a nice white head and persistent lacing.

S: Sweet citrus and floral hopsy after-notes,

T: Very crisp floral hops with a balanced sweet caramel maltiness coming through.

M: Creamy medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Lingering floral hops. My favorite IPA.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 3,356 ratings.