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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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3,330 Reviews

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Reviews: 3,330
Hads: 13,218
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 21.6%
Wants: 818
Gots: 3,383 | FT: 51
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: 3,330 | Hads: 13,218
Photo of Demer
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a a white head. Leaves behind a nice lacing after the head dissipates. The nose on this is piney grapefruit with some biscuit. Taste is more citrus and pine, but its balanced. Niether hops or bitterness dominate, its definitely a balanced beer. This is insanely drinkable. If Bells distributed to NJ I would always have this in my fridge.

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

Absolutely one of my favorite beers!! honestly can go good with anything, but you are better off enjoying this beer by itself. it has so much too offer, such great combination between the yeast and malt's making this an outstanding brew. you can put this on my list of top beers.

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Photo of carolynschaf
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two Hearted is a full IPA. IPA is now the new entry level beer for breweries. This is single hopped. It has centennials hops with a malt background. It is the largest single purchaser for Bell's. It is 100% centennial hops.

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Photo of Sudmissle
4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with a milky white creamy head. Initial flavor has powerful hops that remains on palate and does not fade away as with most other IPA beers. Has strong citrus flavor and is incredibly smooth in spite of its rather high alcohol content. The bite of the hops is very potent and even after making great efforts to sample other IPAs, this one stands alone and the novelty of the wonderful blend of powerful citrus taste and hops has not worn off after over a year of sampling other hops-laden brews. By a wide margin, my favorite IPA.

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Photo of stemcell001
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice color and clear with a good head. First whiff tells me there are plenty of hops - some pine and slight citrus notes. The first taste is pleasing bitter hops that are like the smell, pine and slight citrus. Very light malt body with a slight hint of roasted caramel malt. Very satisfying and easy to drink. This is a definitely a session beer and an excellent IPA.

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Photo of tdrshayden
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich amber in color.
The aroma and flavor was a little malty and more hoppy with some spicy floral hops poking through.
The finish is definatley hoppy that didn't seem to last too long, but left a nice citrusy aftertaste.
I prefer the draft over the bottle. An easy to American IPA

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Photo of hops1337
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a nice amber red with a 1 in. white head into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. This is one superbly balanced IPA. A good dose of hops but with plenty of malt backbone. I could drink alot of these in one sitting. One of the most quaffable IPAs out there. Highly recommended.

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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 n811
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass revealing a beautiful light copper color and a great head with nice small bubbles. The head collapsed in that great clumpy effect that always heightens my anticipation.

Smell is a terrific light citrus with just a touch of piney-ness. I just had a Hopslam last week and the Two-Hearted has much of the same aroma, just less intense.

Taste was fantastic - a nice bitter-sweet citrusy flavor that finishes nice and dry. The hops really come through in a bold but refined fashion. Not over the top at all. I love this beer, plain and simple.

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Photo of tozz8
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A--Nice frothy head atop a light only slightly opaque orange-yellow body

S--All of my favorite IPAs immediately strike my mind as a freshly-picked bouquet of flowers. This one doesn't disappoint. Floral and citrus hops forced me to immediately love this beer

T--Floral and citrus hops persist in the tastse. Less bitterness that I prefer in an IPA of this caliber.

M--Refreshing. Medium body, but feels light somehow. Great carbonation

D--Great beer to get your daily dose of hops with out 'ruining' your taste buds. the 7.1% is surprising as it s as easy drinking as any sessionable IPA

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Photo of CBOLAND17
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great american IPA very similar to the DFH 60 minute IPA due to the intense hoppy aroma and taste. A full bodied ale power packed with hop flavor but also a good malty character to it. When you open this beer it smells of hops and tastes like you are drinking pure hops.

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Photo of Hopalong29
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

medium tea brew in appearance. Head - nothing extravegant gone in <5 min. Smell:Nice hops burst light and pleasant. hops are very present, but not to the point of obnoxious. Not sure of mouthfeel but, Me Likey!!! Drinkability: Really???? This is definitately a very good beer. My fave!!!

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Photo of yusef
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a British nonic pint glass

A: pours a hazy golden orange color with a huge white fluffy head. good amount of carbonation streaming from bottom and patches of bubbles stuck to side. lots of sticky lacing

S: one of my favorite parts of this beer. great citrus smell with a lot of pineapples. hops and sweet malt. no alcohol is detective.

T: lots of hops, citrus and piney. taste is what i would consider a west coast style, where the hops are the star of the show with a solid malt backbone. great hop bitter finish.

M: medium bodied with good amount of carbonation. very smooth and refreshing

O: great representation of the style and one of my consistent go to beers. this beer and sculpin are probably my 2 favorite IPA's that are available in my area. also bells bottle dates each beer so i never have to worry about getting an old batch.

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Photo of 6thomas3
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Ample head retention with pale snow white lacy suds clinging to the glass like a frozen stream of water, dirty amber hue with streams of tiny carbonation bubbles rising towards the top of my glass at moderate clip and in perfect synchronizing harmony

Smell - Fresh rain with a modest glimpse of alcohol infused with trace amounts of floral aromas and grass from Mother Earth's bosom

Taste - A smooth transition of bitter sharpness(if that's possible)

Mouthfeel - Liberal moathcoating with uniform bite race across the tip of your tongue to explode into a festive miracle of drinkable beer

Overall - Recommendation high; a columniation of wondrous flavors wrapped into an ABV of lucky number seven

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Photo of Henrich
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a light golden color. There appears to be some slight haze (like dust), which isn't uncommon in highly hopped beers. Stark white foam settles from 2 fingers to 1/2 cm around the rim.
Smell: Dank with sweet citrusy notes, maybe grapefruit. The smell doesn't really blow you away, but is very pleasant.
Taste: The bitterness grabs your palate right away. There is some hint of citrus, but the hops dominate.
Mouth-Feel: Thick enough to keep the hops on your tongue, yet carbonated enough to spread the flavors. Great mouthfeel.
Overall: Very enjoyable. This beer is a great example of an IPA. I don't really have much to say against it other than I wish it were a bit more complex (but that's if I'm looking for something to complain about).

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Photo of youcantmakeme
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is probably the ipa i like the most out of all that i have tried (not a lot) . It's easy to drink (smooth) and refreshing. The reason why I say it's been the best so far is because they don't try to spice it up much if you know what I mean. Its like they took a larger (pick your favorite one) and put in a machine where slightly amped the malt to like a 3/5 and the hops to about the same. So in other words imo it's well balanced. The only reason why I don't give this beer a five is because it's a little expensive compared to others when it seems like most ipa should be like this but somehow they go and funk it up and make something undrinkable. K.I.S.S.

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Photo of brandongoblue24
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

L: Truly a beautiful beer. Deep, hazy golden orange/amber, with a large, 2-finger pillowy head that fully lasting and left plenty of lacing.

S: Crisp, with lots of spicy, floral, and earthy hops. Some grapefruit.

T: Very hop forward, but with just enough carmel malts to calm the bitterness. The hops follow the nose - floral, spicy, and a little bit earthy.

F: Crisp, soft, and medium bodied.

O: Delicious. Balanced, crisp - truly wonderful. Would recommend, and will be buying much, much more.

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Photo of rlcoffey
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap. Orange/copper color with a half finger of head. Hard head, it laced the glass as it went down. The smell is wonderful. All centenial hops wafting a wonderful aroma. I struggle with aromas, but this is just wonderful. The taste is immediately hoppy bitter, with just a touch of citrus, blending to a smooth finish. The citrus bite hangs around with a wonderful flavor. The malt/hop balance is perfect, while obviously leaning towards the hops. The only possible weakness may be a little hop film left on the mouth. The mouthfeel isnt quite up to the rest of the beer. Very drinkable, I can never have just one.

This may be the perfect beer. Okay, maybe not, but it may be the perfect AIPA.

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Photo of cueball52
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a yellow golden color with a full white head about 1" thick. It settles to a small head over the top leaving a heavy lace around the sides of the glass as it dissipates.
The floral hop aroma is exceptional! This is one of the best smelling beers I've found. It makes you want to keep going back for another whiff.
A full, chewy mouth feel.
Very well balanced. Full bodied malt to go with the citrus, grapefruit bitterness of the hops.
This beer is hard to beat. The only thing better would be more of the same. The name "HopSlam" comes to mind!

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Photo of Kreuger
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown long neck bottle, no date, but what appears to eb a batch number.

A - Poured out a brilliant, slightly hazy, deep golden orange. It developed a moderate head that settled back down quickly.

S - Bright flowery hops and some malty sweetness.

T - Balanced bitterness and a malty sweetness

M - the hops are strong and upfront, but the malts provide a decent balance. Its almost as good an IPA as Stone's. The controlled carbonation and moderate body make this very approachable. Excellent with spicy food.

D - Very solid IPA. Not something to quaff in large quantities, but an excellent example of the style.

I'd recommend it.

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Photo of kreeper
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light with a clean head, clean/crisp, but with a BOLD taste.
Bell's has many great brews which I enjoy, but this one stands out...
A great beer, I had plenty of these to know it is one my top 10 brews!.
very nice aroma and Bold taste, great from the tap or bottle.

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Photo of rawhydes1
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My gold standard for "grapefruity" IPAs is Stone IPA.

Having said that, Bell's Two Hearted gives Stone a pretty good run for it's money.

I have experienced a bad batch of this brew, which was cloudy, and "off" in flavor.

However, I am glad that I have given Bells a second chance. Multiple good experiences since.

Not quite translucent, which is not a negative, IMHO. Nice white head.

Smells and tastes strongly of grapefruit/citrus.

Crisp mouthfeel, with good carbonation.

Very drinkable.

All-in-all, I like this beer very much, and would not hesitate to purchase it... in the absence of Stone IPA.

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Photo of jeremy2027
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into dogfish glass

light brown body with little head medium carbonation

smells of citrus including some grapefruit and orange

light mouthfeel I would have liked to have a little more creamy of a texture but....Ok for the style

Overall one of the better IPA's I have had. I would say top 4?

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Photo of bmohead
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, this is a lovely goldish orange with a frothy head that gives way to a thin cap. Lacing follows down the glass. Smell is of piney, fruity hops, with a bit of doughy malt buried somewhere in there. Taste is hops initially, but a much larger dose of malt than expected follows, with a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit creamy, but the clean finish leaves this very drinkable. Will likely be a regular in my fridge!

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Photo of sturner26
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into normal pint glass

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thick white 2 finger head. Good retention and some lacing.

S: Citrus hops strong as expected, but you can also smell the biscuity malt as well.

T: Just like the smell, strong citrus hops with some well balanced malt. This is an excellent example of an American IPA, one I love. Minimal bitter notes compared to other IPAs.

M: Thicker and more syrupy than normal for the style, but enjoyable.

D: Excellent taste, smell, mouthfeel, and appearance, hard to go wrong with a Two Hearts.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 3,330 ratings.