Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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12,692 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,692
Reviews: 3,426
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 780
Gots: 2,914 | 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: 12,692 | Reviews: 3,426
Photo of HellsBELLS24
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of mattgert
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of Icehouse57
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of jobyone
4.1/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of browner
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of wesl56
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
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

Photo of Airedoggie
4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of escapegoat
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had countless times in bottle and on-tap. Based on pour from 1/4 slim in my kegerator.

A - golden with thick white head. Solid lacing as head recedes.
S - Piney, floral scent over bread malt base.
T - Chalky, soapy overtones over bready, citrusy flavor. Nearly perfect except for the overwhelming chalkiness.
M - Very good - leaves you wanting more without being cloying.
O - One of my favorites. Not perfect, but as close as it comes.

Photo of ComputerBeer
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber copper with a nice head. Intense hop aroma, pine and citrus aroma, very North American hop profile. Strong bitterness, perhaps distracting from body of the beer. Finished clean. Some more complexity in the malting would be nice, balance? There is a good hop finish in flavor, but it goes to quickly because of over bitterness.

Photo of jc85
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz to a weizen glass.

Appearance- This poured a nice straw color with about a finger of white frothy head that left a good amount of lacing and retained well.

Smell- Alot of pine and some citrus, maybe some grapefruit. Alot of hops coming through as well.

Taste- This tasted just like the nose, nice hoppy upfront, some grapefruit and orange linger in the middle. Really good.

Mouthfeel- Good mouthfeel, medium bodied, and left almost a sticky feeling on the tongue.

Drinkability- Good drinkability, goes down extremely well, and begs for more to be popped open.

Overall, a great beer.

Photo of Demer
4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of Bernardkowalski
5/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Photo of LuvLagunitas
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy orange, moderate carbonation leading to 2 finger head. Looks good. Standard for an IPA.

S: Upfront and good amounts of hops. Very floral.

T: Quite floral in the beginning and then the bitter and slightly piney hops come in. Light malts ends it with a touch of booze.

M: A little less heavy than a normal IPA - medium with a bit of carbonation.

O: Very good, and in all honesty, its one of my favorites of the style. The bitterness isn't overbearing and is very well balanced. Quite smooth and session-able. If you want to try a good IPA, then check this one out.

Photo of carolynschaf
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Photo of Vondy08
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinkable. Pairs well with chicken or fish

Photo of Sudmissle
4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Photo of stemcell001
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of tdrshayden
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
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

Photo of hops1337
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of n811
4.4/5  rDev +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.

Photo of tozz8
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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

Photo of CBOLAND17
4.44/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of Hopalong29
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
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!!!

Photo of yusef
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of 6thomas3
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
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

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 12,692 ratings.