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Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

11,659 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,659
Reviews: 3,142
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 645
Gots: 1,901 | FT: 41
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A golden orange body with a good size head with nice retention that leaves a decent amount of lacing.

S: A nice hoppy aroma of pine & citrus balanced with caramel malts.

T: A strong, bitter, hoppy upfront followed by a nice citrus/tropical notes and sweet malts. Finishes again bitter with a nice balanced citrus flavor.

M: High carbonation that tingles the tongue, medium body, & smooth and criso texture.

D: This one is very easy to find, nicely priced, and very "yummy." A great American IPA that makes this one extremely easy to drink.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Received a bottle from a friend.

A- Pours a nice deep gold, slightly cloudy, with a nice creamy white head.

S- Strong floral hop aroma, very inviting.

T- Well balanced, soft malty flavor up front with a nice dry finish.

M- Very smooth, a nice velvety texture, good body.

D- At 7% ABV this is not a session beer, but a nice refreshing drink none-the-less.

Photo of kinger
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Utterly awesome, this is another great example of what an IPA should be. Aroma is floral, citrusy, piney and hoppy, sweet and malty I could sniff this for a long time. Pour is a nice golden copper with a creamy thick white head and nice lacing. Mouthfeel is medium thick and really smooth with a creamy finish. Flavor is an intense mixture of malts and hops, truly remarkable. The drinkability of this is good the strong hop presence doesn't become overly bitter. Fantastic! Overall this will become one of my favorites.

Photo of ujsplace
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic glass.

Pours a hazy, orange-copper colored brew that initially boasts a solid two-finger thick white head that leaves a nice chunked island floater on top.

Smells of citrus, grapefruit, piney and resinous.

Tastes of citrus - grapefruit, bright fruits - maybe mango - oily, piney resinous hops and a quick dry finish.

Medium mouthfeel, welll carbonated, refreshing and crisp - an anytime brew.

I enjoy hoppy brews. This is not over the top at all, but it has plenty of hop presence to be very satisfying. May be a bit much for those who aren't overly fond of hops, but then they probably need not apply.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: It pours a medium amber color that is slightly hazy, resting under about half a thumb of pure white head. It doesn't lace very well, more of a blotchy camouflage pattern.

S: It has a hoppy smell, but is interlaced with a slight spice and a bit of a bread scent. The scent is very mellowed out though and I nearly have to bury my nose to smell anything.

T: The hop flavor is more subdued in this AIPA. It is very well balanced. The hop flavor has a spice flavor and a little earthiness. The malt is very warm and a little bread flavor with a little caramel. I didn't realize this was 7%ABV and it does a great job of masking it. The flavor changes constantly from the point I drink it to a few seconds after I drink it, which says a lot about its complexity.

M: The mouthfeel is very nice. It isn't quite the spark I'd expect from an AIPA, but it's about average compared to the standard IPA.

O: Overall it's a nice, well balanced IPA. I would drink it again or order it on tap if I saw it.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Boca-X
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous white head, poured from a bottle into a shaker. Sticky lacing embraces the glass. A cloudy, golden, sun kissed liquid honey graces my vision.

Hoppy, malt goodness on the nose. Citrus flower blossoms blends with the sweet bready aroma of the malts, heavenly.

Bubblegum, sweetbreads, and shortcake dance on my tongue. Apricots and grapefruit, orange peel and a hint of lemon zest...mingle with the malty sweetness...finishing with a well balance hoppy smile that has graced my face.

This is truly one of the great American beers. Complex but balanced beyond words. I dream of beer but this beer is made of dreams. Perfection.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of rayjay
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Courtesy of akorsak. Much thanks! Batch 7437

A: Hazy light amber colored with light carbonation and a white head.

S: GREAT smelling beer. C-hops and American malts. Potent nose.

T: Again, lots of C-hops. Spring water, light roasted malts, finishes kind of like a wit beer with a bitter kick. This beer is a real beaut.

M: The carbonation is right, but the body is just a bit thick for me. Boarderline sticky.

D: Great beer, absolutely delicious, with the delicate touch of a masterful brewer. Highly recommended. Cheers!

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4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A hazy golden-orange body capped by about two fingers of densely-packed off-white head that fades slowly and leaves brilliant lacing.

Aroma: Lots of juicy, citrusy, and slightly leafy hops over a caramel malt body. It sounds strange, but I get shades or fresh orange juice from time to time.

Flavor: Up front, the mildly bitter hops lead the charge and are again juicy, citrusy, and a little leafy. Underneath, there's a solid biscuity malt body keeping everything grounded. It's balanced rather nicely, though the focus is (rightly) on the hops. That moderately-high alcohol content is totally masked. Biscuity malt and juicy in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a drying finish.

Drinkability: This goes back without any issue whatsoever, and would probably make a great session choice if it wasn't for the slightly beefy alcohol content.

Verdict: It's clear why Two Hearted has built such a great reputation; this is just a straightforward, well-crafted, and satisfying American IPA. After this introduction to Bell's I can't wait to try another of their beers.

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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 31, 2009
Incredible beverage. Very tasty, and quite delicious. Mmm grapefruit in the after taste. Amazing for the abv% considering..i wish we could get this beer in Canada. So refreshing. Where can I sign up for american citzenship? More please.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 11,659 ratings.