Two Hearted Ale
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #30
ABV:
7%
Score:
95
Ranked #760
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
3,796
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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
Notes: Brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter.

Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this beer is remarkably drinkable and well suited for adventures everywhere.
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drjamyma from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I thought I liked malty beers until I had this one. A little too sweet for me I think my palate has changed. Back in the day I used to enjoy this beer called River Ale by Berkshire Brewing Company which was very sweet like this but less hoppy. Bells two hearted is like starburst flavor for me. Will not buy again.

Saturday at 08:24 PM
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mikeinportc from New York

4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 4/21/2020.

Almost-clear orangey-amber, with substantial off-white head.

Smell is pine, slight grass, orange rind, with some sweet(ish) floral notes. A little bit of caramel in the background.

Taste is pretty close to the aroma, but with the caramel malt notes a bit more noticeable, plus a bit of grapefruit rind. Moderate bitterness, that is in good balance with the rest.

Feel is smooth, barely oily, with moderate, relatively soft carbonation, that gives a little bite at finish and beyond.

Overall , smooth, easy-drinking, and always a pleasure. Always glad when I can find it not-old. ;) It's considered a classic for good reason. (Because it IS! :) )

Friday at 02:23 AM
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SirHopsHoppington from Arkansas

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sharp pine, clean water, and bitter hops are the first impression tastes from this highly-rated, highly consistent, American IPA.
Packaged in a can and consumed within a month of the packaging date. Poured into a room temperature Imperial Pint glass, at 45°F. Another well crafted brew from Bell's.

Jul 06, 2020
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Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I did not try this one for the longest time, somehow the fish image was turning me off. But it was recently talked about because of an SNL skit, and I found it in 4pk 16oz cans, so I finally decided to try. It is a very good beer indeed. Very classic, no "funny" flavors here. A bit hoppy, not too much. There is a little sweetness to it, a bit of malt. Good balance. Yea, classic, that is a good description for this.

Jul 06, 2020
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Seamus_Hanrahan from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft at pub in Melbourne Fl -very nice even ale . clean .. good flavor though personally i"d like a little more hop up front but hey it isn't an IPA. One thing is the pub serves in plastic cups and it doesn't help the overall experience for me. I've also had the canned version and it stands up well to the draft. A good beer!

Jun 23, 2020
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GC2020 from New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 4pk of 16oz cans locally - consumed straight from the can

Maybe I lack finesse, but I was darn thirsty this afternoon and I've wanted to try this IPA from Bells for eons.

So smooth & drinkable, wonderful balance of hops and malt. It quenched my thirst admirably, and I'll be buying more.

Jun 02, 2020
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Captain69 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

with covid lock down going back to some of my old standbys. this beer is fantastic combination of hops and malts - you get so much flavor it is very enjoyable beer

May 20, 2020
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MBurbs from Iowa

4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic beer with a lot of flavor. It has a piney bitterness and a citrusy tartness followed by a very well balanced sweetness. It’s crisp in the mouth and very refreshing. My favorite beer so far.

May 15, 2020
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hoppydanknessOG from North Carolina

4.86/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

They grow hops in Michigan so you can't get a fresher product! I bought a 4 pk of 16oz cans. You can find these for 7.99 at some places. Very nice well rounded flavor that ages as you sip through the can. It's nice and bready tasting, too, which I love. Think the original Ranger by New Belgium and you get the general idea. There are pleasant citrus-y notes there, too, somehow. truly fantastic beer!

May 07, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prettier than it tastes. Smooth and balanced enough, but perhaps the hop character lasts a little too long, unless you love centennial hops. I guess I don't.

Apr 20, 2020
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Pisshhead from Ireland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First bells and won’t be my last best IPA I’ve tasted so far..pours a nice golden colour and retains a nice head beautiful fresh aroma very balanced taste...top shelf..

Apr 11, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

They say don’t judge a book by its cover or in this case a beer by its packaging. For years I had been turned off by this beer merely because of the fish on the label. Didn’t think I’d like it, always past it over for something else. Finally broke down and bought a single. It sat in my fridge for weeks before I finally went fishing. It couldn’t have impressed me more and I immediately wiped my mind clear if any previous negative connotations I had. Gonna get the pole out soon, we go’n fishing.

Mar 25, 2020
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only my second time having this, and the first time it has been fresh. Extremely drinkable. Loved the way it poured, a nice head & head retention, and lots of lacing. Very appealing looking beer. Not my favorite style, but piney taste didn't overwhelm, and I really enjoyed this.

Mar 24, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy deep amber appearance with a medium size white head and very nice lacing. Resinous hop aroma, very citrusy, with a whiff of cookie dough under all the hops. Flavors of pine, grapefruit and orange; some sweet malts add balance. Bitter, medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Lasting finish. Well deserved reputation.

Mar 23, 2020
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GingerFinn from Canada

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not usually a fan of IPAs. However, this bad boy is terrific. Lovely bitterness without tasting like citrus pith, or licking a pine cone. Bery well-rounded and delightful to drink. Paired it with black truffle and parmesan chips.

Mar 23, 2020
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OrtheusMaximusRex from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hole lot of centennial hops - how bad can it be. I'd like to have an IPA run of 2 hearted, Founders centennial IPA, and Dogfish 60 minute, would be interesting...

Mar 17, 2020
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ClareQuilty

2.35/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

While most other beers from Bell's are very good, this one is lacking. The taste is murky - not overly bitter, or hoppy - and flavors are indistinct. Described as "citrusy" but lacks the tang or punch of truly citrus-flavored hops. Taste is far more cloudy. After-taste is borderline foul. It's like hops masquerading as malt; 100% Centennial hops might not be the best idea when it comes to taste. But I guess I was sold on account of 7% ABV. Two-hearted and two-faced.

Mar 15, 2020
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BeerBobber from Nevada

4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour nice hazy burnished gold with a white head. Nice lacing.
Smells piney and floral.
Taste is very good balance of piney floral hops and a nice malt back bone.
Mouth feel is on the lighter side with a nice crisp fish with just a bit of slick in the back of the throat.
Very well balanced is the word that comes to mind with this beer. Cheers to Bell's for brewing it right!

Feb 25, 2020
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RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer should be featured on the "Bore me to tears channel" ... had so many times because it's cheap and EVERY time fails to impress. This one, 16 oz can at 3 months of age, incredible boring, mediocre, average, you name the adjective, that's what it is. Actually, the Double Two Hearted also stunk, as does Hopslam. Along with their i don't even remember the name, stouts that also stink. Gotta be the most overrated brewery on earth. Yes, I mean overrated. This fucking beer stinks.

What do you want to know? It's boring appearance leads to an generic hop aroma and taste, no bitterness, but worse than your run of the mill NE IPA if that's possible. Drain pour except I don't drain pour. Maybe < than 1 month age it's ok. Waste of time, EVERY time.

Feb 24, 2020
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L1ng

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If IPA’s had a poster child this is it. One of the most well balanced widely available ipa’s you can get your hands on. Even better on tap as you may imagine.

Feb 22, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this from a bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appears clear, orange with a nice foamy head and lacing.
Smells aromatic, citrusy, grapefruit.
The taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a nice ale, very aromatic that just adds to the flavor.
I'd definitely order again.

Feb 21, 2020
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thatfellow from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a classic! Bells Two Hearted is like no other IPA I've had, truly within a class of its own.

The aroma is truly distinct, indelible and unique. A robust, fluffy white head permeates the glass and clings to the walls, sitting over a beautiful caramel orange body. Mixes of forest pine and tart citrus exude from the head, confirmed by a supple gulp. The taste is substantial, a sweet almost candy-like elixir that is balanced by hoppy overtones and finishes with balance. This IPA is really set aside from the rest; hard to contemplate from my experience one that is similar.

Excellent, very special beer.

Feb 16, 2020
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thebeerguy31 from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: frothy head and golden body. +.25 for nice lacing
Nose: burst of hops, bit boozey and some citrus grapefruitiness
Feel: Crisp and not sticky
Taste: overall pretty simple, but done very effectively. Bit of dank slightly boozey (not as boozey as the nose) hops and citrus. Piney malt backbone. Good stuff.
Overall: very drinkable and admire the simple yet well done and overall package that's put together

Feb 03, 2020
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Mugman8 from New York

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange on the pour with a big head that dissipates fairly quickly, but nice lacing. Grapefruit and mango notes and big hoppy taste. Crisp finish with a slight bite. A quality brew at a fair price. This is right up there with Sculpin and Dogfish IPAs.

Jan 24, 2020
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NYNorseman from New York

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is an IPA classic. Drinking one right now at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Oneonta, NY. It is delicious- icy cold- slightly bitter with citrus notes bursting from the glass. There is no playing around here- 100% centennial hops for a crisp yet satisfying finish. The snow is falling outside but when I look at beautiful lacing on the glass, I can begin to imagine the warmer weather and the longer days of spring and summer to come. Well done Bell’s!

Jan 18, 2020
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 15410 ratings