Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
14,320 Ratings
Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by Todd on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
14,320
Reviews:
3,563
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
941
Gots:
4,411
For Trade:
48
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Photo of Eammon1920
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

How have i not reviewed this yet? - Poured into a custom grip shaped glass: color is straw/gold, head is off white with fine bubbles and presents at least 1 inch thick, head lingers well and leaves a solid 1/4 inch top and spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell is all centennial hops: great pleasant flavor, simple and enticing.

Taste is similarly simple, but great: malt is light, noticeable and balancing, yeast leaves a hint of fruitiness, but the centennial takes the finish with the pleasant light grapefruit and earthy hop presence, even light floral/herbal note as well.

The mouthfeel of this beer has always been a standout component: lightly sweet, but bitter - flavor lingers on the tongue and bitterness has a good presence throughout.

Overall: a style defining beer, a beer i've always gone to on tap when looking for an ipa, and one you want to emulate in your homebrewing repertoire.

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Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gsteiny
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrewDawg802
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trentt2
2.76/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle with printed date only 2 weeks ago. Pours deep golden and looks a bit less creamy than I usually like. Foamy head without much retention. Aroma is pleasant and subdued; I get mostly stone fruit and a little orange, some pine and citrus, grass and earth. Taste is unexpectedly and jarringly unrelated to the nose. Heavily reliant on resinous piney bitterness, there is some citrus and stone fruit worked in as well as noticeable grass, earth, rocks... and the bitterness keeps going and takes on a metallic quality and continues through a long, bitter finish.
Overall I do understand the hype and can appreciate how well crafted it is especially for hop heads. I personally found the bitterness too unbalanced. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one to shy from a DIPA with 100 IBUs, but balance is key.

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Photo of Johncnh
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StraightCs
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A true classic. This American IPA does just about everything right. It has a mix of hops that creates a strong citrus aroma and a bitter/sour mix flavor mix that shouts grapefruit. The haze suspends the flavors, which coat the tastebuds. A little more carbonation would add to the mix. This is my favorite American ale.

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Photo of al2913
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Rich, slightly cloudy amber color with white foam and good lacing. Strong citrus and floral aromas from the hops. I'd be hard pressed to say much about taste notes beyond grapefruit, orange, and pine, but the beer has a nice kick to it, and a crisp finish that dries out the mouth like a real IPA. This beer reminds me a lot of Oberon but with a hefty dose of Centennial hops in place of the wheat. It's very near perfect.

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Photo of Nace4
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DarkStar75
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just tried this for the first time and thankful I did. It has a very rich and smooth flavor. It smells fantastic...very aromatic floral, light pine and light citrus. 7% abv but doesn't taste boozy. Goes down easy and doesn't suffer from a bitter ending. Delicious..definitely recommend.

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Photo of Bwbrev
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of willcull78
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

As a true Buckeye fan I find it hard to like anything from Michigan (ha!); however, this is one superior IPA. It has a pleasing amber color as it pours out, creating a nice foamy head. The taste is quite flavorful, probably one of the best that there is in an IPA and not overly pungent as some others. The taste of the ale lingers over the palate; truly an outstanding quality. It has a very pleasing aroma, unlike some others. I have tried this beer before but it had been awhile back and I wanted to try it again; and it will be on my list of brews to get again.

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Photo of Jrromo13
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHEAD1522
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of txx675rx
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mantistobogganmd
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Academymike
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Traymond
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Nice IPA look, decent head

S: Not super pungent. Floral and mellow.

T: Pretty mild but crisp and super super easy to drink. Finish is quite nice and not overly bitter. Hard to believe this is 7%! Alcohol is maybe barely present. Very nice IPA even for those who are not huge fans of the type

F: Really good carbonation level. As said, easy to drink

O: Would recommend to those just looking for a solid brew. Not overpowering at all. No complaints about this one.

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

Classic IPA. A little bit of home in Texas.

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Photo of Eddie729
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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