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

Two Hearted IPATwo Hearted IPA
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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
American IPA
Ranked #50
Ranked #1,639
4.27 | pDev: 10.77%
Yesterday at 09:54 PM
Dec 11, 2001
Two Hearted IPATwo Hearted IPA
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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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Dark orange with red hues and my pour kicks off a lofty off-white head that billows up and settles to a pillow, leaving awesome lacing behind
Aroma: Rose petals, lychee, lemons, freshly baked bread, floral hops, and light vegetal notes
Taste: Sweet rose and rose petals come together to start this off as lemons and a floral bouquet start to trickle in. Rose, sweet box, and tea olive in play all atop a nice bready and lightly sweet malt base and rose, lychee, and flowers dominate on the close
Mouthfeel: Full, clean, medium-high carbonation, and slick and lightly dry on the finish
Overall: This is a delicious beer. I love what Centennials bring to the table in beer and this offering showcases them excellently. Sweet rose/lychee dominates along with floral notes and lemons, plus this has an old-school malt feel in that it is present and noticeable throughout. Tasty, well-made, a classic, and recommended
Yesterday at 09:54 PM
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - deep gold, amber hue, creamy white head, very good lacing left behind
Smell - piney, floral, earthy
Taste - pine hops, citrus, grapefruit, malty sweetness
Feel - medium body with light carbonation, creamy mouthfeel
Overall - I've had this beer several times and to me it's average at best. The flavors are there but it just seems lackluster. Had a few of these at a party recently and bought one more for good measure, for this review. It's good but one I wouldn't go out of my way for. As always, beer is better with great tunes so I paired Two Hearted with Hells Bells by AC/DC. Hell Yeah!
May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by Whyteboar from Michigan

May 18, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Iron_x_man from Colorado

May 09, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by karlstratos from New Jersey

May 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Shuriko from New York

2.45/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
Not terrible but very one-dimensional. Pours an amber gold with a very slight haze, very citrusy aroma. The malt isn't quite enough to balance the hops, making it unnecessarily bitter. Most importantly the flavor is just very simple with some citrusy notes, which is a big part of why I generally don't like single-hop varietal IPAs.
May 04, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by db9000

May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by Wawab from Washington

Apr 25, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by Pathologic

Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by PittsburghBeerGuy

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is a go-to IPA for me, and I find it's just as good or better than other IPAs priced much higher. I also appreciate that there is only one variety of hops, so I know what to expect when I find another beer brewed with Centennial hops. Great flavor, good value $$$
Apr 19, 2023
Rated: 4 by Nahum from Indiana

Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by aversini

Apr 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Tricolour_Absurd

4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
If you see this you know it’s an IPA; 5
If you smell this you know it’s centennial hops
If you taste this it is hoppy and dank regardless of a week old or three months
If you feel this, the hop resin and oils wash over the mouthfeel, tastes and feels quality
If you drink this beer, you will enjoy it…
Apr 05, 2023
Rated: 4 by rfreed from Washington

Apr 01, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by heymikew from California

Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 3.35 by Mulechops from Kentucky

Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by arini10 from Oregon

Mar 24, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Finally found this fresh, canned only a couple of weeks ago. It's very tasty old school IPA as expected. Perhaps a bit thin and watery, which, given the ABV, should not have been an issue. I'll have to seek out the double version of this as well.
Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Mightythor2000 from Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The secrets out on two hearted IPA. Living spitting distance from Bell’s brewing I never realized how amazing two hearted is. As I branched out and tried other varieties of IPAs, and really all ales, I would always say good but not as good as two hearted. Inevitably I’d come right on back.

I think where two hearted really knocks it out of the park is balance. The flavor is hoppy but incredibly smooth. You get nice citrus notes but it doesn’t taste like someone added orange. Bold and full flavor, but delightfully drinkable. Strong, but not too strong at 7% abv. Good poured into a glass or straight out of the bottle. Overall it’s my perfect beer.
Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by Quehanna

Mar 17, 2023
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Reviewed by BrewMaven from New York

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Hazy deep gold with a whopping three finger white head that is very slow to drop and leaves good lace. Very balanced aroma and flavor for a non- double IPA . also has an exceptionally heavy mouth feel for this single IPA very enjoyable, and has been a repeat buy.
Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

Mar 16, 2023
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt, piney and citrus hops, pine needles, tangerine, faint mixed light stone fruit. Flavor is dry caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, pine needles, grapefruit and undifferentiable citrus. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. Like a step back in time, reminiscent of old fashioned craft IPAs with a quite West Coast hop bill. My favorite malt favor of caramel hops backed by citrus and pine from the hops. The hop herbal character is muted, but typical of the generation this came from; however the pine and citrus are great. Bitterness is moderate, but satisfactory. This is one of the classic IPAs that's been on my "try" list for decades and it doesn't disappoint. Now that Bell's appears to be available in the Northwest, I'll be revisiting this one again.
Mar 12, 2023
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Reviewed by wanmei_xiatian from Washington

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Smell: citrus
Taste: It starts off clean and crisp. It makes me wondering where is that typical fragrant and flavorful taste of the hops in the IPA. After a second or two, it follows up with slight bitterness. The bitterness balance quite well with the fruity flavor in the drink. All the flavors and bitterness keep aggregating and kind of blow up in my mouth from the third to four sip.
Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by NorsemanOne from Utah

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Purchased from Whole Foods in Highland Village, TX

Silky smooth, balanced clean and sharp hops and perfume floral aroma

Easy drinking and sessionable
Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 3.58 by jay25mac from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Tcricci220

4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Outstanding balance. Pours a beautiful reddish color that has a head that's not huge but is retained well
Starts off with a sweet burst of malt which quickly transitions to a clean, crisp bitterness, which then turns into a burst of grapefruit. Medium bodied and just all around perfectly balanced. Great beer! Glad it's readily available
Feb 26, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by bwhalen from Indiana

Feb 21, 2023
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I loved this brew in the late 90s, when IPAs were more my thing. I'm quite burnt out on the style today. However, it's got an orange color and a large off-white head. Nose is pungent with American hops. The beer is extremely fruity on the palate and medium-bodied in mouthfeel.

Though I avoid most IPAs today, I still like this one.
Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by HobbitHops from South Carolina

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Crabmando from Ohio

Jan 28, 2023
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Reviewed by buzzard13 from Florida

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
In my opinion one of the best commercially available beers in the US. I’ve had in cans, bottles and now a 1/4 keg. Just outstanding. A delicious pale ale from start to finish. Especially good on tap at 37 degrees.
Jan 26, 2023
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Reviewed by verge from California

4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It's rare to find an IPA that's extremely flavorful but not so much that it sacrifices drinkablity. This is that beer. Perfectly balanced. I wish I could taste this side-by-side with Pliny the Elder, because that's another perfectly balanced beer...I think this one is more sessionable though.
Jan 23, 2023
Rated: 4.86 by Eastland22

Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by BlonsAle

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by HowfarisZanzibar from New Hampshire

Jan 09, 2023
Two Hearted IPA from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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