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Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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95
world-class
3,443 Reviews
Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

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
Reviews:
3,443
Ratings:
13,813
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
21.6%
 
 
Wants:
902
Gots:
4,021
For Trade:
52
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Reviews: 3,443 | Ratings: 13,813
Photo of wallaceandvomit
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had a Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA earlier in the day. i'll compare the two. i found these two beers to be somewhat similar both in appearance and smell. two hearted being less fruity but both give off an herbal shampoo scent. both had a nice golden orange color but Torpedo had a noticibly longer last large head and more lacing.
overall i think i like this beer more than Torpedo but it will take future tests to confirm that.
a-golden orange, nice head, lasted a while
s- hops and flowers with a hint of citrus
t- same as smell
m-nice thickness and oil texture
d- definitely try this. i will be drinking this pretty often.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up from the brwerey less then a week ago. Poors in with a nice head and stays forever. Beercolor is gold but clouwdy.
Nose is quiet exceptional and it's just like hanging your nose in a bag( of very fine) hop. Further hardly anything noticeable but hey as fresh as a beer can get! Taste is almost identicly, hops, hops & more hops. Could have litle more body but hey I'm fine with just hops! Mouthfeel is off course also incredible and hey I could drink this all night long!

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Photo of wardough
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's ridiculous how good this is. Upon opening, it smells like an orange tree just planted itself in the house. Cloudy amber with a nice head that remains with the beer. Taste is well balanced malts, caramel, and bitter finish. Mouthfeel is low carbonated, but smooth. I could drink these all night. Well done Larry (this is my first 2 hearted...and I grew up in Michigan...I should have tried it earlier). Seek this out.

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Photo of grego
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from a 12oz bottle I got from Westy's outside of Harrisburg PA. It's sort of a golden amber with a smallish head that lingered for a while. Nice lacing throughout. The smell is great with lots of pine, citrus, and a little honey. Very balanced. The taste is much like the smell lots of citrus, pine, and some clove as well. Not too bitter but not sweet at all. The mouthfeel is smooth and dry at the end. This is a very drinkable beer. The kind of AIPA that you can have many of. Definitely one of the best AIPA's I have ever had. Really perfect for the style. Very hoppy but not stringently bitter - nicely balanced. Great beer.

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Photo of ChrisA
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the Mellow Mushroom in Indy for staying late and pouring me an extra pint of Two Hearted. I could still taste it in the morning. I have heard fabled stories of this fine ale and may now report back that they are legitimate. One of the best IPA's I have ever had. It made the Alpha King that I tried after it pale in comparison. Wish I could get this out in Colorado. This is a definite hophead's favorite!!!

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Photo of phishsihq
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two Hearted Ale pours a hazy, burnt orange color and is capped by a big frothy white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Pine and citrus aromas explode from the glass and are underlined by hints of tropical fruit and a slight malt sweetness. Grapefruit, pineapple, and orange flavors meet a nice malt backbone before finishing with a somewhat piney flavor. Medium body and medium-light in carbonation, Two Hearted Ale is very well balanced and a great example of what an IPA should be.

Cheers!

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Photo of escapegoat
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of bigbeerdrinka
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice light amber with golden hues beaming all over. A firm bubbly white head appears about a half inch thick leaving a nice lace. Aromas of piney, resiney, and citrus hops along with light malt dominate. Initially this beer hits up front with sweet citrusy hops and a caramel toffee malt body. Following, more hops just come into play leaving a zesty piney flavor that just lingers on the tongue. This beer finishes hoppy and sweet, with some more zest and yet a final lingering bitterness that just makes it perfection. The body to this beer is light while it has a crisp carbonation that just keeps this beer refreshing. Overall a wonderful brew.

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Photo of johnd513
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am reviewing this beer from the bottle but I am also a big fan of the mini kegs which my family traditionally gets around Christmas time. This beer pours an amber color with a huge thick creamy white head. Smells and tastes citrusy (and of course hops!). Orange flavors are present as well as a wonderful chewy hop flavor. The drinkability is high on this one. I could easily drink three of these but the abv is too high for it to be a session beer for me. This beer is very well balanced and has a clean taste to it. This is a beer that I go back to more than others. By far one of my favorite IPA's. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jonziefle
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a honey colored amber, almost completely clear. Plenty of visible carbonation. Three finger white pillowy head. Very nice lacing.

Smell: Strong nose of sweet floral and citrusy hops, with a pine and grapefruit as well. Bordering on syrupy/resiny and above average sweetness. Little in the way of malts.

Taste: More mild hops flavors than in the nose and well balanced with a malt body. Sweet grapefruit and pine hops in the beginning, with a good malt middle, finally ending with lingering pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Some hop bite.

Drinkability: An excellent IPA. Excellent hop profile in the nose. More mild hops in the taste, but decently balanced. Not overly bitter or harsh like some IPAs. Very good.

Buy Again? Yes.

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Photo of chopp02
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer! It is the right mix of affordability, accessibility, and flavor! If you are looking to enter the world of craft beer tasting, Two Hearted is the perfect introduction!

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Photo of cokes
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I haven't reviewed this one yet??? Let's change that...
Heavily clouded peach-orange body. Alpine-esque head never recedes past the 3/4" mark. Massive, thick, sculptable.
Grapefruit hoppy resinous nose. Not quite eye-watering, but fairly intense.
Bitter as hell.
Searing concentrated grapefruit, sprinkled with alum and pine needles. Metallic notes as well. The hops have come to play. The big malt body helps balance. It mostly just adds heft, but brings with it some faint toasted toffee notes. Tangerine is thrown in here as well, adding some fruity sweetness. Almost sugary at times. Yeast is a major player here too, as with most of Kzoo's stuff. There is plenty of weird shit going on in the background. Veggies? Gravel? Dandelions? Socks? Cardboard? These could almost qualify as off-flavors, but they are only ephemeral, quickly crushed under the hop tidal wave. They do, however, keep this from scoring a perfect 5 taste-wise.
Hefty bodied, with tons of amphetamine-riddled tiny bubbles. Absolutely perfect for a big IPA.
Has been, and will continue to be right near the top of my list.

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Photo of sorryaboutbrooks
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great IPA. In my opinion the best way to describe this beer is very well balanced. The hop presence is strong, but the body of the beer is a perfect match to create a fusion between hop and sugars for a homogeneous beer. Does that even make sense? I dunno, but this is a great IPA I would recommend it to anyone!

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Photo of Stout7
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Scoring this high with a 7%ABV and $10/six, don't know of more good beer for your money. For now, my go-to beer. This is (for my palate) much closer to a British pale ale or bitter, vice the citrus and pine IPAs now ubiquitous here.

The pour looks to me again, like a British pale ale, a warm bronze-orange body with a tight, ecru head dissipating to a ring. I picture it on a worn oak bar--it's that familiar.

Smooth, rich, complex...it has it all. The finish is stunning, bursting with a crisp zing reminiscent of older, famous eastern European pilsners. How they pull that off and keep the mature bitter snap to it is beyond me, but why analyze a sunset?

95 is a very high score, but well deserved. If you factor in bang for your buck, it's way closer to 100. Next time I have it, gonna make sure I have some serious pretzels. That's the only thing this beer doesn't bring to the table.

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Photo of kwakwhore
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap pours a beautiful golden orange with a smallish white head. Citrus pine aromas dominate the smell. Beautifully balanced combination of sweet malt with an understated hop bitterness in the flavor. Silky smooth mouthfeel. A wonderful example of a session IPA with very high marks for drinkability. My first Bell's beer, but it certainly won't be my last.
On tap at Howard's Pub 11/27/09
Simply outstanding. The most citrus in an IPA I've ever encountered. Like eating an orange with peel attached.

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Photo of FLYINGSCOOTER
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding in every respect.
Quickly became a fovorite of mine.
Tastes full.
Good head, leaving lace as you drink.
Poured into glass about halfway so head could build.
I found this beer awhile ago at a World Market as a single and have been buying this, and others on a regular basis.

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Photo of bort11
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After discussing the label on another thread, I thought I should post a review.

A- 12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass. The head is a tight egg white foam peppered with larger bubbles. it stands about a finger and quickly comes down to a solid lace. The beer is a hazy honey color.

S- Honey sweet with some notes of citrus hops underneath. The combo comes off as a bit strawberry.

T- This is what an IPA is all about! Sweet bitter hops kick with a grapefruit finish. mixes in those honey notes, Malt comes through a bit as it warms in your mouth. Everything is well balanced

M- Very smooth start and the bitter creeps its way down your throat. Perfect carbonation, it tickles, there is some substance to it, it wants to linger but doesn't over stay it's welcome. The after taste floats in the mouth instead of laying down on the tongue.

D- Very drinkable. One makes me want another. This will be great for out on the deck on a hot summer night. This is one to come back to again and again.

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Photo of dwarbi
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Whoa! What an amazing looking beer. Foamy white head that leaves large patches on the sides of the glass as I drain it. Hippity hoppity hop-hops! Helluvan aroma. Bursting in my nasal cavity. Creamy and smooth IPA?! Don't get me wrong, it's crisp and pops on your tongue, but very clean. Fantastic IPA. Supremely drinkable. I am not a hophead, but this is a great IPA choice.

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Photo of bareju
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This is my perfect american ipa. Had on draft.

Lots of citrus and floral hop aroma and taste without the typical bitterness, along with a perfect balance of sweet malts and enough bitterness to balance everything out. Low on piney hops, which aren't my favorite anyway. Easy drinking, every time I put I down I went back for another sip. Definitely feels and tastes like a session ale, figured it was closer to 5%. Seems like a kicked up pale ale.

This beer is not overly complex, but everything is in perfect balance, and it's crazy tasty. Can definitely see why this gets so much love.

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Photo of Bleedingshrimp
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Bell's logo pint glass.Peach colored with a white fizzy head that fades fairly quickly. Smell is grassy with citrus notes. Taste is nice bready slightly nutty body with some serious citrus notes. Grapefruit, orange with slightly sweet malty base. Hops are well balanced and coat the palate for a great lingering aftertaste. This is my favorite IPA. The carbonation, hop balance, slight sweetness are really in perfect harmony. This is one of those "deserted island" type beers.

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Photo of samyoung
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is THE beer everyone.
From west to east coast none shines brighter. TH mixes west coast and Brit-coast IPA resulting in perfection.

A - Orange-red haze - the deep red I see is distinct.
S - Hopp-y, Hopp-y, joy, joy. It is wonderful.
T - Unlike anything you will ever taste - hops, tart, pine, and mellow citrus.
M - Thick, and thick again. TH will coat your existence.
D - The first one gives you the ability to change lives and taste miracles; however, as you go on, you may want to ensure employment.

Two-hearted reigns supreme over all!

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Photo of audiobill
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just finished enjoying a couple of bottles of this beauty!
A very well balanced, hoppy IPA,with a smooth finish. Really like the fact that the 7 % alc. is not noticeable whatsoever. Colour is a medium amber with a more yellow- orange tinge. Would gladly buy more & would recommend this one to IPA lovers.

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Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my 1st review, be kind. ;-)

A bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- The beers appearance is a nice cloudy golden orange with an almost 1 inch head. Lacing left all around the glass.

S- Smell is of light citrus hops with maybe a bit of pine.

T- Incredible hop bite that holds on and doesn't let go. I certainly can understand that if someone didn't like really heavy hops why this wouldn't work for them. But for me this is really a great IPA

M- What can I say? A lovely bite at the front of the tongue. Very refreshing.

D- This beer goes down way to easy, the taste is so good to me I can't hardly wait for the next sip.

Overall I am very impressed with the effort the brewery put in.

The only downfall. It wouldn't make a great session beer due to its 7% alcohol level. I can live with that.

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Photo of brandongoblue24
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

L: Truly a beautiful beer. Deep, hazy golden orange/amber, with a large, 2-finger pillowy head that fully lasting and left plenty of lacing.

S: Crisp, with lots of spicy, floral, and earthy hops. Some grapefruit.

T: Very hop forward, but with just enough carmel malts to calm the bitterness. The hops follow the nose - floral, spicy, and a little bit earthy.

F: Crisp, soft, and medium bodied.

O: Delicious. Balanced, crisp - truly wonderful. Would recommend, and will be buying much, much more.

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Photo of TheCuriograph
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

A - Light copper, pours a hazy with effervescence. Nice full head; wee bit of lacing.

S - Abundantly floral, with pine, grass, overtone of grapefruit. ROunded out with a perfect sour-sweet malt. Same profile as plenty of IPAs, but this smells assuredly balanced.

T - Big citric bitter burst up front. Tapers off fine into a good bready-English malt palate. Vibrant and flavorful, but still completely refreshing. A nice sweet/bitter balance that yields notes of blossoms, cinnamon and orange as it warms a bit.

M - More full and sticky than I'd expect, given how drinkable it is.

O - Really blown away by this. I cannot count how many IPA's I've had in my life, but finally trying the Two-Hearted Ale I see why it's such a mainstay of the Midwest. This one is magnificent.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 3,443 ratings.
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