Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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95
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14,319 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:
14,319
Reviews:
3,563
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
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Ratings: 14,319 |  Reviews: 3,563
Photo of JPadilla
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cannoneer
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great example of American IPA, which drinks easy and strikes a nice balance between flavor, hoppy bitterness and drinkability.

Pours pure amber with a solid head, which gives way to gentle lacing. Very appetizing looks and enticing smell of fruit, tree bark and clean water.

The main aspect of this beer for me was how easy it was to drink it. It practically gets inhaled, with your mouth craving for more as soon as you complete a gulp. The predominant tastes are those of apricot, pine needles and just clean water. It's rare that the water is praised as a discernible beer component (complaints of "watery" beers are far more often), but in this case the excellent water quality and subtle taste certainly adds much to the beer's exceptional drinkability.

Overall, an excellent session beer that goes well even on its own.

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Photo of hops1337
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a nice amber red with a 1 in. white head into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. This is one superbly balanced IPA. A good dose of hops but with plenty of malt backbone. I could drink alot of these in one sitting. One of the most quaffable IPAs out there. Highly recommended.

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Photo of SeanMallory
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely drinkable. This IPA is incredibly balanced and immediately leaves your tastebuds wanting a second shot at picking apart the flavor. One of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of Jolt
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ssalgado
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours into glass an orangey color with light yellow tones and slight haze. The aroma is mellow and not overly strong. The taste explodes with strong crisp malt flavors and a nice hop finish at the end... not too bitter. The malt balances very well with the hop notes culminating in well rounded taste. Rich citrus notes do make a light appearance and make this a flavorful and well balanced beer.

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Photo of zimmee66
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sheaffer315
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite brew from Bell's so far and thankfully it's on tap nearly everywhere in Columbus, OH.

A: burnt orange with 1-2 finger white foam head
S: fruity mixed with pine/hops
T: not too dry; fruity up front mixed with hops on the finish
M: smooth and drinkable
O: delicious - Bell's Two Hearted is easily in my top 10 IPA's.

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Photo of becktone
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The appearance of this brew is "Noice Egyptian!" Color is gold and the beer is fairly clear. It is not crystal clear, its more of a murky clear. Pours with a beautiful creamy golden tinged white head. Lacing is excellent, head retention is also superb. One great looking beer.

The nose of this beer is quite appetizing. Big floral and citrus aroma. Hops dominate the aroma of this beer as is appropriate for this style.

Hop influence is apparent in this beer. Quite a bitter brew, very appropriate stylistically. Floral (and some citrus) characteristics are the backbone of this beer's flavor profile. The hop character is pronounced, don't get me wrong, but I would like to see a bit more hop flavor, I think that some stronger hop flavor might just add to this brew, or maybe my palate is off today. Aftertaste is dry, floral hops that linger in the mouth

Mouthfeel of this beer is also great, medium bodied with a dry finish that leaves you begging for more. Low carbonation, just enough to playfully dance the tongue and give rise to the realization that this is a carbonated beverage. This beer is a sipper, don't try to drain this quickly, what would be the good in that? As with all great beers it needs to be appreciated. Don't gulp this one down, sit, realx and enjoy the flavor of this great IPA. Definitely worth the money, will be buying this one again. However, Stone IPA is still my default.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 6/30/14

Pours golden light orange. Not much head. Pretty clear with some sediment.

Smell is tangy citrus, grapefruit and some floral. light bready malt barely detectable. smells like a fruit juice.

Nice citrus bite off the bat. A lot of grapefruit and a touch of orange and some apricots. sweet and light malt. Almost like a watered down honey sweetness and white bread.

Moderate to high carbonation. Pretty light body and a bit dry. Crisp.

One of the first craft beers I ever had a few years back that got me going on IPAs. Never disappoints but I've had some better since.

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Photo of Vancer
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Re-reviewed 8/18 - Oh... had fresh on tap - NOW I see.

Absolutely a beauty! .Drink’em up at any chance. Previous ratings were:
appearance: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3


Don’t know about this one. Pour produced a hazy amber orange, which was good. But there was this suspended cloud of yeast (?) floating around in the glass – nasty looking ! Aroma was OK, the citrus was nice, but the flora was too much for me. Flora also came across to strong in the flavor – citrus and hops were powerful and expected. Don’t really like fruit in my beer, not that flower power. May need to get another bottle or 2 of Two Hearted, and some other IPAs, for further review.

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Photo of loudidonato
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stadmo1
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigdog3838
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnLabisch
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweetwaterman
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(Bottle purchased ~May 2011 in SE Michigan)

Appearance: A very rich honey gold. Hazy, good head that really persists.

Smell: Bold hops, very green, piney, rosemary notes

Taste: Initial sharp hops then full resinous arrival, drying, no real malt here, just straight hoppy goodness, a long dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth, an easy drink.

Overall: One of my all-time favorites. Highly recommended.

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Photo of ettbeer
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Colin32
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squirrelsheriff
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of foundersasap
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeebs
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a yellowish orange with a huge pillowy 3 finger white head. The head dissipates slowly leaving great lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Smell is dominated by citrus hops, mango and grapefruit.

T: Starts off with hoppy bitterness and grapefruit followed by a nice balance of malts. There is also a bit of spice that is present. This is a very tasty beer, nice and refreshing.

M: Medium bodied with a nice medium carbonation. Nice and clean finish.

D: Drinkability is great! The nice hop bitterness and clean finish leave you wanting more. I can see myself drinking a quite a few of these on a warm summer day.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BitteBier
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A gorgeous pour--hazy apricot color that lightens to a lemonade hue at the edges. Large frothy head that reduces to a cream-colored cake with decent lacing as well. Crisp, hoppy aroma complemented nicely by grapefruit/pineapple notes. Grapefruit is even more noticeable in the taste, which has a malty foundation that could be stronger to balance the hoppy, citrus flavors. This balance actually seems to improve as the beer warms. Bitter IPA finish is actually a bit sour; this is truly an IPA with a twist. Excellent mouthfeel in this nicely drinkable beer. A unique take on the American-style IPA, but a good one even in a toe-to-toe.

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is fantastic. Usually the term "balanced" is code for not hoppy here in California. But this is balance perfected. Great hop profile, very smooth malt backing.
One of, if not the best, balanced ipas I've had

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,319 ratings.
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