Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
14,492 Ratings
Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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

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

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Photo of Traquairlover
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A = Pretty orange amber, good clarity, pleasing medium sized head, decent retention, medium lacing.

S = A very strong hops bouquet. Can also detect the sweetness of the malt though, this is not simply a hopheads delight. Good floral highlights but more complex than simply hops.

T = Hops are immediately apparent in the taste, but there is also a sweet malt flavor, slight caramel taste, some fresh cut lemons, fresh cut flowers. More complex than most IPAs I've had recently. A very good flavor, very well balanced.

M = Light to medium body, good carbonation, good mouthcoating. It makes my mouth happy.

D = Good drinkability whether looking for a one time IPA to enjoy or for several to enjoy in an evening. I definitely recommend this beer.

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Photo of bpkrippner
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stewart124
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A golden yellow brew with a thick white head and an aroma that I could smell as soon as I opened the bottle. My mouth was watering while I poured this beauty. Strong floral hop smell as well as notes of citrus and maybe a pear. The taste is of a hop spice that does well to blend with the tastes of fruit. Very well balanced beer. There is a sweetness to this beer that lets the hops tickle your tastebuds without causing too much damage. This was truely a delight and I would recommend this to anyone in love with hops.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Coopers Seafood House, Scranton, PA. Nice clear golden color, with a half-inch head, nice lacing. Smell was tropical fruity and some grapefruit. Taste was wonderfully balanced, with some fruity, some piney flavors. Medium bodied, nice carbonation, the kind of beer that you want to drink all day, the alcohol was well hidden for 7%. Just an outstanding beer, wish I could find it all the time in CO.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of A-Sox
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvanWilliams
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of wyatt13
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"When in doubt, go with Two Hearted" is not a bad way to go through life. I've had this one many times before, but never took the time to sit down with one and write a formal review. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a beautiful caramel-gold, with a towering two and a half finger head of thick foam. Slightly hazy, with some incredible lacing.

S - Smells like running through an orange orchard, I imagine. Fresh citrus with some herbal character like an evergreen or spruce tree. Grapefruit and some tropical nature as well.

T - Eminently drinkable. Bursting hops with a great malty finish, some bready character in the aftertaste. Completely balanced and satisfying.

M - Maybe just a little on the lighter side, but can't fault it for its ease of drinking.

O - Easy to see why why this is old reliable. I'm so happy that I have everyday access to this beer. It scratches an itch, that's for sure.

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Photo of JCam9981
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of d5001986
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ToddThompson
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BNarc
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vabeerguy
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic glass. Hazy amber/orange color. Not an over-the-top hoppy bitterness. Leaves a nice after taste.

Not much more to say. This is a great IPA. I will definitely add this to the top of my "to buy again" list.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Sharp edge Creekhouse in Pittsburgh.

Poured a clear amberish gold with a good head.

Aromas of intense citrusy hops and malt.

A well-hopped IPA. Very clean and intense. Dry finish.

Medium body with good carbonation.

Very drinkable IPA that I enjoyed. Not overly hopped, but hopped just right.

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Photo of atis
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy orange with white 1/2 finger head with excellent retention, patchy lacing. Aroma is citrus floral hops, some pine, faint fruity esters.

Taste is similar to aroma, citrusy floral hops, strong pine and grapefruit with somewhat sharp bitterness, dry finish and citrus aftertaste.

It felt very, very good after a dinner in the garden, but the bitterness seemed slightly too sharp for my taste.

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Photo of chilidog
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Bell's lived up to what I was expecting it to. The hazy orange-golden colored ale picks away from the bottom up at the large, full golden tan head. Lace is plenty but in spots. The aroma is bursting with floral and citric hops. That hop is carried over to the taste with a more citric favor. Taste of grapefruit with a not overdone lingering bitter is left on the mouth. If your expecting a drinkable, well hopped IPA thats well put together, you can expect thisone to do the job.

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Photo of jriggins6
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcorn
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A decent golden color with some amber hints to it. Pretty consistent with other IPA's.

S: Lots of floral hops, citrus and some pine. Also has some malt hints, but nothing too distinguishable.

T: A decent mixture of citrus and pine. The pine seems a tad overwhelming, more so than I thought would occur.

M: A medium bodied beer, with a dry finish. Left pine taste on the palate.

D: I believe many who really enjoy hops, more than I do, would really appreciate the pine hop flavoring. It is too much for me, but it is a decent IPA.

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Photo of TeachChefs
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,492 ratings
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