Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
14,234 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:
14,234
Reviews:
3,540
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
928
Gots:
4,347
For Trade:
50
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 14,234 |  Reviews: 3,540
Photo of JSchock7
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bmeGT
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jeonseh
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap as the Bell's seasonal at BW3 in Mishawaka IN on 3/1/08.

A - A dark golden color with hints of orange coming through to lighten up the darker aspects of the beer. There were some light streams of carbonation floating up through the bottle as well. On the top say a thin, white head which did not last at all and then just left the beer with a slight amount of white just barely sitting on top. After having this from a bottle and seeing a nice head, I almost have to think this is a result of the way it was poured than the beer itself but nevertheless it detracted from the beauty of this one.

S - could glean a slight citrus hoppiness emanating from this brew which was also mixed in with sweeter citrus such as mango. Didn't really get much of the piney aspects of this brew as I did when I had it from a bottle.

T - Ahh, now here is where th e on tap version shines as the hops just taste so much fresher and seem to have a bit more of a pop and life to them. The first taste that hit the tongue was a hit of orange citrus hops which were actually a bit sweet. After that, it seemed to become even a bit sweeter as mango rolled in over my taste buds as well. There was also some of the sweeter malt backbone of this beer which was definitely needed to keep it balanced the strong pine hops aspect which was the last prominent flavor to move in on me. This pine aspect is what remained in the mouth also in the aftertaste and it served as a good reminder of the hops dominance of this brew.

MF - actually felt like this is a rather full bodied beer especially for the style. At first, sip you definitely get some hefitness in your mouth and it reminded of taking a bit of bread or even gettin a mouth full of thick foam. There was also a nice amount of carbonation in the beer that really helped to bring out the hops in this one.

D - overall, two hearted ale on tap has some aspects better than the bottle and some worse. Thought the taste was mildly better as the hops seemed to pop a bit more. However, I didn't get the smell or the look of the beer that I got in the bottle. Couldn't get the hops smell to be as strong even after letting it warm up to room temperature. Overall, though this was a very good beer and one of the hits from Bell's which to me always seems like a hit or miss brewery. I would definitely get this again if it were on tap and would always pick up some bottles as a beer to just relax and drink.

 2,451 characters

Photo of Apellonious
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An old standard that, for whatever reason, I have not reviewed on BA. 16 oz can born on 5/04/15 poured into a IPA glass.

A - Cloudy orange with golden highlights. Two finger fluffy white head.

S - Citrus/orange heavy. Biscuit and malt. Hops (pine) on the finish.

T - Similar to the nose. Based on the age, the malts are more present than the hops in relation to some previous hads.But it is still balanced and tasty.

M - Carbonation is medium low, mouthfeel is creamy.

O - One of my favorite IPAs. This held up well, even though it was in a warm can, and should be included in IPA 101 for anyone starting out with the style.

 643 characters

Photo of assman79
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Beezee
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of jjheinrichs
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of stogirelli
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Photo of seavercm
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of heytomcat
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of km02600
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of warriorsoul
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to the very informative and generous onecrazymofo for this normally, unreachable IPA.
Pours a beautiful, golden orange w/ a full finger of creamy, tan head after a subtle poor....impressive lace.
Smells a bit sweet w/ hints of orange, grapefruit and vanilla. I can actually smell more malt than hops, which is reminding me of a Victory Hop Devil.
Taste is bitter hops in a good way....not the sweet IPA I was expecting. Again, tasting grapefruit...very refreshing and well balanced.
I could definitely make a session out of this beer....thanks again to onecrazymofo for the chance to try this very exceptional offering.

 632 characters

Photo of atr2605
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a hazy golden orange color with a white foamy head with very nice retention
S-some pine and citrus, a bit faint but my bottle is also a few months old
T-Very well balanced, great malt background with orange and pine in the finish
M-medium bodied
O-Great beer, can only imagine how great this would be fresh on tap

 321 characters

Photo of brn9000
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of StoutBoi
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HugeBulge
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of cletusdog
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of GMorgan
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stezz420
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

Thanks to franksnbeans for this extra.

Pours a slightly orange tinged yellow with almost two inches of white foam. The aroma is of citrus and pine hops, orange, grapefruit and lemon fruits as well. Nice biscuit type malt aroma. Taste is a good crisp flavor with just a right touch of bitterness. Good combination of citrus flavors and sweet malt backbone. As it warms up I detect some toasted aromas, toffee and butterscotch. Great mouthfeel and carbonation, the fizz makes it feel almost creamy. Great beer all around.

 520 characters

Photo of beerman999999
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,234 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe