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Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
14,463 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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Ratings: 14,463 |  Reviews: 3,592
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

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

Photo of StevieW
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. What the hell are those things on the label. They don't look like hearts to me. I'll call MikeyW, he'll know.
This Bell's beer opened with more of "pffft" than the other ones I 've had. That's a good sign I think. Poured a more golden yellow color than a rich copper that I expected. I guess I expected a darker color, but that's ok. Rich bubbly, creamy, biege head. Full and strong, laced the glass on the way down.
Aromas spot on of striking Cascade hop goodness. Full on, very good. Full flowery hop aromas. First taste is equally striking, stand up and take notice hop bitterness. Combined with the tangy, bitter citrus taste. Subtle malt body. Balanced. Sticky, whole hop flowers, much like a Celebration Ale. Leaves a hole in your mouth, with bitterness lingering on your tongue. Medium bodied, perfectly charged. This one is the ultimate summer thirst quencher or bbq beer. And 7% abv is not felt. A beer I could drink again and again and not tire of it. I had this with grilled bbq chicken and corn on the cob. Perfect !

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12 oz. brown bottle to a pint glass. Received from weizenbob in trade - thank you!! I wish Bells would distribute to Colorado this stuff is so good.

A: Rather hazy golden orange color with a slight cloudiness. Nice white head with good retention.

S: Great citrus hop aroma!

T: Citrus hops in your face with bittering hops at first. Very smooth draw unlike most IPAs. finishes crisp and clean.

M: Very even with strong carbonation.

D: Absolutely!

This has become one of my favorite beers not just for the style but overall. Such a terrific brew.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-04-2011 02:09:22

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of fdig23
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle.

Appearance: a ruddy copper color with an off-white head.

Nose: Very floral, with honeysuckle and some funky dogwood flowers. Pineapple and orange are their as well. Everything is cloaked in sweetness.

Taste: Like a mouthful of pungent flowers followed by grilled pineapples, bitter green tea, honey, and toast.

Mouthfeel: Nice and balanced but could be a bit fuller.

Overall: A classic IPA that is really unlike anything else. Even other all-Centennial brews don't have this much floral to them.

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4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, orangish-copper color with a thick, chunky, off-white head. Leaves an excellent amount of lacing. The aroma is all citric, flowery hops. The flavor again is citrus hops, leaving the malt pretty much covered up. From beginning to end this one is all hops. It has a long dry, bitter finish. Overall this one is a good beer, I really like the aroma. I would drink this one again.

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1.5/5  rDev -64.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can almost give this beer a 5 out of 5 on the scale, and actually remains my top beer overall. I love everything about this beer, the ONLY thing I would change is maybe give it a tiny bit stronger bite. I have been a "Hop Head" lately, but this beer is a good one when you want to tone it down a bit.
This beer is very citrus filled but has just the right amount of bite to it to not be ashamed to call it an "American IPA".
This is the perfect Summer beer that could easily be shared around the BBQ. This is also tame enough to be a GREAT session beer, where you can enjoy quite a few.
Best all around beer for me so far!

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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint can into a shaker pint glass. Canned on 4/26/14

A- Pours a bright clear orange with a medium head that sticks around.

S- Lots of orange, floral, and some slight tropical notes, light pine, very nice and complex for being a single hopped beer.

T- Similar to aroma, the orange is still the main thing but the floral aspect comes through more and a nice medium bitterness seems around 70 IBUS. Get some pine and a bit of tropical as well. Finish is not too dry and not too sweet.

M- Crisp and easy drinking for a really hoppy beer.

O- I waited til this came out in the cans to give it a full review. This is one of the best single IPAs and single hopped beers out there. Balanced in every way and a benchmark IPA. I live in Kalamazoo and 2 Hearted is everywhere, I try not to get jaded.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Beric
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 6 September 2013

Appearance: A clear yellow-gold color with a good one-and-a-half finger white, frothy head. Left magnificent lacing down the edges of the glass.

Smell: Very clean floral and grapefruit hop notes in the nose.

Taste: A magnificent blend of hops and sweet malts. This is one incredibly balanced IPA- there is a strong hop presence, but a very nice malt backbone that really carries the taste of this beer. Unlike other IPAs where the maltiness seems to play a secondary role, or becomes apparent on the palate late in the tasting process, the sweeter malts are detectable throughout a sip and play well with the hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation for the style makes the beer appropriately full-bodied.

Overall: One of the most balanced IPAs I've had, and a very good one. I like how the hops and malt played off each other during the entire sip, rather than one heavily dominating up front/on the back end. Would buy again and highly recommend.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had it on-tap and I've had it from the bottle. This just seems to be near perfect in every aspect. Pour is light golden with a fluffy off white head. Pretty good carbonation and lacing. Smell is of fresh grapefruit hops with an excellent floral aroma. Definitely one of the best smelling IPA's to me. The hops seem more inviting rather than aggressive although they are there throughout. Taste is exceptional. Grapefruit citrus hops with a sweet floral aroma. Great hop bite that is lightly malted as well but the hops surely dominate. Mouthfeel is tingly from the hops, yet smooth as they come. Nice crisp finish that stays on the tongue forever it seems. Drinkability is through the roof as well. As I said above the hops are there and definitely dominate but they are balanced in such a way that makes this the most refreshing and drinkable IPA out there. This is one of my favorite styles and Two Hearted seems to set the bar pretty high. It doesn't look much better than your average, though you can't judge a book by its cover. Highly recommended. Thanks to Scoobydank and Nathan15 for the bottles.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,463 ratings
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