Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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14,583 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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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

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3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally got to try this in California. I'm a west coast punch you in the mouth hop head, but I do enjoy an everyday single IPA, as well. As far as that style goes this is a good IPA but I'm not blown away. Heavy on the grass and pine flavors with a bit more of a malt backing than say a Lagunitas single. Some grapefruit and tropical notes present on the nose and taste but not at the forefront. Definitely a beer I would go back to on draught but not on my radar anymore, living on the west coast.

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4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rereviewed 3/15/10

Was shocked to find that my local pub had this on tap. Until recently, this place didn't even have the proper liquor license and served near-beer. Their taps have gotten significantly better in the past month and they had an extremely fresh keg of this on tap so out of other options I thought I would revisit this bad boy. It's been a while since I've had this, and while not fully appreciating it the first time around, I gave it a B+, 3.95.

Served in a pint glass, I was kind of shocked at how light this is. Clear and golden, with only a slight copper tint to it. A juicy off-white head sits on top with excellent retention and leaves some awesome lacing.

Any doubts I had about this actually being Two Hearted were laid to rest as soon as I took a whiff. Orange and grapefruit, tons and tons of citrus notes in this one. Wet and juicy hops are overflowing in this. I can't beleive I haven't had this in so long, this is amazing!

The taste is floral and citrus as well, but does manage to kick a piney bitter punch. Pale malts are subtle at best, in the background.

Mouthfeel is about medium body with a crisp carbonation and a lingering bitter bite. Drinkability is amazing.

Last time I had this was in bottles, but I have to say the fresh keg makes this thing expontially better on tap.

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4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12 oz bottle ("PKG 07/26/17") poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: Clear, pale gold with a tall, lush, frothy head of white foam and spotty lace.

Smell: Light, grainy aroma with plenty of citric hops: citrus zest, faint tropical fruit and grass.

Taste: Pale malts build a solid, lightly sweet base for waves of hops. Citrus, grapefruit rind, pineapple, and herbal pine resin. Closes with a clean, crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly oily feel and crisp, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Solid, classic IPA; nothing heavy handed, just well balanced and very drinkable.

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4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Although I usually overrate beer, am sure that I have underrated this superb beer (maybe even its taste).

From the well cared for stock of 33 Wine shop and Tasting Bar - Thanks Jake for a great pour on this one as well as the Weizen Eisbock - great to see how well you take care of beer and all your customers (beer or wine).

White head. Light clear amber. Aroma "is nothing less than a hoppy fruit explosion! A cornucopia of flavors bounce inside your nose and all along the tongue...grapefruit, strawberries,peach,apricot, melons, citrus, bananas,even. Delicate malt, providing ample balance."

Extremely smooth with enought hops to please the hop head in me and not too much to offend those wanting to taste the malt and yeast flavors.

It's truly in a league of it's own.

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

12oz bottle, Boulevard tulip, bottled 7/07/17.

Deep yellow and clear beer with a tall light tan head.

Crisply hoppy. There are lively aromas of floral hops, grapefruit, and candied lemon peel. It verges on juicy, but it's single minded.

Two Hearted starts with sweet clean malt and things quickly turn Centennial. All the grapefruit, pine, citrus, and floral flavors are here. The finish is moderately bitter and mostly clean. One gets a little lingering citric bitterness.

This is on the dry side of IPAs, but only just, resulting in a clean finish and overall crispness.

I haven't had Two Hearted for a quite awhile as it isn't available in Hawaii. I happened on this very fresh bottle now that I'm back on the mainland and it is as good as ever. Along with Sierra Nevada it typifies the American IPA style, at least the West Coast type. It has tons of flavor without being boozy or overly bitter. Each part of the beer is well crafted.

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3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Pours a hazy orange-amber with a fair amount of carbonation rising. Took a slightly aggressive pour, but a 2 finger head formed. Head was thin and somewhat fizzy. Quickly dissipated to a slight white ring.

S - Not a whole lot as far as complexity, but fruity hops are noted, and a general flowery aroma. Perhaps dandellion and lilac, I suppose. Smooth and mild malts noted as well. Nice smelling beer.

T - It's a pretty mild tasting IPA in comparison to other's IMO, but it's a great one. Hops up front of course. Grapefruit, lime, dandellion and white flour in the hoppiness. A fairly strong malt backbone is present and can be noted early. Slightly bready, some caramel and angel food cake notes. Very nice tasting beer.

F - Hides the somewhat high ABV well. Very drinkable. Enough carbonation for a fizz fix, but burns slightly on the way down. Overall though, it has a good feel.

O - Happy to find a random single of a Top 250 beer at my favorite local store. Not as flavorful or powerful as some other IPA's, I might put it on the Pale Ale/IPA fringe. But the flavor is excellent, lot's of hops and a strong matl backbone. Highly recommended to any IPA or Pale Ale fans.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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