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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
Photo of JamesMN
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Super hazy orange hue with an off-white head.

Aroma: Orange, citrus, caramel malt.

Taste: Big malt bomb but with enough hop assertiveness to stay within the style. The hop flavor is a mix of watery orange, a hint of grapefruit, and pine. It imparts a moderate bitterness upfront that fades to a slow burn in the aftertaste. Very palatable. Dry finish. It is as robust as the 7% ABV suggests.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with above average carbonation. Easy drinkability but not quite a 'juicy' IPA.

Final Thoughts: I've had this one before and it's never blown me away like its collective rating would suggest. It's simply a good American IPA. Would I drink it again? Only if it's the only IPA option.

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Photo of Beerandboards
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TonyY
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jackndan
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thick, rocky off-white head, with some lace. Copper colored beer, with haze and noticeable suspended particles. Very noticeable fruit sweetness in the aroma, with a hint of hops. The taste is all hops, from the start to the finish, very pleasant but without much malt. The taste was very long lasting, with oily hops feel. Very nice, buy it if you can get it.

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

Honey orange hues with a fluffy white head. Aroma of orange zest and bubblegum. More of the same in flavor on a of soft malty backbone that straddles the line of dry and sweet. Medium body with a beautiful finish of delicate hops redolent of orange blossoms.

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Photo of tarheels4life23
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mlockman
2.51/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I am averse to hops, so take that into consideration when considering my evaluation

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Photo of NWer
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Updating from earlier review massively to the upside (first impressions aren't always correct):
Beautiful pour into my Black Raven imp. pint glass. Abundant head that overpowers the glass. Foamy top retains well leaving nice lace as well as when I draw down during the drink.
Nice golden color. Somewhat cloudy but not much.
Sweet for an IPA but probably not by Midwest standards. Enough hop feel to satisfy but not overwhelming. Nice balance between hop feel and flowery malt flavors that make this a very enjoyable change from West Coast hop bombs.

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Photo of mattyrubes
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of davemathews68
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of xungmound98
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Hazy orange color with 1/2” of head that recedes to a soapy film on top, with some lacing on sides. Nose is orange juice, grapefruit, slight bitterness with some pine notes- mostly citrus. Little to no alcohol detected. Taste is citrus (on the mellow side, not extremely bitter) with some sugary malt backing and floral notes. Hops gradually coat the tongue, but not with as bitter a finish as other American IPAs. Medium carbonation, somewhat creamy texture. Medium-bodied with a nice balance. Overall this is a tasty IPA with understandably wide appeal.

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Photo of McBAINx
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of droomyster
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark a slightly hazy dark gold with a medium white head. Nice hoppy aromas with multiple layers, ranging from evergreen needles to the citrus spectrum, but not in an overwhelming, steroid hopped way. No alcohol detectable. Sweet malts also insert themselves into the aroma equation. A resinous, medium full body with a lot of malt/hop tug of war on the palate, finishing dry, with an orange zest that hangs on for a bit. Drinks very beautifully. Stands up to hearty, flavorful foods but also has the balance and finesse to be enjoyed on its own. Two Hearted Ale is definitely my all-time favorite IPA.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a cloudy yellow/orange color with a huge head. Wow! The aroma is robust – first of hops then citrus and malt noticeable. The taste is initially bitter from hops, but the sweet malt follows quickly; creating a nice balance. The mouthfeel is full bodied. This beer smells wonderful and the flavors follow that lead – very drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Goldndomer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mjw1200
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TaborTime
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of durwood64
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of OKbrew89
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeFaz
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a golden color with a medium head and pretty good retention.

Smell: Hops and more hops, with some biscuit aromas. This is going to taste bitter...

Taste: And it does taste bitter. Floral hops all the way, and not much complexity at all. There's still some of that biscuit flavor, but it's all about the hops here.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fairly crisp.

Overall: This beer has been around awhile and was probably a favorite among hopheads before the hop craze. Now this beer tastes one-dimensional, unbalanced, and simple. In a world with more than enough IPAs, this probably isn't the accomplished beer that it once was, but it's still good.

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

Photo of jadler16
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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