Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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95
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14,272 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:
14,272
Reviews:
3,550
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
936
Gots:
4,374
For Trade:
49
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Nice golden orange color with a white head.

Smell: Hoppy and malty with a great sweetness too.

Taste: Hoppy with a nice sweetness to it. Very nice hop crisp taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium coarse with a dryness aspect to the palate. A classic IPA.

Overall: The distributor told me to give this a try since I love IPA's. It is a very good beer All round it is a delicious beer. Cheers.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.39/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Emnmarko
4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Nice, orangish clean and clear

S- Citrus. Grapefruit, lemon, and floral.

T- Citrusy notes. Crisp, lemon/grapefruit. Nice even-not over powering-hop flavor.

M- flows good down to the gut. Finishes easy not too dry.

O- This is my go to IPA. Easy to drink with a nice kick. I love a citrusy beer and this one hits the mark.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikeys01
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bell's Two Hearted Ale is probably just about my favorite IPA in terms of most drinkable, most character, and just great taste. I just reacquainted myself with this beer when I picked up a 6 pack on a business trip this week. The Two Hearted pour into the glass a radiant honey gold color topped by a generous and fairly dense white head, that sticks around for most of the drinking. Aroma is mouthwatering floral hops and just a little bit of yeast. Taste is intitially agressively grapefruit/citrus hoppy but somehow soft at the same time, giving amazing hop flavor without being overly bitter. Flavor develops a little more malt character towards the end but finishes very crisp. This is a very easy drinking beer, surprisingly smooth and absolutely delicious.

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4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Wonder's Pub. I first had this on tap at the Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor and was blown away by the hops and the depth of flavor. The tap carbonation definitely made for a more assertive ale, which I nonetheless enjoyed immensely. That said, I enjoy this on cask a lot more.

Appearance: Amber with copper hints. 1/2 inch head lingers for several minutes. Medium visibility, with medium/low viscosity. Thick stick lacing on the sides of glass.

Aroma: Grapefruit, heavy honey and orange notes. Refreshing and balanced.

Taste: Despite the hops, this is well balanced. Nice bold grapefruit and anise up front, with a caramel malt and sweet citrus back palate. Yeasty finish, with gradually developing bitter aftertaste that nonehtless remains refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Cask conditioning definitely helps bring out the flavors and renders a smooth mouthfeel. Allows room for both mellow malts and floral hops.

Drinkability: Truly sessionable despite bold flavor. The body isn't too heavy and showcases the hops without making the bitterness oppressive.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden peach with thick, persistent, white head and solid lacing.

Smell has a lot of sweet malt in it with a nice floral and sweet hop. Little bit of pine, little bit of grapefruit. Mostly floral over a malt sweetness.

Good crisp taste. More pine hop in the taste. Butter behind the hop. Lots of malt holding up the hop. Caramel. Very even balance of different hops and malts. Fairly complex. Different from drinking a pure hop ipa but different in a good for variety way.

Nice creaminess for a single ipa. Good lingering hop taste. It doesn't leave the sticky resin in your mouth, but it leaves that same great taste.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,272 ratings.
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