Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

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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Photo of ramstienerhaufbrau
2.07/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not impressed whatsoever. Maybe this whole IPA thing just isn't for me. Poured beer out and immediately grabbed a Weihenstephaner Hefe Wessbier! Cheers

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic glass. Hazy amber/orange color. Not an over-the-top hoppy bitterness. Leaves a nice after taste.

Not much more to say. This is a great IPA. I will definitely add this to the top of my "to buy again" list.

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Photo of Myotus
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle (packaged 02Aug15) into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Consumed on 10Nov15.
LOOK: Pours with a finger and half worth of white foam that dissipates into a half finger's worth after 45 seconds. Honey orange in color. There is a large amount of both small and medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and both thick and think I'm various areas.
SMELL: There are mild aromas of buttered bread that meet with mild piney hop aromas, subtle aromas of gummy fruit snacks, and hints of alcohol.
TASTE: Initial taste is of strong piney hops that are immediately followed by mild buttered bread flavors. Subtle gummy fruit snack flavors enter next. Subtle bitter hop flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth and creamy. Finishes with a strong dryness.
NOTE: I wasn't getting any citrus or floral flavors, which surprised me. The beer wasn't that fresh, either, so that may have been a reason why. This was a pretty great IPA for being 3 months old. I can't wait to try a more fresh one.

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Photo of SteveO33
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite by far. I also enjoy a very hoppy IPA but this is so drinkable and delicious. I have to go to out of my way to find it but it's worth it.

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

Appearance: Clear, dark copper.
Odor: Floral, malty, and bitter
Taste: Earthy with a floral, citrus hop kick and a nice back end sweetness Smooth, floral, earthy aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Earthy with a floral, citrus hop kick. Nice, floral, earthy aftertaste.
Overall: Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale brings the a new spin to the IPA style. This IPA has all the usual suspects as far as flavor, but brings a special kick that is not found in other IPAs.

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Photo of pinyin
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried and true 2 Hearted is a fairly unique offering from Bells in the presently saturated IPA market.

Wide distribution footprint, readily availible in the northeast, fairly priced and a high quality product.

Served 40F from the 16 ounce pounder can. Poured into 12 ounce snifter.

Really nice slightly hazy golden orange color. Lacing is perfect. Not too agressive, but hangs around for a while.

The nose is somewhat subdued when weighed against the taste. I get a very slight mosaic and caramel scent. If any dry hopping occurred here it was very minimal.

Also note that this ale was canned on August 11th and the local grocery store just got this shipment 3 days ago. Erie distribution does a horrible job getting ales fresh to the customer. This seems to have been laying in their warehouse for at least 3 months.

Taste is very solid. A little bit sugary for my liking but really well balanced. The malts and hops align well and produce a unique formula. I get notes of pear, pine and orange zest from the hops. Pilsner and crystal notes from the malts.

For a 7% abv, I taste barely any alcohol. This being the fourth time I have tried Two Hearted in the past 4 years, this canned 4 month old version seems to be the best, and the freshest.

Great ale, but nearly impossible to find fresh. I would also note that 2 Hearted is very close in taste and quality to Ballast Point Sculpin, minus the inflated price tag.

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Photo of brandongoblue24
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

L: Truly a beautiful beer. Deep, hazy golden orange/amber, with a large, 2-finger pillowy head that fully lasting and left plenty of lacing.

S: Crisp, with lots of spicy, floral, and earthy hops. Some grapefruit.

T: Very hop forward, but with just enough carmel malts to calm the bitterness. The hops follow the nose - floral, spicy, and a little bit earthy.

F: Crisp, soft, and medium bodied.

O: Delicious. Balanced, crisp - truly wonderful. Would recommend, and will be buying much, much more.

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Photo of MattLev
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

L: Pours golden opaque with firm frothy head.
S: Floral and bitter, with aromas of grapefruit and coriander
T: Exceptional, perfect balance of hops and floral bite.
F: Soft on the palate and nicely rounded
O: Hell of an IPA, complex and floral. My Go to for sure.

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Photo of pants678
3.03/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow with a big white head.

Earthy, spicy.

Very subtle grapefruit, citrus not really there, very heavy on Simcoe. Definitely looking for something sweeter. Shrug.

Medium body, not that sharp or staining.

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Photo of Stolenface1
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden/orange/amber with nice head. Aroma of pine and slight citrus and maybe some fruity esters from the yeast. Taste follows smell with enough caramel malt to almost perfectly balance. Mouthfeel is medium-ish and the flavor sits on your tongue. Not my favorite IPA but since you can buy at the Rite-Aid down the street, I find myself drinking it often. Recommended.

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Photo of Blarkin678
2.48/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I guess I don't see the hype with this beer. Nothing special about it to be honest. I guess it's because it's harder to come by that it gets a good rating.

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Photo of JNPIII127
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

an extremely drinkable and smooth IPA that had little to no hop bitterness but plenty of juicy hop flavor. the beer had an excellent mouthfeel, poured a two inch pillowy head and left plenty of lacing in the glass. drank from a tulip and loved every minute of it. will definitely purchase again and again and again.

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Photo of draheim
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Re-reviewing this one as my last review was 4 years old.

12oz (bottled 9/22/2015) into a tulip. Pours a beautiful glowing golden orange w/ a nice billowing white head.

Aroma is a nicely balanced blend of citrusy and floral hops. Notes of orange and spice.

Taste is likewise a nice citrusy floral hop combo on top of a blend of pale and caramel malts. A touch of malty sweetness tempered by alpha acid bitterness. Yeast lends it a vaguely Belgian tang.

Mouthfeel is balanced and medium bodied. Again, the yeast gives it a softness not typical of most American IPAs. Nicely satisfying.

Overall a solid, relatively complex, well crafted, balanced IPA. Would be a go-to if available locally.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice and pleasant flavor, which helps the ale go down pretty smoothly. A little bit of a spice and a little bit of fruit, but not so much that it takes away from the smoothness.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cracking open a 16 oz can tonight thanks to Michael, 9/10 date on the bottom. Pouring into a nonic pint glass shows this beer as a slightly hazy amber color with a decent head, minimal lacing.

Nice aroma of sweet malts and an oily and resinous hoppiness. Good flavor profile. VERY smooth and easy to drink, bready malts, orange zest, resin, slight pine, quick sweetness near the end. Body is super light and this IPA is drinkable. Not the hoppiest, but super crisp and easy to quaff.

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is fantastic. Usually the term "balanced" is code for not hoppy here in California. But this is balance perfected. Great hop profile, very smooth malt backing.
One of, if not the best, balanced ipas I've had

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Photo of Act25
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best IPAs in the US, this hop-centric blend is a surpise at my ferry bodega at E 34 St, making ride home delicious.

ABV: 7.0%

A: Hazed golden amber, creamy, dense head that both lasts and laces (even in a pint paper cup).

S: Apricot, orange zest, dried grass, crackers, grapefruit, esters, fruity yeast.

T: Creamy smoothness, that follows the fruit mix aroma, with oily hoppiness, and an autumnal, ripe, leafy, orangey, bready, nutty, yeasty, peppery, and floral long story. Finishes in a semi-pungent bitterness,

F: medium bodied, peppery dry finish, classic creamy feel.

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Photo of Ksmoove27
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper/Gold appearance with a finger of head; good lacing
S: Nice balance of floral hops and malt; some pine, good citrus aroma
T: Balanced hop/malt; little grapefruit flavor/bitterness in the aftertaste
F: Creamy feel with good carbonation, dry after taste
Overall: A good beer, I like it a lot; one of my favorite non-West coast IPAs. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice surprise from guy who did some construction on house.
L - copper with minimal head (pour temp was a bit cold), some lacing throughout
A - nice pine sent - not overpowering, hop aroma, malt
T - pine, hop flavors and malt flavors
F - medium body, good carbonation, a little sweetness from malt.
O - hope I'm not under rating - similar beers are often overpowered with pine or malt - this is very drinkable and well 'balanced' - we need a synonym...

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Photo of PaleCale
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright clear orange with a fluffy white head which lasts for quite a bit. Smell is citrus, with plenty of floral/vegetal complements - makes me think that the hops used were very fresh. Taste veers more towards the piney bitter end. Dry finish and moderate carbonation make this an easy drinker that hides its ABV well. Overall, a classic IPA - long live Bell's Two Hearted!

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Photo of twk
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper/Gold appearance with a fingers with of head
S: Smells of citrus, the typical grapefruit smell that accompanies IPAs
T: Taste is less bold/fruity than other IPAs I've tried, it's still there, just wasn't as present in my 6-pack
F: Creamy feel with a good bit of frothy carbonation, dry after taste
Overall: A good beer, I'm glad I tried it and I'd recommend it to others.

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Photo of SeanMallory
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely drinkable. This IPA is incredibly balanced and immediately leaves your tastebuds wanting a second shot at picking apart the flavor. One of my favorite IPAs.

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

The smell is bright and earthy with some honey sweetness and a bit of spiciness. The taste is well balanced and smooth with some bitterness and spice and orange peel in the finish. This beer got better and better as it warmed. yb

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Photo of Shippy
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle. Pours a nice copper gold with white head. Hoppy, citrus aromas. Full mouth feel. Flavors like the aromas: orangey citrus, hops, some pine. Some lingering bitterness. Very balanced and a great beer overall.

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Photo of rockclimberscott1
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In my top 3 of IPAs, Pliny the Elder, Two Hearted then Odell IPA.

L - Copper pour with decent lacing
A - Nice balanced hoppy aroma
T - pine, nice hop hints of spice and orange, some malt
F - Balanced carbonation

Almost perfect

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