Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
14,274 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:
14,274
Reviews:
3,550
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
936
Gots:
4,375
For Trade:
49
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,274 |  Reviews: 3,550
Photo of andrewh995
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Unfiltered orange gold
S: Hops, citrus, pine
T: Bitter and citrusy
F: Medium bodied and medium carbonation
O: It's compared to Sculpin IPA a lot and I can say that I much prefer this one. It's a quintessential example of an IPA and one of the best in my opinion.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

**
04/25/15

Bottle to pilsner glass. Appearance: golden color, medium white head. Aroma: pine, hops, slight apple or pear and peach. Taste: pine, ash, sweet lime, Feel: less bubbly than BP sculpin which I just had before this. Very Nice ipa.

**

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Photo of DesertFox24
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbertsch
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Winzlow
2.5/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Muched hype surrounding this one. I was really amped up (to ELEVEN) to try this for the first time. Got it. Then the sadness set in: nothing special or outstanding about BTHA. I found it to be very average in all aspects.
Will not avoid but will not go out of my way to get it either.

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Photo of 94rocker1
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dh15grub
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgrunin
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best beers I have had. Very easy to get on tap where I live. I drink this all the time. Will get a case when needed. Looking forward to taking road trip to Michigan. Bells will be on the list

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Photo of WestMichiganWhaler
4.96/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Spoiled. That is what we West Michiganders are. We are very very spoiled. We never did anything to deserve the gifts that Larry and Dave gave us, when Larry gave us 2 Hearted and Dave gave us KBS. But they did, and we should be forever grateful...

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Photo of dan3099
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ageloff
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the most reliably fabulous beers, tap, bottle or canned. Never disappointed, even after drinking SOS or Heady topper....Truly one of the world's best overall American. IPAs.

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---THANKS KEVIN!
This fine ale pours a chill hazed golden amber color with a nice head of white foam that
settles to a thick big bubbled ring, thin light pool, and features some darn nice sticky lacing.
Nose of heavy pine hops, sweet malts, honey, and a touch of orange rind with other light
citrus notes. Flavors lightly exceed by presentation with citrus touched hops featuring orange
zest zest and subtle pineapple notes touched by light breaded malts and honey that fade into
the background with a sticky pine note. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium carbonation,
and a citrus and pine laden hoppy finish.

Overall, a legend among the craft brew scene and a solid IPA.

Cheers

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Photo of avas
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChazBoner
2.41/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Silva11ha
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aussie56
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer. Taste marches on but this is still top of the heap. I have a 4-pack to smuggle back to Colorado. And Ball cans to boot!

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Photo of BJB13
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

01/05/17 printed on the label.
12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic style pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a nice two finger head that is thick and foamy, lasting, and has good lacing. It has a decent aroma of sweet citrusy hops and bready malts. Sweet, hoppy and mildly bitter, it has a decent malt to hop balance with some caramel sweetness and a smooth finish. Light to medium body and carbonation this drinks fast.

This is good stuff, not a hoppy juice bomb, but a great representative IPA.

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Photo of winehead247
3.62/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jillzee
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(2/17/2017 born-on date)

L: opaque gold, hard to see through, topped with almost full inch of offwhite foam that sticks a little; keeps a thick collar and bubbly skin; a little lacing, not much

S: piney grapefruit and orange, plenty of sweetness under the stinging hop bitterness, sweet biscuit/donut malt

T: candied hops ... bitter but sweet, grapefruit, pine, orange, slight grassy/lime/cilantro finish to the hop bite; loads of biscuit malt flavor, sweet but only as a balance to the bitter hop bite up front

F: thick but lightened a bit with good carbonation ... definitely a mouthful

O: it's as good as advertised; I think I drank the first half of this six-pack just in time to get the really good grapefruity hop flavor, for this fourth bottle about a week later is starting to experience some caramel-mango-like malt takeover; still, it's a fantastic beer and one I will seek out again and again, especially if I can find it inside a month old

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,274 ratings.
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