Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
14,275 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:
14,275
Reviews:
3,550
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
937
Gots:
4,376
For Trade:
49
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,275 |  Reviews: 3,550
Photo of Ndiddy
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours with a smooth and soapy/creamy two-finger (how fitting) head, with a nice, hazy, straw amber body
S: invigorating, honestly, very prominent malt, pine, and hints of citrus, with a very prominent sweetness, orange, specifically
T: the first thing that appears is the quick and fleeting suggestion of lemon (blink, and you could miss it), followed by a sweet malt body and a mild bitterness with some pine notes
M: decently carbonated, full bodied, a mild resinous quality that lingers on the tongue
O: it's damn two hearted, what do you think?

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Photo of Mjporter25
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MackT
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pleasant color, minimal lacing, (if that's important to you) citrus like aroma and good mouthfeel. Good aftertaste, overall good for the money, nice IPA, enjoy, I did.

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

Photo of Brianz81
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the standard in IPA's, in my opinion. If you haven't tried Two Hearted, do so now! The bitterness is just right. It has the classic "grapefruit" taste, but not as strong as something like Dogfish Head. If you like IPA's, you'll love it. If you're not familiar with IPA's, this is a good one to start with. The price is right around $10-11.00 for a 6 pack of bottles. 4 packs of cans aren't much cheaper. If you do end up with cans, remember, this isn't Busch Light. Give it some dignity, and pour it into a glass. ;)

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Photo of cmukid87
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a medium golden color with a large white head on top. Smell is of citrus and pine. Tastes just like how it smells with a smooth malty finish to it.

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Photo of jmd88
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ayyshane
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hop blood. Very nice

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a clean crisp rugged orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Some ringy lace, slightly sticky.
The aroma had a wonderful dose of sweet fresh pine, floral bitterness and sturdy caramel malt base.
The flavor was a fabulous blend of the prior aromatic qualities - sweet to bitter and back through intertwining eloquently into a clean aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice AIPA that brought me into the beer world when I lived in Michigan. Always a post fishing beer whenever I finished fishing the St. Mary's River in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Photo of sensate
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I loved this beer for several years, but it seems to have gone downhill after Bell's started brewing it in greater quantities. Still a solid beer, but no longer exceptional. Similar trajectory to Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rljkeimig
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lbtnhops
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best. Plenty of hops and great flavor and feel.

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Photo of davisrs
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a 2 finger head.
The color is a light straw.
The aroma is a nice citrusey pine.
The taste is a distinct citrus/pine.
Bitterness is mild toward the back of the palate with a hint of malt which offers a smooth finish.
Overall, love the flavors, but not quite as crisp and refreshing as Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of srfou
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Alrobtx
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trev311
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of kristopher3
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,275 ratings.
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