Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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 Bone53
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 2 week old bottle into a tulip glass at around 45°F

Appearance: A beautiful hazy honey golden color. One finger soapy off white/light beige head. A ton of lacing. Probably the best looking IPA iv seen

Smell: Mellow but very clean. Floral notes such as earthy hops and tropical fruits. Almost smells like a juice to me. I pick up toasted malts in the back end as well.

Taste: Matches the nose with extremely clean flavors. Candied tropical fruits and sweet toasted malts that come through as well. The flavors linger on the palate, are superbly balanced, and the burps taste phenomenonal as well!

Mouthfeel: Medium body; Moderate bitterness yet very smooth. crisp and refreshing, especially for 7% abv.

Overall: This is one of my go to IPA's. It's very clean, refreshing, and drinkable yet all the flavors and aromas are there. I put this right next to my favorites in the style, and right under my current favorite (Head Hunter). Most likely because I can regularly find both of these within a couple weeks of bottling, but fresh is key! Highly recommended!

EDIT: $7.99 16 oz can four packs. By far the best value beer in my area. Its in my fridge at all times these days

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

This is my go to beer. One of my top 3 beers. Pours a radiant gold color that has a slight haze. Aroma I'd complex and enticing, a blend of sweetness, maltiness, fruitiness, and hoppiness, none of them overwhelming yet somehow each being strong and distinct. Taste does not disappoint, it is amazingly smooth throughout, making it hard to not down a whole glass quickly. Thick feel on the pallet. Hint of citrus tickles the tongue while the malt opens and promotes Itself. Good down smooth, leaving a mild hint of hops. Always makes you want more.

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Photo of NorseKaiser
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of alaimoa
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been waiting to try for a while and overall not disappointed but doesn't compare on same level as some of my other favorites.
Golden honey pour with nice white sticky head. Smell lacks with alcohol notes and dome sticky hop resin. Taste and feel great. Sweet honey, molasses but smooth and not overly sticky. Easily will drink again

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Photo of ParkbrauFan
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of ChrisMQ
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SkinniePost
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mad3air
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Scalawags
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of GStein
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of SierraJosh
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Chris_emerson
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of D-18V
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of philymtw
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of VE777
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of DaveMiller
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Seanem44
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good IPA. I find the draft version to be not quite as strong as the bottle version and the hops seem watered down.. That has been my luck with IPAs on draft, and I guess there are several things that can lead to this inconsistency. The hops weren't quite as bold. The bottled version however is quite delightful.

Honestly, though not as good as Hopslam, it is very comparable and will satisfy you. On top of the that, it's half the price and easy to find. For the price alone, I feel it is a much better value than Hopslam, as Hosplam is only marginally better than two-hearted. Two Hearted is a very enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Mbennett
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Cloudy honey-gold with one finger of creamy white head that recedes to a thin collar with patchy lacing. Smell is light lemony citrus with soft pine and floral notes. Pleasant but tame compared to some.

Initial taste is slightly sweet and tropical--faint mango and pineapple. Finishes with a relatively mild grapefruit-pine bitterness. Light biscuity malt present throughout. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, finishes crisp and clean. The medium, slightly prickly carbonation gives it a refreshing and drinkable character.

Overall I consider it solidly above average, bordering on great. Nothing extraordinary, but a perfect example of the beauty of simplicity and consistency.

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Photo of cpxc
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Leiting
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of beefsquatch
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Mississippi
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of apants007
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a bottle into my "Cheers" the TV show licensed mug.

it looks great! Light amber... a little cloudy. the best head i've seen in a while. creamy white that last for a while.

not a whole lot on the nose. a little pinesol... but not in a bad way.

the lemon hits me on the first sip. moving more into the rind and pine on the second... i guess that's the pinesol scent i got. there's a hint of smoke or toast. it moves through the citrus range and lands a bit more on a bitter orange as you get a bit more into it. lemony orange - maybe cumquat... with a bit of and iron aftertaste. a little dusty. they yeast starts tasting a little "rapid rise" as it goes on. not at all in a bad way. but a bit in a buddy gave me his homemade apple cider - made with rapid rise - kind of way.

i like it. i will buy it again. it reminds me of the regular lagunitas IPA - but a little milder - again, in a good way. but i won't show it off to someone i'm trying to impress as super dooper.

reading the bottle after my review i agree that this is well suited to an adventure to the UP. it might even be my first choice if making that trek. the iron aftertaste seems to taste like the stream water from that area. not at all a bad thing.

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Photo of ultrasrs
3.75/5  rDev -12%

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