Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

3,504 Reviews
Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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

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 Mitchmoore12
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - 4 – A hazy light gold color with an inch of off white head. Leaving some vertical lacing on the sides of the stein it's in.

Smell – 4 - Smells of floral/citrus hops and light malt. Really crisp and clean smell to it.

Taste – 3.75 – crisp and bitter floral hop taste is nice with a light malt backbone. Getting some pine hops too. There are some great hop flavors in this beer and the hop bitterness is really sharp on the tongue when cold.

Feel- 4 – has a light crisp feel to it, a slight alcohol warmth. Crisp, clean, not too light but not heavy.

Overall- 4 – Solid IPA, lots of bitter floral hop flavor to it with some malt to hold it together. The appearance. Would buy again if given the chance but not gonna go out of my way for it.

Special Note- First beer that I've had where a piece of a hop was present in the bottle and ended up in my mouth. A nice surprise!

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz

Pours a mostly clear amber gold, white head retains as a film.

Smells of caramel and biscuit malt with fresh grapefruit and pine hops.

Tastes of biscuit malts, honey, grapefruit, pine resin, and fresh fruity hops.

Medium to full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Been drinking this for years and only just realized I'd never reviewed it. Top notch IPA, lots of love about this. Great aroma, great flavor, great body. The balance is perfect, everything is pronounced but nothing is overwhelming. One of the best IPAs you can get.

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Photo of SDavis108
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is very good poured from a can to a glass. Has a good taste I don't see the problem with the taste of hops disappearing. It keeps me interested great beer will buy again.

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

Excellent aroma and beautiful in a glass. The taste fades a bit as it warms towards the bottom of a pint glass, but this is a great beer that I'll drink regularly.

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Photo of goblue30
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this beer hundreds of times and when fresh (which unfortunately isn't always the case) it is one of the better IPAs out there. Not incredibly hop forward like a lot of new IPAs, but very well balanced and a joy to drink.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Deep golden orange, thick white head fades very slowly, rings of lace. Big tangerine peel and floral aroma, wow. Tastes like it smells but with a solid malt backbone. Such a clean tasting brew with a mineraly quality. Medium soft mouthfeel with crisp zesty grapefruit peel finish. First time I've had this one in a while. So glad Bells is here now in NOLA.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
2.56/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Got this on tap at a party. Poured a pale orange color. Smelled of citrus, grapefruit and very hoppy. Tastes the same as it smelled. Not a fan of IPA's. Thought this was a different kind of Ale. Was rather disappointed.

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Photo of dcjones82
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not my favorite style of beer, but I had heard so many good things about this. Thought I would give it a try. Bought a 4 pack of 16 oz. cans for $8.99.

L- Orange hazy color with a creamy 2 finger head. Head stuck around for a while, some good lacing. Nice looking ipa.
S- Smell hit as soon as I started pouring. Citrus, grapefruit, floral hop. Haven't had a lot of ipa's but I don't imagine they would smell much better than this. Very nice hoppy smell.
T- Wow, this is a flavorful beer. Taste follows spot on with nose, citrus, grapefruits, pine. Not too bitter at all.
F- Nice mouth feel for such a hoppy beer. It's heavy and strong but feels almost medium bodied.
O- Well, this was a very nice ipa. I don't prefer this type of beer, but it was very enjoyable. A nice introduction into ipa's. If your looking for a ipa that's not too overwhelming, check this out! Excellent beer, worth the hype!

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Photo of plumberman63
2.54/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice amber/ orange color with a good head. Has a sweet citrus/hoppy aroma. Taste follow with a bitter citrus peel flavor. Has a decent feel not watery or thick. Bitter is not my style of beer(got from my daughter see likes fruit ipas).But I've had worse.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bell's Two Hearted Ale has a thin-to-medium white head, a somewhat hazy, bubbly, orange-gold appearance, with some stringy lacing left behind. The aroma is of apricot-like hop oils and sweet, white bread. Taste is of those elements, with pronounced, but in now way harsh, bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Bell's Two Hearted Ale finishes dry and highly drinkable.


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Photo of Davidstan
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent balance of hop and malt. I didnt get any grapefruit mentioned in Bells ad but got a lot of other great tastes on the up front and finish. Pine and resin mostly and gladly detected no tropical.

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Photo of Doonzman
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a big fan of IPAs, and I didn't realize this was an IPA until I took my first drink of it, but I was pleasantly surprised about how his this tasted. Now again this isn't my favorite style (far from it) but i could knock a couple of these two hearted babies every once in a while when I'm feeling hoppy.

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Photo of ajilllau
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bell's just cannot make bad beers, and they did it again with two hearted. It's perfectly balanced and sells really well for us. I am selling it in bottles but next time I would order it in a keg.

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

Exactly what an IPA should be: well-balanced, complex flavors with strong hoppy overtones and hints of citrus and pine. A rewarding experience, and one of my few regulars. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of PhilsPils
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Slightly murky golden orange color. Wonderful aroma of every hop note you can think of. Perfectly balanced with just the right combination of bittering hops to malt sweetness. Very full-flavored and aromatic. I can't imagine an IPA fan not loving this beer. This was one my early IPA discoveries and back in the day, there weren't very many beers that could compare. Two Hearted is just as good today as it ever was but maybe it doesn't stand out from the crowd quite as much as it once did just because of the sheer numbers of great IPAs out there. Still a benchmark IPA as far as I am concerned.

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

Nice deep amber color. Smells of oranges. The upfront taste is bitter and of lemon peel, followed by tastes of tangerine and orange. Overall, this is quite a crisp and refreshing IPA.

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Photo of Guppy314
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This has full, satisfying, Malty flavorfulness blended with ample Hoppy bitters and a tangy alcohol finish. It has the added plus that it's sold in my local Trader Joes, where it is easily the best beer TJ carries ('Kilt Flasher' by Devil's Backbone Brewing is a close second within TJ's stock).

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Photo of aperk004
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you haven't had Two Hearted you haven't had an IPA. I'm not going to do a LSTFO just buy if you are a IPA fan and I absolutely promise you will not be disappointed just drink and enjoy! I have had close to 100 different IPA's to date and nothing comes close to this beer. Just buy and enjoy i promise you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Watching Cosmopolis. Specially refreshing. Great balance between bitterness and a pleasant fruityness, and very smooth. Only downside is that its great flavor is not long lasting

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consistently one of the best year-round beers on the market. As a preferred stout drinker, this is a great change of pace for both summer and fall drinks.

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Photo of Alan_Bats
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Golden color and fairly hazy. Nice head to it
S- Hoppiness is the dominating aroma here with fruityand floral hops coming through the most.
T- A little fruity with a surprising crispness from the balancing malt. Still very strong hop presence and a smooth finish with not too sharp bitter aftertaste
F- Medium body
O- Very smooth and great overall flavor. The back calls it an IPA yet the hops don't overpower the other flavors.

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Photo of LaurenZ
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is golden with yellow hues. The head is fizzy and large. The aromas are floral and heavy with hops and some citrus notes. The hops also come out in the flavor. The aftertaste is a great blend of bitterness with the hop flavor lingering. This is a great IPA.

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Photo of Angela1956
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What IPA lover doesn't love this beer? It's rich with aromas and so much flavor. The color looks a bit caramel, orange and golden all in one. It's opaque and with a white head. The aroma smells of glorious hops. Citrus and floral notes along with a enjoyable hoppy-ness. This beer is so well crafted and smooth to taste. If you don't enjoy IPAs yet, wait till you try this one. It's one of my favorites!

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Photo of hennin55
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: good head, great lacing, amber in color
Aroma: hoppy, malty and fruity, caramel notes
Palate: smooth on the palate nice carbonation
Flavor: light grapefruit and other fruits, flavor not long lasting

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Photo of daweidavid
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not a fan of IPA, but it has a goo head and a cream-look body, large amount of hops in it show the bitterness from the taste and aftertaste. A lightly cirtus flavor kind of balance its taste.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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