Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
BA SCORE
4.27/5
14,421 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
Ranking:
#622
Reviews:
3,590
Ratings:
14,421
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
948
Gots:
4,498
Trade:
48
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Poured in Snifter style beer glass. Very clear, copper hue, 2 finger headed and a lot of lacing.

Amost a dull, earthy resinous hop with citrus back end. Nothing complex with the aroma but very pleasant. Picking up some sweetness with the caramel malt, which I could do without.

Well balanced with hops and malt. The hops dances on the tongue throughout the taste and lingers on the finish. Not too sweet or malty. Edge to hop bitterness here.

Mouthfeel is medium. Creamy. Goes down easy.

Excellent IPA, a standard. Re reviewed this one. There's others I like more but will definitely drink this one.

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Photo of sjverla
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: Strong hoppiness. Excellent balance of pine and citrus. Plenty of grapefruit. Just a hint of biscuity yeastiness.

Appearance: Hazy honey-gold with about .25" of head that sticks around.

Taste: Semisweet malt starts strong - a little yeasty too. Floral and fruity. Semi-bitter finish is long. It starts juicy and full and finishes surprisingly dry with bitterness that builds.

Overall: This is an outstanding exercise in balance.

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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Two Hearted pours a clear copper color with a moderate sized head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving a fair amount of lace on the glass.

The aroma has lots of citrus hops, mainly lemon & grapefruit. Some caramel and toasted malt is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and watery with light carbonation. The flavor is well balanced. Sweet pale malt and a little tropical fruit blend nicely with orange and lemony citrus hops. Some floral (rose) flavors are also present. It finishes slightly tart and bitter with lingering lemon citrus when gone.

Overall this is a very tasty, well balanced, easy drinking beer. A good beer for any day of the year.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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Photo of ThomasAWilson2
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a word of warning, I have not always been the biggest of IPA drinkers. Over the past year or so I have gravitated towards dark beers with a lager or two sprinkled in, but with my shift further north I have decided to expand my palate a bit and give the bitter side of the family a solid few months of effort. That being said, Bell's Two Hearted Ale may be my favorite IPA of my limited experience. Its very floral hop forward with a strong citrus backbone.

One thing that seems to be common practice is the introduction of bittering agents. This one is much less bitter than something with such a strong hop infused flavor. Huge carbonation which helps to usher in that freshness factor IPA drinkers cherish so much. Nice sunflower color, poured a half finger head. Floral and grapefruit aroma. A little tropical fruit in there, maybe some mango? Smells sticky sweet and acidic. Deceptively pungent in the flavor department, almost saison-esque with the amount of flavor this little number packs in. Nice alcoholic burn in the aftertaste, wait for a second after the swallow and it creeps in.

Did I mention I love this IPA? Seriously, between this and Ten Fidy there isn't much room in my favorite unhyped not-limited beers club. Didn't have to fight to buy some and the price is right on target.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 14,421 ratings
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