Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
14,351 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:
14,351
Reviews:
3,574
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
945
Gots:
4,435
For Trade:
48
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,351 |  Reviews: 3,574
Photo of Vicktimized
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of brenn79
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, thanks Bro- Pours lightly hazy golden with a medium tan head that reduces leaving a blanket and webby lace. Aroma is sweet citrus, malt, not screaming IPA, and fairly muted. The taste is sweet malt up front, followed by a medium bitterness that lingers, citrusy, grainy, somewhat juicy mouthfeel. Not really sure what all the fuss on this beer is, was expecting so much more.

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

Serving: 12 oz bottle ("PKG 07/26/17") poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: Clear, pale gold with a tall, lush, frothy head of white foam and spotty lace.

Smell: Light, grainy aroma with plenty of citric hops: citrus zest, faint tropical fruit and grass.

Taste: Pale malts build a solid, lightly sweet base for waves of hops. Citrus, grapefruit rind, pineapple, and herbal pine resin. Closes with a clean, crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly oily feel and crisp, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Solid, classic IPA; nothing heavy handed, just well balanced and very drinkable.

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Photo of 75msuar
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ribby
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Did a head to head tasting of this with North Peak Diabolical. Overall, two hearted has a better hop flavor; more citrusy and less bitter. Diabolical is maltier, and generally a bit more bitter. Two hearted pours a cloudy light amber with a decent head. Both are well crafted brews, with the style differences the most distinguishing difference.

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

Photo of Glowingz
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Labeorphile
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy with a thick fluffy head that stays s while. Soapy citrus aroma. Great hoppy flavor that doesn't have the typical bitter hop after taste. Very smooth and enjoyable as a partner to my teriyaki.

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Photo of Amb3do
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAExpert69
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not trying to #trigger anybody with this review, especially with it being National Beer Day and all, but this was one of the more disappointing IPA's I've recently tried.
L: Pours like a legit American IPA, amber with a moderate head
S: Grapefruit and malty smell, knew immediately that this was gonna be a smooth finish.
T: Real let down, doesn't pack a punch or really differentiate itself, hype definitely made it worse for me. Grapefruitty taste with a malty, almost frothy finish. Too light.
F: Smooth but lacking character. As our "president" would say: SAD!
O: 3.69, nothing great but definitely not a bad beer. Would recommend at like a relatively poor package store, otherwise there will be better beers on the shelf.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ImperialTony
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hands down my go to! It helps that I live lees than an hour from where it's brewed. I've compared it to other IPAs and it is always superior.

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

Photo of Kevin6234
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the tap, golden color with white head. Smell has beautiful citrus and piney tones. The taste is the same for vitus and pine. It's not too much hops or the carbonation. This is a really good IPA.

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

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

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hawaiipa
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of moundbz
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like the perfect pour of an IPA. I think the smell is pretty tame, not much there. Really smooth on the swallow. It feels like I'm inhaling a small amount of hops with a smooth swill when I take a drink. Overall, I don't think it's the standard (Sculpin) but a great beer nonetheless.

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

Photo of Eammon1920
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

How have i not reviewed this yet? - Poured into a custom grip shaped glass: color is straw/gold, head is off white with fine bubbles and presents at least 1 inch thick, head lingers well and leaves a solid 1/4 inch top and spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell is all centennial hops: great pleasant flavor, simple and enticing.

Taste is similarly simple, but great: malt is light, noticeable and balancing, yeast leaves a hint of fruitiness, but the centennial takes the finish with the pleasant light grapefruit and earthy hop presence, even light floral/herbal note as well.

The mouthfeel of this beer has always been a standout component: lightly sweet, but bitter - flavor lingers on the tongue and bitterness has a good presence throughout.

Overall: a style defining beer, a beer i've always gone to on tap when looking for an ipa, and one you want to emulate in your homebrewing repertoire.

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Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gsteiny
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,351 ratings.
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