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:
4,502
Trade:
48
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,421 |  Reviews: 3,590
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of godlessape
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one into a snifter and let it sit there a minute or two while I gazed lovingly at the slightly hazy amber, orange sunshine body. The creamy off white head sunk some, but never to abandon. The lacing recorded every pull.
The floral and citrus notes along with the caramel Tsunami surge up and into your schnoz, ping pong around a bit, tickling the pleasure centers deep inside your skull.
As far as taste goes, all the bitterness and the typical citrus, piney, and caramel malty flavors are there and standing tall as they should in an IPA. I detect something else that blows me totally away, and that's the orange flavor dominating the after taste. It's almost like a orange creamsicle had melted into the beer beforehand.
The mouthfeel is smoooth and the carbonation perfect.
Overall, this will be the IPA that I measure all others by, and that might not be fair, or reasonable, but it can't be helped. The amplitude factor in this beer is beyond comprehension. There are of course other beers in this league, Centennial comes to mind, and SweetWater IPA, but not many more.

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Photo of Hobby
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Dank26
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

12-ounce bottle, served in a pint glass
Appearance: a nice, cloudy, golden color; honey-like; thin white head that dissipates almost immediately
Aroma: very nice; a bit of hops; nice citrus notes, good amount of grapefruit coming through; a few floral notes...maybe a little pine?
Taste: a great beer; good amount of hop to start, but moves through to the malt; citrus notes start to come out, especially grapefruit; and then a dry, hoppy finish
Mouthfeel: feels slick; great carbonation and it moves through fast if you're not careful!
Overall Impression: I love this beer, it's a great IPA; the hops are present throughout the experience (from smell to swallow) but are balanced by some malty sweetness and grapefruit (and other citrus flavors); it's hard to say what my favorite part is, but if you were to force my hand, I would have to say the hoppy presence (I mean c'mon, it's an IPA!)

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Photo of musicsherlock
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of shohen
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KidIcarus
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of theGlasstronaut
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Mojo333
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Baldjosh
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StoutofBeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TS057
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of dave122382
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of katahdin01
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of olliegaff
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BrettD
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of iowacraft01
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Athockalypse
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of JamesMN
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Super hazy orange hue with an off-white head.

Aroma: Orange, citrus, caramel malt.

Taste: Big malt bomb but with enough hop assertiveness to stay within the style. The hop flavor is a mix of watery orange, a hint of grapefruit, and pine. It imparts a moderate bitterness upfront that fades to a slow burn in the aftertaste. Very palatable. Dry finish. It is as robust as the 7% ABV suggests.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with above average carbonation. Easy drinkability but not quite a 'juicy' IPA.

Final Thoughts: I've had this one before and it's never blown me away like its collective rating would suggest. It's simply a good American IPA. Would I drink it again? Only if it's the only IPA option.

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Photo of RyanAU
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of cruzmissile72
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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