Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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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Reviews: 3,462 | Ratings: 13,913
Photo of zshaft
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours w nice pillowy head. pretty clear pour w orange hue. not much noise. taste is very subdued w only mild hop flavor at end palate w mild malt balance. this is a very nice beer w end palate grapefruit peel flavor that is better than the sum of its parts. not the best but a good offering.

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Photo of SuperChugLosAngeles
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I thought I had found a goto favorite drinking IPA in 6 packs when I first tried it after drinking some draft brews at a beer place. My tongue palate must have been shot.

Don't get me wrong, it is just that Founders Centennial IPA became my go to 6-pack IPA a week later. Modern Times' City of the Sun, what I am drinking now, it better.

This beer is better than average, meaning better than Sierra Nevada. It's also better than a majority of west coast IPA's. So, this is good stuff. Slightly bitter, but decently balanced.

I will drink this again.

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Photo of twiens77
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pal brought a 6er from Michigan for in house bday beer fest in Toronto. Very solid and impressive in its concistency to the last bottles I had a couple years ago. The best way to enjoy two heart ale is on draft and fresh I must say... however a marina in Fort Lauderdale is a long way off at present! Excellent and very consistent IPA offering.

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous golden color. Nice - slightly fruity aroma but subdued. Excellent example of a east coast IPA. Not as big a hop hit as some and not quite as fruity/juicy as NE or Treehouse offerings but a very tasty brew just the same. Super easy to drink - I could crush a bunch of these. Will def pick up again. Very enjoyable, cheers.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale Amber pour (9) with off white frothy foam; thick lacing and decent cap. Light citrus nose with a little grassy hops. Lite citrus flavor, gentle bitter hops, caramel malt; lite lemon grass finish. Moderate carbonation; medium lite mouthfeel. Lite lemon grass linger.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass. Little past the sell buy date, but have had this on draft before.

L - golden amber color with a cloudy hue. Nice thick foam dome. Thin layer of foam on top. Lacing gripping the glass

S - bitter but floral aroma. Pine dominates

T - crisp pine and citrus taste. Soft bitterness turns into a very bitter aftertaste.

F - thick in body, definitely not watery. Hops affect the clean finish but quite crisp actually.

O - certainly one of the mainstream IPAs in the market. Best selling Bell's from my store. Great craft brewery though. Give this to someone who has never had a bitter beer before.

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Photo of Strike00
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: a nice light amber with a head that lasts a while
S: Smell of citrus and some piney hops, not too strong of a smell
T: Well balanced hoppiness with citrus flavor but the bitterness evens it out. Very Nice!
F: smooth, medium light carbonation.

O: very good. A well balanced beer that I would have no problem with going back to again and again.

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

Glad the Whole Foods in my area started carrying Bell's.

Look: Light copper orange with minimal head. Light lacing is left around the glass as you sip and enjoy.

Smell: Nice notes of the variety of hops that are used in this beer. I pick out sweet orange, tangerine, and a slight malt sugar.

Taste: Very balanced taste that starts off with the bitter bite of the citrus flavored hops followed by a nice balance of sugary sweetness from the malt. A nice representation of the American IPA style.

Feel: Light to medium mouthfeel that leaves a pleasant lingering aftertaste that diminishes slowly after every sip.

Overall: I would say I'm satisfied with this beer from Bell's Brewery. I was glad I finally was able to get some and it surely did not disappoint. I'd recommend picking this one up the next time you are looking for a smooth IPA for a 2 to 3 beer session.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, pours a clear-ish orange with a finger or two of dense white head. Smell is mostly grapefruit and pine, with some floral aspects coming through. Taste follows, with a touch of malt backing. Feel is medium. Overall, a really outstanding IIPA.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful hazy orange amber color with a thick and fluffy head nearly 3 fingers. Lots of big flavors of tropical and citrus fruits in the smell and taste, really well balanced as far as sweetness and bitterness. The feel is crisp, refreshing, and smooth. Definitely one of the best IPAs out there.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - turbid dark rusted orange. Fluffy head.

S - sticky malty pine. Grapefruit pith. Earthy.

T - more of the same. Smooth balanced flavor. Weak on hops, but that might just be because it's an older bottle. Caramel. Background citrus. Sweet. Lots of lemon.

F - creamy and flowing.

O - solid beer. Doesn't quite live up to the hype, but I certainly wouldn't turn one down!

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - nice clear orange amber hue, white head dissipates but leaves ok lacing
S - big fruity, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, papaya, then flowery hops, maybe some sweet caramel malts in the background
T - more grapefruit forward but still with the mango, papaya, passionfruit, orange peel. Not balanced out by malts at all, but then again it shouldn't be.
M - light to medium, alcohol is covered, aftertaste is grapefruit and orange peel
O - great beer, from my home state!

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

LOOKS: Burnt orange/amber. Nice two finger foamy head that lingers, leaves a beautiful thick lacing down the glass. Plenty of tiny small bubbles streaming up the pint glass.
AROMA: Big, sharp, fresh orange. A grassy quality. Citrus for days.
TASTE: Oranges/citrus, and a licorice type quality. Sweet and bitterness nicely balanced with a nice lasting bitterness on the back end.
MOUTHFEEL: Very FRESH feel...crisp, smooth, medium body and carbonation, dry finish.
OVERALL: Stellar IPA. Not overly bitter, but you know it's there. Hopped up carbed orange/citrus punch. I keep coming back to it no matter what other IPA's I try, and I always will.

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Photo of hman43
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours a cloudy dark orange color. It has a slightly off white head.

Smell: It has aromas of citrus, apricots, and pine.

Taste: It has flavors of citrus and apricots. There are some caramel flavors that provide the malt flavoring.

Feel: It is a light medium bodied brew with a moderate bitterness that lingers a while on the palate.

Overall: This is a moderately bitter IPA with fruity flavors and a bit of malt that is well balanced.

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Photo of crisis1290
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Busted a case of this open on Christmas eve and needless to say, it was a huge hit in our house ! Super amber color with a little haze. You can smell and taste the citrus combo in this amazing beer. Super easy drinking with the perfect amount of carbonation. A very balanced hoppy flavor. This is a "go to" beer for sure. To say something , let alone a beer , is perfect, is far fetched, but this beer is dam close. After the Christmas eve party with family and friends, I was psyched to find 4 left in the fridge ! This beer went well with Christmas dinner the next day !!! A solid go to beer that is fairly priced for an amazing product !

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Photo of kez
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a "go to" IPA for me. Good crowd-pleaser for parties - especially from the can. Pours orange and cloudy. Citrus aroma. Fruit flavor is predominately oranges. Sweet. Full mouthfeel. Balanced, drinkable, and straight-forward.

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

L - typical IPA, little hazy
S - dank, fresh cut grass
T - crisp and woodsy, kinda unique in a good way
F - again crisp refreshing
O - pleastly surprised, was recommended by someone who didn't like IPA. Thanks Casey.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.33/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've had this multiple times in various forms, bottle, draft, and even hand pumped cask.

Orange, amber, chill haze heaping voluminous mounds of large, dense bubbly foam leaving spongy lace.

There is a pretty definitive showcase of grapefruit on the nose, as well as pine. This is a classic, after all.

In taste, I get pine first, then grapefruit. Toasty malt come in to support the hops at a moderate level.

Finish is pretty dry and bitter. Revisiting this beer many times, I easily realize how much this would have turned me off long ago. I was not one of the many who find IPAs most approachable, then move on to darker beers. IPAs were my arch enemy, and this was one of my most hated. But not I can see how well made and consistent this brew really is.

I have also had this on cask, When on cask, I get notes of amaretto, some sort of delicate flower, and passionfruit. On cask these flavors are most prominent, with almost no bitterness to detect, and an unbelievably smooth texture to the point I wonder if it's a beer, especially IPA, at all.

The vast differences between the cask and the standard versions of this beer or so drastic it's unreal, and I'm not sure which I prefer more, because the cask is also odd in its own way, and the warmth doesn't help.

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

Finally tried this at Trolley Tap House - after thinking we'd tried befre and didn't like-- the color is of a pale ale - but it's def. a fine go-to IPA --both JK and DL think very damn good, so that's why this rating -- nice to know it is out there at so many bars.

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Photo of BryanLogaru
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite go-to IPAs. Always crisp and refreshing, slightly juicy, a hint of malt flavoring, some faint piney undertones, and a clean bitter finish.

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

look is rich orange , smell is citrus and taste was deep and rich, to me this was a pale ale style more than IPA, but this is a solid well made great drinking beer.

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Photo of Satsuma
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice amber color, slightly cloudy, with nice lacing.
Citrus and pine aromas dominate.
Wow, a wonderful balance of malt and hop flavors. Juicy citrus and floral hop flavors lead to a slightly sweet but very smooth finish.
Easy drinking with just the right amount of carbonation.
Exceeded my expectations. Definitely one of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bell's Brewery, Inc. - Two Hearted Ale. 7%ABV. 12oz can poured into snifter. Packaged 9/28/15.

Look: Burnt copper/orange hue, with nice white half finger head from semi aggressive pour. Leaves sticky lacing on the sides after head dissipates.

Smell: Hops and citrus fruits, mainly mangoes and oranges make up the main aroma. Some pine and earthy notes backing it.

Feel: Semi medium bodied, with nice amount of carbonation and creaminess.

Taste: On the fruitier side of IPAs, with orange and mango tastes dominating. Hops are present, giving it some bitterness into the back end and aftertaste. The pine and earthy tastes also surface near the back end.

Overall: Written a few months ago, just now posted. Very good IPA, with the fruit tastes and aromas more profound than the pine aspect on some. Great balance of flavors make this worth its high reputation.

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

Looks: Copper, hazy, not much foam but some nice lacing that sticks around.
Smell: Fruity, not sugary, but fruity...real nice
Taste: A nice balanced hoppy flavor. Definitely malty with tints of orange.
Feel: Nice body, nice and full taste.

A very drinkable beer at a good price. It's biggest issue is maybe a lack of complexity. That seems to be all that's missing to make this a favorite.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a really good IPA, but mine was a little older than I would have liked, so it is really hard to judge this. I think this could have been really special fresh, but the hops and fruitiness had really worn off.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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