Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
3,461
Ratings:
13,886
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
21.6%
 
 
Wants:
910
Gots:
4,104
For Trade:
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Reviews: 3,461 | Ratings: 13,886
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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Photo of mfarnick
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this IPA. It is a perfect beer to enjoy at anytime.
Aroma has a lot of hops and piney scents with minimal citrus notes.
Taste is very bitter, but well balanced. Very hoppy taste with some floral and fruity flavors.

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque golden-orange. Lovely white head that retains fairly well, and leaves behind rings of lacing. Resin and dank hops, with tropical citrus notes make up a delectable aroma. Taste features pine and resin hops, with floral and tropical citrus notes. Lovely and easy to drink. Mouth feel is smooth, and easy going. A bit grainy at the end. Overall, an easy going IPA that is pleasant to smell and, most importantly, drink.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of HensonJ3
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a very crisp and refreshing smell with it. Very hoppy and floral aromas. Some citrus and earthy flavors in this beer. Very good and would order again.

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Photo of blazemon
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored. Refreshing citrus smell, with hints of spices. Full of hops. I do not particularly love Two Hearted because of the large amount of hops.

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Photo of defilli2
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very nice amber color, full aroma when smelling it. You can definitely full out the hops and small citrus nodes. Taste is full flavored and hoppy, definitely a natural earth tone. The aftertaste is just as good. Nice to sip on, one of my favorite beers.

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Photo of tomakara
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a little bit tangy with a lingering aftertaste. It was amber colored and you could sense a hint of hops in it. Refreshing but a little heavy for me.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm really disapointed with that one. Maybe it's a bit old (it was brewed four months ago) but there are almost no hops left. Lemony and malt forward. It gets better as it warms up but nothing of the world class brew everyone talks about. Maybe I'll have to revisit with a fresher one

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Photo of Cw-10
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep, honeyed-amber color. Understated hoppyness in the nose. Medium-bodied mouthfeel. Mild, well-balanced hops on the front end. Smooth on the back end and finishes slowly, but with no lingering bitter aftertaste. If you aren't an IPA lover, this beer will change that in one sip. An absolute masterpiece.

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Photo of anon
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz cup on tap at Point Loma Seafoods. The Amber hue holds true with all other reviews, cloudy with a small head and some lace sticking to the sides throughout.

Very floral and tropical on the nose, mango, papaya, pine and candied malt. Excellent flavors following through; definite piney presence but not being overly bitter. Grass, straw and earth. Grapefruit and citrus zest. Rounds out at the end with candied malt and a slight toasty, breadiness that lingers into the finish. Nice and clean.

A great IPA. Deserving of its rating. Enjoyed with fresh shrimp tacos and a nice ocean view, a perfect pairing.

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Photo of TTen
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bell's Two Hearted Ale

L: Medium amber, slightly cloudy.
S: Citrus rind, a little bready malt, some pine resin. Really nice.
T: Matches the aroma exactly but some sweetness from the malt sneaks through. Bitterness is evident but not harsh. Very well done.
F: Body is medium. Attenuated to the perfect FG. Substantial but not heavy. Dry finish but quenching. Each sip begs another.
O: This is not outrageous, over the top hoppy. It's most definitely hop forward though. The skill of the brewers is evident. This is the standard all IPA's should be compared to. The kicker for me is the little bit of malt sweetness that makes it through the layers of citrusy hops. Excellent stuff.

Bottled 2/9/2016

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color with very nice head, cream color and somewhat stiff and fluffy. Nose not huge but balanced hops come through clearly. Taste similar: obvious hops that wax and wane evenly. Malts are well-behaved, second to the hops in both nose and taste. Balance is what I keep getting here. Not high complexity, not huge flavor, but a pure pale ale package that's not too crazy. The citrusy (grapefruits?) flavor of the hops comes through clearly.

Brown bottle "PKGD 03/03/16" poured into a beer glass; I'd like to try this one from a can as well.

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Photo of Hallu
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one spoke to me very clearly when I smelled it : candied tangerine, like the one you would find on a French "baba au rhum" or what the Americans would call a babka. It's a very very pleasant smell, so different from most IPAs. It's like 50 % grapefruit, 50 % tangerine, and it smells so fresh... Well done Bell's, this is a first for me. I've had peach, pineapple, grapefruit obviously, even ginger/galanga, but never tangerine. The taste is great as well, very balanced, very pleasant. Not as fruity, it's more bitter and you taste the malts very well. I don't see the floral notes many are mentioning, but I understand why it's become a classic.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned
Strawberry blonde clear body big foaming almost cask like tight head
Red laces aroma and rye
Red liquorice flavour with perfect bitter finish
Perfect mf

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Photo of Knutson_16
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light orange, amber color with a thick white head. Somewhat cloudy with some bubbles from the carbonation.

Smell: Notes of citrus, pine, hops, and tropical fruit such as mango. There are also some floral and spruce notes (almost like sap).

Taste: Mildly bitter, which is to be expected out of an American IPA. Has obvious citrus notes from the hops, as well as a spruce/sap/pine flavor. It also has a crisp, refreshing finish which is delicious. Overall the taste follows the nose really well.

Mouthfeel: Does not taste alcoholic at all. It is slightly carbonated which gives the beer its crisp feel. This beer is also fairly smooth and well balanced. The flavors work well together and create a delicious citrus aftertaste.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. It isn't overly bitter like a lot of IPAs are. The flavors work really well together. I would highly recommend this beer to those who want a flavorful beer that isn't sweet or overly bitter.

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Photo of adamhdg
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this from a tap. Nice golden orange with a 1 inch cream head. Smelled mildly tropical. Taste was an explosion of tropical fruit with the predominance of mango. Sweetly spicy with a hop forward taste. It was easily drank with a cool and clean finish. Loved it.

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Photo of Kristie_Duve
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very flavorful with lots of hoppy notes. I found it slightly acidic with a hint of nutty flavors. It is crisp, refreshing and has floral undertones.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 13,886 ratings.
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