Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
14,233 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:
14,233
Reviews:
3,541
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
928
Gots:
4,343
For Trade:
50
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,233 |  Reviews: 3,541
Photo of scooterr62
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Citrus hops good flavor with slight sweetness to bitter

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated 02/28/17 into a snifter.

Pours a lightly hazy golden orange color with a finger of off-white head. The head settles into a thin film that rests atop the beer, leaving a ton of lacing as it goes. Pretty much the perfect looking beer. Beer porn, if you will.

The aroma is extremely floral and dank, bringing notes of ruby red grapefruit, orange peel, and sticky pine. The back end is full of toasted malt, bringing a good amount of balance to the aroma.

The taste is more of the same. Orange and grapefruit, followed by some sweet caramel malt and finished off by a tidal wave of pine.

The feel is medium-light bodied with good carbonation. Goes down very smooth, yet has a crisp bite to it that is quite refreshing. Very dry and resinous.

Overall, an excellent IPA. It's far from the biggest or baddest IPA out there, but it's exceptionally balanced and extremely well-made. This is a beer I could drink all year long, and I wish I could.

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

Photo of videofrog
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggermacphilly
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

L: unfiltered orange, almost gold.
S: citric, flowery smell, very pleasant
T: very carbonated and refreshing, hoppy citrus taste. A little bit boozy, but its not overpowering.
F: carbonation is perfect. makes it feel lighter. This would be fantastic if it was ice cold on a hot day. not really a session beer (ABV 7%), but I could definitely rip through a bunch of these in rapid succession.
O: I don't love IPA, but this is about as good as I've ever had. I'll definitely have another

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Photo of malacki13
4.99/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of andrewh995
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Unfiltered orange gold
S: Hops, citrus, pine
T: Bitter and citrusy
F: Medium bodied and medium carbonation
O: It's compared to Sculpin IPA a lot and I can say that I much prefer this one. It's a quintessential example of an IPA and one of the best in my opinion.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

**
04/25/15

Bottle to pilsner glass. Appearance: golden color, medium white head. Aroma: pine, hops, slight apple or pear and peach. Taste: pine, ash, sweet lime, Feel: less bubbly than BP sculpin which I just had before this. Very Nice ipa.

**

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Photo of DesertFox24
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbertsch
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Winzlow
2.5/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Muched hype surrounding this one. I was really amped up (to ELEVEN) to try this for the first time. Got it. Then the sadness set in: nothing special or outstanding about BTHA. I found it to be very average in all aspects.
Will not avoid but will not go out of my way to get it either.

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Photo of 94rocker1
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dh15grub
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgrunin
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best beers I have had. Very easy to get on tap where I live. I drink this all the time. Will get a case when needed. Looking forward to taking road trip to Michigan. Bells will be on the list

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Photo of WestMichiganWhaler
4.96/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Spoiled. That is what we West Michiganders are. We are very very spoiled. We never did anything to deserve the gifts that Larry and Dave gave us, when Larry gave us 2 Hearted and Dave gave us KBS. But they did, and we should be forever grateful...

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Photo of dan3099
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ageloff
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the most reliably fabulous beers, tap, bottle or canned. Never disappointed, even after drinking SOS or Heady topper....Truly one of the world's best overall American. IPAs.

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---THANKS KEVIN!
This fine ale pours a chill hazed golden amber color with a nice head of white foam that
settles to a thick big bubbled ring, thin light pool, and features some darn nice sticky lacing.
Nose of heavy pine hops, sweet malts, honey, and a touch of orange rind with other light
citrus notes. Flavors lightly exceed by presentation with citrus touched hops featuring orange
zest zest and subtle pineapple notes touched by light breaded malts and honey that fade into
the background with a sticky pine note. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium carbonation,
and a citrus and pine laden hoppy finish.

Overall, a legend among the craft brew scene and a solid IPA.

Cheers

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Photo of avas
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChazBoner
2.41/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,233 ratings.
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