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:
3,454
Ratings:
13,850
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
21.6%
 
 
Wants:
905
Gots:
4,061
For Trade:
51
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Reviews: 3,454 | Ratings: 13,850
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 Shaler_Tate
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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Photo of Namabiru
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Small head when first poured from bottle into English Imperial pint glass. Furthermore, dissipates quickly, leaving some nice lace on the sides. Appearance is a bit cloudy, dark orange in color. Mouth fell is good, nice body leading to smooth finish. Smell is lightly floral and not a bit overpowering or and does not creep back into the nasal passage. Taste is mild Pitney flavor with a honey buttery note to it.
Overall a great beer.

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

What a classic American IPA coming in at a healthy 7%. Great color, great nose, great taste. Tried first on tap and now in bottles as it just became available here.

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Photo of Beer_Line
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is one of the few examples I have had that is a perfect beer or example of a style. As for an American IPA, this brew has perfect balance of aroma's and flavor. Not too much of anything. If you are looking for a perfect representation and great tasting (not to mention a very nice mouthfeel) drink TWO HEARTED

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I used to live in the upper peninsula of Michigan a long time ago. I am an avid fisherman that would love to fish the St Mary's River most of the time. After a good night of catching my limit, I'd almost always love to stop at the local corner store and buy a sixer of this. The sixer wouldn't last less two days back then. And that was for a reason.
Always in a pint glass, never any other beer glass, this had the appearance of a ruddy bronzed earthy brown to orange color with a one finger level foamy white head. Strings of lacing slid down the glass enroute to the beer in a nonchalant way.
The smell takes in earthy to floral to spicy hops combining over a light basic caramel malt.
The taste wraps together the hops and the malts to be a purely blissful bittersweet flavor. Faint combination of flavors in the aftertaste and a charming wet finish.
The mouthfeel grasped a nice sessionably sweet stickiness to slide over my tongue yet still telling me "don't pound me treat me right, please sip." With that in mind, carbonation rides fairly light in this beer allowing the nuances of the aromas to come together wonderfully.
Overall, do you think I don't miss this beer? If I still lived in its distro, a sixer of this would always accommodate my fridge. Its the IPA that got me into IPA's and craft beer.

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Photo of pararescue921
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my go to IPA's that I keep on hand. Poured from bottle into a glass a great mid orange color with about and inch of head. Earthy floral taste with a nice citrus kick and very smooth finish.

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Photo of thebeerman25
1.83/5  rDev -57%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

appearance-very cloudy amberish color

smell-smells like fresh cut grass

taste-literally tastes like dirt with a bitter after taste

feel-i dont even know

overall-well im sure this is a great ipa but i guess ipas are not for me. this was my first and likely last ipa. i still have 5 to drink and i dont think i can drink them. i dont see why someone wants to drink something that tastses "earthy" or as i would say. like dirt. not good but if oyu like ipas im sure you will love this.

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Photo of Krisp09
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: nice clear yellow to gold color. Aroma: Subtle floral and citrus. Taste: bright floral and citrus with light malt finish. Feel: crisp and light. Overall: awesome IPA that is all about the hops

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Photo of ramstienerhaufbrau
2.07/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not impressed whatsoever. Maybe this whole IPA thing just isn't for me. Poured beer out and immediately grabbed a Weihenstephaner Hefe Wessbier! Cheers

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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