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Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

3,443 Reviews
Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

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

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Reviews: 3,443 | Ratings: 13,814
Photo of plumberman63
2.54/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice amber/ orange color with a good head. Has a sweet citrus/hoppy aroma. Taste follow with a bitter citrus peel flavor. Has a decent feel not watery or thick. Bitter is not my style of beer(got from my daughter see likes fruit ipas).But I've had worse.

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

Bell's Two Hearted Ale has a thin-to-medium white head, a somewhat hazy, bubbly, orange-gold appearance, with some stringy lacing left behind. The aroma is of apricot-like hop oils and sweet, white bread. Taste is of those elements, with pronounced, but in now way harsh, bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Bell's Two Hearted Ale finishes dry and highly drinkable.


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

Excellent balance of hop and malt. I didnt get any grapefruit mentioned in Bells ad but got a lot of other great tastes on the up front and finish. Pine and resin mostly and gladly detected no tropical.

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Photo of Doonzman
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a big fan of IPAs, and I didn't realize this was an IPA until I took my first drink of it, but I was pleasantly surprised about how his this tasted. Now again this isn't my favorite style (far from it) but i could knock a couple of these two hearted babies every once in a while when I'm feeling hoppy.

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Photo of ajilllau
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bell's just cannot make bad beers, and they did it again with two hearted. It's perfectly balanced and sells really well for us. I am selling it in bottles but next time I would order it in a keg.

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

Exactly what an IPA should be: well-balanced, complex flavors with strong hoppy overtones and hints of citrus and pine. A rewarding experience, and one of my few regulars. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of PhilsPils
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Slightly murky golden orange color. Wonderful aroma of every hop note you can think of. Perfectly balanced with just the right combination of bittering hops to malt sweetness. Very full-flavored and aromatic. I can't imagine an IPA fan not loving this beer. This was one my early IPA discoveries and back in the day, there weren't very many beers that could compare. Two Hearted is just as good today as it ever was but maybe it doesn't stand out from the crowd quite as much as it once did just because of the sheer numbers of great IPAs out there. Still a benchmark IPA as far as I am concerned.

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

Nice deep amber color. Smells of oranges. The upfront taste is bitter and of lemon peel, followed by tastes of tangerine and orange. Overall, this is quite a crisp and refreshing IPA.

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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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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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