Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
14,275 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:
14,275
Reviews:
3,550
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
937
Gots:
4,376
For Trade:
49
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Photo of candrealab
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjdog720
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipeters1017
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz bottle dated 5/1/17. Pours a slightly hazy reddish orange with a big head, leaving a lot of lacing down the glass. The smell is packed with citrus, but that's about all I'm getting.

This is a hop bomb as soon as it hits my mouth, but it backs off quickly. Citrus-y and fruity, with an underlying sweetness to it that's especially prevalent in big gulps. There's definitely some tangerine in here. The bitterness is nice, not too harsh, and is accompanied by just a hint of pine that you don't really get in the nose, but it lingers in the aftertaste. One of the most complex IPAs I've encountered, and I'm a big fan.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, not too heavy or sticky and not too thin and carbonated either, just about the perfect feel for an IPA. This is extremely drinkable, refreshing, and great for the price.

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

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rufus1
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a glass the same temperature as the beer. Lovely orange/amber color. Very hazy. Two finger head that settles rocky and lasts. Some sticky lacing after beer warms. The smell is clean citrus hops with an underlying fruitiness. Grapefruit and tangerine. Maybe strawberries? My wife who does not drink at all thinks the smell is terrific.

Taste is of course hops up front. The rest completely follows the nose. Both citrus and some melon. Watermelon? Malts are not outstanding but with enough backbone to carry and balance the hops but is not huge on the palate. Very juicy.

Medium body that carries the hops well. Building malts as as the beer warms leaving a bit of bread on the finish for a fuller mouthfeel. Crisp, fresh and extremely drinkable. Definitely carved out a spot in my beer cooler.

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

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

Never a bad option. One of my go to's, as it is generally very available. Fantastic, well balanced hop flavor. Can't go wrong with a Two Hearted.

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Photo of tylerardissono
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ABO2012
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NYC_dave
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BRuhman
3.09/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

From can at home. Dated 4/18/17. As the name implies this is one of the sweethearts of IPAs & deservedly so. I am not a big IPA guy, but there are afew exceptions & this may find itself on this short list.

Pours with abright white tight suds head floating on a rich, lightly hazed honey golden hue. The head gives way to sparce lacing. The most remarkable trait is the luscious texture rife with fruity essence. I find the lavor bordering on an apricot/peach tinge. Hearesey, you say? Perhaps, but it's all a matter of taste.

As I usually avoid IPAs I'm not comfortable drawing comparisons, but I know what I like & it's easy to see why this has such a following.

Thank you Bell's for opening my eyes. I'm pleased add it to the short list shared by Cigar City Jai Lai, Racer 5 & perhaps 5 other of the hundreds out there.

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

Photo of Hoosier84
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sportprosecutor
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Patriciag90
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elneely88
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHEFD1214
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a go-to beer for me. It's easy to get and it always delicious.

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Photo of Ndiddy
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours with a smooth and soapy/creamy two-finger (how fitting) head, with a nice, hazy, straw amber body
S: invigorating, honestly, very prominent malt, pine, and hints of citrus, with a very prominent sweetness, orange, specifically
T: the first thing that appears is the quick and fleeting suggestion of lemon (blink, and you could miss it), followed by a sweet malt body and a mild bitterness with some pine notes
M: decently carbonated, full bodied, a mild resinous quality that lingers on the tongue
O: it's damn two hearted, what do you think?

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Photo of Mjporter25
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MackT
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pleasant color, minimal lacing, (if that's important to you) citrus like aroma and good mouthfeel. Good aftertaste, overall good for the money, nice IPA, enjoy, I did.

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Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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