Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
14,320 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:
14,320
Reviews:
3,563
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
941
Gots:
4,410
For Trade:
48
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,320 |  Reviews: 3,563
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a clean crisp rugged orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Some ringy lace, slightly sticky.
The aroma had a wonderful dose of sweet fresh pine, floral bitterness and sturdy caramel malt base.
The flavor was a fabulous blend of the prior aromatic qualities - sweet to bitter and back through intertwining eloquently into a clean aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice AIPA that brought me into the beer world when I lived in Michigan. Always a post fishing beer whenever I finished fishing the St. Mary's River in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Photo of sensate
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I loved this beer for several years, but it seems to have gone downhill after Bell's started brewing it in greater quantities. Still a solid beer, but no longer exceptional. Similar trajectory to Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rljkeimig
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lbtnhops
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best. Plenty of hops and great flavor and feel.

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Photo of davisrs
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a 2 finger head.
The color is a light straw.
The aroma is a nice citrusey pine.
The taste is a distinct citrus/pine.
Bitterness is mild toward the back of the palate with a hint of malt which offers a smooth finish.
Overall, love the flavors, but not quite as crisp and refreshing as Sierra Nevada.

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

Photo of srfou
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Alrobtx
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trev311
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahamgillespie
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kristopher3
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CyrusTheAverage
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent beer, one of the forefathers of American IPA's, and a great showcase of centennial hops.

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Photo of Daver32nh
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Curt3
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbjb0720
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSexLove
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that makes sense to me. A perfectly biting flavor of citrus/hop/malt without the need of a pinch of this and a pinch of that (which I favor as well but this one doesn't need the extra alchemy, it's near perfect as is).

This used to be a regular for me then I got lured by the new - what sweet delight to revisit liquid bliss. Sometimes comfort comes from happy familiarity.

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rebrown221
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryanduke
4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of joshautry
1.54/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Karenremom
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monkist
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.26 out of 5 based on 14,320 ratings.
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