Two Hearted Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale
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Two Hearted AleTwo Hearted Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

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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Ratings: 14,401 |  Reviews: 3,585
Photo of dfecteau
3.28/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hinemk76
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of scottum
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Stoked to finally get to try a Bell's beer. Two Hearted is all I could have hoped for. Pours a deep amber with a nice white head. The hop profile is a beauty and takes control of this beer from sip one. The balance is very nice. Oh so smooth of a brew. I certainly hope this is not the last of the Two Hearted I sample. I love it. These better come east!

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Photo of carln26
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured from a bottle to a chalice a slightly hazy copper color with a decent cream colored head and a fair bit of lace down the side of the glass. The nose has some hop flower up front, with pine hints, perhaps some grass and light citrus. The flavor has sharp citrus, grapefruit with a remarkable hop bitterness. Malt sweetness comes later with just a hint of caramel. Less of the velvety mouth feel I’ve come to love with Bell's, very drinkable.

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Photo of Risser09
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a white wine glass - 2008 Bottling - Fridge Temp

Appearance: Pours a semi cloudy golden color with a tall 3" head that is off white in color. Great retention and plenty of lace leftover on the glass. Couldn't be better than this.

Smell: A sweet lemon/lime aroma mixes with the bold grapefruit nose. Lingering pine and freshly cut grass. Honeysuckle and cherry blossom aromas make this beer quite floral.

Taste: A bitter sensation explodes on the taste buds and hangs on throughout the gulp. Extremely fresh white grapefruit, not the sugary pink ones. Hence, this isn't a sweet beer, but one with complexity. Lavender, basil and pine round out the flavor with a nice malt balance.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and ample bodied with lots of liveliness and plenty of hop bitterness. Alcohol is apparent because this isn't a sugary IPA.

Drinkability: Probably as good as it gets. This is a very well rounded beer with plenty of quenchability, flavor, and ample alcohol. It would pair well with spicy foods and would cut through charred meat as well. An icon.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of ali1987
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Rammed96
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Murchmac
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to younger35, may you stay forever young.

Rainy Day Woman 35, everybody must get stoned to this beer. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with yellow highlights. B. U. T. Full.

Smells of very sweet malts, citrus, earthy, great smell. Let me smell of wildflowers flow free through my blood

Tastes beautifully hoppy, sweet, grapefruity, just a perfect for an IPA, it carries on it's shoulder a siamese cat, but I discovered this beer is really, where it's at.

Lingering citrus taste, sticky icky. Like Bob Dyan said about this beer:

So now I'm goin' back again,
I got to get to her somehow.
All these beers I used to know are an illusion to me now...

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Golden amber with a beautiful thick white head it dissipates but full coverage remains.
The aroma is full of grassy earthy hops pungent and nice.
The mouth is smooth very nice, creamy and full of hops and malt. It starts sweet and grassy turns earthy and hop flavored. It ends with a slight bitter but all around nice hop flavor.

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Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WuBByG999
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Antg8989
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I wish I could find thisbeer fresh.Even after 8 months, it's still pretty darn fresh.

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Photo of cardinals22
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of wcu80
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of RedHaze
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange/golden color with a solid two finger head that sticks around for a while, with quite a bit of lacing.

Has a really nice pine, citrus, floral hop smell to it.

Taste is initially piney, followed by slightly citric hops, and finishes with a nice sweet malt that keeps the hops from overwhelming.

Really nice IPA that I wish I had more of.

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

Poured into a Duvel glass.

Pours a hazy copper color. Huge white head that settles to a nice thick lace island. Good lacing throughout. Good looking IPA.

Brew smells of oily resin hops. Good fruit hop nose. Floral hops as well. Very good mix of hops in the nose - great smell.

Brew is fresh crisp and tasty; bready, grainy, great fruit hops, grapefruit, pineapple maybe, oily hop resin as well. Very good IPA flavors here. Tremendously good flavors here.

This is a top tier IPA, one of the best drinking IPA's I have had. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

Pours cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head.
Aroma is crisp, citrus, lightly floral, bitter.
Taste is hoppy and bitter, lemon rind, pine, spicy.
More bitter than the aroma may suggest. Not a lot of malt being highlighted here. Nice lacing.
Clean, crisp mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Really hop-forward. Tastes stronger than the ABV.
Definitely a well-made IPA but i had better

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Photo of JamesMN
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Super hazy orange hue with an off-white head.

Aroma: Orange, citrus, caramel malt.

Taste: Big malt bomb but with enough hop assertiveness to stay within the style. The hop flavor is a mix of watery orange, a hint of grapefruit, and pine. It imparts a moderate bitterness upfront that fades to a slow burn in the aftertaste. Very palatable. Dry finish. It is as robust as the 7% ABV suggests.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with above average carbonation. Easy drinkability but not quite a 'juicy' IPA.

Final Thoughts: I've had this one before and it's never blown me away like its collective rating would suggest. It's simply a good American IPA. Would I drink it again? Only if it's the only IPA option.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TonyY
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 92.7% out of 100 with 14,401 ratings
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