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RATINGS: 3598   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Hazy and off white with an attractive and intricate blanket of carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma is heavy and complex, like a warm and humid pine forest. Carmel maltiness and loads of sharp hops. More body than expected. There’s much to appreciate in this malt-driven IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
neontb (59) - - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bottle pour. One of the smoothest IPA’s I have ever had. Glorious hop notes, with a fresh finish. I have had a lot of IPA’s and this one is not the hoppiest, nor the maltiest. It doesnt have the highest ABV I have ever had or anything like that. But I give it a 4.9 because there is absolutely nothing I would change about this beer. As an experienced homebrewer I often find myself thinking, oh I would add this hop to a beer, oh I would modify this or that. I cannot find anything at all that I would change about two hearted ale. It is far and away the most balanced, best all around beer I may have ever had. Cheers Bell’s Brewery, thanks for perfecting the American IPA. Update vs Stone IPA: Oh man. Here we go. Its rumble time. Im pouring six IPA’s tonight, into two identical tulip glasses so I can compare, with this one going head to head with Stone IPA. The two american IPA’s, both with 100/100 on ratebeer. Damn, this ought to be fun. Aroma of stone is nice and floral, but Two hearted wins the category. Dont get me wrong, the citrus and glorious honey and hop aroma of stone is great but it has to go up against the two hearted, and two hearteds balanced hop aroma wins. In taste Stone IPA is more hoppy, citrus and floral, but Two hearted is more balanced. Two hearted though just is so unbelievably smooth with all the citrus hops coming through still that I have to give it the category. Two hearted’s finish is better as well. Im calling it for Two hearted here. Both are epic, but in a battle of heavyweights the two hearted wins. On to the next! Into the finished stone glass I poured Bear Republic Racer 5. They look incredibly similar in identical glasses. Two hearted won against stone IPA, can it take down a equally matched racer 5? I think racer 5 wins the aroma category. Both are gloriously hoppy, but the racer has a more hop forward aroma with the obviously floral hops coming out nicely. It smells like the lineup of glorious american hops it has in it, chinooks, cascades, columbus and centennials. Two hearted, hands down wins the taste category though. if only barely. Two hearted is balanced where racer 5 is bold. Both are citrusy with racer 5 bringing out more citrus where two hearted is more floral. Finish though, two hearted wins every time. I honestly dont think it can be beaten as an American IPA. The other beers Im having tonight come close, but not close enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VRH (59) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours a slightly reddish rich golden colour with a nice off-white head. Forward aromas of cherry & grapefruit accompanied by lots of spice, resin, slight dank & subtle malt as it warms. Taste is crisp, somewhat grassy, nicely bitter, with smooth but tart finish that keeps on expanding on the spice and malt. Light to medium bodied, this beer is very refreshing. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichieBoy (59) - Getzville, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014
A nice Golden color with big white head. Floral and grapefruit aromas. Nice finish and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldmanriver (59) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
Had at Taps in Atlanta, Ga. Not much in the nose. Faint hop and malt aroma. Super tropical hop flavor. Clear straw color. Medium mouthfeel. Well balanced. Finishes clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nothingbutIPAs (58) - Hillsborough, USA - JUN 13, 2014
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 This IPA is about as good as it gets. This and Ballast Point Sculpin are the top 2 single IPAs IMO. taste and smell are fantastic. can’t say anything negative about this one. If you get the chance to try do so, if you are a hophead you will not be disappointed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bluegoosed (58) - - JUL 4, 2014
So far, my favorite IPA. Nice touch of hops, pine, citrus/grapefruit, some bitterness, and nice clean finish. Great by the bottle but tremendous from the tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Coolmac (58) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours hazy orange with low head. Less hop aroma than expected, but got citrus and other fruit aromas. Flavour is sweet caramel with good hop citrus. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NathanJM (58) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2009
A nice, hoppy beer. A reliable bottled beer. An orange/gold coloration in the glass. Personally I prefer this in the bottle to on tap...I just get a better bouquet from it. I made the mistake of having this after the Hopslam, however. Next to that, this paled. It is a solid IPA, however and I’d recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Oarngish in color with an adequate head on top. Smells of hops, citrus, and sugary malts. Leaves a smooth but bitter aftertaste that is not overwhelming. A very refreshing beer. All in all a good IPA.

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