Beer Review #40: Bell's Two Hearted Ale

A few years ago before I started appreciating the craft beer and before I was acquainted with the taste of India Pale Ale, a cousin of wife and her boyfriend at the time came over to our place and he brought Bell’s Two Hearted Ale ( Having no idea what the beer was and seeing a fish on the cover I immediately thought of Schmidt’s beer that the old-timers drink at the Bowling Alley. My preconceived notions had me not liking the beer already and I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Today I consider Two Hearted Ale one of my favorite beers out there. I regularly place it in my “Top 5” which changes daily, but if I want a beer to drink and I am undecided, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is the way to go. Nice grapefruit, hop, citrus flavor that is very smooth and easy to drink. I have also seen it on tap at a couple of my favorite restaurants, Red’s Alehouse in North Liberty and the Sanctuary in Iowa City.
I also owe Christian an apology and a beer for introducing me to this beer. I laughed at it then, but now it’s one of my favorites. 
POUR: Cloudy yellow/orange pour.
AROMA: Smell of grapefruit, more citrus, and hops.
TASTE: Very smooth, almost a creamy grapefruit flavor. Awesome!

EASTERN IOWA RESIDENTS: Found at any Hy-Vee liquor store and any store that sells good craft beer. You will be paying $10 a six pack, but you pay for what you get, and in this beer you get a fantastic IPA.

5 thoughts on “Beer Review #40: Bell's Two Hearted Ale

  1. rex-banner says:

    I apologize for my previous double post. I do not blog often, and when i do, hell is raised. Anyway, I did enjoy this beer as well. Red’s Alehouse is an excellent destination in the Iowa City area. Also, a lot of good looking women seemed to be there when I was there.

  2. MGP says:

    Just had this for the first time last night. Excellent beer! Not always a huge fan of IPA’s, but this one had a very drinkable taste to it. Gonna have to try more Bell’s stuff in the future. I’ve had their Winter White Ale and that was great as well.

  3. G-LO says:

    I hear alot about this one. There’s a bottle in my fridge which I hope to try in the next week or so. Stay tuned…

    Nice review by the way! 🙂

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