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 (www.bellsbeer.com). 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. 
 REVIEW
POUR: Cloudy yellow/orange pour.
AROMA: Smell of grapefruit, more citrus, and hops.
TASTE: Very smooth, almost a creamy grapefruit flavor. Awesome!
OVERALLA

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.

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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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