Bell's Brewery has done it again. For the fourth consecutive year, readers of Zymurgy magazine, a publication from the American Homebrewers Association, voted Bell's Two Hearted Ale as the best beer in America.
For those not in the know, the beer community loves Bell's Two Hearted Ale. On Beer Advocate, the beer has an average 95 out of 100 rating based on nearly 4,000 reviews. The 7 percent ABV India pale ale is brewed with 100 percent Centennial hops, which gives the beer its signature bitter citrus bite. The IBUs are offset by the beer's bready maltiness, and its house yeast gives the beer its fruitiness. Two Hearted is a masterclass in harmoniously combing yeasts, hops and malts to create a highly drinkable IPA that won't weigh you down with its bitterness or juiciness.
Unlike Zymurgy readers' pick for second-best beer, Russian River's Pliny the Elder, Two Hearted is available almost everywhere nationwide from suburban grocery stores to New York City bodegas. You can check out the top 10 picks for best beer and breweries online, and subscribe to Zymurgy to see the full results in its November/December 2020 issues.