Two Hearted – American IPA

(6 customer reviews)

This stunning beer is consistently voted as the best beer in the world. A classic American West Coast IPA.


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This kit brews 19 litre of one of our favourite IPA’s, Two Hearted has regularly been voted as the best beer in the world by Rate Beer, and this moreish IPA fully deserves the award.

A classic West Coast IPA with lovely depth and warmth, well balanced bitterness combined with caramel notes.

Ingredients Included

Crisp Extra Pale Maris Otter (4500 grams)
Crisp Pale Ale Malt (1300 grams)
Crisp Caramalt (227 grams)
Centennial Pellets (168 grams)
NBS West Coast Style Ale Yeast (1 packs)


Beer Style (main): American Ales
Beer Style (sub): American-Style India Pale Ale
Batch Size: 19ltr
Original Gravity: 1.063
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV %: 6.9
IBU: 55

Temperature °C: 66
Length (mins): 45
Out temp °C: 77
Out time (mins): 10

Boil time (mins): 75

Additions and timing:

45 mins – 34g Centennial
30 mins – 34g Centennial
10 mins – 1tsp irish moss (not included)

Secondary additions and timing:

Dry hop day 7 – 100g Centennial

Yeast: NBS West Coast
Fermentation temperature/steps: 20c until FG achieved


A stunning West Coast IPA

Additional information

Weight 7.72 kg

6 reviews for Two Hearted – American IPA

  1. Chris Raynor

    Not impressed.

    I did wonder about the use of hop pellets for dry hopping… The beer has come out a green colour, very cloudy, with tons of hop debris in it. I did hold it at 5C for 48 hours after fermentation to try and clear it, but to no avail. It is really harshly bitter, as you’re drinking a hop soup.

    Whether it will drop out in time, we’ll have to see.

    If you’re going to brew this, I would advise you’ll need some very effective way to filter it.

    • Robert Neale

      Hi Chris, If you have hop debris in the beer then yes, that will Taste bitter as you are drinking raw hop. If you still have hop debris in the beer then it was not clear enough to package. If possible the beer should be stored at as close to zero for as long as it takes for hop matter to drop to the bottom of the FV along with the trub. Also an FV with a tap (if you are using plastic) placed high enough so you are able to drain the wort off but leave the trub behind. Also if you move the FV before bottling then it will need to be left to stand again.
      Without doubt pellets are hands down the best for dry hopping, just need to be used a little differently than whole leaf.

  2. mark.bridge

    Wonderful kit. I’ve made this kit 4 times now and it’s the most popular ale I’ve ever made with friends and family – everybody loves it without exception. Will continue to make it as I’m finding it hard to top.

  3. paul72s (verified owner)

    Fantastic IPA, had zero issues with the brew day and it drank really well early in the keg. Going to have to brew it again to see what its like after a few weeks, it went that quick it was so quaff-able, dangerously so for its ABV!

  4. Chris Raynor

    See my earlier review…

    It did improve, once the hop debris dropped out.

    Even so, it is very hoppy, definitely an APA! I think I would brew this again, sometime, but I’d reduce the dry hopping – just my personal taste.

  5. ajameskellerman (verified owner)

    I surprised myself with this AIPA. I am not the most careful brewer and did a no sparge brew with this kit. The OG and FG were exactly on the predicted. A remarkable crisp beer. A bit light in colour but I’m just about to order my second batch.

  6. Jon Page

    This is my favourite all grain IPA kit. It’s relatively straightforward only using centennial hops. I’ve found best results using WLP-007 yeast and treating the water to “Hoppy Pale Ale” profile in Beersmith – South Wales is very soft.

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