Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
3.73/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
Appearance: A pale, slightly cloudy golden yellow with lots of rising bubbles. Big white foam head with good retention and lots of lacing.
Smell: Floral hops and citrus with orange peel and bready malts. Also some spice.
Taste: Bready malts and citrus up front followed by floral hop bitterness and spice. A hint of wheat in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and crisp.
Overall: A good version of an American Pale Ale. Not the best but good.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2011 07:18:49 | More by MattyG85
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3.26/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
(on tap at Pistola's - served in a shaker pint)
A: fairly cloudy with dry hop residue... sun-baked golden grass color... lazy stand of head, falls flat... looks messy, raw, amateur
S: a bit flat - old dry malt, farmyard grass... dried flowers, dried citrus peel hop aromas peeking through
T: grassy-sepal, green tea-like hop bitterness - unmistakable dry hop source... hop flavors are pretty straight-up wildflower with a tinge of citrus... they weren't lying, the malt is full, bread loafy, and bold - the bitterness cuts through over it, but still some sloppy balance is maintained
M: nearly medium-bodied, added roundness from hop polyphenols, etc... tannic bitterness shocks the tongue a bit... protein-grainy flow
O: kinda like a pale ale done like a rustic, homespun saison - reminds me of Hof Ten Dormaal's Blond that I had recently, just with slightly different yeast character and more biting hop bitterness
Serving type: on-tap
05-21-2014 04:04:28 | More by Bouleboubier
Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 1,135 ratings.