Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,126 | Reviews: 618 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Thur123:
3.23/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours the expected hazy orange yellow color. This APA is a bit on the lighter side with the haze coming from the unfiltered aspect of this. I got over two fingers of foamy white head. The smell has less hoppy aroma than I remember and what comes across strongest is the hay, grass like smell. There is a bit of floral hop aroma, but it's hard to come by. The smell is underwhelming.
Glug glug glug
A light grassy hay taste followed by a slight amount of hop bitterness in the middle before settling on the weak and only somewhat sweet and present malt character. Maybe trying to leave some sediment behind this time damaged the flavor because I feel like this APA has been better in the past, when I disregarded whether or not the sediment was floating around. This has a bit of a macro taste, but like the BMC has been mixed with a Dales or SN APA. Either way not terrible, but not as amazing as I remember.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2009 00:21:20 | More by Thur123
More User Reviews:
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 1,126 ratings.