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Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,126 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 16
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 12-11-2001)
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Thur123

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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.

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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
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Bell's Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.