Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by beerprovedwright:
3.65/5 rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured in my mug and was surprised with the amount of yeast floating in the beer. The head was a one finger foam of medium bubbles, leaving little lace and less cling from the lace. The color is a hazy 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell of grapefruit and malt is in the forefront with aromas of wheat and corn is lighter fragrances. There is also a touch of black pepper. Taste is an improvement over the looks and smell. Great taste of the hops in nodes of grapefruit. There is some flavors of malt, wheat, oats, and spices. There is quite a bit of body in the mouthfeel of this brew, creamy and just the right amount of zing. Some aftertaste of the hops linger. Got better as it warms. I might have to give another a try in the future.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2011 16:00:23 | More by beerprovedwright
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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 1,133 ratings.