Bell's Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by bkilpatr:
3.85/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 06/18/08. Batch 8299.
Pours a cloudy golden orange color. Looks unfiltered. A thin finger of beige head forms, which dropped back to a thin layer that stayed for awhile. Left moderate lacing around the glass. Aroma is mostly citrus and spicy hops.
Taste is similar to the smell. Lots of citrus (orange, coriander), spicy hops, and piny hops. Nice bitterness on the back end, and doesn't leave anything behind - very clean finish. Medium carbonation and a light-medium body make this an easy drinker. Very clean and crisp, very sessionable.
Overall, a very good pale ale. This is one of those beers that I could just drink all day.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2008 03:45:30 | More by bkilpatr
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 1,136 ratings.