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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

767 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 90 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: pschul4 on 11-06-2012

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Ratings: 767 | Reviews: 131
Photo of BDeibs
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
2.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerLover99
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twenteone
4.02/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.34/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Too much hop in this one for me, but then again, this is a style I'm not a huge fan of; this is Bell's first loser in my book after three marvelous offerings (Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, and Mercury, respectively).

Photo of caahare
3.79/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BBS323
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justincourts
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbratt93
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A fine pale ale. Not too much of anything. Pretty Midwestern if you ask me.

Photo of rwshelton2
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shandycan
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lynn
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rudy
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvoRich
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark yellow to orange in color. Pours with one finger of head which fades.

Smell: The smell seems very weak. It's very difficult to pick up much other than maltiness.

Taste: Very crisp and citrus like. A bit of malty goodness.

Feel: Refreshing. Nice carbonation and thirst quenching.

Photo of Vonhinx
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #74 (Mar 2013):

Brewed with barley from their own farm, it has a noticeable terroir of sorts—a trend that we hope sticks, as it’s adding dimension to the beer world. Balance and dryness amp up the drinkability to 10. The Earth doesn’t shake, but we’d make this a mainstay in our beer fridge. You can’t get much more American than this.

STYLE: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.2%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed pale amber, amazing lacing

SMELL: Orange pith, Asian pears, cracker graininess, mineral, floral, grassy

TASTE: Crispness pops; smooth, grainy, medium body, ample hop bitterness, herbal, dried hay, nutty, dried apricots, peppercorn, very dry finish

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Winston3737
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a single file of "bubbly" easing from the floor of my glass....
smells like 'adjunct and cheap crap.....
taste is.... yeah, adjunct and cheap crap.... especially while tasting with this Pappy burnt onto my tongue. not great. not even really good..... Bell's just came to SOCAL and, okay, it's alright. but this one is not great by any yardstick.... but I supoose it is "okay"...

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3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Packaged 1/28/15.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, earth, and spicy hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of earth and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a lot of grain characteristics that stand out more than the hop qualities to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice pale ale. Easy drinking had on tap. Not too hoppy but hoppy enough

Photo of KillerJigger
3.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Kinda reminds me of a Heinekin. Skunky sort of. More lager than pale ale maybe. Not sure to tell lyou the truth... Bottled Jan. 16th so not old per se. Reminds me of a farmhouse beer a bit as well.

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Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.