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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Midwestern Pale AleMidwestern Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
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661 Ratings
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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 5
Gots: 41 | 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: pschul4 on 11-06-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

jkd03c, Sep 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

zimm421, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Hockey_Fan, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of burnstar
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy orangish gold with a small head but with nice persistence and lacing. Very mild aroma. Citrus hops. Great bitter hop taste. Clean. Citrus and spices. Dry finish and lingering bitterness. Fantastically drinkable. A really solid APA.

burnstar, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Dense orange with a strong show of effervesce. Whipped, frothy light tan head remains strong throughout. Lacing is generous.

S: Midwest pale shows an almost midwest flair of fresh barley, dried corn, green corn ears, and pilsner malting.

T: Flavor was bready, nobel hop flowers, faint citrus-straw, light floral lacing on the tongue. Semi-dry citrus flower, hint of stemmy briary, earthy grapes, sweet flashes of grains.

M: Mouthful was bready, lightly powdery pils malting on the tongue. Frothy textured, good carbonation.

O: Overall there is something earthy and midwest, bready, and unique about the hopping here that gives this a midwest feel. Very soothing, laid back, midwest style. A refreshing breaking from the west coast assualt of hops. solid good.

beerthulhu, Sep 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

downeyj4, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Tpusk, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Fargrow, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

assman79, Sep 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

CottomanEmpire, Sep 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

TTripp725, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

allentownpaguy, Sep 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

mobilarz85, Sep 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

lasznc, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - It is pale yellow and hazy. It is topped with about two inches of off-white head.

S - I get a lot of malt. I was hoping for a little hops. It is sweet caramel and a little grainy.

T - Again, all malt. No hops to liven it up.

M - Moderate.

O - Boring. I have had some great pale ales this summer and was hoping for another. This was a big swing and a miss. I would much rather drink Oberon all day.

buschbeer, Sep 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

IdrinkGas, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

sonofliberty2, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

alfie, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

crbnfbr, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

tarheels4life23, Sep 04, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into DFH signature glass; translucent yellow-orange with a thin white head that leaves sticky fine lacing as it fades into a nice ring of foam with lively bubbles feeding it.
Smells of crackery toasted malt, grainy, bit of diacetyl, metallic, slight hint of crisp hops.
Taste is crackery-sweet malt, toasted grain, slight crisp generic hop flavor and a slightly odd flat bitterness.
Mouthfeel is thin and lightly carbonated.
Overall, this is a bit boring. They could have upped the hops considerably without going too bitter, and it would have really expanded the flavor of this one. The simplicity of this beer would make it a good bridge for macro drinkers working their way into craft, though.
It's that type of session beer that you'd drink during a party, when you don't want to have to think about what you're drinking, but still want to drink something palatable.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Swik, Aug 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

drinkinmiles, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 25, 2013
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.