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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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77
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595 Ratings
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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | 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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some caramel, a bit of hops. Taste is malts, a bit of hops, balanced and easy drinking but not overly flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 08:29:02 | More by tone77
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Bluerabbitbell

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-23-2013 23:38:20 | More by Bluerabbitbell
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-22-2013 19:33:25 | More by Phillyz
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Andrew526

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-22-2013 14:52:48 | More by Andrew526
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on 2-6-13, so not the freshest...or even close.

Pours a hazy, full golden color. Nice, 2 finger, frothy head that retains and laces very well. Very light hops scent on the nose for a pale ale. Lighter malt is the dominant flavor in the smell. Taste is of solid malts in the beginning and middle of the drink. Some hops take over towards the end of the brew, with only a light bitterness to balance out the malts. Nothing terribly grounf breaking as far as hops in a pale go. About what you expect in a pale ale as far as weight. This would fall into the everyday beer category if you were a Bell's local.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 02:33:11 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Mosca

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is about as close to a pilsner as an ale is going to get. Lots of carbonation, hoppy (but not complex), with malt and yeast sharing the aftertaste.

It suffers from living during the big beer movement, but it is more fair to understand what it is: an awesome soda pop beer. A lawnmower beer. A beer with balance, one that is light without being bland and flavorless.

Don't sip it. Open up your throat and pour it back. Drink 'em in pairs, the first one to quench the thirst, then the second to remind you how good the first one was. And to remember what it was about beer that made you like it.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 22:28:15 | More by Mosca
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CMOrak

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-20-2013 21:06:17 | More by CMOrak
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Caskaway

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

07-20-2013 20:19:21 | More by Caskaway
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Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-20-2013 17:01:50 | More by Rihup
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-17-2013 00:28:30 | More by mwbrady12
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Donnelj

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pours a golden straw color with a small white head that falls to a film fairly quickly. Lacing is sparse.

S-smell is floral and grassy with a slight funkiness

M - mouthfeel is thin but crisp with medium high carbonation.

T - taste is slightly grassy with slight maltiness. Hops are slightly present at finish. Finish is dry and crisp.

O - overall impression is good. I feel that bells accomplished what they were after with a nice refreshing summertime beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 22:38:21 | More by Donnelj
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-16-2013 00:51:08 | More by Schmuckles
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-15-2013 17:53:29 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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nickfl

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-11-2013 22:44:02 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-11-2013 03:13:47 | More by Lovely85
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-10-2013 18:17:40 | More by Boilerfood
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MacStinson

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-08-2013 19:51:13 | More by MacStinson
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Alchris2

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-08-2013 18:52:36 | More by Alchris2
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-04-2013 20:52:17 | More by dexterk1
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-04-2013 02:36:37 | More by iL0VEbeer
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DruC4

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-03-2013 05:36:11 | More by DruC4
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dirty straw color, with a chill haze. Frothy white head forms and leaves a bit of lace. Aroma of floral and citrus inducing hops. There is also a small grainy smell. In the taste, mild grass, resin, grapefruit and orange citrus going against a sturdy biscuity malt character, and an even finish. Bitterness is dialed in and the malts provide enough caramelization and breadyness to balance. Medium bodied, well carbonated, but a bit loose on the feel. Overall, this is a decent east coast style pale, and a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 02:52:24 | More by Stinkypuss
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I believe this is the same as the former "Bell's Pale Ale". Tried to find info on the website, but it was futile.
Nonetheless, I've been trying for a long time to finish off reviewing Bell's standard and widely available beers and I think this one just about finished that "ticking" task.
This is a surprisingly malt forward and hop background pale ale. Kinda' of the opposite of the standard pale ale in these parts - Summits EPA. Pale malt aroma and a soft spiciness to the somewhat grassy hops. Not complex or strong, but pleasant.
Dense but small white head. Cloudy pale gold body.
Very doughy flavor malt profile with soft hop flavors rolling in and around with a noticeable, but again, soft bitterness on the finish. Hops soften, fade and blend more as it warms with the pale malt character becoming more upfront.
Kinda' on the more side of carbonation (I'd prefer a little flatter), but not excessive. Nice bigger soft feel.
Real standard and basic. Good and solid.
Relatively fresh with a 5/13 bottling date.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 20:46:37 | More by garymuchow
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efm


3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-29-2013 21:52:51 | More by efm
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NappyB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-29-2013 20:44:06 | More by NappyB
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.