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Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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602 Ratings
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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | 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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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-30-2013 01:29:33 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-28-2013 14:05:10 | More by mccallisters_dali
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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

(Served in a tulip glass)
11/26/12 on bottle
A- The hazy deep orange body supports a beige sticky film and a carbonation of big bubbles pop of the base of the glass.

S- The pale malt has a hint of hair perm with some pine hops in the finish and a light raw silage aroma grows as the beer opens.

T- The pungent bitterness has a sulfur hint and a pils male with a dry hop spice that starts to come through as the beer opens. The pine hint is a bit stronger in the dry finish and has an astringent quality to it.

M- The light mouthfeel is finished with a tight little fizz

O- This beer is light on hops and is a bit too dry in the pale malt flavor. It is kind of blah tasting and a bit boring to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 14:02:53 | More by rhoadsrage
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ooftu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-25-2013 19:03:15 | More by ooftu
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-24-2013 01:29:45 | More by rodlavers
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 02/06/13. Emptied into a shaker pint.

Looks a hazy golden blonde, almost looks like a wheat ale. No real collar formed. Thin lip of suds and surface spore foam resides. There are even tiny floaties in suspension.

Floral in aroma. Notes of dead grass, white pepper, and biscuit bread. Mild herbal quality dries out the nose even more.

Appealingly dry and unmistakably floral and grassy. Specialty and pilsner malts can be tasted. Dry and crisp for an ale. Late estery notes remind me of crabapple in the finish. Lightly soapy. Swallowed up by more bittering dryness.

Drinks decently. Pins-and-needles effervescence generates the coarseness in the mouthfeel. That seems a little mucky mixed into a slightly oily body.

Not too shabby for a pale. Unimpressive, but sessionable. Not the best from Bell's.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 04:09:05 | More by thecheapies
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +19.8%

03-21-2013 05:07:14 | More by Localdrinklax
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy yellow/orange one finger head that doesn't last.

S-A malty mess, lots of wheat, no hops very slight grass.

T-Lots of bread, malt and wheat. Not well balanced, Something is off. No hops. Orange and grass.

M-Light not much carbonation.

O-Bell's Pale Ale was bad, this was bad. If they can make Two Hearted you think they'd be able to make a good pale ale. Guess not.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 22:11:15 | More by rlee1390
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GeePee

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-18-2013 00:55:20 | More by GeePee
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morimech

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden color with an attractive two finger head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Strong malt aroma that is grainy and slightly musty. A touch of lemon grass as well.

Malt forward flavor. Slightly toasted and bready. A touch of peppery hops add some flavor but this is a malty first beer. Dry character.

Solid body and carbonation. Nice drinkable texture is a nice feature.

Not sure what Bell's was trying to achieve with this beer. Certainly is not going to appeal to beer geeks but I enjoyed the malt profile and I even liked the hops used. Just wish there was more hop balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 19:36:51 | More by morimech
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - A cloudy golden color, with lots of head and lace. Impressive looking!

S - Malty grain and barley. Not any hop aroma.

T - Mild and malty. Nice and Smooth.

M - Highly carbonated.

O - A decent pale ale. A very malty, not much hop, pale ale. Not bad at all, but I prefer a little more balance

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 01:15:39 | More by BeerDawgs
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-15-2013 01:06:40 | More by Gschaf
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-13-2013 00:15:38 | More by ridgeline23
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-12-2013 21:34:21 | More by Kubrickx
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SeriousALEment

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-12-2013 00:25:06 | More by SeriousALEment
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elchingen

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-10-2013 23:12:00 | More by elchingen
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joliok

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-09-2013 21:36:49 | More by joliok
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19.8%

03-09-2013 02:31:09 | More by Lukass
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured this APA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy orange color, produced a average white head, nice retention and it left ample lacing on the glass. The aroma of the ale contained husky grain, citric hops. Light/Medium bodied, there was a foundation of malted grain, fresh baked bread, and a strong dose of citric hops. A little off balance in favor of the hops, but overall its a nice session beer and an average example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 20:14:58 | More by GossageBrewery
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CSFerrier

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-04-2013 14:47:08 | More by CSFerrier
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wilfonzo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

03-04-2013 02:46:05 | More by wilfonzo
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-04-2013 00:42:38 | More by SpongeRuiner
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plinythederek

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

03-03-2013 22:35:22 | More by plinythederek
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-03-2013 19:46:15 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19.8%

03-03-2013 02:37:42 | More by GreyGhost4
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.