Midwestern Pale Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.63/5 rDev +8.4%
Packaged 11/05/12, qish I'd seen that, shame on Missouri Wholesalers, they let stuff pile up in wharehouses until stock is shifted...
Pours an effervescent amber with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Slightly hazed, goof head retention & nice lacing
S: Grassyness & lemon peel & a bit of floral hops, the nose was the best part of this beer
T: Light biscuitty malt, grassyness & whispers of lemon up front. Grassyness & wheatyness as this warms, slight peppery spiceyness too. Finishes grassy, a little grainy with lemon zest notes
MF: light/medium bodied & crisp carbonation, decent balance
Refreshing & easy to drink, but nothing special. I'd rather have Boulevard PA which is $2 a sixer cheaper than this & way more flavorful
02-21-2013 03:48:24 | More by russpowell
2.85/5 rDev -14.9%
a: best part of the beer, indictive of the style
s: soft wheaty smells. nothing too special
t: didnt like it too much. Strangly yeasty and off tasting
m: slick and light
wasnt a big fan of this one. one of the weakest brews from Bells.
02-16-2013 01:51:38 | More by jucifer1818
4.23/5 rDev +26.3%
Pours a cloudy golden with a superlative white head and attractive tree-line lace. Lovely!
Nose is crisp malts and a snappy citrus hops presence. Seems balanced and enticing.
Taste is nicely hopped, but not overly so given the style. I get a complementary malt bill alongside the hops. Overall, a perfectly balanced and exemplary pale ale. Top marks for the style.
02-14-2013 23:37:33 | More by secondtooth
3.99/5 rDev +19.1%
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a moderate level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is heaviest of an earthy and citrus hops along with a nice bready base. Along with these aromas are some lighter notes of tropical fruit as well as a little bit of apricot.
Taste – At the start of the taste a bready and grapefruit flavor greets the tongue along with some more grassy hop flavors. Some flavors of a light fruit flavor as well as a little bit of pineapple flavor soon come to the tongue. These sweeter flavors disappear soon however as flavors of grapefruit citrus hop grow stronger in nature with them being joined by some hop flavors of an earthy variety. When combined with the rest of the flavors, a bitter and dry, hoppy and bready flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The beer was slightly on the creamier and thicker side with a carbonation level that was average. The thicker body was nice for the bready flavors of the brew as well as gave a chance for all the hop flavors a chance to e fully sensed by the tongue.
Overall –A pretty nice English style IPA. It’s on the drier side with a good blend of citrus, earthy and herbal hop. Well worth a try.
02-12-2013 01:54:18 | More by Darkmagus82
3.15/5 rDev -6%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Decent lacing.
S: A sharp, but somewhat odd aroma of hops, citrus, and a grainy quality.
T: Tasted of hops, citrus, grain, malt, and a bready quality. The problem with the flavor here is the hoppiness. It's simply overhopped. Much too bitter and harsh. The other elements are fine, but overpowered.
M: A well-carbonated beer, but has an overly bitter finish. Light-bodied.
O: Not the worst APA I've tried (there are definitely blander ones out there), but terribly uneven.
02-11-2013 01:36:07 | More by avalon07
3.44/5 rDev +2.7%
A - orange with a big, soft, pure white cap of dense head that has great retention
S - bready, doughy malt
T - bread, faint toast, citrus, mild hop bitterness; very light flavor
M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated
This is a disappointing pale ale. The flavor is very mellow. It's predominantly malt with a faint hop presence, but there is little to get excited about. It's really easy to knock this back, but it's boring all the same. This won't be a beer I'll pick up again.
02-10-2013 02:14:50 | More by tdm168
1.83/5 rDev -45.4%
This was a "throw in," but Raul wishes that it was a throw out. See what Raul did there? I'm tellin' ya, growin' up in tha hood does no harm! This thang had no redeeming qualities. None. Nasty nasty and ghetto ghetto.
Two words: drain pour.
02-08-2013 04:49:48 | More by RaulMondesi
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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