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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Paddle Wheel Pale AlePaddle Wheel Pale Ale

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18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 99
Avg: 3.5
pDev: 29.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.99% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Reneejane on 03-01-2004

Compared to a pre-prohibition American style beer. A medium bodied ale with a well balanced hoppy finish.
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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 99
Reviews by Minkybut:
Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this just okay beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a nice head actually. The beer was a light amber kinda cloudy looking brew. The smell was like beer, or maybe fresh beer with a not too hoppy smell. The taste was just so so with a slight hop finish. Just nothing here great or really bad, but I will not buy again.

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Photo of Ravenz98
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrUse
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoon
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Eric_Glemser
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of zoolou
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Faunland
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of brock125
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jasonkyeager
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Very piney for me. Citric? Very drinkable. Pale Ale is not my thing but I appreciate them. This one I thought was pretty good. Would buy if found.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DaneBramage
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy amber/copper.

S: Malty, slightly citrusy, not very hoppy.

T: Kind of bland, not bad but not great either. Citrus but not as hoppy as I'd like in an IPA.

M: Average.

O: Just nothing noteworthy about it. Good but not great, probably would not buy it again because I prefer a more aggressive IPA.

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Photo of Rowold27
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Frozetoes
2.64/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Color is good, flavor is, well, unexpected. Somewhat citrus, somewhat wheaty, but not overly hoppy.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A golden,amber color with a nice creamy white head, resolves to fine lacing .

A: Malt dominates with mild hoppy floral aroma.

T: Sweet malt forward, biscuit, bready in the middle followed by hint of hoppy bitterness mid taste and rather sweet but clean finish.

M: Medium dry mouthfeel, sufficient carbonation to highlight the hops and keep the malts from becoming syrupy

O: I thought this was a rather good Pale Ale, reminded me more of an English Pale Ale with the malt characteristics dominating the hops. I tend to prefer maltier beers, so this is in line with my flavor preference – definitely not the extreme hopped IPA more typically associated with American Pale Ales. I enjoyed this beer and would definitely not turn it down if offered (or if I could find at a reasonable price point).

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Photo of Asmitty210
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bpierso1
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ragingbull
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap at the Quad Cities River Bandits baseball game. Did I look like a dork scribbling notes about beer with front row seats? Probably, but the dugout made a nice table. About the beer. . . it was a cloudy amber color with a light wispy head. Very limited number of large bubbles. The beer had a malty nose and a clean malty flavor with a very slight hops character. Some minor bite at the finish. Nice malty character and pleasant mouthfeel. Some lemony notes. To give an idea of the color/appearance the usher at the ballpark asked me if it was iced tea. I graded it a B+ myself.

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Photo of metter98
3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy orange amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that rapidly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and pale malts are present in the nose along with notes of pine resin hops.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that there is a better balance between the malts and the hops. The hops stand out a bit more in the finish and contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a really nice balance in the taste between the malts and hops.

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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.