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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

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Paddle Wheel Pale AlePaddle Wheel Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
Compared to a pre-prohibition American style beer. A medium bodied ale with a well balanced hoppy finish.

(Beer added by: Reneejane on 03-01-2004)
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S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and pale malts are present in the nose along with notes of pine resin hops.
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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.