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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
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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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Ginepiece

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

04-29-2013 02:58:27 | More by Ginepiece
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BobbyOlson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

12-24-2013 23:21:42 | More by BobbyOlson
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

02-17-2014 23:39:47 | More by Coopersbeer
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nightcrawler

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +16.8%

Bent River has a Sunday $4 large mug special, so I decided to finally try this beer. The color was a dark gold that invited me to take a sip. Wow. Next to Schlafly's Pale on tap, this is one of the best pales I've had.

Sure. There is nothing radical going on with it. The smell is just that of beer, with a little grass scent. It isn't really hoppy, but I don't always want hops with my pale ale. The straw taste is obvious on the back end. The beer feels good going across the tongue and is easy to drink, maybe too easy.

09-09-2009 21:20:41 | More by nightcrawler
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Ragingbull

California

4.08/5  rDev +16.2%

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.

07-25-2008 13:09:57 | More by Ragingbull
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev +15.1%

12oz bottle with no date

look is a great unfiltered amber-orange with lots of specks of sediment, errwhere. smell is pale malts and skunky european hops. light crisp feel, taste is pale and bitter, fruit skunk and pine tree sap.

hoppy, but not typically so. great beer.

07-06-2013 06:22:33 | More by jimmah120
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +14.8%

Pours a hazy copper with a half finger of off white head

Smell is earthy, bready, slight pine and musty fruits, pale malt

Taste is more of the same, earthy hop, bready, musty pear, pale malt, slight and I mean slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, average carbonation, slightly drying.

Well it is more of a earthy apa, which Is fine it is actually a nice change of pace from the citrus pine APA/IPAs. Give it a shot if you see it. Good stuff, could go through a 6 of this with no problem.

11-10-2013 01:20:41 | More by nickapalooza86
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jackpritchard

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +14%

11-20-2011 19:36:46 | More by jackpritchard
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Gints316


4/5  rDev +14%

06-19-2014 00:21:12 | More by Gints316
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AceMan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

11-28-2011 01:43:59 | More by AceMan
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Reneejane

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%

The beer was a clear amber color with a heavy white head. It had a malty aroma with a hint of an earthy bouquet. It had a balanced flavor that slightly leaned towards the malt. We found out that it was hopped with a lager hop, Saaz, which left a unique, mild, and somewhat bitter character to the beer.

03-01-2004 20:28:20 | More by Reneejane
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +9.7%

Bent River's Pale Ale is a very flavorful pale ale. It has a darker color than I was expecting, like a dark burnt orange almost. I was also surprised by the flavor. It was a little stronger than I thought it would be, which turned out to be a good thing. This was my first time at Bent River and I can't wait to go back and try other beers. If you're ever in the QC area, hit up Bent River.

01-13-2010 04:06:41 | More by Cubsfan1087
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Asmitty210

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

01-12-2014 02:04:55 | More by Asmitty210
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Bpierso1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

09-04-2013 01:38:27 | More by Bpierso1
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Giggy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-24-2013 23:22:16 | More by Giggy
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-31-2011 21:34:56 | More by muddyh2oblues
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

11-26-2013 03:37:23 | More by smithj4
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metter98

New York

3.51/5  rDev 0%

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.

12-13-2013 23:27:24 | More by metter98
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schoon

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-03-2013 00:39:11 | More by schoon
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-27-2013 23:53:16 | More by jheezee
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-26-2013 01:58:55 | More by dexterk1
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-12-2014 23:52:47 | More by beersdmf17
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-22-2013 03:04:50 | More by Lukebell15
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-03-2014 16:38:17 | More by ffshore545
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geneseohawk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-26-2014 23:24:59 | More by geneseohawk
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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.