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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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79
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 23 | 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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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 16
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2.1/5  rDev -39.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.64/5  rDev -23.7%
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  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle. Label art is not appealing. Pours a dark Amber with a very mild head. Aroma? Nah. I'm just sticking my schnoz into a glass with zero payback. Not worth the physical effort to crane my neck into the position to sniff. Sorry, too aggressive. It smells mild and slightly sweet and bready. Flavor is equally as mild. Smells and tastes like home brew. Medium bodied. Not every beer has to be all dynamic and unique. I will try to keep this in mind.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
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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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Came in a Beer of the Month club my fiance got me for Christmas. 26.6 IBUs. Hailing from Rock Island, IL. Pours a mahogany/amber, unfiltered goodness right here. Vinegar in the nose, some coriander, grass, floral notes as well. Taste very similar, but with more of the Belgium (yeast, perhaps?) coming through. Has kinda a wet wet/malt/sour mouthfeel that I feel would go great with fish and chips. Overall, I feel this beer beckons the old southern proper ways of life to the modern, international harmonization with it's Belgium influences. Definitely a beer I wouldn't mind at a tailgate or outdoor cocktail party of sorts.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.