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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
81
good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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metter98

New York

3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-27-2013 23:53:16 | More by jheezee
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-26-2013 03:37:23 | More by smithj4
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-10-2013 05:57:18 | More by egrace84
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-04-2013 12:31:16 | More by Herky21
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22Blue

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-19-2013 02:04:51 | More by 22Blue
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-27-2014 01:34:15 | More by mpalestino
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 06:22:33 | More by jimmah120
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

10-18-2012 15:39:03 | More by Kyrojack
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Minkybut

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 17:26:12 | More by Minkybut
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Giggy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-24-2013 23:22:16 | More by Giggy
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -15%

07-12-2014 15:55:43 | More by bernat1971
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-03-2014 16:38:17 | More by ffshore545
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

California

4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2008 13:09:57 | More by Ragingbull
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-31-2011 21:34:56 | More by muddyh2oblues
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-24-2014 18:14:02 | More by Wamba
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-12-2014 01:59:53 | More by Jaysmittyland
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Catlin

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

10-04-2013 18:12:16 | More by Catlin
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Bpierso1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

04-29-2013 02:58:27 | More by Ginepiece
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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.