Paddle Wheel Pale Ale - Bent River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.51/5 rDev -0.3%
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
4.04/5 rDev +14.8%
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
3/5 rDev -14.8%
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.
12-08-2013 17:26:12 | More by Minkybut
4.08/5 rDev +15.9%
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
4.03/5 rDev +14.5%
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
3.85/5 rDev +9.4%
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.
01-13-2010 04:06:41 | More by Cubsfan1087
Paddle Wheel Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.