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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
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
Photo of GRG1313
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of smithj4
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
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.

Photo of egrace84
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of jzlyo
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is caramel, fruit/citrus and very slightly perfumed. The flavor is fruit, citrus, malts and a tart/slightly sugar/sweet finish.

Photo of 22Blue
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Herky21
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of jimmah120
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ffshore545
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Minkybut
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.

Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of kplooki
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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