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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

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 22 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GRG1313
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of egrace84
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of jzlyo
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -6.3%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Herky21
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimmah120
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
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 +8.1%

Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev -13.5%
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 +0.9%

Photo of ffshore545
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of kplooki
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Barnsley
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Ragingbull
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.