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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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schoon

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-03-2013 00:39:11 | More by schoon
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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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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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CSpens1

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-04-2013 03:00:34 | More by CSpens1
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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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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15%

10-06-2012 00:55:02 | More by deuceduce
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zoolou

Iowa

3/5  rDev -15%

10-01-2012 19:01:54 | More by zoolou
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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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AceMan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-28-2011 01:43:59 | More by AceMan
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jackpritchard

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-20-2011 19:36:46 | More by jackpritchard
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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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nightcrawler

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bent River has a Sunday $4 large mug special, so I decided to finally try this beer. The color was a dark gold that invited me to take a sip. Wow. Next to Schlafly's Pale on tap, this is one of the best pales I've had.

Sure. There is nothing radical going on with it. The smell is just that of beer, with a little grass scent. It isn't really hoppy, but I don't always want hops with my pale ale. The straw taste is obvious on the back end. The beer feels good going across the tongue and is easy to drink, maybe too easy.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2009 21:20:41 | More by nightcrawler
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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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Reneejane

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was a clear amber color with a heavy white head. It had a malty aroma with a hint of an earthy bouquet. It had a balanced flavor that slightly leaned towards the malt. We found out that it was hopped with a lager hop, Saaz, which left a unique, mild, and somewhat bitter character to the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2004 20:28:20 | More by Reneejane
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Paddle Wheel Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.