Midwestern Pale Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
78
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910 Ratings
Midwestern Pale AleMidwestern Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pschul4 on 11-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
910
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
12.54%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
161
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 910 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of BeerMeister8
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This reminds me of Lager of the Lake. I am guessing if I did a side by side blind taste test this beer would taste very similar. Aroma is a bit earthy, grassy, and almost like a nondescript bitterness. I think this is a good beer but definitely on the light side of the pale ale scale.

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Photo of Drewvel
4.49/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just a solid, standard pale ale. Not overly hoppy. Not too malty. Good balance, great nose, easy drinking session pale. If you have a football game to watch and some nachos to eat, a sixer of these would be quite nice.

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Photo of jkonte
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scmtim
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice bubble show creates a three finger head with the slightly hazy amber liquid underneath; impressive retention and splashy lacing

Smell: Bread and caramel; earthy, floral and grassy

Taste: Malt forward, with the bread and caramel tones laying the groundwork; pear flavors make an appearance; grassy, floral and somewhat earthy through the middle, with a crisp finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate bitterness

Overall: A nice everyday beer; a visit to the past with respect to its style

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Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ummswimmin
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TeachChefs
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Freeman132
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Junior
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dufus
4.43/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Light, flavorful, aromatic IPA rounded with maltiness. Not much grapefruit, more floral. Prominent carbonation without being fizzy. I like different kinds of beer but if I had to pick just one this might be it. A very balanced flavorful beer without being especially strong. It's been $7.99 a six for a while now, a great value in good beer.

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Photo of Erichb411
4.89/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gamblebc
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mitrandil
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SABERG
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a modified pilsner glass.
A - Hazy deep yellow, super carbonation relentless in support of a modest cap. Lacing is delicate and thorough.
S - Light grains, a bit of pines, and rather muted all around.
T - Toast, with a bit of orange jam, lightly roasted red wheat, and a hop bite.
M - Thin on the palate, delicate in its presence. Dry finish is a welcome attribute.
O - A fine pale ale, with neither highs nor lows, quite drinkable.
Cheers

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't count out the old classics. Tried and true, this is delicious. Orange/copper, fruity, malty, slight bitterness to pull it together.

Would drink again: Yes
Would purchase again: Yes

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Photo of MrUse
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
2.91/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lucnifter
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.43 out of 5 based on 910 ratings.
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