Midwestern Pale Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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911 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:
A blond ale reminiscent of the golden fields at harvest - made with Michigan-grown barley and a delicious blend of pale malts with a distinctive spicy, floral aroma and taste. We invite you to reap what we've sown.


Added by pschul4 on 11-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
911
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
162
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 911 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of Freeman132
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Junior
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dufus
4.43/5  rDev +28.8%
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 +42.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gamblebc
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mitrandil
2.68/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SABERG
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +16.3%
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 +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
2.91/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lucnifter
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuitarGeek153
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rspauldi
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rossracing
3.89/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dillinger
3.89/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jws7968
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted in a rastal teku glass from a 12 bottle on January 18, 2016.

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Photo of Grupatre
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BadFishNY
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of conversationpc
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look- hazy light copper, visible carbonation and some sediment. The head quickly disapates and the lace is ultra thin and broken.
Smell- this was my favorite thing about this brew. Sweet caramel malts followed by citrus.
Taste- in comparison to the sweetness of the aroma, the taste is mostly hops forwards with a moderate to high bitterness. Grapefruit zest, resiny, herbal and peppery. Dry finish. I would have liked a little more malt sweetness and some of the caramel evident in the aroma for balance.
Feel- medium bodied and crisply carbonated.
I am a big fan of Bell's Brewery. This one is not bad but certainly not their best.

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Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.44 out of 5 based on 911 ratings.
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