OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Bright golden colour, cloudy, with a thin frothy white head. Honey, yeasty, citrus, and floral aroma. Light citrus and bready malt flavour with a slowly growing nutty, grapefruit, and perfumed bitter finish. Medium bodied and a bit juicy. Thanks, Slikwily!
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad for a pale ale, i would have expected more from Bell’s. Very bitter , have had much better.......not a bad brew overall.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fridge Temp. Saison-like nose; pineapple, sour. Hazy pale orange with lot of particles. Light white head. Citrusy, finishes fruity and quite bitter. Slightly out of balance but enjoyable, almost wheat beerish.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2005 Pours a ahazy orange with white fluffy head. Smells of light citrusy fruits. Taste is light and sweet.
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque yellow color. Just the right mild pine finish. BELL’S RULE. A for sure favorite for pale ale lovers
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a very good pale ale. Poured a uniquely Bells yellowish pink haze with small head and wonderful aroma. Tastes fairly decent, lots of hoppy goodness, some problems with the body, kind of thin.
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 7, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a straw yellow color, with a sparse white head. Left a slight lacing down the sides. Aromas are of Ringwood yeast, sulfur, stinky gym socks, and cheesy hops. Maybe it’s an old bottle, but this beer doesn’t impress me much.
Thin body, weak taste, and earthy, dirt-like aftertaste. Certainly not the best pale ale I ever had, that much is sure.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to jables for this beer.
Poured a murky golden with a small white head. Refreshing aroma of citrusy hops. Taste was primarily of hops and grapefruit, but felt rather thin and somewhat watered-down. A good thirst-quenching beer, but lacks the character of some of Kalamazoo’s richer offerings.
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is sweet at first, followed by a sense of bitterness; rather yeasty overall. This beer has a beautiful pour, color is foggy gold with bright white head, I wouldn’t expect anything else from Bell’s. The flavor is amazing, I’d say Sierra Nevada tastes better, but it has a nice blend of citrus and banana taste to it. Overall, still a great beer!
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Banana peel, vanilla and loads of sweet malts make up the aroma. This beer seems closer to a hefe than an APA to me - absolutely lacks any hop character. Dry finish. I think the sixer I picked may have sat around for a while.