RateBeer
overall
67
56
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing, blond colored pale ale. Bell’s pale ale is made almost exclusively from pale malt. It expresses a spicy floral hop aroma and taste.


Hophaze's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophaze (173) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bells fan but this is average. Pours golden brown. Floral aroma with no real hops taste that you would expect from a Pale Ale. Bland ----Hophaze out


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass: Pours pale golden with a one finger white head. Aroma is light floral, citrus, bready malts, cereal, and a little resin. Taste is light cereal malts, a little fruity, citrus, and pine resin with a tiny hop bite at the back end. Light body, medium carbonation, this one needs a bit more flavor. Decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mambossa (6) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
Very clear amber-gold color. Medium head with decent lacing. Interesting aroma, sourly funky, not very enjoyable to me. Taste is bready with very reserved citrus notes. Bells has made better, but still a drinkable session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2563) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
355 ml bottle from Niagara Falls Wegmans. Pours a golden blonde colour with some haze from some decent-sized floaties and an average-sized white head that leaves a little lace. Aroma is pale malt and floral, grassy hops. Flavour is bready and gently spicy with pale malt and solid floral/grassy hops. Average body. Not a showstopper but eminently drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle into a tulip. Cloudy golden orange, light tan. Orange-citrus notes, light honey sweetness. Light bitterness, moderately sweet. Medium body, touch of effervescence. Mild carbonation. Fine.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonypreto (118) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Earthy aroma with absolutely no head at all. All and all it wasn’t bad, wasn’t great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBear11D (282) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
The Midwestern Pale Ale pours a partly cloudy golden yellow with just a bit of orange color with a a thick off-white head that lasts a good while. The aroma is floral and wheat. The flavor is floral and wheat as well. Overall this is a decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Decidedly different APA with less of the characteristic pine and citrus and a lot more flowers. Relatively low on aroma and flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Surprisingly good. Very crisp and well thought out. Smooth and I thought the appearance was very good. Definitely had a nice blend and the herbs were positive throughout.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglebones (38) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow-orange with moderate white head. Fruity, floral aroma. Thin body with crisp finish. Not much going for flavor but it has a nice hoppy bite. Okay, but not one of my favorites from Bell’s.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tsadich (13) - Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Good aroma of a pale. Very foggy golden color. Flat one noted taste an lingering alcoholic malt finish. Not a go to beer.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 122


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50