probstblueribbon (2378) - Nepean, Ontario, - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl. oz. Bottle from my bro, served cold in a tulip glass. As “Bell’s Pale Ale”. 04SE12.
App.: Hazy deep golden with a decent bright white head.
Aroma: Pleasant, light biscuit malt, fruity, spicy, floral hop notes, pleasant and straight-forward.
Palate: Medium body, full, fine, creamy effervescence.
Flav.: Much like the nose, a little caramel from the malt, same nice hop aromas; dry with adequate bitterness and a pleasant, malty, lightly spiced fruity finish.
Darwenus (386) - Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber in color with a brief head. The aroma is mild. An understated hint of malt and not much else. The flavor is better. Grainy, fairly rich malt with a little hop punch at the swallow and some bitter finish. Not a great beer, but a pretty good one.
darthmoore (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark hazy gold with nice two-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind a lot of sticky lace.
Aroma is of pale malt with a little citrus. Not very interesting in the nose department.
The flavor is good. light sweetness, medium bitterness, a bit biscuity. Definitely good but no real wow factor.
This beer has a light body though is a bit creamy and sticky. It has lively carbonation and a long dry finish.
All in all this is not one of Bell’s best. However, even the worst beer from one of the best breweries in the world is still worth a try. Not an outstanding pale ale but still a decent beer.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Sarah. Pours a clear yellow gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a really musty grain and biscuit note with just a bit of grassy hoppiness. Flavor is similar with musty grains and biscuits with just a touch of grassy hops and wet wood.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour from a build your own 6 pack. A bit lackluster due to weak hops.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a half finger of white head. Aroma of malts up front with a nice floral hop balance. Taste mimics the nose, with a nice mild bitterness.
ChiGuy68 (108) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a hazy golden, with a white frothy head. A tasty, well hoped pale ale
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MaltOne (145) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If this were classified as a pale lager, (brewing methodology not withstanding) it would be decent, but as an APA, it is a lackluster. Pours a hazy gold, with a light frothy head. Slightly citrus nose with a more yeast/bread note. Refreshing on the tongue, with a spicy, hop finish. There are days, especially a hot summer day, when I just want a cold, refreshing beer "without having to think about" as my friend Don likes to say. Fits that category pretty well
CpyNPrnT (42) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent beer. Definitely a spicy finish. Could drink a few, not the best pale ale, but worth a try.
thunderhops (214) - Vermont, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden with minimal head, light citrus, bread aroma that follows through in taste with a light spicy character. Very common, uninspiring
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Grainy malty base, a hint of sweetness, and lighter flowery hoppy notes. Not bad.