antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, light golden with a minimal head and plenty of Bell's floaties. Aroma isn't too exciting, kind of lagerish like a Heineken. Plenty of hop flavor with a little sweet malt detected, but not much malt flavor, period. Lighter and thinner than many other APA's. Dry, bitter finish. Does go down easily, but I'd prefer to spend my money on other Bell's beers, which are all better than this one.
egajdzis (6007) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured golden with an extreme amount of sediment in the glass. It made the beer look like it had spots on it. Small tight white head and nice lacing. Sour, sulfur, slightly hoppy aroma. It tasted better than it looked, with some slight spice and alittle hops. But overall this was not that enjoyable.
Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very cloudy, very pale yellow--almost like a witbier. Nose is mostly hoppy with notes of citrus and dust. No matter how long I let this warm, the palate is still watery and weak, not very characteristic of Bell's. Lacks malt to balance the hops. Quick finish with a bit of lingering citric bitterness. In the future, I think I'll stick with Bell's Pale--it's more flavorful and better balanced.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks very much like a Wit. Cloudy pale yellow with a snow white frothy head. Lots of floaties. Aroma is yeasty like a wheat with a hint of citrus. Flavor is also like a Wit yet a very bitter finish that lingers. Somewhat of a different pale and if not for the harsh bitterness, wouldn't be too bad.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale malts and yeast provided a bit of soft fruitiness in the nose and taste. Very light bodied and sweet. Faint hops are there as it just sort of "fades away". Very similar to New Belgium Porch Swing.
raymow (1374) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale yellow in color with thousands of little "things" floating all around the glass - I hope that's normal! The aroma is barely there but smells somewhat like a wheat beer. The taste is actually not half bad. In fact, assuming that whatever is floating throughout the beer doesn't kill me, I'd drink it again!
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks like a colony of yeast ecploded throughout the beer. Very pale yellow/orange color. No head. Smells like hops and malt. Certainly hoppy, the beer is sharp and slightly citric. Not good.
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow-orange in color, but no head, strangely enough. Aroma was of hops and a bit blander than I would have expected. Citricy hop flavor, very straightforward. Could have used more malt balance, expecially in the finish, but a fine beer nonetheless.
Cartoonkhaki (1246) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow. Nice thick beige yellow head thick lasting and creamy. Very hoppy with slight malt notes in the body. Not a very strong aroma. Bitters on the back of my tounge. Quite enjoyable. Nothing special though.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear goldish color with very little head that goes away really fast. There is a bit of foam on the surface that laces on the way down the glass. The aroma was hoppy and the flavor was very hoppy. I liked it. Overall this is pretty good.