HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Highly carbonated. Hazy. Crisp light body. Moderate bitterness. Very dry. I like this beer, but I am not sure why.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beclouded yellow-gold color as it sets in my glass, with lots of little “fernies” floating around, the head is a majestic crown of white upon the gold with a satin like sheet of lace to drape the glass. Earthy malt that is somewhat sweet and crisp at the front, backed up my a hint of yeast, a splendid nose if I may take that liberty, start is rich in malt, lightly sweet with the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is brisk in its acidity and the hops persistent in their spiciness, the aftertaste quite dry and long lasting, a fine drinking beer and one that would be a “Hit” with us “Arizonians” when the temperature hits the 110’s, hell it would be a hit here if it hit the 10’s, “God” forbid “Snow & Ice especially here in Phoenix, cus these “Knot Heads” can keep from running into each other in bright sunshine on dry eight lane roads when we are all heading in the same direction.
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 (6105) - 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 (4007) - 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 (1408) - 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 (598) - 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 (1941) - 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.