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RATINGS: 1257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

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3.7
Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2004
not a bad outing from bells in the apa sector, but i was by no means blown away by it. enjoyed it about as much as the victory hop devil i had just tried. similar in taste, a little bit lighter though. drank this poolside which may help it out, just because i love apa’s on nice hot summer days. they just seem to hit the spot so well. another addition to my rotating weekly 6’er to add.

2.4
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Considering the quality of their specialty beers,I was pretty disappointed with this one. Barely avg. pale ale,mild hops,easy to drink but unimpressive and overpriced.

2.7
badgerben (5316) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Clear golden pour with a dishsoap head. Aroma is surprisingly malty. Taste is rather dirty mixed with sopme malt and spice.

3.2
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Golden cloudy pour with yeast floaties. Nose is spicy hoppy smelling. Flavor is uneventful but a decent earthy hop flavor.

3.4
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Pours a golden color with a nice big frothy white head. I expected more in the nose, but only got a mild spicey hoppiness. Gentle malt flavors up front with a spiced hoppiness in the finish. Not too bad!

2.6
screigh (765) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Poured a thin head that had some decent lacing. The beer was filled with "floaters". To me, the beer smelled "cheap". I didn’t get what everyone else smalled. I was expecting more zing in this Pale. Some decent lacing from the thin head. Not as much hops as I would have liked. I just haven’t found a Bell’s that has made me want to buy another sicer yet.

3.8
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2004
A nice example of a good pale ale. Colour is golden with a medium white frothy head. Looks like it is quite carbonated. The aroma of wet grass and florals ascends from the glass. Has flavors of grass, big time hops, light citrus, and some kind of flower. Nice bitter end.

2.9
JFGrind (2071) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
I was expecting more hops in this Pale Ale from Bell’s. Beer was lightly hopped and had a golden color. I found it to be very enjoyable beer.

3.1
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Looks like urine! Luckily it doesn’t taste like it. Hot a lot of taste to this pale. respecitble, but I’ve come to expect more from Bell’s.

4.1
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2004
The color's that of ripe apricot, the head a solid, stocky white. Aromas are explosive, spinning off citrus, primarily grapefruit, orange, lemon, and a whiff of spice. A downright friendly finish, that meets you, and greets you and treats you right. Awash in bitter, but fruity flavor, with a sensational, and long lasting drizzle of hops. Fresh, sea-foamy nose. Light body, excellent texture and mouthfeel, full of that unexplainable effervescence that permeats all of Bell's ales. It's got to be that yummy, yummy yeast. One hell of a great pale ale!


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