Get Bent Mountain IPA - Parkway Brewing Co.

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Get Bent Mountain IPAGet Bent Mountain IPA

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88
very good

239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parkway Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: 7ate9 on 03-01-2013

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Ratings: 239 | Reviews: 43
Reviews by GeoJ:
Photo of GeoJ
3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Looks good.

Smells good.

Hello? Maybe I'm missing something, here. This is an IPA?

No balance at all - Malt, malt, malt and LOTS of alcohol.

Couldn't get past the overbearing, boozy kick.

My 2nd drain-pour of 2014.

More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy amber orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has bright flavors of citrusy hops—oranges and lemons stand out in particular—along with a moderate amount of bitterness. Faint hints of bready malts are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is rather unique for the style in that it uses subtle flavors of bready malts as the underlying base, which both accentuates the hop flavors and bitterness and keeps the beer very easy to drink. The combination of lemon and orange flavors is also interesting.

Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a nonic a clear brass color with a thinner white head atop.Aromas of citrus and light herb/grass,some sweet caramel malts also come into play.Somewhat sweet on the palate with some caramel and sugary notes,a healthy dose of citrusy hops come in late providing zest and some mild dryness.An IPA on the sweeter side but it does have some good hops in the finish,not bad.

Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pored from the tap into a pint glass.
Aroma-hops and citrus
Appearance- a clear amber color with a fairly large white head.
Palate- a medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation.
overall- a real good example of an American IPA.

Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

An interesting IPA. The head is good and quickly leaves leaving a nice residue. The aroma is nice and has a touch of orange??. The taste is exceptional even though the citrus is predominate. The hops and malt take second fiddle to the citrus, but somehow, ait all balances quite well. Good job on this one. Will definitely drink again !!

Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%

Bottle to pint glass

A- pours a hazy and murky golden orange color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to a small film on top, short lasting lace left behind 3.5

S- citrusy hop with notes of orange peel and lemon, cut grass, and fresh bread 3.5

T- citrusy and leafy hops up front with some herbal notes, hints of tropical fruit with some lemon, sweet bready malt finish with lingers of more citrus 3.75

M- medium body with moderate prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish, high drinkability 3.75

O- nice citrusy hop notes in a easy to drink IPA 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark Orange brown in color, fairly hazy. There is a good amount of white head on top. Perhaps a touch dark.

S: Citrus and lemon peel, followed by caramel, and a syrupy malt smell. Light orange peel, and lemon, with some bread aromas.

T: Bread, with syrupy malty sweetness. Slight resin character, with lemon grass following. Bitterness is light, but lingers well, with earthy notes. Something a little cloying in there. Or perhaps boozy?

M: Medium light in body, carbonation is mid range, although a bit more would be alright. Somewhat dry finish.

O: Not a bad brew, but certainly not assertive. Good hop flavor balances with the malty, but it's missing the wow factor. Easy drinking for and everyday type beer, but I don't see it being a 'go to brew' for me.

Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Cloudy opaque body, and a unique color combination inside the glass. Bright orange in the middle, deep lemon yellow and shiny towards the bottom, with some slow rising carbonation. Head is capped with thin foamy bubbles, but a large four finger tall size and styrofoam like retention. This looks like a creamsicle in a glass.

Real interesting nose. Mushy fruit, hinting at hop mango like tropics and a vanilla sweetness. Is that creamsicle thing going on? or more psychological persuasion? Hints of cream too very interesting and nice. Some nice light biscuit notes as well.

Palate comes very mellow but nicely. Minimal bitterness with a soft malt feel, nearly pillow feeling. Hints of hop orange and citrus, loosely leaving it's tropical sense a bit hinted on the nose. Good malt depth, and actually a good balance between light and thick. Creamy palate feel to match with a light sugared sweetness to go.

Overall some nice character but nothing really stands out tremendously. Decent brew.

Photo of OktoberfestGuy72
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the brewery. Golden color with slightly off white head, good lacing and decent head retention; aroma and taste both are vibrant with tropical fruit, some pine, this is NOT a simple IPA, enough going on here to keep things interesting. Taste followed aroma, some pithy citrusy tropical like fruit, a little pine, with a fairly deft touch of bready malt sweetness to begin to balance; will likely please both “east and west coast” with sufficient amount of bitterness, and then also to likely pull in some non ipa drinkers too. Very solid brew.

Photo of J-Evans
4.76/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sipping on this little monster as I type . . .

Let me say that I am an IPA guy. I've drank almost everything (categorically speaking), and yet my true love is the citrus, floral hoppiness and high ABV that IPAs deliver.

As for this one, my first instinct was to smile at its unfiltered nature. No irish moss, no messing around here. Just beer from it's secondary into a bottle. Simple, honest and straightforward, it presents itself with high floral notes, citrus sweetness and a piny nose that all but disappears at the tongue lashing it disperses at the finish.

Thick in the mouth, slight laces on the glass, a bit of over maltiness that is not distracting (like the Dogfish Head 120), but complementing. This is a well balanced beer. This has been crafted with quality.

Photo of obywan59
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A clear golden orange to light amber in color with a 2 1/2 inch chunky head leaving thick, sticky lacing.

Fruity with a huge caramel to butterscotch aspect and a spicy followup. Ripe citrus. Swirling the beer in the glass results in the aroma of warmed milk.

Sweet malts with caramelly milk chocolate well complemented by bitter hops and a hint of alcohol.

Smpoth and creamy. Medium thick and chewy. A light prickle on the tongue and somewhat warming.

Seems a bit thicker than most IPAs, but it has great aroma and flavor. Well balanced, and there's more than enough going on here to keep me interested. The residual flavor just goes on and on.

Photo of jlindros
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%

Thanks to Craft_Compulsive (Reddit).

Pours a light fizzy head that fades quickly to barely anything, clear slight copper nectar orange color. 3.5

Nose brings that typical candy orange peel hops, little citrus rind, like orange peel in jello, faint spicy earthy hops, mild sweet candy malt. 3.5

Taste starts with sweet malts again, candy and caramel, with mild sweetness. Then hops, mild to fair bitterness, little candied orange peel again, touch of earthy spicy hops. Seems more like an older ipa. Finish is sticky sweet, candy malt, little orange rind and spicy hops lingering. 3.5

Mouth is med bod, little sticky, nice carb at least. 4

Overall pretty meh, very boring bland ipa, decent bitterness, too sweet candy like, also probably old. But no date on the bottle so bad on you guys. 3.5

Photo of cyclonece09
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a orange red amber with a 2 finger head. Smells of piney and floral notes very strong and complimentary. Tastes of earthy and piney hops, slight honey taste, and balanced grain, but the hops far dominate. The beer is carbonated correctly, goes down smooth, and is dangerously sessionable with its light body. Overall, a superb beer.

Photo of themind
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer should be rated higher on here...I dont get it. This is an amazing American IPA that is hoppy with a dry, citric taste. The beer pours a generous head, this beer can be put down! Its comparable to some of the best brews for the style. The only draw back is the beer is very murky, but in the end who cares about the appearance.

Bottom Line: Very, Very good AIPA

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a light, slightly hazed, orange-copper coloring with a light, filmy, sparse, off-white head. Nose of subtle citrus/tangerine on a bready backbone, with subtle resinous and bitter hops highlights. Flavors of tropical fruit forward, with a citrus lean, and a tangy caramel and bready backbone. Subtle pine, grapefruit, tangerine, and mossy notes. Light, crisp, and effervesced in mouth, with a tangy, tart, and bitter aftertaste. Light, crisp finish. Decent brew.

Photo of mralphabet
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass

A: Poured a light copper color with a fingers worth of white head that settled to a small ring with spotty lacing.

S: I'm getting a strong grapefruit and piney smell right up front with a hint of malt mixed.

T: Malt is present right up front but falls very quickly to a strong grapefruit/pine hoppiness. The bitterness kicks in right there and sticks around to the very end.

M: Mid-bodied.... Pretty smooth for the style. Not bad at all.

O: I'm not a big IPA guy but this one is not to bad. Worth looking for.... Nice people at the Old Parkway Brewing... Go check them out if you get to Salem VA.

Photo of JayQue
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty IPA. Looks great. Hazy orange/light copper color with a huge slightly off-white head. Excellent retention and thick lacing.

Smell is balanced. Some citrus hops (orange/tangerine) and some slightly sweet bready malt.

Taste is similar. Bitter enough, main flavor is citrus hops with some balancing maltiness, slightly sweet. Very tasty, no hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Enough bitterness sto satisfy and some maltiness as a counterbalance. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Good, solid IPA. A bit too high octane for anything close to a session but great with food and a good easy sipper.

Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a chilled pint glass. Finger of head that dissolved quickly with lacing that lingered. Smells of citrus and hops. Fresh, clean smell. Taste is much the same. Very unlike typical east coast ipas. Clean and refreshing. Pine and hops on the back end cleaned by citrus. Solid beer.

Photo of sallade
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft at a farm-to-table restaurant that promotes local farmers, brewers, etc. This beer is one of Parkway’s first and I think it has enough hops to please the ’hopheads,’ but is also accessible to those who are new to craft beer and IPAs. Will probably come back to often.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of citrus and herbal hop qualities.

Photo of mcsweep
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer! Very similar to west coast IPA's, with a sense of cascade hops. Much needed brew for this town! Very drinkable for 7.2% and has a clean finish. The appearance is a nice sticky head that has a piney aroma. I recommend this beer for anybody that likes IPA's.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Very strong pine resin flavor to this one. Sticky and thick. A little too tangy at first, it seems. Unfortunately that stays prevalent throughout the ride. Sticky, yet smooth feel. A decent IPA. Seems a bit tweaked in the wrong direction to me and could use some ironing of the wrinkles. Some filtering might help too.

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2 L Growler into a stemmed glass. Nice head formed that lingered for a while, leaving lacing on the glass as I (overly hastily) enjoyed this very pleasant IPA. Worth searching out.

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A mild and somewhat bland IPA.

Photo of HempGnosis
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

With the cap popped off the first thing you can notice is the smell of citrus. A very hoppy bite at first sip, then transcends into a numbing sensation after awhile. It's sweet and bitter all at once and tastes an awful lot like it smells. Overall it's a great brew and worth picking up if you can find it!

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Get Bent Mountain IPA from Parkway Brewing Co.
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