Get Bent Mountain IPA - Parkway Brewing Co.

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Get Bent Mountain IPAGet Bent Mountain IPA

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Reviews: 41
Hads: 244
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of GeoJ
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
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. (262 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.12/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color. The head is three fingers high and off-white in shade. Both the texture and retention are excellent. Even better, a huge ring of lacing sticks to the glass. (4)

Smell: Immediately, I pick up a bit of citrus - mainly grapefruit. Touches of pine, mint, and herbs also appear. Letting it warm up will allow the malt sweetness to come through. I get notes of table sugar and caramel in particular. It's a fairly typical IPA with a decent aroma, but nothing about it stands out from the pack. (3.25)

Taste: At first, the hop flavors appear with notes of citrus and pine. Afterwards, an upsurge of malt flavors (like caramel and table sugar) mix with some residual hop flavor on the back end. It's a fairly standard west coast IPA, no more, no less. Even worse, it's rather boring. (3)

Mouthfeel: On the first few sips, this is really crisp and dry. After those aforementioned sips, though, the malt backbone starts to get rather heavy. I wonder if this isn't a fresh bottle? Regardless, drinkability is slightly low. Carbonation is also a tad below-average for the style. (3)

Overall: I've criticized Virginia IPAs not named The Great Return, and for good reason. This (unlike some others) at least resembles a good IPA, but it's still not a world-beater by any stretch. Still, I think it's worthy of a second chance - the bottle might be old (because Total Wine). (3)

3.12/5: An archetypal IPA with no standout qualities (1,488 characters)

Photo of Beejay
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
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. (768 characters)

Photo of MattXT
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice looking IPA, with only a few floaties, which is fine. Head lasted longer than anything I've ever seen. Unfortunately not much in the way of vivid hop character. More of a malty, English style. I came away slightly disappointed, but glad I tried it. (257 characters)

Photo of mralphabet
3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
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. (656 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
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. (318 characters)

Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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 !! (337 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
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. (583 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%

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 (796 characters)

Photo of qchic
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber, modest head. Tangerine, grapefruit, and pine in the aroma. Big hop flavor and bitterness with caramel malt to back it up. I hesitate to say it reminds me of SN Celebration. Good balance and body. Finish is a little astringent, but overall, my first go with this brewery exceeded my expectations. At 2 and some change/single, worth checking out. (356 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%

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 (604 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
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. (1,046 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -5%
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. (514 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
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. (379 characters)

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Went to Virginia and told the guy that worked at TW to recommend an IPA from the state. This is what he recommended. Definitely not a bad beer, pretty standard IPA (163 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: dirty-yellow tending towards amber, slightly hazy
S: grainy, malty, a little orange-blossom and honey

T: malty front, with sweetness and fruitiness: the net seems to me a bit like peach. There is some citrus in there as well, but it's not prominent. The bitterness in the beer never takes hold to overcome fruity malt beginning.
M: there is a slight pull on the tongue, and decent carbonation. As the bitterness tries to take hold, the fruit-malt notes linger; eventually the bitterness wins out, lingering but not in an overpowering sense.

O: a decent malt-forward IPA, but one that is a little lacking a nice, bitter pull that takes over the back end. I believe it's a solid, nicely done, if unexceptional, offering by a smaller brewery. The offering definitely encourages me to try more from them. (805 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange color with some clarity and slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, and bready malts.

Taste: Pretty much along the same lines as the aroma with some lingering bitterness. Could be a bit cleaner.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a bit chewy, medium bodied, medium bodied, and quite enjoyably easy to drink.

Overall: Solid VA IPA I was able to find at a bottle store in Harrisonburg. I would like to try this out on draft next time though the 81 area. (685 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (889 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
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. (229 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark golden orange with two finger head that took forever to go away and left lace patches with a typical earthy, citrusy hop aroma. Taste is the same, mostly hoppy, dry, citric, earthy, some sweet malts add balance but it's just a little off. Whether it is the spices or the hops themselves this beer has a little too much hoppy bitterness and finishes a little offkey and underwhelming. Still, an enjoyable IPA that isn't too hoppy or watery and worth trying. (470 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unexpected growler sent by ygtbsm94. Brad, you da man.

The beer is transparent and golden orange with a thick, lasting white head that coats the pint glass with sticky lacing. The aroma offers hops, light pine, bready malts. Though the aroma was fine, the flavor is much better than I would have expected. Normally, I oppose IPAs with too much of a malt body, but this beer offers beautiful balance. Lightly sweetened bread with a touch of oranges. Smooth on the palate with abv hidden well. Nothing earth shattering here, but this is certainly a solid brew. A nice beer to drink while watching the NCAA tourney. (613 characters)

Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (197 characters)

Photo of JayQue
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (610 characters)

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade, there was no apparent date on the bottle. I am not that much of a snob that the lack of a date would keep me from enjoying the beer.

Appearance: Poured from the bottle, the beer was a light copper color with a bright white head.

Smell - The aroma was a pleasant combo of citrus and pine. The aroma did not give a great impression of bitterness.

Taste - The initial taste impression was a soft grapefruit note with hints of peach skin and slight grassiness. The malt backbone is just strong enough to make the hops come to the front. The bitter citrus lingers on the roof of the mouth.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel seems somewhat thick for an IPA. It almost feels like a DIPA. The taste lingers nicely in the mouth, which is a good thing.

Overall - This is a solid IPA from a smaller brewery. (815 characters)

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Get Bent Mountain IPA from Parkway Brewing Co.
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