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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

43 Reviews
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Reviews: 43
Hads: 250
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 50 | 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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Photo of MrIncognito
3.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one fell short for me. Come across with assertive bitterness and hop flavor right up front and then that fades quickly to almost a stale flavor. Not enough pop or citrus sweetness. Just needed a little something (219 characters)

Photo of bmh_the_legend
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've crushed many of these, and it is a nice go-to when fresh! A nice staple around roanoke and a damn fine IPA! Citrusy and grassy, the way I like it! (151 characters)

Photo of hopphead31415
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hadn’t heard of this brewery before, but it comes from my state and it looked like a legitimate IPA, so I grabbed a fresh batch that was already chilled, brought it home, and poured into a nice tall glass to let those beautiful hops do their thing. I has 7.2% ABV and 67 IBUs so let’s see what it is like.

Look-It pours a frothy and medium thickness head with large bubbles along the perimeter. The beer has a refreshingly cloudy look (so many IPAs I’ve recently reviewed were as clear as glass) and an off yellow-amber color with golden fringes.

Smell-The smell is largely based off of mango, pineapple, and clover hops with a honey-based malts backbone that is complementary.

Taste-I get citrus and pine, namely grapefruit rind, tangerine, and TONS of orange peel at the tip of the palate. The pine shines through like sucking on a Christmas tree and the resins bleed onto your advanced palate. The malts take backstage, but not too far back and are honey and cracker based deliciousness.

Mouthfeel-I get a medium-bodied feel with a sticky note (not the paper ones in school though, lol) and a mild carbonation content. The tongue is left with a strong resinous coating that is pleasant and pine-dominated…remember the Christmas tree sticking out of your mouth.

Overall-I was pleasantly surprised by this otherwise unknown brewery. They really brought something new to the table, or should I say, palate. It has a nice balance between each relevant component and I’d definitely say that I will try this variety again. Cheers! (1,545 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 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 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 blz2dwl
4.87/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a pressurized metallic cylinder through a carbon reinforced vinyl tube and into a smaller, yet still cylindrical, glass vessel. Appeared amber and clear, but not too clear. Wonderful hints of pine, earthy tones, and beer. For a 7%er, it drinks amazingly easy, with a flood of citrusy hops that dissipate quickly, leaving one wanting for another sip. Fantastic IPA. (376 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 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 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 rjs246
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeah, so, I've tried this once before and apparently it didn't leave an impression because I've never bothered to buy it again. Despite it being readily available. Had it again tonight and have decided that I've been missing out. This is a VA IPA worth seeking out. Pretty sure that this and Starr Hill's Reviver will be my go-tos from now on. (343 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 themind
4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
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 (372 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)

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Get Bent Mountain IPA from Parkway Brewing Co.
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