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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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Reviews: 43 | Hads: 250
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 J-Evans
4.76/5  rDev +19.9%
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. (778 characters)

Photo of HempGnosis
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
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! (306 characters)

Photo of bubbaoyster
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice mouthfeel with a grainy middle yielding a nice hop aftertaste. This beer is a great blend for an IPA - not over the top hops but no wimpiness either. I've been doing a lot of Devil's Backbone 8 pt. IPA ( local to Charlottesville, Va). - big citrussy IPA lately and this is a delightful back off of that without being a pu%%y.

My old favorite was Starr Hill Pale ALe - since discontinued in favor of their Northern Lights - hoppy but a bit thin in the middle.

If you're an old IPA drinker this one might be the right mix for you. It is for me. (551 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 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 KomodoDragon
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - quite cloudy, burnt orange, gentile 1 inch head with scattered lacing

S - Pronounced earthy / pine, Some sugar and light fruits

T - Smooth malts with a twist of tangerine. Peppery bitter finish and lingering spices.

M - Smooth, creamy.

O - This brew eases across flavors from start to finish. Nothing crisp, nothing abrupt. Pleasantly smooth and creamy. I find these flavors quite complex and working in perfect harmony. A favorite american style IPA from a brewer of well crafted brews. (497 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)

Photo of mcsweep
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
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. (272 characters)

Photo of obywan59
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (648 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 sallade
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
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. (286 characters)

Photo of OktoberfestGuy72
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (558 characters)

Photo of cyclonece09
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (392 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 legend8706
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this numerous times before but recently on tap at the brewery. This is an exceptional beer and for this area (Roanoke, VA) it is a huge stepping stone to hopefully bigger craft beer scene! This is definitely Parkway's flag ship beer. Anyways the appearance is your typical amber orange with a 1 finger, quickly dissipating head. Right away I am blown away with the piney, citrusy dank hop aroma and the biscuity malts help sweeten the aroma! After the first sip I am hooked! The hops are so well played in this beer and the biscuit malts are the backbone that make it so damn drinkable! Sip after sip it gets better and better and leaves your taste buds wanting more! So if you're ever around the Roanoke Valley do yourself a favor and try this beer! You can thank me later! (778 characters)

Photo of brother_kenneth
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First run of bottles! I've had this numerous times before on tap at the brewery, but this is my first bottle!

A- This west coast style IPA pours a nice, slightly hazy, nearly transparent orange. The small amount of white foam built up from the pour dissipates, but the sticky lacing remains.

S- Fragrant, resinous piney notes are immediately noticeable. There is a nice malty sweetness in the nose as well. This is exactly what I want an IPA to smell like!

T- This is where the beer REALLY shines! The bready malts are there, but are blended damn near perfectly with the hops. Some bitterness peeks through, but what is most prominent is the juicy, citrusy hops. Big tropical fruit, pine, caramel, orange/grapefruit, etc. Great mouthfeel and carbonation. As another reviewer pointed out, the finish is absolutely remarkable.

O- I am blown away at how perfectly balanced this IPA is. Ryan, and the Parkway crew have outdone themselves with this one, their flagship beer, "Get Bent Mountain IPA." I foresee this beer putting them on the map in no time at all! I sure hope it does...but if not, that just means more for me! I highly recommend this one! (1,155 characters)

Photo of 7ate9
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A:
Lighter side of gold, slightly hazy. About a half-inch head with tight, small bubbles that fade down to a ring in a few minutes. Decent lacing.

S:
Medium to Medium+ aromatics. A base of dank, resinous, burnt orange with overtones of pine, grapefruit, and dried flowers. Very complex, really. Layered aromas with the dank aromas sitting heavy under the bright notes of juicy citrus rind/flesh and flowers.

T:
Bitterness is firm for the listed 67 IBUs but very pleasant. Very large resin notes hit first followed by peppery spice, dried rose petal, grapefruit, orange peel...really fresh taste. Very much tastes like the smell of opening a fresh bag of whole-leaf hops. Finish is almost infinite. I had a 15 minute drive home from the brewery after I tried this and when I arrived home I still had all great flavors hanging around on my palate.

M:
Medium- bodied. Carbonation on the medium+ end, verging on a little too spritzy, but really, overall very pleasant.

O:
A very impressive first offering from a new brewery in VA. With this first release they already hold the top spot for my favorite VA brewed, american IPA. It sounds like they have a lot of exciting things in the works, and if they are as impressive as this IPA, southwest VA has some good things to look forward to. (1,288 characters)

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Get Bent Mountain IPA from Parkway Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.