Bent Hop - Golden IPA - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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3.99/5 rDev +2.3%
Serving glass: Poured from can into glass.
Appearance: Clear gold with stark, fluffy white head and nice lacing.
Smell: Citrusy, quite sweet, with some toasted notes.
Taste: Toasted malt backbone with juicy hops. Mostly orange, on the tangerine end of the spectrum, and lemon. A titch of pine and spicy notes on the finish, but not too much bitterness. A lingering citrus aftertaste.
Feel: Medium body that is lightly creamy with moderate carbonation. Finish appears to be dry at first, but then a lingering sweetness creeps in and lasts. This hampers what is otherwise a crisp and refreshing beer.
Overall: A nice drinkable and juicy IPA. A little different than other local offerings, but the lingering mouthfeel lowers the appeal for me a little.
I do wonder if this holds up better than other IPAs if I were to drink it straight out of the can. I think it may as Bent Paddle is marketing this as a campsite beer. This certainly would be a nice beer to have at a campsite, although I may reach for an Indeed Day Tripper instead.
11-16-2013 05:07:00 | More by bsp77
4.33/5 rDev +11%
Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a crisp looking golden orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. Huge four finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A bright and juicy hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus esters, earthy hops, and backing malt. Upfront citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, lemon zest, melons, and apricot. Earthy and herbal hop presence with hints of dank pine resin and grass. Fairly floral. Backing of pale malt with hints of grains, biscuit, straw, caramel, and cracker. A very solid IPA aroma.
Taste: Like the smell hints at, a nicely zesty and hop forward IPA taste with good notes of citrus, pine, grass, and backing malt. Upfront presence of citrus hops with notes of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, lemon zest, melon, tangerine, and apricot. Earthy, floral, and herbal hops as well with notes of grass and weed like pine resin. Backing presence of pale malt with notes of grains, straw, biscuit, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A very good balanced IPA taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, slightly oily, and pretty smooth. Drying finish.
Overall: A very good IPA from this new brewery. Good balance of hop esters.
11-27-2013 08:01:51 | More by MattyG85
3.99/5 rDev +2.3%
Small off white head slowly settled into a nice lacing above a clear rich bright honey golden colored beer.
Rich last citrus and light pine aroma.
A lighter citrus taste then in the aroma with more distinct fruits (like tangerines) coming through, the taste also has the grassness to it.
A dryish after taste with some of the hops dryness remaining on this medium bodied beer.
This is a pretty tasty IPA and this beer can compete with the West Coast style on their court.
07-25-2013 20:37:05 | More by LXIXME
3.85/5 rDev -1.3%
Hazy golden orange, sticky sudsy foam that leaves behind lacing all around the glass. Rapid trails of carbonation visible in the glass. Good head retention, it has staying power.
Fresh floral aroma with some malt sweetness, slight citrus.
Citrusy and malty, light bready pale malt middle with orange traces around the edges. Piney green hop bitterness, earthy and grassy. Light to medium bodied. Drinkable, moderately bitter. Not an earth shattering IPA, but it's a go-to option when up north.
Thanks to Joe for this one!
10-11-2013 01:58:30 | More by emerge077
Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.