Bent Hop - Golden IPA | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Bent Hop - Golden IPABent Hop - Golden IPA
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Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Keyportnick on 06-02-2013

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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 285
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So many new and newish breweries in Minnesota that it's hard to keep up. Haven't had anything from Bent Paddle before. Found this at a local liquor store while vacationing near Moose Lake.

Pours a very clear golden color, shaded orange. Half-finger of whitish head, decent retention, nice lacing. Leaves a healthy ring of foam around the surface and an island cap in the middle.

Smell is delightful. Strong citrus hops, tart oranges with a twist of grapefruit. They're backed by caramel malts with just the right amount of sweetness to complement and balance those hops. The "golden" in the name is exactly right, in the color evoked by the smells and in their quality.

Taste is also quite nice, but a touch duller. It's a little two-sided, with the faces sometimes cooperating and sometimes battling each other. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet, and coming in alternating waves. On second thought, the bitter and the sweet are getting along well, and I'm liking it more.

Feel is good. Medium-bodied, prickly carbonation that coasts on a steady wave. Lasts just as long as I want it to, then taps out at just the right time.

The more of this I drink, the more I like it. Well-hopped, but really well balanced. A very nicely executed IPA, and another hit in the crowded MN IPA market.

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Photo of Tator320
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of Schlais
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MrUse
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bsp77
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of deebo
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On nitro. Nitro Gives it a creamy character on top of a earthy, piney hop aroma and taste. A bit of crackerlike malt with a bit of sweetness. Nice beer. Easy drinking ipa.

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Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pat61
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle. L: Pours brilliant burnished gold under a ¼” clingy white foam cap.
S: Some grass and light grains with traces of citrus and a hint of dank.
T: Light malts, biscuit, a hop bitter accent, come earthiness and some citrus rind.
F: Creamy, medium body and carbonation, soft on the palate.
O: A refreshing, flavorful IPA.

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Photo of warmbier804
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of D-town_brews420
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ajchocholousek
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask with a "citra bump". Holy damn this beer is incredible on cask. Go. Go and seek it, I say!

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of LXIXME
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shawner
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyH
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Eric_H
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andesite83
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.