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Bent Hop - Golden IPA - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Keyportnick on 06-02-2013)
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CraftPro

Minnesota

1.3/5  rDev -66.7%

I've had the great fortune to travel to more than 60 countries and drink more beers than I care to imagine, but I can say unequivocably this is one of the worst beers I've ever consumed. The flavor is positively foul, to the extent I was overcome and eventually poured half my can down the sink. To add insult to injury, this beer gave me an absolutely side-splitting headache, something I've never had happen from a brew. I was initially keen to try more of Bent Paddle's products, but after this unfortunate experiment, I will leave that to braver souls and the Public Health Department.

03-25-2014 01:44:01 | More by CraftPro
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jesssod121

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

07-26-2014 04:19:02 | More by jesssod121
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Tator320


2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

07-25-2014 15:31:46 | More by Tator320
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andrew8626

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-12-2014 00:54:40 | More by andrew8626
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-07-2013 03:22:49 | More by Hopstout
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-14-2014 00:15:21 | More by Beerlover
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Beerbelly22

Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -13.8%

08-17-2014 22:30:04 | More by Beerbelly22
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-11-2013 01:48:31 | More by bigbeers84
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-27-2014 03:11:33 | More by mendvicdog
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BeardedAllen

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-16-2013 03:10:45 | More by BeardedAllen
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MCImes

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-06-2014 16:21:44 | More by MCImes
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-11-2013 00:41:13 | More by gatornation
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-05-2014 20:47:31 | More by Davepoolesque
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-04-2013 22:31:12 | More by DeschutesFan
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josephwa

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-27-2014 14:17:01 | More by josephwa
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-25-2014 15:39:19 | More by Tyecko
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-29-2014 22:18:02 | More by neckbracesub
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-20-2013 21:32:46 | More by CTJman
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Jd2391

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-22-2014 03:02:13 | More by Jd2391
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

"An unexpected visual bend to an American India Pale Ale, this style is one that stands out in a crowd, or if you’re more like us – enjoyed at a campsite…with no crowd." Bonus points for brewers after my own heart. Wish I was sitting by a fire in the Boundary Waters looking out at a lake from a crackling fire. Uh, an unfrozen lake. 12 oz. can that came with five friends.

Pour had already been aptly described in the beer's name: golden. High level of carbonation, & I always enjoy watching bubbles circulate like mad through the beer. Nose pops immediately but fades almost as fast. Pine & citrus, with a bit of mixed fruit salad in the background. Nice start.

Bent Hop teases with scent & then pulls away the chocolate sundae. Replacing it with a nice salad. This is my kryptonite, a nice, sweet, malty, well-balanced IPA. Sweet malt, gentle jab of hops (kind of like a jab from my 11 year old) that rolls a light citrus, touch of orange. Light breading. There is bitterness that's absent at first but grows to noticeable by halfway through the glass. Extremely smooth & creamy for an IPA, & one that would go down nicely leaning on a canoe paddle.

Pretty good beer, but too balanced & lacking in hop character for my jaded palate.

02-04-2014 02:57:40 | More by maximum12
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-31-2014 20:37:15 | More by PHBoiler
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-24-2013 04:41:56 | More by mmulebarn
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Quantum_Dong

Wisconsin

3.54/5  rDev -9.2%

A - Very light colored. Atypical of your standard IPA. Awesome head retention, and lacing on the glass. Looks really good!

S - The smell, to me, is the best thing about this beer. The citrusy hops really stand out here, and it smells like an incredible IPA.

T - The taste is ok. It follows the smell to an extent, but it's a bit muddled. It doesn't seem to have clear direction overall. There is some citrus present. The taste kind of stays the same from the time it hits your tongue to the time you swallow it.

M - Medium body. Feels like a standard IPA in the mouth.

O - Love supporting local breweries, and this is one I can definitely see coming back to regularly for camping/hiking, etc. At 6.2% it's not quite a "session" beer, but I could see myself quaffing a few of these back on a nice warm day.

06-22-2013 23:45:55 | More by Quantum_Dong
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

08-18-2014 23:52:00 | More by MNBeerGeek
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.61/5  rDev -7.4%

White fizzy head that fades away quickly. Color is a clear golden orange.

Flavor is very fresh and hoppy. Some spicy/zesty hops here. Kind of floral. A lot of bready/biscuity malts. This is more of a hop bomb ipa than one with a lot of fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and sticky. Medium bodied.

Overall, I think this is a solid offering. Nothing out of this world, but definitely quality.

08-24-2013 01:18:28 | More by mothman
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Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.