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Bent Hop - Golden IPA - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Bent Hop - Golden IPABent Hop - Golden IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-03-2014 16:35:29 | More by fuzzcherry
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-26-2014 22:17:15 | More by AJ01923
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Peder

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-15-2014 00:06:12 | More by Peder
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Pug

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-06-2014 21:33:12 | More by Pug
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2014 07:02:04 | More by zenwatts
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-31-2013 05:50:03 | More by zestar
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-29-2013 22:37:59 | More by zeff80
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-22-2013 13:53:09 | More by gavjamhawk
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drop6301

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured light golden-orange with a ting of haziness. One inch of white head that shrank to a nice sprinkled on layer that stayed until the end. Visible carbonation. Lacing excellent.

Smell: Upfront is the American hop flavors; dank citrus-grapefruit with piney notes. The aroma is not as in your face as I've come to expect out of an American IPA. Grassiness a little bit. Some malt comes through in the form of biscuit, maybe a little caramel.

Taste: The hop flavor returns with a vengeance. The resinous and dankness is more available with the grapefruit citrus and pine. Small amount of biscuit malt character past the hops. Finishes dry with a coarser bitterness that lingers for a short time.

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation. A little prickly on the tongue toward the end. Finishes dry as well.

Overall: A great beer that is easy to drink a lot of. Nice American IPA in my opinion. I would suggest this to others.

Serving type: can

12-19-2013 00:45:51 | More by drop6301
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-18-2013 00:51:55 | More by AnalogErik
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-16-2013 19:17:21 | More by Kmlund
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mnphish

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-13-2013 09:08:00 | More by mnphish
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden brown with an impressive white head. Great retention.
S: Smells familiar, like several other common IPAs of this style, with CTZ hops and crystal malt very evident. A little Summit hops in there also? Lots of pine/grass in the aroma.
T: Sweet caramel malt, big doses of hops….floral and grassy up front, with some grapefruit. Also getting a little spicyness in the flavor. Finishes with a brisk, dry bitterness.
M: Feel is pretty smooth for an IPA – medium body with soft carbonation. I like it, but suspect many would prefer it to be more lively.

Overall, a quality beer. I particularly appreciate the smooth mouthfeel. You can do better at $10/6pk, but when in Duluth, I’m sure I’ll make a few more of these disappear.

Serving type: can

12-06-2013 19:46:35 | More by GeezLynn
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StompingClover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-04-2013 03:13:02 | More by StompingClover
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-01-2013 03:05:27 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-27-2013 08:33:20 | More by ChopsMeister
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: can

11-27-2013 08:01:51 | More by MattyG85
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p-wagz

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-26-2013 21:34:08 | More by p-wagz
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-26-2013 02:45:22 | More by djschnabel
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2013 14:25:32 | More by ShanePB
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-24-2013 04:41:56 | More by mmulebarn
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-22-2013 03:11:32 | More by XmnwildX12
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: can

11-16-2013 05:07:00 | More by bsp77
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BeardedAllen

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-03-2013 04:57:38 | More by stereosforgeeks
Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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