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Bent Hop - Golden IPA - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Snow81, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

herman77, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"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.

maximum12, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

fuzzcherry, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of AJ01923
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

AJ01923, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Peder
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Peder, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Pug
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Pug, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of zenwatts
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

zenwatts, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2.3%

zestar, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +2.3%

zeff80, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of gavjamhawk
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

gavjamhawk, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of drop6301
3.95/5  rDev +1%
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.

drop6301, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

AnalogErik, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Kmlund, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of mnphish
4/5  rDev +2.3%

mnphish, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of GeezLynn
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

GeezLynn, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

StompingClover, Dec 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

SortaAmbivalent, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of ChopsMeister
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

ChopsMeister, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

MattyG85, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

p-wagz, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

djschnabel, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ShanePB, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

mmulebarn, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.