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Dry Hopped Pale Ale | Bent River Brewing Company

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Bent River Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.99%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
45 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-01-2004

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 42
Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice reddish orange clear with a that n white head. A very nice bitter hoppy resin that has nice malty balance. It smells just as it tastes. Not a big fan of bent river but I like this one.

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Photo of BierStein711
3.46/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught at the brewery! Two finger off-white head with burnt orange body, high carbonation

Smells of grassy malt, wet grain, and citrus.

Tastes: lemony start, herbal middle, and a floral hop finish with a trace of grapefruit and apricot

Overall, this is a beer that I would have again. I wish I could have purchased a six pack.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Of the five or so Bent River's I tried on my one and only trip to the Quad Cities, this was by far the best. I had two of them. The dry hopped had been recommended so I bought it first. After tasting several others I bought the second pint of the same.

It has a cool, orangey, cloudy appearance. It's APA over-the-topness is done up just right. Well (off) balanced. It's nice and bitter and fragrant, etc.

If I had stayed for a third beer it probably would have been another of the same. Well done.

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Photo of logmacschlog15
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a little under an inch of white, creamy head. Dark-gold, straw color with tiny streams of carbonation.

Smell: A big burst of juicy, citrus hops hits the nose first, followed by a subtle sweetness from the malt.

Taste: Fresh grapefruit/citrus hops. Tastes like cascades to me. The subtle, caramel sweetness of the malt is there, but it allows the hops to take front stage. There is also a nice bitter bite on the finish which is followed by a pleasant pine aftertaste. Very, very, tastey!

Mouthfeel: A lighter, medium body with delicate carbonation that makes for a smooth drinking Pale Ale.

Drinkability: This is a really refreshing pale ale. The fruity hops and the minimal bitterness make it very hard to stop drinking.

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Photo of cdkrenz
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Near bright orange body topped by a white head, sticky in nature, and standing just less than an inch tall.

S - The pungent aroma of cascade hops fill the air when the brew is placed on the bar.

T - The strong piney flavor of hops are fantastic, even at a minimal IBU level of 45.

M - The brew is smooth and thick as it goes down all too well. The remnants of each sip are evident on my lips in a sticky residue.

~ This is a very good beer. I strongly recomend everyone try this beer. I will certainly seek this pale ale out again the next time I'm in the Moline area.

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Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint today at the brewpub. Menu said it was dry hopped with cascade. Definitiely a citrus flavor there.

Hazy orange. Half inch cap of foam that stuck around. Tea-like aroma with a hint of hoppy citrus rind. Somewhat malty. Bready and lightly citrusy flavor with mild bitterness. Like a hop tea, not all that pungent or potent, but easy drinking. Medium bodied and sessionable for sure. Could use more definition and punched up hops. Despite that it's an enjoyable beer to drink.

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Photo of mynie
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark amber orange, very hazy, with a remarkably retentive white head. Very nice.

Smells of sticky citrus cascade hops, very strong, against a strong, biscuit malt background.

Tastes wonderful smooth. Big grapefruit and orange hops moving into a more pine resin taste and then sliding wonderfully into a heavy caramel and bread dough malt finish. Superbly hoppy, perfectly balanced.

What an impressive beer!

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Photo of AaronHomoya
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint from the tap at the brewery.

Appearance was pretty good. A golden, pale amber color but with poor head resulting from the pour, I believe. The little head that did exist quickly faded too.

Smell was great. Very hoppy, fresh, citrus, floral and bold. You could tell this had hops. Much more than their IPA.

Taste was also very hoppy. A touch of malt sweetness followed by strong hops flavor and bitterness. A touch on the aggressive, harsh side, but still very good. A little grapefruit-like.

Mouthfeel was fine, medium-thin body with light carbonation.

A drinkable pale ale that I quickly finished and left me wanting more - and some food. A touch harsh, but good overall.

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Photo of dickroop
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled this brew at the smoky bar, with a dead-on view of the brewing kettles and vats.

This dry-hopped pale ale is toasty-golden and hazy, with a simple head. The lack of transparency promises lots of body, and it delivers a surprisingly easy to drink beer (if you like HOPS).

The aroma is HOP-dominated, a citrussy-floral blend.

The taste is long on HOPS, with a backdrop of malt. It's a sharp pleasure of bitter, with a clean finish. Each sip is what the hop-head lives for.

This has an light astringent mouthfeel, almost watery.

Drinkability is high (as long as hops are your thing). Not too much alcohol.

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Photo of bashiba
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice copper hazy color with a thick creamy lasting head.

Smell is dominated by a nice green vegetal hop smell with hints of citrus.

Taste is a very nice mix of toasted malts up front with a very crisp nice citrus hop finish.

Mouthfeel is a nice medium body with a good dry finish.

Overall a very drinkable pale, nice Job Bent River.

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Dry Hopped Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.