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Dry Hopped Pale Ale - Bent River Brewing Company

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Dry Hopped Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 17.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent River Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.99% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
45 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-01-2004)
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Reviews by AaronHomoya:
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

05-15-2006 02:22:33 | More by AaronHomoya
More User Reviews:
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bashiba

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

07-03-2005 20:16:04 | More by bashiba
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morimech

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-26-2014 01:37:29 | More by morimech
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-06-2014 02:06:39 | More by beersdmf17
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emerge077

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

08-22-2010 05:37:28 | More by emerge077
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jackpritchard

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-20-2011 19:37:18 | More by jackpritchard
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.7%

07-12-2014 12:32:53 | More by tbone64
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-19-2013 18:55:04 | More by MarshMan71
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Listers

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-27-2011 22:53:56 | More by Listers
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beerandtheghost

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.6%

09-23-2012 01:02:32 | More by beerandtheghost
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pooogy

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-20-2013 22:10:49 | More by pooogy
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arnold931

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-23-2013 02:18:18 | More by arnold931
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senselessinsanity

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-13-2014 13:52:22 | More by senselessinsanity
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-11-2012 00:02:07 | More by Duff27
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alostplot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-13-2014 08:23:05 | More by alostplot
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-28-2013 23:34:53 | More by HoistinBrews
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +16.5%

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.

02-13-2011 16:31:06 | More by cdkrenz
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BierStein711

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

08-14-2013 16:41:43 | More by BierStein711
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

09-01-2012 21:12:41 | More by schoolboy
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Lionhawk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-14-2012 19:19:10 | More by Lionhawk
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MADJACK05

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-03-2013 22:24:05 | More by MADJACK05
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davesway10

Iowa

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-20-2011 17:05:18 | More by davesway10
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geneseohawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

My favorite beer they made- which they retired now- boo!

08-26-2014 23:23:47 | More by geneseohawk
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jgarvis

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-04-2012 23:34:07 | More by jgarvis
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durlta

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-24-2014 16:06:20 | More by durlta
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Dry Hopped Pale Ale from Bent River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.