Bent Nail IPA - Red Lodge Ales

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Bent Nail IPABent Nail IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 115
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 6.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Lodge Ales visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: loren01 on 01-26-2006

Bent Nail I.P.A. is a tribute to the hard-working contractors who make their living in Red Lodge. The I.P.A is high in alcohol and hop flavor. We use copious of American cascade hops to give the IPA intense grapefruit and citrus aroma and flavor.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing like a bottle of a veritable American IPA for well south of 2 bucks at a coffee shop in Missoula...

This beer pours a clear, dark amber hue, with one finger of soapy light beige head, which leaves some thin curtained lace around the glass as it retreats. It smells of caramel toffee malt, a bit of nougat, and citrus/floral hops. The taste is caramel, butterscotch, biscuit malt, some pine resin, and citrus hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, creamy, and a bit prickly. It finishes off-dry, the soft pine hops blended with some doughy malt.

A nice, fairly reserved American IPA - all the points are there, they just don't whack you over the head, that's all. (692 characters)

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Poured from the 12oz bottle into a Stella stem glass. Body is an orange-amber color, topped by a couple of fingers of creamy white head that leaves some very nice lacing. Aroma of fruity hops, sweet, bready malt, and a touch of pepper.
Palate is well-balanced between the sweet, bready English-style malt base and assertive, fruity hops. A touch of citrus and bubble gum are detectable, along with a good tanginess from the yeast. Not particularly bitter at any point, but the hops do make their presence felt.
Body is full and creamy, but not lively or particularly bubbly. An enjoyable beer to drink, but if you're looking for any sort of huge hop presence, look elsewhere. This is more of an English style IPA, or even an English pale. Still, a tasty offering from a place that's off the beaten path. (805 characters)

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Well-balanced IPA, but the aroma is weak. Classic biting citrus hops. Drinkable and satisfying. (95 characters)

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This is a great entry level IPA, with an IBU of about 50, but it's thoroughly enjoyed by all beer lovers. This brew is also RL Ale's best seller. Lucky's Market in Billings goes through about 40 cases of this delicious brew per week. This brew's cascade hops give it a refreshing grapefruit taste and citrus aroma. There isn't much else that define the warm summer months than the hoppy, citrusy goodness. Sam does an awesome job with his brews. (445 characters)

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Bent Nail IPA from Red Lodge Ales
87 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.