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Bent Nail IPA - Red Lodge Ales

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Bent Nail IPABent Nail IPA

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: loren01 on 01-26-2006)
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Reviews by oldpinecone:
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oldpinecone

New York

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a nice dark orange with alot going on. A bit hazy. Nice one finger head that sticks around for a while.

Smell is citrusy and fresh. Like eating a clemantine by a waterfall. You can faintly whiff the malt in the background of the aromas.

It tastes similar to the smell. Pine is apparant but only lightly. Very well balanced and a nice bitter kick is presented as well.

Mouthfeel is ok. A little too much carbonation. Coats the palate decently.

Very drinkable beer. Easy to session with alot of flavor.

08-25-2009 22:47:37 | More by oldpinecone
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Oelschlager

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-30-2013 03:34:46 | More by Oelschlager
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

08-22-2010 01:01:54 | More by biboergosum
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

10-08-2009 05:00:24 | More by ElGordo
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drinkin-beeers

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-16-2014 22:54:15 | More by drinkin-beeers
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-09-2014 00:55:06 | More by Ajlvt
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SirBentham

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-06-2013 15:50:45 | More by SirBentham
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ShwarzAl3r

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +34.4%

02-01-2012 18:52:59 | More by ShwarzAl3r
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spark3148857

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2012 00:01:59 | More by spark3148857
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-05-2012 04:16:08 | More by rogerthegill
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a two finger ivory head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready and biscuit malt, light piney and citrus hops. Flavor is biscuit malt and citrus and grassy hops, light orange citrus. Finishes with a lingering grassy hop bitterness. Medium body with a bit of creaminess, good mouth feel. A mellow IPA that hits all the characters I want in an IPA, perhaps a bit reserved in the hop flavors, but I don't know how old this bottle is. A very light vegetal flavor is the only off note. I'd stop for this if I were in Red Lodge. Thanks for this bottle, Vikki

11-29-2013 21:52:29 | More by LiquidAmber
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rmtaggart

North Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

05-22-2013 16:40:06 | More by rmtaggart
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-07-2014 02:39:58 | More by Dasein11
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Zanico

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-17-2014 01:50:41 | More by Zanico
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digita7693

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-12-2013 20:56:35 | More by digita7693
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-30-2012 05:54:53 | More by slimntubbs
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-23-2012 00:30:15 | More by cbcrunch
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-01-2012 02:44:42 | More by crobinso
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-14-2013 01:52:18 | More by Eric908
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-11-2013 00:46:11 | More by Lelampp
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Doubledippa

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-02-2012 22:47:27 | More by Doubledippa
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DanL133

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-12-2012 03:30:42 | More by DanL133
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Eisen

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +15.6%

Reminder: I am comparing this to Pliney the Elder. Smell is fantastic; the brewery truely nailed this one. The taste is one of the best IPA's that I've had, and IPA is my favorite style. I could simply drink this beer forever because of its great taste and smell. Plus the great flavor that hangs in the mouth afterwards is so pleasant its almost damaging to pouring another one. Overall I recomend this drink if your ever in the Red Lodg area.

01-03-2010 09:58:03 | More by Eisen
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +23.1%

12 oz bottle into pint glass. This is a darn good IPA. Perhaps the best Montana has to offer, at least bottled. Hoppy enough to know youre drinking a tough IPA but so balanced, could sneak in as a Pale Ale? Who knows. Not I. But I do know that this a beer worth drinking, always!

01-08-2014 18:23:27 | More by Johnny_Muir
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

On tap in a pint glass on 5/23/10 at Mackenzie River Pizza in Billings, MT

Faded, brownish orange color with copper highlights. Poured a thin layer of foam but holds well after a few minutes. Not much on retention throughout, but lacing is nicely layered.

The aroma is somewhat mild but not bad. At first it seemed to be mostly caramel but pine & floral notes are apparent upon closer inspection. Citrus, too - lemon zestiness.

Tastes rather impressive. Lots of piney grit is in swing, leading into dense citric tones - tangerine, lemon & a bit o' grapefruit. More pine. Spicy. Malt balance reminiscent of Midwest IPAs.

Medium body with reasonably prickly carbonation. Resiny & sticky.

I was pleasantly surprised with this one, especially after my initial impression of the nose. Kind of reminds me of Two Hearted. Recommended.

06-04-2010 02:14:21 | More by Ryan011235
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Bent Nail IPA from Red Lodge Ales
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