Get Bent Mountain IPA | Parkway Brewing Co.

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Get Bent Mountain IPAGet Bent Mountain IPA

Brewed by:
Parkway Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 300
Photo of Brewfocker80
4.89/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Amber color with a cloudiness only possible in an unfiltered beer, nice head
S: Smells of Citra hops and strong orange peel along with other fruits
T: Strong orange/citrus flavors, then a moderate bitterness of the Citra and finishes very smooth with absolute no alcohol taste.
M: Light and well carbonated
O: This is my go to beer. Although not a bitter as many IPA's this one has a good balance of bitterness to sweetness.

I have had this in bottles, on tap and straight from the taps at brewery. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of blz2dwl
4.87/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a pressurized metallic cylinder through a carbon reinforced vinyl tube and into a smaller, yet still cylindrical, glass vessel. Appeared amber and clear, but not too clear. Wonderful hints of pine, earthy tones, and beer. For a 7%er, it drinks amazingly easy, with a flood of citrusy hops that dissipate quickly, leaving one wanting for another sip. Fantastic IPA.

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Photo of J-Evans
4.76/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sipping on this little monster as I type . . .

Let me say that I am an IPA guy. I've drank almost everything (categorically speaking), and yet my true love is the citrus, floral hoppiness and high ABV that IPAs deliver.

As for this one, my first instinct was to smile at its unfiltered nature. No irish moss, no messing around here. Just beer from it's secondary into a bottle. Simple, honest and straightforward, it presents itself with high floral notes, citrus sweetness and a piny nose that all but disappears at the tongue lashing it disperses at the finish.

Thick in the mouth, slight laces on the glass, a bit of over maltiness that is not distracting (like the Dogfish Head 120), but complementing. This is a well balanced beer. This has been crafted with quality.

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Photo of themind
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer should be rated higher on here...I dont get it. This is an amazing American IPA that is hoppy with a dry, citric taste. The beer pours a generous head, this beer can be put down! Its comparable to some of the best brews for the style. The only draw back is the beer is very murky, but in the end who cares about the appearance.

Bottom Line: Very, Very good AIPA

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Photo of bubbaoyster
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice mouthfeel with a grainy middle yielding a nice hop aftertaste. This beer is a great blend for an IPA - not over the top hops but no wimpiness either. I've been doing a lot of Devil's Backbone 8 pt. IPA ( local to Charlottesville, Va). - big citrussy IPA lately and this is a delightful back off of that without being a pu%%y.

My old favorite was Starr Hill Pale ALe - since discontinued in favor of their Northern Lights - hoppy but a bit thin in the middle.

If you're an old IPA drinker this one might be the right mix for you. It is for me.

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Photo of mcsweep
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer! Very similar to west coast IPA's, with a sense of cascade hops. Much needed brew for this town! Very drinkable for 7.2% and has a clean finish. The appearance is a nice sticky head that has a piney aroma. I recommend this beer for anybody that likes IPA's.

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Photo of legend8706
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this numerous times before but recently on tap at the brewery. This is an exceptional beer and for this area (Roanoke, VA) it is a huge stepping stone to hopefully bigger craft beer scene! This is definitely Parkway's flag ship beer. Anyways the appearance is your typical amber orange with a 1 finger, quickly dissipating head. Right away I am blown away with the piney, citrusy dank hop aroma and the biscuity malts help sweeten the aroma! After the first sip I am hooked! The hops are so well played in this beer and the biscuit malts are the backbone that make it so damn drinkable! Sip after sip it gets better and better and leaves your taste buds wanting more! So if you're ever around the Roanoke Valley do yourself a favor and try this beer! You can thank me later!

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Photo of sallade
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft at a farm-to-table restaurant that promotes local farmers, brewers, etc. This beer is one of Parkway’s first and I think it has enough hops to please the ’hopheads,’ but is also accessible to those who are new to craft beer and IPAs. Will probably come back to often.

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Photo of brother_kenneth
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First run of bottles! I've had this numerous times before on tap at the brewery, but this is my first bottle!

A- This west coast style IPA pours a nice, slightly hazy, nearly transparent orange. The small amount of white foam built up from the pour dissipates, but the sticky lacing remains.

S- Fragrant, resinous piney notes are immediately noticeable. There is a nice malty sweetness in the nose as well. This is exactly what I want an IPA to smell like!

T- This is where the beer REALLY shines! The bready malts are there, but are blended damn near perfectly with the hops. Some bitterness peeks through, but what is most prominent is the juicy, citrusy hops. Big tropical fruit, pine, caramel, orange/grapefruit, etc. Great mouthfeel and carbonation. As another reviewer pointed out, the finish is absolutely remarkable.

O- I am blown away at how perfectly balanced this IPA is. Ryan, and the Parkway crew have outdone themselves with this one, their flagship beer, "Get Bent Mountain IPA." I foresee this beer putting them on the map in no time at all! I sure hope it does...but if not, that just means more for me! I highly recommend this one!

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Photo of OktoberfestGuy72
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the brewery. Golden color with slightly off white head, good lacing and decent head retention; aroma and taste both are vibrant with tropical fruit, some pine, this is NOT a simple IPA, enough going on here to keep things interesting. Taste followed aroma, some pithy citrusy tropical like fruit, a little pine, with a fairly deft touch of bready malt sweetness to begin to balance; will likely please both “east and west coast” with sufficient amount of bitterness, and then also to likely pull in some non ipa drinkers too. Very solid brew.

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a orange red amber with a 2 finger head. Smells of piney and floral notes very strong and complimentary. Tastes of earthy and piney hops, slight honey taste, and balanced grain, but the hops far dominate. The beer is carbonated correctly, goes down smooth, and is dangerously sessionable with its light body. Overall, a superb beer.

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Photo of HempGnosis
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

With the cap popped off the first thing you can notice is the smell of citrus. A very hoppy bite at first sip, then transcends into a numbing sensation after awhile. It's sweet and bitter all at once and tastes an awful lot like it smells. Overall it's a great brew and worth picking up if you can find it!

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Photo of KomodoDragon
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - quite cloudy, burnt orange, gentile 1 inch head with scattered lacing

S - Pronounced earthy / pine, Some sugar and light fruits

T - Smooth malts with a twist of tangerine. Peppery bitter finish and lingering spices.

M - Smooth, creamy.

O - This brew eases across flavors from start to finish. Nothing crisp, nothing abrupt. Pleasantly smooth and creamy. I find these flavors quite complex and working in perfect harmony. A favorite american style IPA from a brewer of well crafted brews.

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Photo of bmh_the_legend
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've crushed many of these, and it is a nice go-to when fresh! A nice staple around roanoke and a damn fine IPA! Citrusy and grassy, the way I like it!

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Photo of smcolw
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick, frothy head which recedes ever so slowly. Plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The color is darker amber with a mild haze.

Fresh, green hop aroma. Reminds me of recently opened hop pellet bag. Light caramel sweetness.

Nicely balanced. Thick body with muted carbonation. This gives the malt base a creamy element. The hop dominates as one might expect, but the beer retains the malt through the swallow. The aftertaste is spicy, like white pepper.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hadn’t heard of this brewery before, but it comes from my state and it looked like a legitimate IPA, so I grabbed a fresh batch that was already chilled, brought it home, and poured into a nice tall glass to let those beautiful hops do their thing. I has 7.2% ABV and 67 IBUs so let’s see what it is like.

Look-It pours a frothy and medium thickness head with large bubbles along the perimeter. The beer has a refreshingly cloudy look (so many IPAs I’ve recently reviewed were as clear as glass) and an off yellow-amber color with golden fringes.

Smell-The smell is largely based off of mango, pineapple, and clover hops with a honey-based malts backbone that is complementary.

Taste-I get citrus and pine, namely grapefruit rind, tangerine, and TONS of orange peel at the tip of the palate. The pine shines through like sucking on a Christmas tree and the resins bleed onto your advanced palate. The malts take backstage, but not too far back and are honey and cracker based deliciousness.

Mouthfeel-I get a medium-bodied feel with a sticky note (not the paper ones in school though, lol) and a mild carbonation content. The tongue is left with a strong resinous coating that is pleasant and pine-dominated…remember the Christmas tree sticking out of your mouth.

Overall-I was pleasantly surprised by this otherwise unknown brewery. They really brought something new to the table, or should I say, palate. It has a nice balance between each relevant component and I’d definitely say that I will try this variety again. Cheers!

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Photo of obywan59
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A clear golden orange to light amber in color with a 2 1/2 inch chunky head leaving thick, sticky lacing.

Fruity with a huge caramel to butterscotch aspect and a spicy followup. Ripe citrus. Swirling the beer in the glass results in the aroma of warmed milk.

Sweet malts with caramelly milk chocolate well complemented by bitter hops and a hint of alcohol.

Smpoth and creamy. Medium thick and chewy. A light prickle on the tongue and somewhat warming.

Seems a bit thicker than most IPAs, but it has great aroma and flavor. Well balanced, and there's more than enough going on here to keep me interested. The residual flavor just goes on and on.

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Photo of Riff
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Color is a dark orange with about a finger of white foamy head. Strong orange aroma with a hint of bread to it. Mild beer, just a little bitterness to it, primarily orange flavors with a little bit of bread towards the end. Finished cleanly and quickly with virtually no lingering. Overall it has a very nice balance to it, an easy drinking IPA that should do well by itself or with most meals.

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Photo of OldSwampy
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A delicious IPA. Hazy golden color with yellowish-white head that leaves lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, typical floral and fruity smell. Taste is a great oily, fruity hop-forward IPA profile. Hard to say how it's different from a lot of other "West Coast" IPAs (though it is from Virginia), but it is a nicely balanced example of the style.

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Photo of 7ate9
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Lighter side of gold, slightly hazy. About a half-inch head with tight, small bubbles that fade down to a ring in a few minutes. Decent lacing.

Medium to Medium+ aromatics. A base of dank, resinous, burnt orange with overtones of pine, grapefruit, and dried flowers. Very complex, really. Layered aromas with the dank aromas sitting heavy under the bright notes of juicy citrus rind/flesh and flowers.

Bitterness is firm for the listed 67 IBUs but very pleasant. Very large resin notes hit first followed by peppery spice, dried rose petal, grapefruit, orange peel...really fresh taste. Very much tastes like the smell of opening a fresh bag of whole-leaf hops. Finish is almost infinite. I had a 15 minute drive home from the brewery after I tried this and when I arrived home I still had all great flavors hanging around on my palate.

Medium- bodied. Carbonation on the medium+ end, verging on a little too spritzy, but really, overall very pleasant.

A very impressive first offering from a new brewery in VA. With this first release they already hold the top spot for my favorite VA brewed, american IPA. It sounds like they have a lot of exciting things in the works, and if they are as impressive as this IPA, southwest VA has some good things to look forward to.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade, there was no apparent date on the bottle. I am not that much of a snob that the lack of a date would keep me from enjoying the beer.

Appearance: Poured from the bottle, the beer was a light copper color with a bright white head.

Smell - The aroma was a pleasant combo of citrus and pine. The aroma did not give a great impression of bitterness.

Taste - The initial taste impression was a soft grapefruit note with hints of peach skin and slight grassiness. The malt backbone is just strong enough to make the hops come to the front. The bitter citrus lingers on the roof of the mouth.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel seems somewhat thick for an IPA. It almost feels like a DIPA. The taste lingers nicely in the mouth, which is a good thing.

Overall - This is a solid IPA from a smaller brewery.

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Photo of rjs246
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeah, so, I've tried this once before and apparently it didn't leave an impression because I've never bothered to buy it again. Despite it being readily available. Had it again tonight and have decided that I've been missing out. This is a VA IPA worth seeking out. Pretty sure that this and Starr Hill's Reviver will be my go-tos from now on.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The get bent ipa is a solid beer. The beer poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent carries pine hops. The taste is nicely balanced but has a definite sweetness to it. There is pine and tinge of citrus to it. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of JayQue
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty IPA. Looks great. Hazy orange/light copper color with a huge slightly off-white head. Excellent retention and thick lacing.

Smell is balanced. Some citrus hops (orange/tangerine) and some slightly sweet bready malt.

Taste is similar. Bitter enough, main flavor is citrus hops with some balancing maltiness, slightly sweet. Very tasty, no hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Enough bitterness sto satisfy and some maltiness as a counterbalance. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Good, solid IPA. A bit too high octane for anything close to a session but great with food and a good easy sipper.

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Photo of delta490
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, medium dark orangey-gold. It has a big pillowy, dense cream-colored head that just lasts and lasts. Big blotches of soapy lacing are left behind. The aroma is a little lighter but still has some nice floral and citrus hops and a little bit of a bready quality in the background. The taste is much the same. The body feels a little light and there is a steady hit of carbonation throughout. Not bad but noticeable.

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