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 avalon07
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Very average lacing.

S: An incredibly average aroma of hops, citrus, and malt.

T: Tasted of a mild shot of citrus (lemon, grapefruit, especially), light malt notes, some pine mixed in, way too much hops, a little caramel, and an herbal quality. Some of the ingredients of here are welcome, but they're overpowered by the obnoxious hops content. Very uneven, to say the least.

F: A good amount of carbonation with an overly bitter finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is just one of those beers that's too bitter and uneven to be successful.

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Photo of Pencible
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: This poured a clear copper with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like grapefruit and pine, with some dry earthy malt.
T: It tasted like earthy pine and grapefruit, with some dank herbal hops. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M; It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a decent IPA with clean but basic scent and taste. The body was ok, and the finish was relatively smooth, so it was pretty easy to drink. Not bad but forgettable.

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Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle packaged early June.

Aggressive hops at first sip. Has a floral quality but hops are all about the pine. Pleasantly surprised and a very drinkable IPA.

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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 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 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 AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed, tulip style glass. Look: amber. Smell: a bit piney. Taste: Good balance of malts and hops, not super hop forward. Feel: medium bodied. Overall, a good go to IPA.

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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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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 VeganUndead
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Always considered this more of an APA than a true IPA. Well-flavored, but the hop bill is not overbearing, a good option for intro-level IPA drinkers

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Photo of MrIncognito
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one fell short for me. Come across with assertive bitterness and hop flavor right up front and then that fades quickly to almost a stale flavor. Not enough pop or citrus sweetness. Just needed a little something

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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 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 JOldewurtel
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Went to Virginia and told the guy that worked at TW to recommend an IPA from the state. This is what he recommended. Definitely not a bad beer, pretty standard IPA

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Photo of MattXT
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice looking IPA, with only a few floaties, which is fine. Head lasted longer than anything I've ever seen. Unfortunately not much in the way of vivid hop character. More of a malty, English style. I came away slightly disappointed, but glad I tried it.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color. The head is three fingers high and off-white in shade. Both the texture and retention are excellent. Even better, a huge ring of lacing sticks to the glass. (4)

Smell: Immediately, I pick up a bit of citrus - mainly grapefruit. Touches of pine, mint, and herbs also appear. Letting it warm up will allow the malt sweetness to come through. I get notes of table sugar and caramel in particular. It's a fairly typical IPA with a decent aroma, but nothing about it stands out from the pack. (3.25)

Taste: At first, the hop flavors appear with notes of citrus and pine. Afterwards, an upsurge of malt flavors (like caramel and table sugar) mix with some residual hop flavor on the back end. It's a fairly standard west coast IPA, no more, no less. Even worse, it's rather boring. (3)

Mouthfeel: On the first few sips, this is really crisp and dry. After those aforementioned sips, though, the malt backbone starts to get rather heavy. I wonder if this isn't a fresh bottle? Regardless, drinkability is slightly low. Carbonation is also a tad below-average for the style. (3)

Overall: I've criticized Virginia IPAs not named The Great Return, and for good reason. This (unlike some others) at least resembles a good IPA, but it's still not a world-beater by any stretch. Still, I think it's worthy of a second chance - the bottle might be old (because Total Wine). (3)

3.12/5: An archetypal IPA with no standout qualities

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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 BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2 L Growler into a stemmed glass. Nice head formed that lingered for a while, leaving lacing on the glass as I (overly hastily) enjoyed this very pleasant IPA. Worth searching out.

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Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a chilled pint glass. Finger of head that dissolved quickly with lacing that lingered. Smells of citrus and hops. Fresh, clean smell. Taste is much the same. Very unlike typical east coast ipas. Clean and refreshing. Pine and hops on the back end cleaned by citrus. Solid beer. 3-29-16 update. Still the same. Solid IPA.

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Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pored from the tap into a pint glass.
Aroma-hops and citrus
Appearance- a clear amber color with a fairly large white head.
Palate- a medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation.
overall- a real good example of an American IPA.

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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 jlindros
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%

Thanks to Craft_Compulsive (Reddit).

Pours a light fizzy head that fades quickly to barely anything, clear slight copper nectar orange color. 3.5

Nose brings that typical candy orange peel hops, little citrus rind, like orange peel in jello, faint spicy earthy hops, mild sweet candy malt. 3.5

Taste starts with sweet malts again, candy and caramel, with mild sweetness. Then hops, mild to fair bitterness, little candied orange peel again, touch of earthy spicy hops. Seems more like an older ipa. Finish is sticky sweet, candy malt, little orange rind and spicy hops lingering. 3.5

Mouth is med bod, little sticky, nice carb at least. 4

Overall pretty meh, very boring bland ipa, decent bitterness, too sweet candy like, also probably old. But no date on the bottle so bad on you guys. 3.5

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Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%

Bottle to pint glass

A- pours a hazy and murky golden orange color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to a small film on top, short lasting lace left behind 3.5

S- citrusy hop with notes of orange peel and lemon, cut grass, and fresh bread 3.5

T- citrusy and leafy hops up front with some herbal notes, hints of tropical fruit with some lemon, sweet bready malt finish with lingers of more citrus 3.75

M- medium body with moderate prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish, high drinkability 3.75

O- nice citrusy hop notes in a easy to drink IPA 3.75

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Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

An interesting IPA. The head is good and quickly leaves leaving a nice residue. The aroma is nice and has a touch of orange??. The taste is exceptional even though the citrus is predominate. The hops and malt take second fiddle to the citrus, but somehow, ait all balances quite well. Good job on this one. Will definitely drink again !!

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy amber orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has bright flavors of citrusy hops—oranges and lemons stand out in particular—along with a moderate amount of bitterness. Faint hints of bready malts are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is rather unique for the style in that it uses subtle flavors of bready malts as the underlying base, which both accentuates the hop flavors and bitterness and keeps the beer very easy to drink. The combination of lemon and orange flavors is also interesting.

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