Get Bent Mountain IPA | Parkway Brewing Co.

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301 Ratings
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Get Bent Mountain IPAGet Bent Mountain IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parkway Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
parkwaybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by 7ate9 on 03-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
301
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
84
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of LeeEvolved
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of florisj135
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigShap
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 johnbpark
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BradStokley
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Lettsgo3
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 GaPeach
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Smaxy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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 InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 bigbutter
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Garrett19
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great IPA. I will be looking for this one again!

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A mild and somewhat bland IPA.

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Photo of JodyPowers
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Get Bent Mountain IPA from Parkway Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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