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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

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

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4.5/5  rDev +16%
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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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
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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