Kanu | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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3.92/5
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23 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
bentpaddlebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gatornation on 05-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,185
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
23
pDev:
6.63%
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by mothman:
Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

White head. Clear golden color.

Light in bodied but pretty big flavor for a session. Grassy and earthy. Citrus fruit. Clean. Light bitterness. Solid.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bsp77
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma and taste profile of grapefruit, other citrus, mango and herbal notes. Somewhat pithy, moderately bitter, very dry, extremely easy to drink. Great Session Ale.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThorSon
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mwilbur
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from growler into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear yellow hue with a 1 inch frothy white head with decent retention. Decent lacing too.
S: Nice clean pine and citrus hop aroma. Dry cracker malt. Straightforward, but strong notes.
T: Again, nice strong and clean pine and citrus (orange and grapefruit). Dry cracker malt in the background. Not complex, but very well done.
M: Light body. Perfect mild-moderate sweetness and bitterness. Nice lingering on the palate.
D: Excellent for style. Wonderfully sessionable pale ale. Well done, Bent Paddle!

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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mnmich7662
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color. Smell had citrus notes with malt. Taste was light with a nice citrus hop finish. Full flavored with a light body session APA.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice deep golden beer with a one finger white head that leaves specks of lacing behind. The aroma is bright citrus, lemon and a malty sweetness. The taste is sweet malt, lemon zest, crackers and a bitter pine finish. This is a really fine tasting session IPA.

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Photo of Dms844
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear pale gold with a smallish head. The aroma starts with cracker malts, as well as lemon peel, light pine, and resin. The flavor is fairly soft rather than crisp, with notes of lemon, honey, pine, resin, and a strong wheat cracker finish. The mouthfeel is not full, but as a mild richness to it, probably because of the strong malt presence, with soft carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer, but lacks the vibrancy that can really make a pale shine, or the joyous simplicicty of a wall done English Pale - a bit too middle ground for me to truly appreciate.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a hazy golden color. White head. Nice lacing on the glass.
Nose is minimal. Slight hop aroma.
Taste has a hoppy taste. Decent body.
Overall a delicious pale ale.

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Photo of inbierveritas
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipeters1017
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a thin head that leaves good lacing. Smells faintly hoppy and citrusy, with a bit of grapefruit as well, but it's hard to detect. Very muted. The head dissipated quickly enough that the smell began to fade. Taste is pretty lacking--a slight hop profile brings in some bitterness, some orange and grapefruit with a solid malt sweetness. It finishes dry with a hint of citrus, but it's primarily hops, and not as much as I'd like. Mouthfeel is light to medium with just the right amount of carbonation. It's refreshing and very drinkable, but the flavor is somewhat lacking. Not the best session ale. Shame it's only in 12-packs, since a 4 or 6-pack would make me buy it much more often.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fairly clear straw yellow with a huge white head that recedes slowly and leaves generous lacing. Aroma is citrus fruits. Flavor is citrusy with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Feel is watery and under carbonated. Overall I was hoping for more, but it's okay for a "session" pale ale.

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Photo of jera1350
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oldsailor
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kanu from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 23 ratings