Bent Hop - Golden IPA | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Bent Hop - Golden IPABent Hop - Golden IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Keyportnick on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
323
Reviews:
42
Avg:
4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
74
For Trade:
1
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Photo of milwaukee512
4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PMarcy78
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matt56007
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrHoonlee
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dms844
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bent Hop pours a copper color with a small, but long lasting and lacing head. Nice crisp aroma, with hints of hops. Flavor is well balanced, but still crisp with a nice noticeable floral flavor. Good body and feel. Overall, a very solid balanced IPA.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gopens44
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark yellow and murky with a nice beige head to start that recedes to a thin layer.

Nose has a bit of earthy leaning at first, but it fades off to a slightly spicy, sweet citrus.
Up front, the taste gives up its entire story, and proves that it is a well balanced bitter and sweet grapefruit and caramel treat. Finish is slightly earthy and just barely chalky.

Body leans to the lighter side of medium bodied and is not terribly dry on its bitter finish.

Pretty good, and sets up as a convincing and refreshing daily drinker.

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

Photo of ThorSon
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden pour, some amber tones. Not a real bitter beer, but easy drinking and not overpowering. There are some citrus hints and some bready tones but its subtle. A little of everything and it agrees with my palate. Plus its from Duluth, and the water is pulled out of Lake Superior, which holds 10 percent of all the freshwater in the world. So you know its fresh. What more could you ask for. I could drink this on the deck, at a restaurant as a go to beer with food, or to impress friends.

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Photo of dmmichaud
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hegg4345
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpt_splding
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmsfish
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a restaurant.

A: Pours a clear golden color with minimal head. Thin white lacing throughout.

S: Not much nose on this one. Very light notes of citrus fruits and piney hops.

T: Mostly notes of grapefruit, orange rind, and other citrus fruits accompanied by mild piney and resiny hops. Finishes with a lingering hoppy bitterness.

F: Light bodied, smooth, and crisp with good carbonation.

O: Overall, a good IPA. Light and easy drinking. Well balanced. Good option for stuff that's readily available.

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Photo of Kam
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really like the concept of a golden IPA. Drop out all the caramel and crystal type malts and the accompanying sweet and bready elements, but don't let the body go away, I think it lets the hops one through way cleaner, and am surprised more craft brewers aren't making these and promoting them as such. This is a pretty good one, I have dug the bent paddle stuff I've had so far. Shiny bright golden in color and nice and frothy. Tons of fizzy bubbles, real attractive. The hops are tame from the get go, especially for an IPA. Some honey sweet and west coast oily notes, mild spruce, orange zest, moderate bitterness. I think this aspect could be more evolved, the grain base sets a wonderful platform for the hops, which sort of under deliver, I was surprised how scaled back it seems there, almost too safe or something. That said, this tastes great, very balanced and fresh, and highly sessionable. I like the golden base, like a duvel just without the Belgian yeast. Somewhat of a missed opportunity with the hops I think, but a tasty beer nevertheless.

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Photo of MJP77
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of briguy93
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicksamuelson
3.29/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shivtim
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 323 ratings.
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