Bent Hop - Golden IPA
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Bent Hop - Golden IPABent Hop - Golden IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #1,543
Ranked #9,523
3.95 | pDev: 9.87%
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
Very Good
Bent Hop - Golden IPABent Hop - Golden IPA
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Reviews by JamesMN:
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3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No canning date.

Appearance: Semi-transparent matte caramel color with about a finger of off-white foam.

Aroma: As soon as I popped the top on the can dank hops wafted into my senses. Also some caramel malt in there.

Taste: This immediately has a lot going for it. Sugar-crusted malt, earthy/hearty hop character with a soothing bitterness and a great balance. I'm actually surprised to see its only 6.2% ABV given the depth of flavor here. It's very much in the vain of a Celebration or 60 Minute, with that chewy malt character and hearty hop flavor. The bitterness starts quite tame but builds up and reaches a high point in the aftertaste. The breweries website lists the IBUs at 68 but the malt makes it feel a bit less harsh.

Mouthfeel: A solid medium in body with basically perfect carbonation for the style, smooth but not tepid. Great drinkability and likely sessionable if you go slow.

Final Thoughts: Really enjoyed this one. I will definitely be checking out more of Bent Paddle's offerings. However, I would urge the brewery to add a canning date because the absence of one typically deters me from doling out the cash for a sixer of any hop-forward beer (this one was park of a make your own six-pack). Would I drink it again? Yes, hopefully on-tap next.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of drop6301
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured light golden-orange with a ting of haziness. One inch of white head that shrank to a nice sprinkled on layer that stayed until the end. Visible carbonation. Lacing excellent.

Smell: Upfront is the American hop flavors; dank citrus-grapefruit with piney notes. The aroma is not as in your face as I've come to expect out of an American IPA. Grassiness a little bit. Some malt comes through in the form of biscuit, maybe a little caramel.

Taste: The hop flavor returns with a vengeance. The resinous and dankness is more available with the grapefruit citrus and pine. Small amount of biscuit malt character past the hops. Finishes dry with a coarser bitterness that lingers for a short time.

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation. A little prickly on the tongue toward the end. Finishes dry as well.

Overall: A great beer that is easy to drink a lot of. Nice American IPA in my opinion. I would suggest this to others.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of defunksta
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a beautiful deep golden color with a very strong white head. Moderate opacity.
Aroma: Very little on the aroma. Some nectarine, pineapple, and grapefruit. A slight airy piney undertone
Flavor: Flavor follows the nose. Lots of bitter pine flavors. Some grapefruit and orange citrus, unripened pineapple with nice airy pine notes. A good herbal garlic and onion twist to it as well. Not much malt flavor so with only hops it finishes slightly bitter. Not very bitter, but without the malt sweetness it allows it to finish hoppy and slightly bitter and dry. This is what I would describe as the "old school" pale ale combo.
Feel: Good carbonation. Light to medium bodied. No sweetness.

Overall: Not sure if Golden IPA should be a style, but agree w/ StoneTrippened review that its a hop flavored IPA that has all the malts removed. Doesn't need to have too much hop bitterness or dry-hopping. Just a light hop profile without any malts still allows the hop flavors to shine through nicely. It takes me back of how I used to interpret and think of hoppy beers before I knew craft beer. This one is actually really good and worth trying

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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +1%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 348 ratings