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Bent Hop - Golden IPA | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Bent Hop - Golden IPABent Hop - Golden IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 307
Reviews by joe1510:
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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz Can
$9.99 6-Pack
Warehouse Liquors-Duluth, MN

There was no stretching the truth when Bent Paddle labeled this beer "golden". Bright, transparent 24kt gold shimmers in the glass and random geysers of carbonation are the only thing disturbing the shine. The clean white head reaches a finger in height before falling to a cap and leaving respectable lacing on its way.

There's a solid dose of citrus in this IPA but what sets it apart from others is a mild dank resinous that wraps itself around each individual fruit and nearly pulls off pine characteristics. Candied grapefruit (resinous undertone), orange peel (resinous undertone), and ripe pineapple (same) are all present. There's enough sugar cookie maltiness to keep this from being hop dominant.

The dankness is more forward in the flavor than the nose while the citrus, although running together, comes along mid-palate with a touch of pine. Like I mentioned, the citrus is a little muddled in flavor when compared to the nose but it still makes for a tasty IPA. Lightly sweet sugar cookie malt and a drying hint of alcohol finish things up nicely.

The body weighs in at medium with an incredibly velvety feel. The carbonation is soft, the body is soft, and the finish is semi-dry with a moderate lingering bitterness. I can't ask for much more from an IPA.

I'm impressed with my first taste from Bent Paddle Brewing. This IPA won't blow you away but it won't destroy your taste buds either, making it possible to enjoy a few at a time. I say, without a doubt, that I would pick this 6-pack up fairly often if it was available in my area. I wish I would have picked up their other beer as well.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber with a chill haze and a creamy white head that leaves lots of lace.
Aroma is juicy fruit,mainly orange with pine, floral and tropical fruit notes. Outstanding.
Taste is citrus and pine with a nice rindy, bitter finish. Just a hint of onion. Good balance.
Mouthfeel is medium.
Excellent, smooth IPA

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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MrUse
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bsp77
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into glass.

Appearance: Clear gold with stark, fluffy white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Citrusy, quite sweet, with some toasted notes.

Taste: Toasted malt backbone with juicy hops. Mostly orange, on the tangerine end of the spectrum, and lemon. A titch of pine and spicy notes on the finish, but not too much bitterness. A lingering citrus aftertaste.

Feel: Medium body that is lightly creamy with moderate carbonation. Finish appears to be dry at first, but then a lingering sweetness creeps in and lasts. This hampers what is otherwise a crisp and refreshing beer.

Overall: A nice drinkable and juicy IPA. A little different than other local offerings, but the lingering mouthfeel lowers the appeal for me a little.

I do wonder if this holds up better than other IPAs if I were to drink it straight out of the can. I think it may as Bent Paddle is marketing this as a campsite beer. This certainly would be a nice beer to have at a campsite, although I may reach for an Indeed Day Tripper instead.

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Photo of deebo
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On nitro. Nitro Gives it a creamy character on top of a earthy, piney hop aroma and taste. A bit of crackerlike malt with a bit of sweetness. Nice beer. Easy drinking ipa.

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Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pat61
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle. L: Pours brilliant burnished gold under a ¼” clingy white foam cap.
S: Some grass and light grains with traces of citrus and a hint of dank.
T: Light malts, biscuit, a hop bitter accent, come earthiness and some citrus rind.
F: Creamy, medium body and carbonation, soft on the palate.
O: A refreshing, flavorful IPA.

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Photo of warmbier804
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a crisp looking golden orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. Huge four finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright and juicy hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus esters, earthy hops, and backing malt. Upfront citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, lemon zest, melons, and apricot. Earthy and herbal hop presence with hints of dank pine resin and grass. Fairly floral. Backing of pale malt with hints of grains, biscuit, straw, caramel, and cracker. A very solid IPA aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a nicely zesty and hop forward IPA taste with good notes of citrus, pine, grass, and backing malt. Upfront presence of citrus hops with notes of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, lemon zest, melon, tangerine, and apricot. Earthy, floral, and herbal hops as well with notes of grass and weed like pine resin. Backing presence of pale malt with notes of grains, straw, biscuit, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A very good balanced IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, slightly oily, and pretty smooth. Drying finish.

Overall: A very good IPA from this new brewery. Good balance of hop esters.

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Photo of D-town_brews420
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ajchocholousek
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask with a "citra bump". Holy damn this beer is incredible on cask. Go. Go and seek it, I say!

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice summer IPA. Well balanced and smooth with just a bump of hops. Well done!

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of LXIXME
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small off white head slowly settled into a nice lacing above a clear rich bright honey golden colored beer.

Rich last citrus and light pine aroma.

A lighter citrus taste then in the aroma with more distinct fruits (like tangerines) coming through, the taste also has the grassness to it.

A dryish after taste with some of the hops dryness remaining on this medium bodied beer.

This is a pretty tasty IPA and this beer can compete with the West Coast style on their court.

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Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJP77
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shawner
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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