Bent Hop - Golden IPA | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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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:
322
Reviews:
42
Avg:
4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
74
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This hands down my favorite IPA that I have tried this year. It is hoppy as hell with a citrus hint. It is not bitter like most IPAs but I think that's it's best quality.. Bent Paddle Brewing Co, Duluth, MN you guys hit this one out of the park. You guys ruined it for every other brewery because they cannot compare.

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Drinkzumbeer
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my go-to IPA that is brewed locally in my home state. What a wonderful IPA that is loaded with delicious citrus and has an outstanding pine resin/spruce tip finish. Its subtly sweet which creates a very smooth and rich mouth feel. The bitter notes are very well balanced which makes this brew dangerously easy to drink. I would recommend picking up a six pack of this or even better visiting the brewery on your next adventure up north to Duluth. Cheers!

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Uhopia
4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drop your [email protected] - grab your socks and head on over to your local beer provisioner and pick up a six of this delightful nip. I akin it to taking a trip upon a crispy, hop-filled ride on the carousel of wonderfully balanced seat of malt and hops. Yea, let's ride again! I had the privilege of receiving this as a gift since distribution is a hinderance in my neck of the woods. No idea how old or fresh it was but it sure delivered waaaaay beyond my expectations (read: Who the hell is Bent Paddle and really...Duluth?) Friends, I have two problems with this beer. !. I only had one gifted 2. It's too far of a drive to get more. But I will leave you with this thought.... Share this with the world Bent Paddle! You will be showered with praise and immediate over-ratedness upon the likes of Surly and Toppling Goliath, and follow the call of others, like Indeed Brewing, that are now your brethren in providing us beer snobs another brew to covet over thy neighbors. Amen.
Next up: Let it Ride - Indeed Brewing

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4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-Oak colored...chill hazed...ligth head..

S-Really a highpoint of the beer. Hugely floral with some pine notes as well....a nice dose of sweeter citrus on the nose as well (think mandarin orange)

T-Nice hop forward, hop flavorful IPA. Some drying bitterness on the finish but this IPA features a lot of hop flavor, rather than pure hop bitterness. Pine, ganja,and tobacco notes combine with citrus flavors of oranges, and tangerines.

M-Medium bodied...carbonation is perfect....the dry piney finish leaves you wanting another sip.

O-This is top notch. Top tier IPA....I hope their distribution of this grows as expected as this is really a great IPA and I don't get to Duluth but a few times a year. Best IPA in Minnesota in my opinion edging out Hopdish

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4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-A nice halo gold appearance. Will keep you intrigued for further sense-feel.
S-Faint pine. Pure citrus. Limey. Interesting seeing (smelling) as most IPA's are grapefruity.
T-OOO WEEE! Sparkling! Bubbles on the tongue. A surprise gem of mouth! The fruit flavor outweighs the hop/pine. Fresh cut lemongrass washes over the palate. Withering pine is the finish. With hops lingering. This isn't bad! All IPA's should have different flavor and vibes.
M-Light/Medium body feel. Nothing surprising or disappointing.
O-BUY/TASTE!. Friend lent me a can as a favor/fellow beer drinker love. A unique take on the IPA. Worth a sixer buy. Will make you write a review about said drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
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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Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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