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
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
305
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
29.1%
 
 
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11
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65
For Trade:
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Photo of emerge077
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange, sticky sudsy foam that leaves behind lacing all around the glass. Rapid trails of carbonation visible in the glass. Good head retention, it has staying power.

Fresh floral aroma with some malt sweetness, slight citrus.

Citrusy and malty, light bready pale malt middle with orange traces around the edges. Piney green hop bitterness, earthy and grassy. Light to medium bodied. Drinkable, moderately bitter. Not an earth shattering IPA, but it's a go-to option when up north.

Thanks to Joe for this one!

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Photo of shacawgo24
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
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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Photo of joe1510
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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Photo of mwilbur
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with 1/4 inch white head that fairly quickly dissipates.
S: Sharp and strong pine and citrus hop notes. Hint of sweet malt in the background.
T: Follows aroma fairly well, but the hops are softened more. Nice pine and citrus hops with sweet light caramel malt to balance.
M: Light body. Soft and lightly sweet. Moderate hop bitterness and bite.
D: A nicely done IPA. Excellent sessionability. Seek it out!

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Photo of zeledonia
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So many new and newish breweries in Minnesota that it's hard to keep up. Haven't had anything from Bent Paddle before. Found this at a local liquor store while vacationing near Moose Lake.

Pours a very clear golden color, shaded orange. Half-finger of whitish head, decent retention, nice lacing. Leaves a healthy ring of foam around the surface and an island cap in the middle.

Smell is delightful. Strong citrus hops, tart oranges with a twist of grapefruit. They're backed by caramel malts with just the right amount of sweetness to complement and balance those hops. The "golden" in the name is exactly right, in the color evoked by the smells and in their quality.

Taste is also quite nice, but a touch duller. It's a little two-sided, with the faces sometimes cooperating and sometimes battling each other. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet, and coming in alternating waves. On second thought, the bitter and the sweet are getting along well, and I'm liking it more.

Feel is good. Medium-bodied, prickly carbonation that coasts on a steady wave. Lasts just as long as I want it to, then taps out at just the right time.

The more of this I drink, the more I like it. Well-hopped, but really well balanced. A very nicely executed IPA, and another hit in the crowded MN IPA market.

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Photo of ZAP
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
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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Photo of mothman
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

White fizzy head that fades away quickly. Color is a clear golden orange.

Flavor is very fresh and hoppy. Some spicy/zesty hops here. Kind of floral. A lot of bready/biscuity malts. This is more of a hop bomb ipa than one with a lot of fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and sticky. Medium bodied.

Overall, I think this is a solid offering. Nothing out of this world, but definitely quality.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bent Paddle Brewing Company, Bent Hop Golden IPA India Pale Ale, Craft Brewed in Duluth, MN. 6.2% Alc./Vol.

Clear and golden, good looking head of pure white foam above, stays around, lazily leaving lace.

Aroma: ah! nicely spicy, pine and citrus notes, lemon and orange peel. Fresh and zesty. Likeable…maybe lovable.

Taste: Enters the palate mildly, but drops a lot of hop bitterness . Peppery spice character at first, leading to slightly vegetal/celery-like character. Hops never stop, malt holds it's own, keeping it light, but tight. Citrus and pine flavors keep on coming, hanging high on the palate, a nice layer of tasty, bitter hoppitude.

Here's an IPA just the way we hop-heads like it. You know what they say these days" "who needs another IPA?" Well, I think Duluth needs this IPA, and the Twin Cities could use it, too. Don't think we have one quite like it, though Summit Saga comes close. What else would this replace? Maybe Bell's Two Hearted Ale.

What's on the can? "An unexpected visual bend to an American India Pale Ale, this style is one that stands out in a crowd. Or if you're more like us--enjoyed at a camp site, with no crowd."

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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 jera1350
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a tulip a golden orange with a light haze. The head is thick and fluffy, retains well and leaves some lacing.

Not a big in your face hop bomb ipa smell. It's sweet, hoppy, floral, with honey and citrus notes.

The taste is more balanced than a typical ipa, but it's wonderful. Citrus, pine, grapefruit, some earthiness and all backed by a solid malt backbone that adds some honey and cracker sweetness. Mild hop bite that lingers on the palate.

The carbonation is wonderful. Soft and pillowy and plenty of it. Lighter side of medium bodied.

I bought a sixer of this for camping and it fit the bill so well. Just seemed to be the perfect type of IPA for the outdoors. This is not a hop bomb, which makes it so damn drinkable for an IPA, which I think is why I like it so much. Typically I'll do one or two of the same IPA, but this one I could probably drink a sixer of in an evening. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of Quantum_Dong
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Very light colored. Atypical of your standard IPA. Awesome head retention, and lacing on the glass. Looks really good!

S - The smell, to me, is the best thing about this beer. The citrusy hops really stand out here, and it smells like an incredible IPA.

T - The taste is ok. It follows the smell to an extent, but it's a bit muddled. It doesn't seem to have clear direction overall. There is some citrus present. The taste kind of stays the same from the time it hits your tongue to the time you swallow it.

M - Medium body. Feels like a standard IPA in the mouth.

O - Love supporting local breweries, and this is one I can definitely see coming back to regularly for camping/hiking, etc. At 6.2% it's not quite a "session" beer, but I could see myself quaffing a few of these back on a nice warm day.

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Photo of Keyportnick
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler filled last night into a 16oz Bent Paddle Tumbler glass

A- pours a very clear crisp clear golden. Head is about a finger and a half with tight white bubbles. Head retention follows the beer down the glass with good lacing.

S- well balanced earth hops -pine/grass and Citrus- tangerine/grapefruit notes race across your nose with a touch of pale malt.

T- the hops follow through this beer in a well balanced way. Citrus- lemon/grapefruit upfront, a touch of pale malt, and a coating of well rounded bitterness that coats the mouth.

M- Body is on the lighter side of medium but has roundness to it that makes it very drinkable. Carbonation is right on, assertive but not overpowering.

O- I'm gladly impressed by this beer. The thing I was most impressed by was the overall balance. The hops flow throughout, from the nose to the finish. I can't wait to start seeing more from this upcoming brewery.

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Bent Hop - Golden IPA from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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