Thunder Funk | Bent Water Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent Water Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
bentwaterbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by VelvetExtract on 01-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,991
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
82
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by Bolivar73:
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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of zshaft
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

looks a little straw hazy with minimal head. nose is rather floral herbal and grassy to me. taste is some funk with what seems to be floral and mild grapefruit. seems like the great is putting a lot into this brew. finishes with more floral notes. overall not a bad brew but different take on the east coast ipa. more esters and herbal characteristics make this just ok for me.

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Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance; Pours hazy and amber colored, the head building to two fingers; a few strands of lacing hang around

Smell: Fruity, but more in Juicy Fruit fashion

Taste: Earthy bitterness (with a hint of aspirin) joins with caramel malt tones; the bitterness builds, through the middle but there is no discernible flavor development

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I like the artwork on the can

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Photo of harsley
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This was underwhelming in all facets. With the likes of Aeronaut, Castle Island, Down the Road, etc., there are lots of new breweries putting our great hoppy beers (not to mention the big boys). It's tough, with all the selections on the shelf, for me to give them another try. First impressions in this market are huge. This one failed.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz can dated 4/12/17.

Pours hazy gold with a copper hue and a big, porous head. Good retention and lacing. Aromatics are less than hoppy with shades of mineral-laced malt, toasted biscuits, and a hint of pine bark. Medium bodied with slightly chewy mouthfeel. A big bitterness starts the palate with some pithy citrus and dusty malt following through. Finishes bitter, malty, and a bit astringent.

Either this beer has been abused since canning 2 weeks ago or it was never very good. Tasting very stale, bitter, and unhoppy.

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Photo of deanhead
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Golden color nice lace, lingers nicely down the glass little head
Bitter, spicy and warming. Hints of fusel alcohol.hints of honey dew Mellon
Full bodied and flavored
Slight oxidation
Little to no aroma beer was canned on 9/21.
Fairly easy drinking for a 7.3. Well balanced
Mixed feelings about this. Lots of muddled flavors.
Unremarkable beer. So many different flavors going on make this beer a bit of a train wreck

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Photo of irrevjim
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from a can into a teku
look; cloudy copper/burnt orange, 1" thick off white head, decent retention, curtain of lacing
smell; all over the place and i like it. vanilla orange, sugar, grapefruit, maybe passion fruit or other tropical sweet fruits, hint of pine
taste; grapefruit rind, grapefruit, sugar, pine, other fruits are there but less so than in the nose, interesting and nicely bitter.
feel; medium light body, especially for 7.2%abv, medium carbonaton, slightly puckery finish
overall; on the one hand, maybe very sweet malt and bitter hops almost too disconnected, but balances out well enough in a mouthfull and drinks well

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Photo of Jcorn
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeanninewright
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample purchased at store.

Nearly clear golden amber colored brew, decent amount of froth on top. Earthy herbal hop resin in the nose, some spice and citrus pith with some caramel maltiness underneath. Smooth with a bit of crispness in the semi-chewy medium body. Plenty of hop bitterness, citrus rind with mango skin and soft pine on the palate. More than enough maltiness to hold this beer together. A bit fruity, spicy, and warming in the middle. A bitter semi-sweet finish. Different than most, at least it is what it is ... clearly an IPA and a drinkable one at that.

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Photo of MAbrew88
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coshag
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wcr
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeanJacketLover
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gnuguy
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was happy to see a higher abv beer coming out of bent water. There other two releases have been decent so I was hopeful for this ipa. Unfortunately I found the beer to be sweeter than I would like and light on the hops.

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Photo of Dwinslow15
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garyloveman
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnnyB
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joe56312
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gonzo000
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was advised that the first batch of this beer contained a flaw, but given the publicity around the first canning it moved forward. If you only had the first batch, please revisit. This beer is very, very good.

First review of first batch: Warning... the description on the can does not describe the beer. This is all about the funk - MA Super FUNK. The description calls for IPA qualities - I get none. Just funk.
Taste is all funk, and not a super great funk like taste. Average taste at best. Rating 3.29

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Photo of pnihan
1.73/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Lovethewater
4.77/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

I really love this Beer. It is BWs' best seller for a reason - 6 different hops and 3 malts in harmony. It's not too sweet, not too bitter or "too much" of anything -yet- you can still pick out the distinct favors of tropical fruit, citrus and even biscuit. If all you want is to be hopped - go for the Chester series. This beer stands out for me in that it shines with complexity and is still a very well rounded IPA - VIVA THUNDERFUNK!!!!

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Thunder Funk from Bent Water Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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