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Bent Nail IPA | Red Lodge Ales

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Bent Nail IPABent Nail IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Lodge Ales
Montana, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bent Nail I.P.A. is a tribute to the hard-working contractors who make their living in Red Lodge. The I.P.A is high in alcohol and hop flavor. We use copious of American cascade hops to give the IPA intense grapefruit and citrus aroma and flavor.

Added by loren01 on 01-26-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
139
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
25.72%
 
 
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This beer pours a clear, dark amber hue, with one finger of soapy light beige head, which leaves some thin curtained lace around the glass as it retreats. It smells of caramel toffee malt, a bit of nougat, and citrus/floral hops. The taste is caramel, butterscotch, biscuit malt, some pine resin, and citrus hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, creamy, and a bit prickly. It finishes off-dry, the soft pine hops blended with some doughy malt.

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