BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Tap at Bent River on Nov. 26, 2011. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Awesome citrus hop aroma and taste. Good balance. Really nice beer.
jmohno (967) - Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Growler pour to a Samual Smith pub tulip glass.Very murky dark orange/light brown,small head to a ring of foam with some lacing.
Pretty good aroma of resiny floral,grapefruit citrus some herbal/spice,peppermint,dank nice hop aroma.
Flavor is intensly hoppy with some malt sweetness,a good amount of spicyness, but hop flavor is everything in this,carbonation is low which is a little disapointing also there is some flatness in the body of this.It seems full bodied but thin and flat at the same time There is a nice mentholish bittering to this kinda peppermint or wintergreen like with a solid pronounced on going and smoothly fading bittering,almost grapefruit but grassy and herbal spicy making it seem wintergreen or peppermint like.
Mouthfeel is chaulky almost gritty probably something to do with its murkyness.There is some creamyness ,sweetness,and body ,finish has some toasted malt citrus dryness balanced pretty well with the sweetness. This may be the most hop flavored beer ive ever had,dont know if because i got it local at the brewery ,but i guess the description of heavy really means heavy.I believe i read this to be 5.99% at the brewery.
I think this beer really is ipa territory. I almost feel nausious from the hop flavoring of this going on 2 pints. I almost feel like they hop injected this growler because 2 pints of this hopheaven is making me feel stoned!
Bought again at the Rock Island Brewery coffee drive through. Again it poured undercarbed with no head.This seems like it would be great with more carbonation,maybe I need to get a fresh pint,instead of the to-go stuff.Its still a super juicy-fruity aroma and tasting pale,but only other complaint is a stalish/flat taste to it.Seamed toned down some on the murkyness and super-duper-hop flavor it had before.
ryanfolty (1675) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Date: July 26, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Bent River Brewpub, Moline, IL Appearance: Translucent golden orange with a medium amount of head and huge lacing. Aroma: Strong hoppy. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, thin bodied. Other: Not bad, but not overly complex.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub poured orange with an off white head. Aroma is lots of fruity citrusy hops. Flavor is grapefruit, caramel, and a little toasty malt. Very nice and balanced under the big hopppy nose.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub, pours a hazy orance color with a thin whtie head and lacing, the aroma hits you right away with nice citrus and hoppy touch, the first sip is very bitter and hoppy but has a great malt balance, very good.
fidelis83 (1733) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a 1-2 finger, creamy, eggshell head that has decent retention. Aroma is citrus, light caramel, light fruit and a touch of biscuit. Flavor is bright citrus, caramel and toast, with a light melon-like fruitiness. Palate is fairly light bodied off dry and somewhat heavily carbonated. Nice, fresh citrus APA, good stuff.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20100608 Tap at brewpub. Soft bodied, laid back c-hop aroma and lasting mild hop bitterness. Nothing extraordinarily hoppy about this one that would make you think they put any emphasis on the dry hopping, but itís a fine APA.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy dirty orange appearance. Aroma has a smattering of hops; crisp, fruity, clean and spicy. Nice smell. Some banana. Taste is largly centinneal and cascade. Hopped flavor with a nice bitter finish.
MrNemo (11) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bent River is my favorite brewery as I was a former QC resident. I am not a huge hophead, but this is a great beer. This beer has a beautiful, hazy, orange pour. BR has a great rep for appearance of their beers. This is certainly a ful body brew of hints of citrus ontop heavy hops but maintains a good balance. I wish BR would bottle again.
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Re-tried this again on tap a few days ago and holy crap itís good. Wonderful citrus hoppy aromas flowing up from the dry hopping. Their original pale ale recipe is decent, but this dry hopped version is really. freaking. good. I love Bent River and they make me sad that I moved to Tallahassee.