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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 5.99%
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Small Batch Full Bodied Ale with Heavy Hops and a Whisper of Citrus


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
on tap-offwhite-hazy/cloudy gold/amber. A-pine, some sweet lt/med malt. T-pine/resin hops with some bite, some sweet lt/med malt.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Re-tried this again on tap a few days ago and holy crap it’s 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Ruddy orange with a thin head and a POW of a hop aroma. This has a stoic hoppy basis and a nice fruity twist. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
This poured a slightly hazed orange-gold body with a thick white head. Nice lacing. The aroma begins with a light grapefruit and lemon zest smell followed quickly by a light sweet caramel. The flavor balances both elements well. The finish is a soft citric bitterness. Very sessionable.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. The body was a slightly hazy medium orange. The aroma was soapy with orange soda. There was also grapefruit and banana peel. The taste had dry grapefruit rind with some toffee and grass. This is decent, but needs a little more body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Lightly hazed amber to light copper color. Smaller off-white head. Full fresh hops aromas with mild grapefruit and citric zest. Hints of pale malts in the background. LIght caramel start which is ushered aside by the fresh hops. Grapefruit with just a touch of light fruit. Some what light in feel, but not to overpowering to make it seem thin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Hand Bottled: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Bready and light pine aroma is somewhat weak. Pours a transparent orange with an insignificant white head that quickly becomes a soapy looking ring. Real light malt up front with a great pine hop finish. Very light caramel becomes noticeable as t warms. Aroma hurts the score a little, but obviousy it could have lost a little in the hand bottling process. Still a nice APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Full pint of this beer at the brewpub. Poured a slightly hazy, but mostly clear copper color with a medium sized lasting white head. Aroma was hoppy, but not overtly hoppy. This was pretty enjoyable. Touch of citrus notes, malt balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
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.


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