topherh (1905) - 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.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap today at the brewpub. Pour was a hazy light orange color and had aroma of light hops and citrus. Flavor was mostly hops, but very crisp and went down easy. If I lived in town, this would be regular growler purchase for me. Cant wait for my next visit to the Quad Cities.
fidelis83 (1796) - 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.
ryanfolty (1737) - 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.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a small white head. Very fruity aroma, loads of apricots and red plums, but rather lacking in the pine/spruciness that I’d come to expect from an IPA - (the aroma was very similar to that of the American Wheat that my wife had. She mistakenly took a sip of my IPA and remarked with a "Hell no!" that she had picked up my beer.) Crisp, slightly buttery flavor (diacetyl?) with a touch of pine and caramel. Rye, grainy finish. A good beer, but rather lacking for an IPA.
Earlier Rating: 5/17/2005 Total Score: 3.8
Hazy gold with a little white head. Grapefruit and peach aroma is very floral and quite mouth-watering. Peach and apricot flavors are very prevalent, lending a nice fruitiness to the sweet flavor. Dry finish. Very refreshing, not as resiny or sticky as so many other hopped-up ales.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 From a clear glass half gallon growler with the Bent River logo on the front and a history, serving and growler care instructions on the back, sampled and consumed with friends within 24 hours of purchase. Made a good appearance, poured a cloudy orange and golden hued amber with a fluffy pale tannish/white head that slowly settled into a thin, bubbly lacing, a minimal amount of sticking, good carbonation. Had a big dry hop aroma, piney, leafy and citric, with a toasty sweet maltiness framing the edges. A crisp, hop textured, creamy smooth medium bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability. Once again, the dry hops dominate, piney, fresh cut leafy and citric, a balanced and rolling delightful hop bitterness, a sweet toasted grainy maltiness struggling to surface, a butteriness towards the end and a good dry hop finish with the hop taste and soft bitterness lingering in the palate.
An excellent dry hopped APA, my favorite brew at Bent River, a must try for brewpub lover, lover of dry hops or pale ales, very refreshing and highly quaffable.
mcox90 (1429) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler brought to me by jcwattsrugger. Pours a dark orange with a one finger thick off white head. Some lace. Strong citrus aroma backed by biscuity malt. Lots of grapefruit and pine resin flavor, than a nice caramel sweet finish. Medium bodied. Easy to drink and delicious.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. last beer of the night on my latest visit to Bent River. a cloudy pale yellow with strong hop aroma. even though I am not a hop head I found this to be a very nice beer with that dry hoppy, bitter finish that leaves you wanting more. to bad more people have not rated this one!
jmohno (996) - 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.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hand bottle provided by Duane, pours a cloudy orange color with just a little ring of white foam around the inside edge of the glass. huge pine hop aroma, with hints of orange peel. slight malt beginning followed by a ton of pine hops and nuts, then just enough caramel malts to offset the bitterness but still leave the pine behind. the tail is interesting, with the pine holding control, but some orange tones floating around the edges of the taste. a slick and oily mouthfeel ends an interesting brew, with a unique flavor and finish.