rondphoto (2551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Slightly hazy dark amber, good bubbly off-white head that slowly drops to a full cover, thin streaks of lace. Taste is a combination of malt and hops that are not in sync with each other. Each on its own is agreeable, but together, they are in conflict. Carbonation plays a big role in the quick to dissipate finish. Only fair.
ARH (707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap and poured into an imperial pint-style sample glass. The aromas are fairly muted, but the notes that are present are a light citrus, grain, some floral, and a light toasted caramel. It’s a clear amber beer with a white, tight bubbled head with a moderate retention and lacing. It’s a medium sweet with a light bitterness. The medium malty body has a slick texture and mildly active carbonation. It has more qualities of an amber beer than an APA - it finishes with toasted caramel and cola. There’s a bit of nuttiness and the aftertaste is a touch floral.
radagast83 (5318) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Rock Island Bent River location. Poured a mostly clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light hop notes - a touch of grapefruit and citrus, some light sweet malt. Nice light floral hops, some good balanced malt character. Sweet, but pretty well balanced. Easy to drink.
SrSilliGose (3281) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Bottled brew with a friendly Get Bent! offered on label. Thank you to &e for sending this chill hopped pale ale via a box. aroma of sweet doughy grape drank, toffee, purple grapes. moderate leafy, citrusy hops. touch of watery grapefruit bitterness. toasty. not too bad. drinkable.
Westchesterco (1238) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On draft clear golden no head the aroma is citrus the taste is bitter with a taste of grapefruit. Thatblingers on the palate
Iphonephan (3912) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewery in Rock Island IL. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Light floral hop nose. Flavors of citrus and some caramel. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.
BeerFunGuy (799) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color. Very hoppy aroma and a hoppy flavor. Strong taste pretty ok.
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RobertDale (3920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer of the Month Club. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, hops, and caramel. Taste is caramel malt, citrus, and hay. Pretty good.
GJF (1297) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber, small white head. Darkish hops. Cardboardy with an acidic bite. We didn’t finish ours. ’Nuff said.
SPDickerman (1014) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a large yellowish white head. Smells mildly hoppy with a mild malt backbone. Taste has some bitterness and a touch of malt sweetness. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and average mouth-carbonation, Bent River Paddle Wheel Pale Ale finishes with a quick bitterness.