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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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 amounts of American cascade hops to give the IPA intense grapefruit and citrus aroma and flavor. Bronze medal winner – 2007 Great American Beer Festival.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3276) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2011
12oz Bottle thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out amber topped with a sand head. Aroma was citrus and pine hops along with a little sweet caramel malts. Taste was more of the citrus some light grapefruit peal and toast malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7627) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Aroma is malty, sweet, berry-ish hop aroma-- certainly not a signature Cascade nose IMO Similar in the flavour department, low bitterness, a little earthy. Almost more British in style, I would never have guessed Cascade is their hop of choice in this brew. Hmmmmm...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8498) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
draft. clear sparkling amber with a pillowy white head. medium light body, nice softness, good attenuation, fresh and oily. pine resin is high and gives it a prolonged oiliness. fresh, lively, overall enjoyable even though its somewhat simple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2010
Draft @ Montana Aleworks, Bozeman, MT. Pours a clear amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6770) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2010
GABF 2010, copper pour, citrusy hop aroma with some caramel malt sweetness. Good bitterness cut into nicely by the malts. Seemed more East Coast IPA styled. Active/ tingly mouthfeel. decent

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhops (432) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2010
bottle at old faithful inn. aroma of green hops, grapefruit, citrus. no glass so I cant get much from appearance. flavor is good, dry finish. grapefruit and hops

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
On tap at Mackenzie river pizza. Pours a golden copper with a light beige head. Aroma pleasant citrusy and floral hops, distinctly cascade and a nice malt background. Flavor is smooth and balanced hops and malt with medium bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leanu (41) - Red Lodge, Montana, USA - JUN 23, 2010
In a world full of over the top IPA’s, Red Lodge Ales makes this very refreshing, and completely drinkable, IPA. Fresh hops abound, with some great citrus notes. Finish is long and unoffensive.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
Moist and heavy from a good hopping! There is definately some good hops in the nose but mine is a little burnt and can’t quite pick it all up... Very nice clear reddish brown, just a hint of haze, exactly the amount of red and brown an IPA needs. A bit of nice fine foamy head on pour, fairly decent lacing. Nice a nd smooth in the mouth, a good bit of hop bitterness at the end but it is nicely balance with all the flavours and alcohol. A pretty darn good IPA. Just the right amount of everything, really gives you a good appreciation for cascade hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Pours nearly clear gold except for some chunkies. Foamy beige head. Aroma- sweet citrus and mild pine. Taste is a good balance of sweet and bitter but nothing extraordinary. Overall a bit watery and bland. Finshes with some husky grain and vineous bitterness.


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