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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 Ė 2007 Great American Beer Festival.

   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 canít 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   Coppery amber, large foamy off-white head, spotty lacing, moderate carbonation.   Sweet piney nose, slight citrus peel.   Smells pretty darn good.   Moderate bitterness, a little soggy/wet, decent malt base, some citrus peel is present.   Clean, really well balanced.   This is a solid beer, and deserves a better ratig.   Decent hop bitterness, very slight sweetness, with a malt base to carry the biting flavors.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Does get a little cardboardish as it warms.   Either way, I was pleasantly surprised to see a decent malted Montana IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Very smooth IPA. No kick or real measurable bitterness. Since that is what I look for it wasnít my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2009
A decent IPA. Not quite a NW IPA, but pretty darn close. Iíd call it a 50/50 mixture of British and NW IPA. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokephibroke (296) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Solid effort from Red Lodge. On par with Daleís Pale Ale? No, but better than the rating. Fault is the residual bitterness, but aroma and up front taste is quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Resinous grapefruit with a bit of a pungent, cattiness and pine. Color is dark copper with a thin-white head. Flavors similar to aroma, sweet with a good amount of hop flavor manifested as pine and a bit of citrus fruit of some sort. Flavor is hop-forward, but there is a lot of sweet caramel malt with some toasted bread. I like that the body isnít too full,.. itís a little thin but I think thatís a good thing in this beer. Itís flavorful but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3705) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Copper pour with white head. Aroma of light bitter hops, some caramel. Flavor is somewhat bitter,decent maltiness with a very grassy finish. Medium moufhfeel, nice dry hoppy finish. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFGrind (1905) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Wonderful aroma, but body and bitterness on the thin side. Woohoo! for Montana having a beer brewed in the state.

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