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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.

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   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a clear orange with a small creamy off-white head. Smell is of grapefruit, orange, and some pine. Taste is of citrus, some pine, hops, toasted oats, caramel and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (659) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a light copper with good lacing. Juicy aroma. Thin overall, with a moderately bitter taste. Dry, juicy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11263) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from Yellowstone Grocery at Old Faithful. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and light caramel. Med body. Flavor is fairly citrus with some mildly roasty malt backdrop. Clean. Nicely bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1999) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 9, 2014
On tap at Pete's Pizza in West Yellowstone, MT. Clear, dark amber copper-red with a creamy off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of bready malt, earthy hops and pine. Taste of sweet bready malt, orange, pine and musty hops. Medium body and medium/high carbonation with a very foamy soft mouthfeel. Rather malty and with subdued hops for an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bill Becker (362) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2013
I bought a 6 pack at Star Liquor in Sheridan. Bottled on date of Sept 20, 2013. A slow pour brought a 2 finger head of foam sitting on a deep golden coloured brew. The smell is hoppy with notes of grapefruit and orange backed by a mild malt sweetness. The taste is mildly bitter hops, again grapefruit and orange, the malt is kind of nonchalant; sometimes a sweetish flavour comes into play and then is gone. I think the hops are just beginning to fade from, what Iíd think they were like, when fresh but not enough to where you get that grainy, kind of sickly sweetness old IPAs usually end up suffering from. Nice mouthfeel here and it is certainly easy to drink. Itís a good brew and decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Draft. Amber body. Off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, grapefruit, pine, orange. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Average IPA. Bitter finish. Taste of citrus, grapefruit and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajtrupp (273) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Good hop aroma. Surprisingly mild taste with a smooth finish. I'm surprised to read it was a Bronze winner. Good, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerandhockey8 (232) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap, Sacajawea Bar & Grill, Three Forks MT. Pours a cooper color, thick white head. Aroma is very hoppy, bits of pine and light citrus. Taste is medium bodied with a bitter taste, slight sweetness that finishes well. Not my favorite IPA from Montana, but right up there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3354) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
On draft at the grizzly bar in roscoe mt. Pours amber with a frothy off white head. Grassy hop aroma. Significant maltiness to this ipa but it really hit the spot after two days in the Beartooth backcountry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Buddy of mine brought me back a growler of this. Thanks Matt! A - Pours a clear dark copper with a 1 finger head that sinks pretty quick. S - Herbal and pine hops, almost smells like sweet basil, caramel malt and a touch of citrus. T - Follows the nose, herbal and pine hops with a hint of floral, toasted caramel malt, some lemon zest, finishes with average bitterness. Some light tea tannins on the finish. M - Heavy side of medium bodied with adequate carbonation. A good IPA that leans towards the green herbal piney side. Good all around! Serving type: growler 07-09-2011

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