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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

hezron's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hezron (612) - 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 isn’t too full,.. it’s a little thin but I think that’s a good thing in this beer. It’s flavorful but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (629) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Pours a dark amber from a bottle, heavy white head with lots of lacing. Aroma of pine hops, flavor of lemon, some caramel, rather bitter but well-balanced. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (483) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 11, 2015
12 oz pour from tap at bar in Bozeman. Clear, orange, fluffy white head. Medium body, fairly creamy. Fairly bitter, a little biscuit maltiness, a little orangey citrus. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresyourball (565) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
They call this an IPA? I had it on tap in Yellowstone. It pours an amber color with a white head. Nose is caramel, hops, tropical fruit. Flavor is caramel/grain; no hops. Light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1pintatatime (122) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours a deep golden color with a medium cream-colored head. Piney aroma. Starts mildly bitter on top of some dried fruit flavors. Good finish but a bit of a one trick pony. The flavor is consistent throughout. Just a hint of the homebrew tang. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (1224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Clear amber pour with a single finger head. Big hoppy aroma that is slightly flowery and a little dish soap-esque. Taste is fairly light and not overly interesting. Caramel, with a bitter finish. Lace present. Light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2128) - - NOV 4, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served amber color with tons of carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. Upon serving there is a thin white head that rather rapidly fades to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of some citrus smells of both a bitter grapefruit hop as well as an orange aroma. Along with these aromas are also some lighter smells of a bready and doughy aroma with some other light smells of pine. Taste – The taste begins with a rather bready flavor with a decent showing of some grapefruit hop right upfront. There is also some caramel taste and a bit of orange at the start with the caramel later fading some as the taste moves onto the end. The grapefruit all the while grows stronger and is joined by a light earthy and pine flavor. In the end, the mix of flavors that is left on the tongue leaves a very pleasantly hopped but smooth and somewhat crisper citrus flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style and citrus flavor of the brew the feel is very nice as it maintains a great easy drinking feel, all while being still able to support all the nice flavors well. Overall – This was a very enjoyable IPA and one I will certainly seek out again. Quite pleasant!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2090) - 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 (891) - 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 (13209) - 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 (2540) - 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

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