RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 5.99%
Small Batch Full Bodied Ale with Heavy Hops and a Whisper of Citrus

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
khaotickane (4) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2012 does not count
Im a hop head, so I gotta give this the highest props of all time. This is the best brew Ive ever consumed!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6620) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Ruddy orange with a thin head and a POW of a hop aroma. This has a stoic hoppy basis and a nice fruity twist. Well done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 6, 2004
On tap at the brewpub. Looks like the regular pale ale. Aroma of that Acme anvil that coyote is always trying to drop on the Roadrunner. Outstanding cascade hop usage. In fact, wreckless cascade hop application. Theres so many hops here that I think we could sterilize wounds with this stuff. You actually get thirsty after drinking this, it is so bitterly dry. Dont start with this one when you visit here, but certainly dont miss it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 From a clear glass half gallon growler with the Bent River logo on the front and a history, serving and growler care instructions on the back, sampled and consumed with friends within 24 hours of purchase. Made a good appearance, poured a cloudy orange and golden hued amber with a fluffy pale tannish/white head that slowly settled into a thin, bubbly lacing, a minimal amount of sticking, good carbonation. Had a big dry hop aroma, piney, leafy and citric, with a toasty sweet maltiness framing the edges. A crisp, hop textured, creamy smooth medium bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability. Once again, the dry hops dominate, piney, fresh cut leafy and citric, a balanced and rolling delightful hop bitterness, a sweet toasted grainy maltiness struggling to surface, a butteriness towards the end and a good dry hop finish with the hop taste and soft bitterness lingering in the palate. An excellent dry hopped APA, my favorite brew at Bent River, a must try for brewpub lover, lover of dry hops or pale ales, very refreshing and highly quaffable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (8531) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Re-tried this again on tap a few days ago and holy crap its good. Wonderful citrus hoppy aromas flowing up from the dry hopping. Their original pale ale recipe is decent, but this dry hopped version is really. freaking. good. I love Bent River and they make me sad that I moved to Tallahassee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrNemo (11) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bent River is my favorite brewery as I was a former QC resident. I am not a huge hophead, but this is a great beer. This beer has a beautiful, hazy, orange pour. BR has a great rep for appearance of their beers. This is certainly a ful body brew of hints of citrus ontop heavy hops but maintains a good balance. I wish BR would bottle again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2011
On tap at the brewpub poured orange with an off white head. Aroma is lots of fruity citrusy hops. Flavor is grapefruit, caramel, and a little toasty malt. Very nice and balanced under the big hopppy nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2005
on tap. last beer of the night on my latest visit to Bent River. a cloudy pale yellow with strong hop aroma. even though I am not a hop head I found this to be a very nice beer with that dry hoppy, bitter finish that leaves you wanting more. to bad more people have not rated this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
On tap at brewpub, pours a hazy orance color with a thin whtie head and lacing, the aroma hits you right away with nice citrus and hoppy touch, the first sip is very bitter and hoppy but has a great malt balance, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Just shy of an IPA, very refreshing on a hot day. Strong hop aroma with a crisp carbonated palate. Has a brief bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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