Bent Paddle Brewing Company Hop Forest Double India Pale Ale, Bent Paddle Brewing Company, Duluth, MN. 12 ounce can. 8.9% ABV.
Appearance: lightly hazed, golden/amber coloring, with a vast head of cloud white head, leaving lace.
Aroma is a bittersweet beauty. Fruity, low bitterness, just plenty of hoppy delights in this nose. Gorgeous bouquet.
In the mouth: big, bracing bitterness up front, nicely abrasive meeting the palate. If you crave the bitterness of a double IPA, and I do, this one does it for you. (And me.) Medium/light body, minimal malt, delicious citric/ piney hop flavor never, ever flagging.
Pretty damned tasty double IPA here, a dream to drink down for a hop-head like me. Ah....so nice. This is my last can from the 4-pack, but I have a keg of it to tap at Acadia, and I'm looking forward to having a glass every day after closing the bar. A rich, hoppy reward.
Some gobbledygook for you: Standing in a hop field brings forth a sense of solitude and wonder one can find in a forest. Hop Forest Double IPA provides full hop coverate with a tremendous load of citrus and piney hop aromatics. Malt sweetness intertwines with the American hop varieties to create a balanced shade of flavor that invites one to sit down and enjoy the view.
Postal Script: I've recently received some criticism from some who said I need to proofread. Well, I proofread constantly, and feel deep remorse when I notice that something slipped past, and grieve for the sensibilities I've offended in interim. Well, everybody needs to proofread, including websites. "Coverate"? Come now, Bent Paddle's website....come now.