Monday, March 28, 2016

Bent Paddle Hop Forest Double India Pale Ale

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. 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.

1 comment:

Paul said...

This is a fantastic beer. I love it. Clean and full of life. And to the proof reading... I work in print... Trust me it is not just you. Do what you do. It is for fun.

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