Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bent Paddle Climate Generation Review

Name: Bent Paddle Climate Generation
Style: Black IPA
ABV: 6.8%

Bent Paddle has recently started issuing limited releases in 750ml bottles and amongst those beers is a Black IPA by the name of Climate Generation. The name comes from the Minneapolis-based organization of the same name, Climate Generation.

As you might've guessed from the name, they're an organization dedicated to raising awareness of climate change. The name also makes sense considering that Bent Paddle has always been about protecting the environment, especially with that whole PolyMet mine thing, which I still think is a terrible idea.

Appearance - Pitch black color with a slightly tan colored foamy head, which leaves behind a ton of lacing.

Aroma - Strong chocolate orange & roasted barley notes with some mild piney hops. It smells a lot brighter than it looks

Taste - I'm getting some strong chocolate orange and roasted barley notes with a hefty chocolate malt backbone. The back end of the palate and aftertaste are quite piney hop forward along with some light citrus hop notes.

It's a bit brighter in terms of flavor for a Black IPA, but it's a very well put together beer that just so happens to go toward a good cause. Even if you're not typically a fan of Black IPAs, I feel that the hop profile outweighs the roasty profile to warrent trying out.

Bent Paddle Climate Generation - 8.5/10

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