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Bridge Road Pale Ale - Bridge Road Brewers

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jarmby1711 on 08-29-2005

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 24
Photo of baumaxx1
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance -
Pours a thick, foamy, two finger head. Pale golden colour, which is slightly foggy. Leaves a bit of lacing. Lively carbonation.

Smell -
Hop resin, pine, fresh lemon zest and grapefruit - citrus. Bready malt, yeast and bark. A bit subdued.

Taste -
Plenty of hops, on the bitter side, with grapefruit, lemon zest, apricot, pepper, and cut grass flavours being dominant. Cut grass aftertaste. There are also baked bread malt and yeast flavours to balance out the hops. Quite a refreshing and fruity beer with strong citrus flavours. Nothing too different to the standard APA fare, but a good example of the style.

Mouthfeel -
Quite a bite on the tongue thanks to the lively effervescence. However, it's not over-carbonated; the carbonation actually gives it quite a thick and creamy feel. Doesn't have the cleanest mouthfeel, but it is quite refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Overall -
Not a game changer, but a very good, widely-available APA on the Australian market. Smells good, has a nice hop-heavy flavour and offers plenty of refreshment. Very drinkable and a safe bet. You won't do much better in its price bracket.

Photo of CaptainHungry
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of wordemupg
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 18/3/14 from notes

A slight haze in a golden orange body, tiny suspended particles throughout, bubbles of all speeds and sizes feed a short lived finger of foam that leaves a few patches

S lots of fruit, a little melon, peach, pineapple, spruce, no complaints here

T fruity notes are toned down, more spruce and pine with some earthy woody notes

M lighter side of medium, leaves a little behind, bubbles cream it up, peachy pine finish

O my glass is already empty at this point so that should say something, a nice easy drinking pale

its not going to knock your socks off but its well hopped and worthy of a hot day session

Photo of Teddy-Pickles
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Vanz
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mungus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Rambu
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a bottle that is about three weeks old from the bottled date, a good fresh example.

A - Poured into an American style pint glass, nice, foamy two finger head. Golden in colour, slightly cloudy appearance (wheat malt in the grain bill?). Looks pretty good.

S - Aroma is reasonably subdued, I get a bready malt note, with a yeasty overtone. Hops wise I get grapefruit (Galaxy?), lemon zest, citrus.

T - Immediate flavours are hop driven, spice, peppery notes, grapefruit, citrus. The malts come through with a bready, slightly sweet touch, supports the hop profile very well. Finishes nice and dry with a lingering citrus taste, leaves me wanting to drink more of this beer.

M - A nice burst of hop bitterness followed by a creaminess which then dry's out, carbonation is relatively high, a nice soft mouthfeel overall, great water profile.

O - I've enjoyed this beer regularly on tap and from bottle, I think it's a well brewed pale ale that is refreshing and highly drinkable, definitely a good session beer!

Photo of admiral
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MenInVen
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of PolarBear3
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Poured a cloudy almost dirty pale honey colour with a one fingered head that retains well

S - Pretty impressive on the nose with loads of Grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, orange and a sweet candy or toffee apple

T - A little disappointing with the taste. One of those beers that has great aromas and promises so much but falls a little flat on the taste side of things. Still get some grapefruit and some bitter lemon, a little grassy that tapers off to a dry bitter finish.

M - Light bodied but a little over carbonated

O - Disappointed with the end result. Lacks that real depth in flavours and there is definitely better pale ales out there.

Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours cloudy with a nice dense cream head. Bottle conditioned.
S: Tons of lemon and some grapefruit. Bit of hay.
T: Lemon and grapefruit. Firm bitterness.
M: Nice mouth feel. Crisp finish.
O: Decent beer. I personally prefer more hop flavour in a pale ale.

Photo of soju6
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A: Served a copper color with a tight creamy head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, bit of fruit sweetness and some caramel.

T: Taste of citrus, caramel sweetness and a trace of fruity sweetness in the background. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, nice crispness and quite smooth. Nice balance.

O: Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Good for a few.

Photo of Kornoms
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this in-tap at the brewery!

A: A bit of cloudiness for a pose ale, but overall a nice appearance, light golden color.
S: Faint hippy smell- light citrusy notes, but not very strong.
T: Nice immediate hoppiness, floral and citrus notes that follow with a clean finish.
M: Good carbonated mouthfeel. What you would expect from a Pale Sale- no surprises.
O: Nice pale ale, nothing unique, but enjoyable and well done.

Photo of heygeebee
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger gold - slightly hazy. Head fades. Good lace.

Moderate but complex aromas. Hops up-front, some lemons/grapefruit, but overall sweet.

Taste is same, moderate hop bitterness only. Malt is there but not in the way. Actually gets better as it warms, malt profile comes thru.

Mouthfeel crisp and moderate carbonation.

First word that comes to mind is 'solid'. Could go a few, but would you? A sort of a cross between say a Fat Yak and a more floral out-there APA. Can only assume marketed as a 'base' APA in the range.

Photo of joecast
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like its been rebadged Beechworth pale ale. Same 4.8%.

Hazy golden color. Good clarity for a bottle conditioned beer. Head forms frothy and white and has good enough stability and lacing.

Well presented hop aroma. Nice citrus and floral with a bit of sweeter malt.

Taste also has that pleasant slightly sweet biscuit malt and with a good dose of hops. Bitterness is clean with the whole flavor well balanced and refreshing.

A very well made and drinkable beer. Could easily have a few of these and not mind one bit.

Photo of Stew41
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very attractive looking beer - big powdery head upon pouring and excellent thick lacing. Big nose, good lift of tropical fruits and floral / herbal notes. Palate is more subdued; sweet malt hints early before firming up in the back palate with herbal hops and a good lick of bitterness. Very good effort from a local bloke.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a moderate gold amber colour, clear with modest white head. Bubbles sink to a thinnish film with decent lace that is not very sticky. Steady carbonation; not bad.

Smells pretty beautiful - passionfruit with pineapple and citrus. Lots of NZ hop notes, quite bitter as well with some lemon rind character on there. Yeah, I heartily approve of the hop level and the nose in general.

Taste is fruity; lots of citrus through palate with a tang on the front, blends well with slight buttery malt. Gets slightly bitter with rindy notes on the mid. All pretty fruity and citric throughout the palate. Nice soft hoppy finish, well blended. Not seamless, though, with a hint of harsh bitterness emerging right at the end. Great palate though, very decent drinking.

Foamy texture, good and full body. A little bit of a sizzle as well, pretty good pale ale texture.

A good after work beer, a nice clean ale with nice flavours.

Photo of Macca
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a murky dark orange colour with 2 centimetres of dense white head.

I get some really strong sharp citrus aromas from this with some spiciness in the background. Not a lot of malt.

Strong grape flavours on the palate and some very nice bitterness. Malt comes through a lot better.

Although the above really doesn't sell this beer well I think it is amongst the best being brewed in Victoria and is eminently drinkable.

Photo of mulder1010
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ML bottle poured into a Great Divide Globe

A-- Poured a clear dark gold color with a fluffy white one finger head that took its time in dropping to film. Decent head retention. No bubbles on the sides of the glass and just a bit of lacing.

S-- Grapefruit and lemon hop smell with just a small amount of a biscuit background. Crisp and fresh smell.

T-- Lemon citrus followed by grapefruit. Malt is a hearty biscuit like taste.

M-- Not a lot of bite to this, more aromatic and kind of floral perfume like finish. Not a big hop driven finish and flavor dies off pretty quickly.

D-- Low ABV at 4.8% so quite drinkable and refreshing, just not enough of a WOW factor to keep a Pale Ale fan interested. Good stepping stone from lagers to Pale Ales. After a while would want something bigger and bolder in the Pale Ale department.

Photo of dgilks
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first hit is of hops with moderately strong passionfruit and mango tropical notes coming through. The malt is laid back as it should be.

It is moderately hazy gold with a small white head.

Hmmm, I get plenty of good hop flavour as in the aroma. The malt profile is again subdued helping to support the hops with just a tinge of caramel flavour. Unfortunately, there appears to be a woody, dirty note in the background, almost like coffee. It may be a light infection but it detracts a little bit from an otherwise stellar beer.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Just right to help the flavours work.

An eminently drinkable beer from this top notch Aussie micro. It's a pity that there appears to be a small flaw here but otherwise it is good.

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Bridge Road Pale Ale from Bridge Road Brewers
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