Bridge Road Pale Ale - Bridge Road Brewers

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Australia

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jarmby1711 on 08-29-2005)
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Photo of norwichboy
2.55/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Cloudy orange hue with a decent head woth reasonable retention. Big pungent grapefruity hops aromas, with an accompanying very bitter taste. Quite a bit of caramel-like maltiness, but it does not seem to integrate with the hops, as if there is a separate layer of malt sweetness trying to make up for the bitterness, rather than the flavours coming together. The bitterness gives a good lingering finish. The mouthfeel is good with a just enough carbonation (for my taste anyway). Overall, a bruiser of a beer with lots of hops, but a bit of a simpleton. Not one I'll come back to I'm afraid.

Photo of PolarBear3
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
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 mulder1010
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
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 Vanz
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Stew41
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
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 CrazyDavros
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold pour with a long-lasting head.
Aroma is very malty with toffee, honey and resinous and peachy hops. Very appetising!
The flavours are less impressive, there's some nice toffee notes but the hop character is unpleasant and slightly metallic.
A little thin, especially seeing how malty this is.

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

a) Cloudy orange/pale amber. Nice, fine off-white head, bubbly, hazy.
s) Bread & caramel hints, overtly tropical fruit with citrus hints.
f) Spicy/seed flavours initially. Subtle waxy, floral notes. Tropical fruit again. Medium bitterness.
m) Slightly astringent, medium body. Slight tingle.
d) Similar to Fat Yak in a way, probably the spice & seed hop influence.

Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
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 koolk
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a murky amber orange in colour with a firm white head that persists.

Very strong fruity hop aromas mix with some yeast and bread notes - greapefruit, melon and other tropical notes. Yeast aroma increases with time. Very nice.

Palate is fruity with some maltiness on the finish. Bitterness is a little tough, throwing it out of balance somewhat.

A little thin on the body which is masked by an overly carbonated mouthfeel. Far too many bubbles in this.

Great aroma, ok palate, crap mouthfeel. Out of whack bitterness and carbonation reduce the drinkability of what could be a good drop.

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of heygeebee
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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 brendan13
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark golden, almost orange colour. Pours with very little head. Leaves very little lacing.
The citrusy hop smell is definantly there but personally, I think it could be hopped up a little bit more. A bit of the malt also comes through on the nose.
Very malty taste with only a slight hop bitterness.

Overall I found this beer a little bit unbalanced. Still a nice beer but with a few slight changes could be a great beer.

Photo of juju7
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a ridiculous head that didnt subside making it a little tricky to drink, but that's cool. Usual suspects are their in the aromas, citrus, grapefruit and a touch of yeasty spice too. The malt bite kicks in quite hard and lingers for a while which isn't necessarily bad. A solid beer and I'm enjoying but it's getting hard to get excited over these kind of beers lately. There's just so many.

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Photo of mungus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of MenInVen
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of CaptainHungry
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Noodleboyg
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of soju6
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
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 dgilks
3.8/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, unfiltered, yellow-orange coloured body, with a huge yellowish head of coarse-bubbled solid foam. Looks extremely carbonated, with a huge froth of head and lots of streaming carbonation.

Lightly aromatic fruit notes on the nose, hints of guava and starfruit. It's a tangy sweet-and-savoury character. Hints of grain cut through as well, giving a nice bread character to it. It's quite subdued, but quite pleasant.

Taste is pretty subdued as well, with a crisp but short hop bitterness and a grainy, organic character on the back palate. The more I drink it though, the more I feel it's really nicely balanced. Great mix of grainy malt and fragrant hops. Mouthfeel is overcarbonated, though, leaving it too prickly and frothy.

But overall, this is a very nice, if not extreme, pale ale. Refreshing and clean, smooth and tasty. Exceptionally drinkable.

Photo of wordemupg
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
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 Macca
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Bridge Road Pale Ale from Bridge Road Brewers
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.