Bling India Pale Ale - Bridge Road Brewers
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3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
Earthy red pour with a thin covering of off-white head.
Aroma has lots of grassy hops, lots of sweet fruit notes. Grapefruit, peach, apples and pear. Underlying sweet toffee malt is definitely not forgotten.
Nutty/toasty cereal malt is first impression upon tasting, followed by an impressive long-lasting bitterness characterised by a slight grapefruit hoppy note.
Quite highly carbonated. Nice heavy mouthfeel though.
Much more malt driven than several other IPA's I've had, which I'm quite partial to.
04-14-2009 11:15:54 | More by CrazyDavros
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a very dark copper, somewhat hazy. Huge fluffy head with strong retention and lacing.
Strong citrus hops dominate the nose, aided nicely by some tropical fruit aromas. Pleasant, not overly strong or complex.
A stack of fruit flavour on the palate, not only hops but yeast as well. Some really nice sweet malt characters in there as well. Good fruity hop bitterness. Well done.
Balance, clean and good bitterness level. Only complaint is that it finishes a little watery, but otherwise solid.
Not a bad drop. Not quite up to the standard of US IPAs but a good effort from a local mob. Just needs some work on the aroma and the finish. Otherwise, will drink again as this bottle dissipated quickly!
09-10-2008 08:16:07 | More by koolk
4.05/5 rDev +9.2%
Cloudy and tan in colour. Scant head
The prominrnt hops are underpinned by a stewd blood plum bouquet.
The malt and hops are well balanced so that the experience is smooth but plenty sharp enough.
It is dry and thin in the mouth which allows the hops to shine.
A very enjoyable Ale indeed
11-19-2007 00:22:57 | More by jarmby1711
4/5 rDev +7.8%
A - Pours a light brown colour with reddish tinges. Fluffy off white head. Huge lacing is left.
S - Citrusy/piney hop aroma with some nice maltiness going on as well. A subtle earthy aroma is down there as well.
T - The malts come through here a bit more than the hops but I don't mind that. Biscuity goodness.
M - Pretty low carbonation, quite a thick mouthfeel.
D - May not be to everyones liking but to find a beer this tasty with a somewhat low alcohol level is ideal.
It'll be cool to see them maybe do a limited/seasonal release of a double IPA around 7 or 8%.
05-05-2007 09:16:45 | More by brendan13
Bling India Pale Ale from Bridge Road Brewers
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