Hop Dish IPA - Lift Bridge Brewery
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Reviews by PieOhMy:
4.4/5 rDev +10%
Poured into Dogfish Head IPA glass
A Hazy amber. Thick foamy white head, fades slow. Thick lacing remains.
S Fresh cut grass. Orange peel. Pine. Sugarcane. The citrus orange smell is very pronounced.
T This is a hop blast. Hoppy, piney flavor right up front. Followed by a smooth sweet malty taste. Bitter finish that lingers.
M Light, smooth, clean.
O Awesome. Leans towards a West Coast IPA, but there's more to it. It is a giant hop bomb, but there's some subtle sweet and spiciness. Complex. Taste great. F-ing great beer!
08-01-2013 02:23:56 | More by PieOhMy
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -1.3%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Amber-orange with thin off-white head and spotty lacing.
Smell: Very mild and fairly standard. Some citrus, but more floral, earthy and spicy.
Taste: Fairly large malt backbone of caramel and toast. Mix of citrusy, floral and spicy hops. Well balanced and very tasty, but the mix of flavors means nothing really stand out. Somewhat bitter.
Feel: Medium-full body that is pretty smooth with relatively low carbonation. Fairly dry finish.
Overall: While this is definitely a good beer, IMO, it is not as great as recent, great hoppy MN beers from Summit (Saga), Indeed (Day Tripper), Brau Brothers (HopSession) and Steel Toe (Size 7), plus the "old" standby Furious.
10-26-2012 22:10:39 | More by bsp77
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big four finger off white head with very good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A grassy and citrus hop forward aroma that is fairly balanced by the malts. Grassy and earthy hops along with citrus orange, grapefruit, mango, and lemon. Floral with some hints of pine resin spice. A very noticeable malt presence with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. A pretty balanced overall aroma.
Taste: Like the smell previews, a mix of grassy and juicy hops with a solid balance of malts. Upfront is a taste of citrus orange, grapefruit, mango, and lemon. Earthy hops with a very grassy and floral taste. Also some spicy pine resin in the mix. Solid bready malt presence with notes of caramel, biscuit, toffee, and yeast. Hops and malts are pretty balanced here.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly juicy and chewy. Has a fairly dry finish.
Overall: A pretty good IPA. Not quite in the West Coast style as there is more of a malt balance here. A pretty solid mix.
12-06-2012 07:05:06 | More by MattyG85
4.6/5 rDev +15%
I have been searching for this beer ever since I bought the first six pack. I've found it on tap since, but not in bottles, so perhaps the first run was limited release? in any case, if you see it, buy it. You won't be disappointed.
Remembering from the bottle, i believe it used seven different hop varieties (this being Minnesota, the name is a play on "hot dish", the regional speciality that everyone loves to hate). Standout hops flavor, which is surprising given the melange of hop varieties. This one truly dances on your tongue. One of the best new Midwest beers of the year.
03-18-2013 04:49:43 | More by andrew8626
3.9/5 rDev -2.5%
Picked up a bottle at Princeton's Liquors. Mmm. This is a nice, big tangerine and grapefruit IPA. No, there's nothing groundbreaking, or new, but it's always good to have another solid and local IPA. There's a big bitter punch in the finish, damped slightly by a mild bready caramel malt backbone. Resinous pine builds in the flavor as the beer warms. This is a cleaner, fruitier IPA, which I always appreciate. Worth checking out.
12-21-2012 22:38:12 | More by tempest
Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
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