Hop Dish IPA | Lift Bridge Brewery

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Hop Dish IPAHop Dish IPA
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Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mdog on 05-21-2011

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Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 413
Reviews by joshuaseresse:
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a growler of this at the Commander release. Poured into some soft of glass:

A - Deep, golden honey amber with constant carbonation up the sides. Half of an inch of creamy head with really nice lacing.

S - Nice pine bitterness and undertones of grapefruit, pineapple and orange. Little bit of lemon grass and slight malt backbone.

T - Malt and some pine bitterness. Very much a west coast like IPA with heavy citrus hops that are pretty well balanced. Nice resin and pine stickiness for an after taste.

M - Bitter tingle and bit of a drying effect. A nice souring citrus lemon and lime sensation that leaves a tingle in the after feeing.

O - Really glad I got to try this one. I thought it was really, really tasty and would drink this all the time if it was in bottles. Nice job on this one Lift Bridge.

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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MrUse
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bsp77
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Amber-orange with thin off-white head and spotty lacing.

Smell: A little 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.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: brilliant gold to amber
S: Resiny citrus nose.
T: Starts malty and then goes through several hop permutations from fruity, resiny to piney citrus with lingering hop bitter. Dries out on the finish
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: A decent beer that is nice to find on tap.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IndiaPaleViking
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As a Minnesota native I live about 15 minutes from Lift Bridge and I love what they have done in Stillwater.

Hop Dish is a solid IPA and is very balanced and drinkable. However in the vast world of IPA's this is the Scandanavian version; it doesn't make waves and it doesn't make a stand. Compared to the offering's from Surly and Summit it is a little weak. Like most IPAs it is much better on tap than bottled.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.