Hop Dish IPA - Lift Bridge Brewery
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2.55/5 rDev -36.3%
Hop Prop and Blucys at the Blue Door in St. Paul. Have liked the 3 beers I've tried from LiftBridge, here's hoping the streak continues...
Unfortunately does not. Starts out well, with a piney aroma, good hop presence, somewhat balanced. But there's an odd taste creeping up on me. Can't tell if I like it or not. After considering, I realize, no sir, I don't like it. But what is it? it's vaguely a camping flavor, reminds me of when I haven't rinsed my coffee cup right. That's it...it's soapy. Soap. Soap!!!
I'm thinking Lift Bridge was not going for soapy, there's a reason soap ales have not caught on. Somewhere you'd imagine someone tries the beer while it's in formula stage and tells the brewer "uh, this tastes kind of, you know, soapy". Apparently not.
Lift Bridge has done well and I'll keep trying their stuff. But this one didn't work for me. Not recommended.
08-09-2011 03:45:10 | More by lurpy1
2.9/5 rDev -27.5%
12 oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a shitty hotel highball glass in a hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.
Not paired with food. Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a half finger beige colour head - quite thin, devoid of any real cream, and of mundane retention. Colour is a clear translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Floral, pine, and citrus hops. A bit of a mess, but nevertheless appealing. A bit soapy. A mild strength aroma.
T: Pale clean malts with floral, piney, and some soapy notes atop. Some juicy citrus. A tasty little brew. Lacks balance, but it's enjoyable. Not real complex or subtle.
Mf: Smooth, clean, and wet. Too coarse on the finish. Carbonation is off. Runs a bit artificial. Thickness is off the mark.
Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. Not a great IPA. I wouldn't get it again, but it's a nice little beer. A decent offering from Lift Bridge.
11-26-2012 02:54:26 | More by kojevergas
3.16/5 rDev -21%
This beer pours a hazy dark orange color. The head is a half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit, pine and tangerines. It is fairly aromatic, but it smells uninspired to me. I've smelled a lot of IPAs like this one, and most of them didn't do much for me. The taste is similar to the aroma, and has a vrry subdued bittrrness. So subdued, in fact, that most modern day APAs have a more pronounced bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation for the style. Overall, this isn't the IPA for me. I can't see myself drinking this again.
04-18-2013 02:24:34 | More by KarlHungus
3.2/5 rDev -20%
Pours clear amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, citrus zest, and pine.
Tastes much like it smells with grapefruit, citrus zest, pine and some caramel malt. There is a lot of hop bitterness, but not as much caramel malt to balance out the bitterness.
Medium bodied with average carbonation. Oily and resinous, with a bitter aftertaste. A bit one dimensional, but not bad.
12-15-2012 03:35:32 | More by hardy008
3.34/5 rDev -16.5%
A- Dark golden but still transparent. Nice head and lacing. The head stayed fluffy for some time.
S- Caramel pine and resin. Citrus notes. Earthy. There is some strange, sharp aroma I cannot pin point which comes out in the taste as well.
T- Earthy pine hop with a well balanced caramel malt. The hop overtakes the malt on the finish and lingers briefly. It tries to acidic with citrus but falls short. Still, it pokes through just enough be identified, and it pisses me off. Almost ammonia-like. Nit picking aside, this is a solid, well rounded IPA.
M- Heavier than expected.
O- This beer is different each time I have it. Unavoidable changes from cool, to room temp, to cool could be to blame. Despite its solid balance and flavor, I can not get over this strange taste I get. Almost like the ammonia used to describe some wines.
07-16-2013 21:36:43 | More by BeerIndustry22111
3.5/5 rDev -12.5%
About a week old, deschutes tulip.
Clear golden orange pour with carbonation as expected. Decent white head. Already looks too dark/malty.
Smells are from the richer and sweeter region of hopville. Some fresh earthy aspects (it is only a week old). Carmel sweetness follows the hop aromas.
Tastes are straightforward pine and citrus, but lacking the bright, crisp, resinous punch found in top shelf IPAs. Carmel malts provide balance, too much balance for my tastes.
Mouthfeel lacks the bite, the resin, the chewiness. On the sweeter and heavier side, but still easy drinking.
Nothing to get too excited about, but a decent IPA, I guess.
edit: had it a few more times out of the bottle, better drinking. Maybe they're still working out the kinks. Still on the richer/sweeter side, but the hops popped a bit more, flavors more impressive.
10-25-2012 16:16:49 | More by caskstrength
Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
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