Hop Dish IPA - Lift Bridge Brewery

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89
very good

313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Mdog on 05-21-2011)
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1/5  rDev -75%

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1/5  rDev -75%

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2.45/5  rDev -38.8%

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2.48/5  rDev -38%

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2.55/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.9/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.16/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.