Hop Dish IPA - Lift Bridge Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
11-21-2011 02:34:32 | More by joshuaseresse
4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
Received this growler for my birthday.
A hiss as the cap twists off, pours out a very pale copper with slight haziness to it.
Half inch white cap, receding to a collar.
Aroma is very juicy hops, mild malt sweetness, caramel, pine and large amount of citrus. faint cotton candy aroma.
Taste has a wonderful balance of sweet malts and bitter hops. Buttery caramel rolls, citrus orange peel hops, pine bitters through the swallow and beginning to dry out into the finish. Clean, non-nagging hops that you can taste each sip without an obliterated pallet. Yet still very flavorful and hops being very much present.
Something in there reminds me of lactose.
Medium carbonation prickle with some hop oil slickness.
So drinkable, a hop thirst quencher with balance and terrific malt flavor.
Absolutely love this beer!
11-03-2011 01:00:31 | More by Buebie
4.13/5 rDev +3%
A lovely copper color out of a growler. Massive head of thick and sticky foam.
A pungent array of hops with citrus, pine and fruit notes. Picking up some malty sweetness.
Hmm, this tasted much better at the brewery, but this is still tasty. Pretty balanced now compqree to when I first had it. A pretty big malty backbone, but a bigger hop profile with lots of pine and citrus notes. Getting bitter grapefruit peel on the finish.
Very smooth and soft feel with some sticky resin qualities.
This is a nice hop forward IPA. Not a counter pressure filled growler, so maybe the hops faded a bit from that. Still, very hoppy and flavorful for a seven and a half percent beer with good drinkability. Nice to see more hoppy options locally.
10-03-2011 01:34:29 | More by jera1350
3.75/5 rDev -6.5%
A big thanks to jenray for sharing the growler.
A: Pours a hazy reddish/orange color. A tiny, bubbly, white head forms and recedes to nothing. No lace. Looks a little lifeless.
S: Big pine, floral, and even grassy hops. Citrus and grapefruit hops with a lingering bitterness. Very enjoyable.
T: Follows the nose with plenty of piny hops. Floral, herbal, grassy. A nice hop bite.
M/D: A medium body with low carbonation, and seems very thin. I am thinking this is a problem with the growler fill. Easy enough to drink. Quaffable.
For the most part enjoyable. I don't think the growler was filled right, which would explain the low carbonation and thin body. Thought as is, still enjoyable.
08-18-2011 03:19:08 | More by champ103
2.55/5 rDev -36.4%
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
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
On-tap at Buster's on 28th, served in a tall goblet.
A: Clear copper body with a 3/4" head of super-fine off-white foam. Good retention, lovely coating of lace. Lovely.
S: Intensely hoppy aroma: dominated by grapefruit, and with pine, vegetal, and herbal hop notes playing supporting roles. Excellent.
T: Caramel malt joins in quickly and assertively, backed up by big citrus hops. Bittersweet finish. Good, but not quite great - I was hoping the intense hoppiness would carry through undiminished.
M: Creamy, frothy medium body. A bit much.
O: Solid beer, but I wish the malt had kept itself in the background.
07-29-2011 21:02:07 | More by woosterbill
Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
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