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Hop Dish IPA - Lift Bridge Brewery

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Hop Dish IPAHop Dish IPA

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mdog on 05-21-2011)
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-13-2012 19:29:37 | More by laymansbeerfan
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-19-2012 16:46:32 | More by zenwatts
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-29-2011 03:20:34 | More by morecoldbeer
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

11-27-2011 04:11:01 | More by jenray
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Serving type: growler

11-21-2011 02:34:32 | More by joshuaseresse
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-18-2011 02:53:29 | More by nmann08
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-15-2011 20:18:36 | More by hoeg0015
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

11-15-2011 16:56:48 | More by millelacsmark
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-14-2011 17:53:35 | More by Yulles
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: growler

11-03-2011 01:00:31 | More by Buebie
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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

10-03-2011 01:34:29 | More by jera1350
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: growler

08-18-2011 03:19:08 | More by champ103
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2.55/5  rDev -36.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2011 03:45:10 | More by lurpy1
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.


Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2011 21:02:07 | More by woosterbill
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4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy orange color with about a half inch of head that disappears slowly. There is a lot of lacing left when the head does disappear. Carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the beer throughout the entire tasting.

S: Strong citrus and pine aromas balanced slightly with sweet maltiness.

T: Strongly bittered beer. Citrus and piny hops hit the palate first and are the strongest flavors. There is not much balance but the taste is so good.

M: Medium bodied beer with good carbonation.

Overall, this is an awesome beer, it will find a home in my fridge

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2011 21:56:05 | More by happygnome
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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber/ crimson coloration, great, big sturdy head, creamy-toned, lace-leaving and lovely. Really nice looking glass of beer.

Aroma: soft, fruity, floral, subtle insinuations of citrus and pine. Beautiful, but not bombastic.

Taste: A flood of hops bitterness, reaches every corner of the senses, and calmly, politely fades back. Linger on the palate just enough to urge another sip and gulp. Very clean, while being unrepentantly flavorful. Plenty of hops to keep me happy. Big time hop flavor never quits in this one.

Medium bodied, long bitter hoppy finish. Plays with and stays with the tongue.
This is a damned respectable IPA that Lift Bridge can be quite proud of, and is easily their best beer, in my opinion.Can go head to head with the best of them. Time to bottle this one, it's a winner. I'd suggest a name change, unless they've gotten tired of that game.

Mmmm, mmm, I can highly recommend this one to all hopheads, up, down, in and out.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2011 09:26:48 | More by feloniousmonk
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap in a pint glass @ busters

A- a beautiful slight hazed copper/orange color with a 1 finger off-white head settles to a fresh collar

S- pungent aroma of citrus and tropical floral hops with tropical fruit notes,slight smell of baked bread

T- huge floral and big citrus hops on the front end fill the taste buds with a smooth pine/tropical extended mouthfeel of hops .. so smooth so good..baked bread malts are in the finish

M- smooth creamy very hoppy..so much flavor just the right carbonation

O-LB makes great brews acros the board..IMO this is thier best to date..please put this in bottles

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 21:54:42 | More by gatornation


4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap this week at Hangar Room, Happy Gnome and Mad Capper in Stillwater.

Delicate stick sweet head compliments a beautiful orange haze. You dont need to take a picture, you will remember this IPA.

HUGE CITRUS AND HOPS..bam pow zoinks..my taste buds are in heaven. Orange citrus bittered hops dominates and a balanced sweet ending.

Matt, the new head brewer at Lift Bridge, has hit the bullseye. I can't wait for bottle distrobution.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2011 16:50:05 | More by LIQUORBARREL
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3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I thought this beer was good, but not more.

I wasn't able even to discern if the hops were fruity or piney, the hop flavors were sort of muddled.

More of a malt-forward IPA than I like, personally. I like more of the crisp, hop forward IPA's.

A nice and decent IPA, in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2011 13:30:16 | More by mnbrewery
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4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy orange, good head.

Smell: HUGE orange and citrus aroma. I don't think I've ever had an on-tap beer with this strong a smell.

Taste: Nicely balanced with sweet underlying a good citrus and orange kick.

Drinkability: Not too strong, went down easy.

Had this on-tap at the Hanger Room. This is the best smelling beer I have ever had. Luckily the taste keeps up, with a good balance between hops and sweetness. Right on the borderline of being a DIPA, but their website calls it an IPA. Really good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2011 23:03:52 | More by Mdog
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Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
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