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Hop Dish IPA - Lift Bridge Brewery

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Hop Dish IPAHop Dish IPA

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Mdog on 05-21-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of WallE89
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Greggy
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into pint glass

Fairly aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of white head which quickly recedes. Body is light amber with no sediment.

Excellent nose. Resinous pine, citrus and a little bit of earth.

Starts out with pine resin, massive citrus with some malt showing through. It finishes very dry with hop oil astringency.

I get a bit too much carbonation here but the dry finish is great.

Overall a tasty brew

Photo of andrew8626
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have been searching for this beer ever since I bought the first six pack. I've found it on tap since, but not in bottles, so perhaps the first run was limited release? in any case, if you see it, buy it. You won't be disappointed.

Remembering from the bottle, i believe it used seven different hop varieties (this being Minnesota, the name is a play on "hot dish", the regional speciality that everyone loves to hate). Standout hops flavor, which is surprising given the melange of hop varieties. This one truly dances on your tongue. One of the best new Midwest beers of the year.

Photo of Cooper
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of garymuchow
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice grapefruit and citrus aroma. Classic American hops. No excess here. Enough foundation to support.
Classic appearance too with slightly smallish white head, with lacing. Slightly cloudy golden ale.
Hops show forth on this one. The initial bitterness is kinda's nice and it flows smoothly into the hop flavors and blends with the malts. However, they kick is kinda' big on the finish and become more harsh than smooth at this point. The finish is super long and not all that unpleasant-quite like grapefruit. Resiny quality is low overall (which is good in my book).
Nice moderate body with a slightly grainy feel.
Overall this is in on the nicer side of good for style. I like the classic hop aroma. Hits all the basics pretty well. Drinks smaller than it's noted size.

Photo of JackieTH
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours medium amber gold with a nice foam cap and impressively sticky sheets of lace. Smell is mediocre, quite faint.. I'm getting light citrus and malt. Taste is a 180-turn for the better. Flavorful citrus pith and it's juicy, easy to drink, refreshing with moderate bitterness and clean finish. Medium light mouthfeel and the body holds together nicely. This is an easy to quaff flavorful IPA and I'm sure one of the best I've had from Lift Bridge. Nice.

Photo of chanokokoro
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a English stemmed ale glass

Pours translucent golden with amber accents. Fluffy two finger head, above average retention and wispy lacing present. Pine, mixed tropical notes, and flora on the nose. Light fresh cut grass and green tea, pineapple and other tropical notes. Finishes bone dry with bitter grapefruit rind and piney notes. An excellent example of a more traditional West Coast-style IPA; refreshing, dry, and bitter.

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured out as an amber color, the head was white with very thin retention with a scattered lacing. The smell of the beer is a blend of sweet peach and honey. The taste is a bit more mellow for an IPA. Expected a little more pine but is a much softer bitterness. There is a slight tea flavor that I get from this. The mouthfeel is smooth with a soft carbonation. Overall it's a really nice IPA. The aroma really impressed me.

Photo of koes0024
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ddavison
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of dav2080
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jcjerabek
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of TheKOshow
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of zeledonia
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No date on the bottle, sadly. Excited to try another local IPA, from the land of many. Tasted 16 January 2013.

Pours medium amber, a nondescript color, about 97% clear. One finger of off-white head, good retention and great lacing. Just a thin curtain of bubbles.

One whif had me sold. Big juicy hops, pineapple and pine, peach and mango. Well-backed by unobtrusive malts. Wow.

Taste is pretty darn good. Grainy up front, followed by a soft pulse of dry bitterness. It's not quite as clean as the best, but nice and refreshing. I could use some more of those fine-smelling hop oils in the flavor as well.

Feel is fine. Medium-bodied, a little sticky. Has a bit of chewy fullness. Doesn't feel as dry as it tastes, though the finish clears out quickly. Main complaint is that it could use more carbonation.

This is a really nice IPA. It's not the best I've had, but it can hang pretty well in a crowded market full of great IPAs. The stellar fruity hop aromas are the definite highlight.

Photo of JJWIGHT
4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jimmah120
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no date. cool label inwith the giant hop on the plate.

Ruby-amber pour with a thin splotch of bubbles. smell is warm, oaky, spicy herbal hops in the background. before it was poured, it was a more skunky scent. taste is pine and citrus at the forefront, finishes meaty not unlike an artichoke. malt is sugary and in the background. feel is oily on the tongue, and a little undercarbonated.

overly hopped ipa that tastes much better on tap

Photo of runfoodrun
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Darker copper-brown body, one finger white head. Thick rings of lacing.

S- Earthy resinous hops, some tropical fruits. Some toffee and caramel malt. Smells a lot like citrusy hop pellets.

F- Tropical fruit, lots of caramel. Seemed to be more malty than I'm used to. In fact, the hop character that is most present is an earthy, dank grassiness that follows through on the backend with a solid bitterness.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry, bitter grassiness. Again, like a hop pellet.

O- Pretty good beer, blazed through the sixer I picked up in Minneapolis. Probably wouldn't go after this one next time I'm in Mpls when I have the likes of Furious and Overrated to pick up.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.