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Hop Dish IPA - Lift Bridge Brewery

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Hop Dish IPAHop Dish IPA

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270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 9
Gots: 30 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of herman77
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber gold/peach. Smaller off white head

S: Light tropical fruit aroma. Some carmel malt sweetness as well as some pine and grapefruit hops.

T: Grapefruit, citrus and just a bit of tropical sweet hops right away. The bitterness is higher than I was expecting. Hop forward for sure, some bready maltiness is there though. Nice bitter finish that is a bit dry. Nothing stands out to much.

M: Medium body, slightly higher carbonation.

O: Pretty good overall with a decent drinkability. I like it and they did a great job, but nothing really strikes a cord with me to buy this anytime soon. Think I would rather have a Size 7 or a Saga.

herman77, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of ZAP
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Peach colored...nice lace on the glass as I drink

S-Nice big hop aroma...tropical fruits(light mango), citrus (tangerines, grapefruit), and pine...very hop forward....reminds me of some of the IPA's from California

T-Again hop forward....good tight bitterness to this as the pine punch is strong...also good citrus (grapefruit, tangerines) flavor as well...resiny hop bill...pine not as strong as on the nose but evident....the malt (thinking caramel) is definitely in the background ..

M-Perfect body and carbonation...dry on the finish with a good hop bite.

O-If you like IPA's that leave a hop impression this one would be for you. A lot of unsweetened grapefruit on the finish...never borders on hop juice as the malt backing adds just enough to balance a little.

I imagine some will love this to death. I personally like a sweeter citrus take on the hops but can appreciate this for what it is....a quality, well made IPA that could fit nicely in California. They cite seven hop varieties on the bottle but don't name them. Would guess Chinook, and Amarillo are apart of it for sure..

****Just bumped scores up a little...had Saga immediately after this and Saga did not hold up to this one....am doing a six IPA blind taster this weekend with Saga, Hop Dish, Two-Hearted, O'Dell and a couple others to further evaluate its greatness***

ZAP, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of yamar68
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking beer... amber gold lively body with a milky finger of starch white head that laces well.

Caramel citrus peel, abstract bitterness, real clean, pretty tame.

Refreshingly bitter, sweet hop notes, some dry conifer presence, pretty well balanced I think.

yamar68, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of djschnabel
4/5  rDev -0.2%

djschnabel, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of jjanega08
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No freshness dating.

A= Pours a rather thick looking amber color sort of the color of red hair with a thin half finger of head that falls to a nice skin on the top of the glass. There is a nice amount of lacing despite the lack of a head.

S= The smell is a nice hop aroma. It almost smells like a brewery fermenting beer or the closet you do your homebrewing in. It has a sort of a cold wet dankiness to it that intertwines with the nice citrus hop aroma. There is a bit of balance in that there is a little malty aroma as well.

T= The taste matches the flavor very well. I actually love the dank sort of closet full of homebrew flavor. I can taste the clean steel and saniitized everything this beer has gone through almost. It's got a very unique thing going on only a homebrewer could appreciate.

M= The mouth is very well done.

O= This is a solid IPA. It's definitally unique as well. I don't know how to really put it together but I like this beer a lot. A nice alternative to the other extra delicious hoppy beers found in MN.

jjanega08, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of minneapolitanjim
4.25/5  rDev +6%

minneapolitanjim, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of bsp77
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Amber-orange with thin off-white head and spotty lacing.

Smell: Very mild and fairly standard. Some citrus, but more floral, earthy and spicy.

Taste: Fairly large malt backbone of caramel and toast. Mix of citrusy, floral and spicy hops. Well balanced and very tasty, but the mix of flavors means nothing really stand out. Somewhat bitter.

Feel: Medium-full body that is pretty smooth with relatively low carbonation. Fairly dry finish.

Overall: While this is definitely a good beer, IMO, it is not as great as recent, great hoppy MN beers from Summit (Saga), Indeed (Day Tripper), Brau Brothers (HopSession) and Steel Toe (Size 7), plus the "old" standby Furious.

bsp77, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of caskstrength
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

caskstrength, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Mealhouse, Oct 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

bjohn84, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

t0rin0, Oct 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Cyclone8, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

nijo1833, Sep 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Steimie, Sep 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Dloude, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

HoistinBrews, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

ChopsMeister, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Lorihall1, Aug 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Doyle, Aug 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Hopstout, Jul 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

doucmehu, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

jpbebeau, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

laymansbeerfan, Mar 13, 2012
Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.