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Hop Dish IPA - Lift Bridge Brewery

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Hop Dish IPAHop Dish IPA

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very good

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 11
Gots: 46 | 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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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hop DIsh pours a dark golden color, with a nice large lacing head. Their are floral notes, but a nice golden malty aroma also comes through. The taste has a strong crisp malty taste, with floral notes coming through as well. A very well balanced IPA. Overall a very drinkable enjoyable and balanced IPA.

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Lurkerson
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of Kenai4
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of KarlHungus
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.

Photo of igor
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Beerontwowheels
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Hopsiam14
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Drtfinelli
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of LGH
5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BillyLrsn
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of WallE89
4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Greggy
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
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
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
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%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of garymuchow
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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
4.04/5  rDev +1%
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.

Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.