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Bridge Jumper | Excelsior Brewing Co.

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3.25
pDev:
51.08%
 
 
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Brewed by:
Excelsior Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A malt-forward IPA dry hopped with a shipload of raw, whole hops. This IPA defines “extreme balance”. An extreme malty sweetness on the front end with a huge hop bitterness to finish clean.

Added by morimech on 04-20-2013

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have had this on tap at the Pig & fiddle, Moto I and Muddy Waters.
A: Bright gold under a 1” rocky foam cap. S: malt and citrus.
T: Graham cracker, light caramel, finishing citrus rind hop bitterness.
F: Creamy, medium full body and medium carbonation.
O: An easy to drink strong ale.

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3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.17/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with one finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is not that appealing. Has a bit of a antiseptic, bleach, band-aid smell. Smells like the brewery after cleaning. Once you get past that initial smell, some nice malty aromas come into play. Not much for appealing hop aroma.

Much better tasting. Hoppy and bitter but plenty of malt sweetness to balance things out. I pick out citrus and tropical fruit, with caramel and dark fruit from the malt. Finishes on the slightly bitter side with a lingering grainy aftertaste.

Has a bigger body for a beer of this ABV level. Also well carbonated which is slightly surprising for an Excelsior growler.

They backed off the IPA claim and for good reason. Good balance of flavors. Now if they could just do something about the aroma. Like all of their beers, it is flawed in some way.

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Bridge Jumper from Excelsior Brewing Co.
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