Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by Spikester:
3.79/5 rDev +5.9%
Clear light amber with three fingers of white head that lasts more than five minutes. Leaves big clouds of lacing in the sides of the glass.
Smell is mostly grains with some herbal hop notes.
Taste is big herbal hops with a touch of melon. Hops have a bit of leather character and dominate at the start. The biscuit dough malt closes the gap with each sip. The lightly sweet melon aspect appears at the end of each swallow.
Overall a tasty and different APA for the Northwest. No grapefruit hop character. Fruity in a different way. Mouthfeel is a medium for the style with slight drying bitter finish left on the tongue.
Nice beer for a fairly low abv. APA . Looking forward to more interesting beers in the series.
03-03-2014 06:20:17 | More by Spikester
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3.13/5 rDev -12.6%
Pours into a nonic a dull honey tinged golden with a nice sticky full one finger white head that leaves two broken rings of lace as it settles slowly into a frothy mass.Caramel/biscuit malt mainly stands out in the nose with light leafy hops,dry-hopped maybe but lightly hopped at that.Flavors have almost and English flare to them with biscuit malts and leafy hops the main flavor profile although it does get sweet after awhile.The body needs a little beefing up and the flavor does as well,for a 30th anniversary trilogy Bridgeport leaves a little desired for their first of the trifecta.
08-10-2014 21:43:24 | More by oberon
3.44/5 rDev -3.9%
Appearance - burnt orange color that you would hope to see with some decent amount of head.
Smell - sweet hop aroma all over this one. interesting smell
Taste - definitely a unique hop flavor to this one. at first it is sweet and then just a little overwhelming for me.
Mouthfeel - nice and smooth, but still an interesting flavor to end the beer. nothing special
05-30-2014 21:53:34 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.96/5 rDev +10.6%
Bridgeport's tapered 12oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours pale golden in color with an impressive white head. Big, super fruity, fresh hop aroma. Really, this smells like a bowl of oranges. But this is no IBU monster. Just totally respectable American pale ale with a serious load of dry hopping. The beer is not totally dried out and leaves my palate a little bit sweet, though maybe that's just because I'm expecting a beer this aromatic to be more bitter. Still, I think this is solidly sessionable.
04-01-2014 01:53:56 | More by hreb
3.7/5 rDev +3.4%
The Trilogy No. 1 Pale Ale from Bridgeport is decent and quite sessionable. The beer poured a slightly hazy golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries a fresh hop zeal that has a hint of potpourri. The taste is evenly balanced and crisp. Floral base with pine twang makes it worth while. The mouthfeel is light to medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good beer and would recommend it.
05-17-2014 01:43:08 | More by WoodBrew
3.7/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is quite nice: grapefruit and orange.
The taste starts with a jab of lemon bitterness then lightens up a bit in the middle, finishes with a strong lemon and pine bitterness. Nice profile.
The texture is crisp with some nice fizz.
Great aroma and good tasting.
04-21-2014 21:00:14 | More by Fatehunter
3.71/5 rDev +3.6%
Pours an ever-so-slightly chill-hazed honey color with 3 fingers of ivory colored head. Clears nicely, great head retention& lacing
S: Biscuitty malt, mown hay, breadyness
T: Follows the nose, some grassy notes & tangerine up front. More biscuitty malt, dryness & a touch of floral hops as this warms, along with some grain husk notes. Finishes dry with some aspirin notes
MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, pretty good balance, gets a bit too bitter as it warms
An old school APA, started strong, but didn't quite finish that way, worth a try though
02-27-2014 06:03:16 | More by russpowell
4.1/5 rDev +14.5%
12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
A - A tall cap of white foam rises from being poured straight into the glass. Slow to vacate, fed by strong carbonation, and leaving it's presence all over the pint, the white suds rest on the slightly hazed, muted goldenrod-colored beer beautifully.
S - "Aaah"are the first things past my lips with one whiff of Trilogy #1. Citrusy and refreshing, the aroma presents a welcome burst of hops that showcase lemon rind, fresh-cut grass, suggestions of tropical fruit, and floral hints held together by a smooth and simple pale maltiness.
T - Citrus and tropical fruit pull from aroma to flavor in BridgePort's first Trilogy series beer but the bulk of the flavor revolves around the cereal grainy pale malt base that offers light flaky biscuit notes and a touch of honey.
M - Nicely carbonated, incredibly smooth, easy drinking, and finished with a wonderful level of dry, hoppy bitterness, this pale ale is quite sessionable and worthy of many pairings.
O - The first installment of BridgePort's Trilogy series, a Crystal dry-hopped pale ale, opens with a boisterous hop aroma that becomes a bit more conservative in flavor, mellowing out for a smooth, balanced, and drinkable beer. This tasty pale ale has "pairing" written all over it; it would compliment just about any pub fare you could throw at it as well as a handful of cheeses. A nice start to their 30th year!
03-07-2014 23:28:17 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
12oz from the COOP... Pours a fairly clear pale orange... Nice white head with good lacing.
Nose is interesting mix of grassy and slightly floral/melon hoppiness... pale malt essence mixes well with the grassy notes and helps amplify the fruitiness... a bit more herbaceous with warmth.
Flavor has a more pronounced melon/tropical fruit hoppiness.. but a residual cut hay/grass element is present too... Some spicy/herbal notes rise up as the glass warms.
Pretty standard in body and carbonation.
Okay pale ale... Good use of a PNW hop variety.
3.75's across the board.
01-27-2014 04:02:02 | More by JohnGalt1
3.76/5 rDev +5%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, grassy and lightly citrus hops. Flavor follows, with biscuit malt, grassy and citrus hops, light melon fruit, flavor falls off mid-taste, but recovers to reveal some mild fruit and lingering tea and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Classic pale ale profile with a good balance between grassy and lightly citrus hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is mellow but a satisfactory variety of hop flavors. Crystal hops are kind of old fashioned now, so it was interesting to taste them again and it does bring back memories of early craft ales.
04-19-2014 00:57:15 | More by LiquidAmber
3.85/5 rDev +7.5%
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first new beer from Bridgeport in quite sometime. The first in their trilogy of 30th anniversary beers. Acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.
Poured into a Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a nice bright juicy orange colored body, lightly cloudy with some sediment visible twirling in the glass. Two fingers of fluffy off-white head that leaves behind nice fat fluffy lacing. Looks very nice.
S - The aroma is pretty light. Some citrus / orange pith, mandarin jam sort of qualities, herbal, lemongrass, bready malt, & earthy yeast.
T - Taste follows the nose - simple and traditional, but drinkable and delicious. Light citrus, orange, grapefruit, piney hops, paired nicely with bready biscuit malts.
M - The feel is crisp and clean, medium-light bodied with mild carbonation. Grapefruit & pine resins lingering on the aftertaste.
Overall, I found it to be a very enjoyable offering. Simple in it's approach, but a solid example of the style. I'd be interested to try the other two beers in this series.
Bridgeport Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale ---4/5.
06-16-2014 22:01:31 | More by mfnmbvp
Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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