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Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale AleTrilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale

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82
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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: artoolemomo on 01-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of barnzy78
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L - mildly hazy golden body with a thinner, creamy off-white head
S - earthy, grapefruit pith, biscuity malt
T - fruity, grapefruit pith, earth, biscuit, grassy, spicy hops
F - medium body, sharp and crisp, finishes dry and bitter
O - nice accentuation of the Crystal hops and a good APA, but nothing spectacular here

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
5.2% ABV

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!

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a well made pale ale featuring the crystal hop, which imparts only a very delicate citrus summery flavor, but is really subtle compared to so many other C varietals, its nowhere near as oily or high alpha, unless they simply didnt use very much of it, but thats a secret i may never know. blonde and mostly clear, very well carbonated in looks and feel, a nice spring time pale ale with almost no bitterness and just enough grassy hop flavor to keep it seasonally right on, as well as interesting enough to be sessionable for a very light beer. some pale two row and maybe even a little wheat malt provides a delicate base for the hops, which come through clean and with a tiny lemon twist. its refreshing and zesty and enjoyable, but still very light on flavor overall. i like what bridgeport does with hops, i always have, and while this one is a bit lighter than some of their classics, its equally well done. curious to check out the other beers in this series that are soon to come.

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of VanKieft
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Jameswoody
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of npyoung35
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Spikester
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MartzMimic
3.09/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours light copper with some haze. The slight bubbly head disappeared pretty fast. Some lacing. Some floral hops and caramel malt smell. Tastes of hay, fruit and flowers, with a bit of a metallic bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly light. Very crisp. An interesting beer that would be nice on a summer afternoon.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a DFH IPA glass.

A - Pours a hazy golden amber with a firm white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Strong spicy and floral hops, lavender, grapefruit oil, bready malts.

T - Spicy bitterness, pale malts, orange and grapefruit, melon rind, some tropical fruit, the bitterness is somewhat chalky. The hops are almost as bold in the flavor as the nose. Herbal/floral hops dominate the dry finish.

M - Medium body, ample carbonation, smooth and wet with a dry finish.

A spicy Pale ale that packs in the flavor. There's really nothing bad to say about this beer. If you don't like floral/herbal hops you probably won't like this.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Beerme5
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was really fun. No other way to describe it. I'm not a huge Bridgeport fan, but you can tell they had fun creating this beer. It threw me off because the flavor was somewhat dull upfront with a light hop profile, but the finish is just plain fun. LOTS of fruit notes, particularly mango/melon. It was completely unexpected, but made for a very sessionable beer. The rest of the beer (smell, appearance, mouthfeel) was nothing out of this world, but I'd recommend grabbing a sixer of this simply for the finish alone. Looking forward to the rest in this limited release series.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Reidrover
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz single bought from Fred Meyer in North Salem. $1.19 Nice golden coloured ale with an inch thick off white head. Handsome. WEll hopped aroma the crystal hops are not my absolute favourite but this is fine enough. Taste is also nice with good lemon hints..tastes very fresh. Malts are there but in the back. Simple but nice. Good palate properly carbonated and very likable A nice simple APA..would do great in June. I think this is a return to form by Bridgeport...look forward to more in the series.

Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.