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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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Reviews: 35
Hads: 170
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 27.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 170
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Spikester
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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Photo of MartzMimic
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
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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Photo of StaveHooks
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
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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Photo of Beerme5
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
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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Photo of Reidrover
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of alexrichman
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A> Not the best appearance, about 1-finger of head that quickly dissipated and looked more like the head from a carbonated soda. The brew itself is clear and rusty looking.

S> Smells pretty good, biscuity malts and a tropical/melony hop aroma

T> Hops come through much stronger on the tongue. A really nice play of hops that exhibit mainly tropical/melon flavors and just a bit of citrus on the finish. The malt also makes itself known, the biscuity flavor from the nose comes through but I also taste really dark/roasty malts. Finishes hop dominant without being overwhelming.

M> Feels good on the tongue. Nice carbonation and not too thin, especially given that it's a pale ale. Nothing outstanding but solid none the less.

O> This is an interesting beer. The flavors are all pretty big without being overwhelming in the least. I can see this brew turning someone on to craft brew for the first time, but not really anything to write home about. Considering this is the 30th anniversary ale from Bridgeport, this is pretty dissapointing.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


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.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head (about a finger's worth) which has poor retention. The head is pure cotton white while the body is a dull pale amber which appears as a mix of pale amber and golden straw when held up to the light. Lacing tends to sheeting at the moment.

Nose- Not a whole lot of presence. Initially, I got touches of citrus (mostly orange and lemon) and a tiny amount of pine and resin from the bottle, but now I get nothing. The glass showed some fleshier, softer fruit (maybe peach, a little bit of mango) but now shows a tiny bit of caramel. Fairly subdued. Swirling shows small amounts of peaches and mango.

Taste- Has a front of vague citrus, then flashes notes of grain which build into huge cereal notes throughout the middle with a slight touch of bitterness on the finish. Some wood and spice. A hint of pine and resin. But from the initial taste, the biggest aspect is the warm and toasty cornflake nature of the middle. Not really what I was expecting from a pale ale and at the moment, it's inviting. Let's see if that lasts. Some chalkiness on the next taste which shows bigger hop notes on the front- citrus (orange, lemon, some grapefruit) and fruit (peach, mango) notes that reflect the nose. There is still a warm mix of grain, cereal, biscuit, and cornflake but it has moved closer to the finish and I would have to say that it works in this beers favor. There is almost no hops on the back end and I'm good with that. Some pine and resin punctuated throughout the flavor profile but nothing that distracts. Somewhat different for a pale ale but pretty much a solid, good beer. Maybe above average to good, but mostly good.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with some syrup to the texture. Little bit of a dry finish. Appropriate amount of carbonation that is a tad bit carbonic.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing and is interesting enough for a pale ale to be sessionable. Pretty standard craft beer price and something I could see myself picking up again.

Overall- Above average to good, but pretty much just good. It somewhat straddles the line between an APA and a lager and has enough of the good parts of both to make any interesting beer that's a little different. Worth a try based on that alone.

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Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.