Trilogy 2 Aussie Salute IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
3.81/5 rDev +9.5%
12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial Pint.
A - Cloudy apricot golden in color, Aussie Salute might be hard to see through but it's steady carbonation feeding the tall ivory head is still noticeable beneath the delicate lace left on the glass.
S - Big and citrusy, the dry-hopped nose bursts with a combination of bright American hops and earthy Aussie nuances. Lemon oil and old grapefruit rind mix with soft pine suggestions and cut grass for a slightly skunky aroma that's unlike the affects of being light-struck. This IPAs malt brings a nice flaky biscuit undertone that works wonderfully as a light backdrop.
T - Floral earthiness abandons the grassier aromatics while the citrus characteristics remain in tact with full lemony citrus notes. Hop driven but not explosive, this IPA keeps an even keel with biscuity malt and a touch of caramel sweetness.
M - Malt still provides wonderful balance even though this IPA is rightfully hop-forward. Medium-light bodied and dry on the back end, there's very light bitterness but just enough to make it a nice food pairing beer.
O - Aussie Salute's overall hoppiness, while forward, remains on the lighter side for today's IPAs giving it an aroma, taste, and finish of something more like an easy drinking pale ale that would go wonderfully with about any pub fare you could throw it's way. Citrusy and floral with biscuity undertones, there's something for everyone in this relaxing brew.
06-16-2014 23:58:50 | More by BeerFMAndy
More User Reviews:
2.26/5 rDev -35.1%
A - Hazy cloudy orange with a nice amount head and a little lacing.
S - Fresh piney, resiny hops and some bready malt.
T - Now I love me some hoppy bitter IPAs, but this tasted like soap. And once I couldn't get that taste out of my mouth I couldn't even finish the beer.
M - Favorable carbonation but the taste overwhelmed everything.
O - I went in wanting to like it. I don't like drinking soap. And now my glass was not soapy.
06-05-2014 18:47:15 | More by samtrillo
3.76/5 rDev +8%
Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy watery orange color with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is mostly spotty with good stick.
Smell - Big floral notes with touches of citrus and grass. Distant bready malts comprise the rest of the aroma.
Taste - Follows the nose - floral and grassy hop notes backed by some rounding citrus character. Malts are pushed well back and come across as very generic in flavor, bready and bland, but provides a solid backbone. Finishes with a touch of spice and some light citrus rind bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body with lively carbonation that leads to a crisp bite and finish.
Overall - It's a good IPA, and I don't think you'd find many that would argue with that. How good is probably where the argument lies. For me, it's bordering on great. I think the lack of some more assertive malt flavor is holding it back, otherwise it's pretty damn good.
06-27-2014 06:42:29 | More by TheSixthRing
3.3/5 rDev -5.2%
Pours out to a dense white head that falls to a thin layer and leaves good but erratic lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, herbs and not much grain. Flavor is juicy hop juice, dry and crisp with a pale malt backdrop. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing (not to style but I like it), Overall assessment is this is solid but not exceptional.
08-16-2014 03:37:52 | More by EagleTalon
3.78/5 rDev +8.6%
Lightly hazed with one finger of white head. Fair amount of lace. Smell is resins and bready malt. Taste is resinous hops with a some bready malt. A light amount of tropical fruitiness also. Mouthfeel is just above light plenty of carbonation. Finish is long bitter and dry. Overall it reminds me of Bridgeport's regular IPA but about 20% more bitter.
05-11-2014 08:27:22 | More by Spikester
3.74/5 rDev +7.5%
12oz picked up last week at the COOP... Finally got around to it tonight while getting some writing finished... Poured into my Grand Teton tulip.. slightly hazy golden.. long lasting white head... good retention and lacing.
Nose is fresh sorta grassy with a bit floral.. uncompromising hoppiness despite the "Continental" nature of the hops.
Flavor is about the same with a nice approachable nature for a PNW IPA.. And for the Geeks, I like this one because it ISN'T a citrus/mango bomb. It honestly seems to me like an Old Skool IPA... The hops aren't abrasive and are from the grassy/herbal realm and NOT the CCC school.
I dig this one. It makes me feel old though. :-)
06-17-2014 06:52:38 | More by JohnGalt1
3.54/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium coppery amber with a one fingre white head that maintains a thick cap with decent lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, overripe oranges, hints of tropical fruit, grassy and citrus hops. Flavor is neutral malt with developing citrus and grapefruit rind hoppiness, citrus, ephemeral floral notes. Medium bodied. A light to medium IPA with quite malt in the background and moderate hopping with a mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Tends towards an East Coast hop profile and intensity with an unfortunate light old orange juice flavor that knocks off the fruit flavors. A decent IPA presenting some hops that are not common in West Coast IPAs, but nothing remarkable. Interesting to try for the hop varieties, but not one I'd revisit with the wealth of IPAs around.
07-07-2014 04:17:52 | More by LiquidAmber
3.76/5 rDev +8%
12 oz single from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $1.67 Pours a clear golden colour with a large bubbly white head. Sweet ,spicy,pink grapefruit hops in the aroma, almost like fresh green grapes. Taste is light bitterness. Bitter grape if that’s [possible, some grapefruit and light biscuit malts. Fragile but tasty. Fine mouth feel for a hot early summer day..easy to drink..but also has a nice bitter aftertaste. Nice light IPA..OK
06-13-2014 04:38:03 | More by Reidrover
4/5 rDev +14.9%
Poured into an IPA glass.
A nice burnt tangerine colored body. A foamy cream colored head. Nice thick lines of lacing. The nose is mostly spicy, woodsy, but with a subtle fruity kiss. The palate mimics the nose. Very woodsy and spicy up front, followed by a subtle malt backbone and a dry, hoppy finish. Very dry mouthfeel.
Overall, I enjoyed the chinook hops in this one.
08-15-2014 23:45:32 | More by JuicesFlowing
2.8/5 rDev -19.5%
12oz into tulip.
Lightly hazy golden wheat color with a foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly to leave a thin film across the surface and light lacing.
Unfortunately the aroma and taste for this one are fairly forgettable. Light citrus, fruity hops, blends quickly with a crackery, malt backbone.
Medium body, foamy carbonation.
I always have a hard time grading these types of beers. Nothing particularly unpleasant about it, but for the style, it is certainly forgettable/below average.
08-09-2014 05:57:45 | More by vkv822
3.18/5 rDev -8.6%
A> Poured from a 22oz bottle into glassware. This brew pours a dark golden color that is a little bit cloudy and has an ample head that sticks around for just a bit before receding and leaving some nice lacing.
S> Nice aroma, the sweetness from the malt blends nicely with the hops to create some alluring and juicy flavors. On the backend there is a bit of a savory cheesy aroma and pepper from the hops. Overall Trilogy 2 has a nice aroma that is pretty unique, I don't think I've smelled many beers like this.
T> The malt starts out this show with a bit of sweetness with a bit of roast that takes the form of bready and cracker-like flavors. After that the hops take over and have an ... interesting flavor. The flavors come through as citrus like bitter, floral, savory, pungent, rotten funk, and delicious juiciness. If those flavors sound like they have nothing in common and would taste weird .... well you are right. This is an extremely unusual combination and I'm not really sure if I like it or not. I'll give it some points for originality however. The finish is nice, the malt's sweetness seeps back in and the juicy flavors from the hops stick around and blend nicely.
M> A little bit thin but well within the style, carbonation is on key. Not sure if this is a very sessionable beer due to the ... unusual taste but the finish is good.
O> An interesting brew, I have never had one quite like this and I doubt I will have one like this any time soon. That's probably because the hop flavors are so strange. Honestly I don't know what the brewers were thinking on this one. Maybe they just randomly picked their favorite hops or something? In the end it's an interesting beer that shows off some interesting hop characteristics but leaves a bit to be desired.
05-28-2014 03:16:31 | More by alexrichman
Trilogy 2 Aussie Salute IPA from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
80 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.