Trilogy 2 Aussie Salute IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Trilogy 2 Aussie Salute IPATrilogy 2 Aussie Salute IPA

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-30-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 24
Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial Pint.
5.8% ABV

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of samtrillo
2.35/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of hreb
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in Belgian ale tulip. Beer pours yellow, cloudy, and topped with ample white head. Mild, sweet floral aroma. Flavor is more citrusy, juicier. Hop-forward, but balanced, like this is aiming for Sessionable status. There's a little unmalted graininess in the body, and I'm guessing from the mouthfeel, wheat. All of the flavors are fleeting on the palate, leaving a dry finish.

I had the hardest time finding this one. It seems to be underrated. Way better than Trilogy 3 IMO.

Photo of russpowell
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a semi-hazed amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Never clears up, nice head retention & lacing

S: Grassy with some bready notes

T: Pears, white grapes, leafy & tobacco like hops, some lemon zest up front. Some grapefruit rind along with dryness & a bit of astringency as this warms, a little more pear as well. finishes fruity, woody, dry & with a little bit of grassyness

MF: Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, alright balance

This did little to nothing for me, had much higher hopes for this one, starting to lose interest in these guys

Photo of EagleTalon
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.

Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75


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. :-)


Photo of LiquidAmber
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My second of the trilogy beers from Bridgeport, acquired at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a very attractive bright honeyed golden orange colored body with just over two fingers of frothy off-white head. Adequate carbonation noticeable, with lots of sedimentation in the glass. I love the look of a nice unfiltered IPA. Good fat fluffy lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The aroma is fresh & floral. Grassy, herbal, with some lemony / orange citrus pith. Some bready pale malt presence is noted.

T - The taste is of light fruity hops - fleshy grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, pine, but it leaves much to be desired. In a way, it reminds me of what I imagine a session IPA should taste like. Dry, bready, & malty.

M - The feel is the same, bitter & dry, with mild resinous pine / grapefruit on the palate. Crisp & well-carbonated.

Overall, flavorful and easy-drinking, but in the overall realm of IPA's it leaves me with much to be desired. Still a bit too malty for me, especially given the use of four different hop varieties. Recommended, but not something I will miss when it's gone.

Bridgeport Trilogy 2 Aussie Salute IPA -----3.5/5

Photo of doublenaughtspy
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

From a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a 1 finger head. The aroma is lemon and honey with a slightly medicinal quality. The hops are all of the bitter variety with notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, pepper, and sweet onion. the malt body is light, earthy, and sweet. The finish is dry with the malt changing to more of a biscuit flavor. This one has grown on me ever so slightly, but isn't worth repeating in my estimation.

Photo of Reidrover
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JuicesFlowing
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.

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Bitter with citrus flavor as support.

Photo of vkv822
2.81/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of tyjudd
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Pours a hazy orange with slight head and little lacing. Orange floral on the nose. Bitter up front but quickly becomes stale. Bitter finish but the staleness also lingers. Not my favorite. Will need another to give it a second try.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served from tap in a tumbler at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.

Finishing off the Trilogy months after beginning it and with the second part. Right on, right? This stuff pours a lightly-hazy brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweaty blueberries (read: blueberries dipped in human sweat), mild pine resin, very light grapefruit peel, honey, and a bit of light caramel. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, very light white grape, mild biscuit, and a hint of green apple skin. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this IPA is all over the place, with some intriguingly tasty aspects and some strange ones. It seems like the brewers just rocked a mixture of Aussie-brand hops without really taking into account how they interacted all the way. Not a big fan, myself, but also not a complete hater. Hm.

Photo of alexrichman
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +14.9%

On tap at Concordia Alehouse.

The beer pours a golden amber color, with decent head retention and lacing. Didn't get a whole lot on the nose (just some light dry citrus and a hint of sweet malt), but on the palate, this beer was delicious. The beer had good bitterness and was well balanced, with some noticeable dankness on the long, dry, bitter finish. Drinkability was excelent as well, and I would hesitate to order this one again.

At least to tap, this was a very nice IPA I thought.

Photo of beergoot
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle label data: none.

Poured out a somewhat hazy, gold hued body with a thick, fluffy, white head. Sweet, floral aroma; honey. Mild grain flavors with a juicy, citrus overtone; grapefruit and orange. Medium bodied; crisp and dry finish.

It is interesting to see on the six-pack box that the beer is (supposed to be?) hazy, so there's an uptick for the appearance. And looking at the variety of hops used and their profiles (Centenniel, Chinook, Ella, and Galaxy), I'd have to say that this collaboration brew pretty much hit the mark. This is a decently balanced yet highly bitter IPA with interesting aroma and strong bitterness qualities. Kudos to the brewers for hitting their mark...

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i like this beer a lot, definitely better than the first beer in the series. its a great use of galaxy hops, which just pop so hard for me, bursting with tropical fruits and resins, its cool in such a light bodied beer as this one, it really works. hazy and real pale, with a solid inch of white head that fades pretty quick. the nose on it is all galaxy, with a citrus peel character and just a lot of fresh juicy attitude. the flavor is pretty mild up front, fresh two row pale malt but nothing real interesting, just a tint of bitterness. the finish is where all the flavor is, and thats the galaxy hops taking over. they never get as fruity as i remember them being, but this is such a distinct varietal its contribution to the beer is unmistakable. i love that. carbonation is lively and the finish is pretty snappy. overall i probably wish i bought a sixer instead of a single, this is real refreshing.

Photo of Bookseeb
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Appearance has a cloudy yellow orange color supporting a minimal head. Smell has a nice malt backbone supported by the piney, grapefruit aroma of the hops. Taste of bitter citrus again supporting that malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Making for a nice lively IPA.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy golden color. There seems to be quite a bit of sediment. Head retention and lacing are decent. Has a grassy, grapefruit aroma. Smells fresh. Strong grassy hoppiness up front, ending in a very tart grapefruit flavor. It is decent but a little more than I would like. Very soapy, bitter aftertaste. Lingers for a while. Not a bad beer, but wouldn't be anything I would have a taste for again.

Photo of barnzy78
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no apparent freshness date
A 3.25 - very cloudy golden ale with a thinner, creamy white head
S 3.5 - intriguing aroma with lime and lemon, a bit tropical, pine, biscuity grain
T 3.5 - interestingly tropical with banana, pineapple, lime, lemon, pine, biscuit, faint caramel
M 3.75 - medium bodied and creamy, modestly bitter with maybe a bit of passion fruit coming through in the piny finish
O 3.5 - unique and refreshing, but I'm not sure I'd get it again.

Trilogy 2 Aussie Salute IPA from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
80 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.