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Ropewalk Amber Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Ropewalk Amber AleRopewalk Amber Ale

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jtfest on 03-12-2004)
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New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright, sparkling amber color, with a one finger, off-white head.

Aromas of sweet caramel malt are very strong. Also some biscuity, cookie-like maltiness. Red fruit aromas as well.

The taste is of sweet caramel malt and not much else. This beer is overwhelming in it's malty caramel sweetness. Not good balance here. I didn't even notice a hint of hop. For an amber ale it could use more bitterness.

The body is medium with a slight syrupy stickiness to it.

Not a bad beer but a bit to sweet for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 18:18:47 | More by BillyB
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-19-2013 04:41:25 | More by LXIXME
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev +17%

03-28-2013 22:43:45 | More by RobRoy613
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-12-2012 07:32:01 | More by shelby415
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4/5  rDev +17%

12-18-2011 20:28:29 | More by mhaugo
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2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I love tasting a beer that I can no longer get because it is no longer made... Farewell good friend, I hardly knew thee.

Appearance: Medium Amber with no head.

Smell: Mild malt with no real hops.

Taste: Somewhat sweet maltiness with mild hopiness.

Mouthfeel: Decent carboanition, lively mouth.

Overall: Pretty simple little beer, nothing outstanding but better than a light beer anyday.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 05:04:52 | More by cyrock1
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3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'd had this in the bottle before, but I have now had it on tap at Bridgeport.

Red amber, it has a thin foamy top soon thinning to a foamy ring and leaving a hint of lace.

Aroma is fruity and malty with some bread and hints of caramelly toastiness.

Taste is mellow, slightly to sweet side but pretty balanced with light bitterness. Malty, caramelly toasty bread dominate with mineral hint and light leafiness. It's nice, soldi, well-made, and very drinkable, but does not seem as exciting as when I've had it in the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2010 01:16:05 | More by Offa
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3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a darker amber with a thin head. Nutty caramel aroma, taste is of caramel with a background of citrus, a good complex maltiness up front that lasts through the taste followed up by a subtle but noticeable bite of bitterness. Mouthfeel is well balanced, substantive but not heavy, drinkability is average to good for the style, this is no session beer but neither is it overly heavy or filling. In summary, a nice and fairly standard amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 07:43:49 | More by appenzeller
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4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imperial pint glass on nitro at the BridgePort Brewery in Portland.

appearance - frothy, smooth nitro head, sticky lacing, clear amber

smell - sweet floral hops, caramel malts

taste - just like the nose, characteristic nw style hops, floral and resinous, caramel malt body, very light

mouthfeel - light bodied, low carbonation due to the nitro, very natural feel, creamy, soft

drinkability - the nitro showcases the delicate hops and malts, very well balanced, easy to drink, smooth as hell, my first amber on nitro

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-07-2010 03:02:57 | More by djbreezy
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3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried this on a recent trip to Oregon. Had it on tap with at the Bridge Port Brewpub. Everything about this beer was just "ok" --nothing really stood out. Very thin in feel and flavorless. Maybe a hint of banana? Way too carbonated for my taste. I would not seek out again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2010 23:01:47 | More by Zekezilla
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3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Red tinged amber with a slight chill haze. A soapy cream cap starts small and retreats to a thin film after a few minutes. Leaves bits of lace.

S: Mostly toffee, plus a bit of lemon and a touch of grass.

T: Quite sweet. Caramel and toffee flavors are out front. Bitterness follows with a faintly lemon tartness. Finishes rather clean, with a mild lingering toffee flavor.

M: Light body is a little dry. Carbonation level is only a shade on the high side.

D: Not bad overall. Fairly nondescript, but a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 01:48:55 | More by Rayek
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3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ap - Medium amber brown hue
Ar - Medium malts, candied apple, strawberry banana notes
T - Fruity and mellow
M - Medium weight without anything outstanding or offensive
D - Very smooth and easy

Verdict: A true session style ale. Low(ish) alcohol, low IBUs, and a balanced finish; this is a beer to sip among friends with good conversation but not a beer to sit and critique.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2009 20:55:04 | More by cbarrett4
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2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

My buddy nate picked me up a bottle from his travels out West.

Pours a clear copper and amber color with a quick head and no bubbling. The aroms has toasted malts givin off sweet cracker notes with just a touch of balancing hops. The taste is vry simple, almost bland. Toasted malt of biscuits and crackers sweet blending with just a splash of sweet citrus hops. The palate is very thin and leaves much to be desired. This beer is easy to drinkk in that its soooo simple and.. quite frankly, lacking in substance.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 06:01:44 | More by scruffwhor
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3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Clear. bright reddish amber color with a little ruby highlight. Poured a 3 finger light tan rocky head with fair retention. Lots of patchy lacing.

S: Lightly sweet malts, hay and grass. Fresh citrus rind zest.

T: Light malts with very muted caramel, nuts and sweet fruits. A little bittering hops to balance (given the light malt charater, it didn't need much).

M: Light body. Balanced carbonation. Smooth and soft.

D: Very drinkable. Not quite what I had expected; I was looking for more malt character.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 19:54:37 | More by Haybeerman
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A good session Amber Ale. A bit on the sweet side fairly low 4.5%abv. Nice color, aroma, minimal carbonation. Probably bought an old bottle. The malts surely dominate this brew. A bit watery probably enhanced by the low carbonation. Little head, no lacings. Would be a good transition beer for friends that drink Bud.
Drinkability rates very well due to the 4.5%abv.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 01:04:48 | More by Spikester
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3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown bottle with cool label art, into my pilsner.

A - Not bad. Translucent oiled bronze. Not too much of a head to speak of, but it laces a touch.

S - Malt, a drop of cirtus, cherries, strawberries, and in the distance, chocolate.

T - Pretty damn good. This beer lives up to its name. It's definitely balanced. The interesting parts are the cherry, and what I can only describe as the dusty chocolate.

M - Nothing to write home about. Passable, but nothing more - to me.

D - Not a bad brew, and I could definitely drink a few of them, but there are certainly others that I would be more excited about.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 04:19:53 | More by Beernoisseur
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3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

Poured a medium and lightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, lightly fruity and some caramel. Tastes of caramel, apples, and toasted malts. On the sweeter side. Thin body bordering on watery.

Notes from: 12/13/06

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 17:06:24 | More by hopdog
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2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: fairly light amber color, light red and orange hues. Weak soapy head with touches of lace

S: malts are surprisingly light and fresh smelling with citrus/fruit characters. Sweetness is light and reminiscent of burnt milk-like sugar.

T: Not enough malt characteristics for me and thin and watery at times. Reminds me of summery type of beer. Pick up on cherries and soft fruit connotations touched with caramel/honey. Weak hop presence. I will admit that a lot seems to be going on but not in the right way. Kind of strange for an amber

M: soft on the tongue and rather light body. Easy drinker, I'll give it that

D: tip a few and go about your business. During the process of reviewing this one went to check to make sure I had the right beer name! Sure enough it said "Ropewalk." I was hoping for a bit more more, not a fan!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 05:19:30 | More by Magpie14
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2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This was a weird beer. Poured a thin white head that dissipated quickly. Slightly darker in color than icea tea.

Limited smell, mostly malt with a very neutral mouthfeel. Didn't pick up much with these two senses.

Sweet malty finish that eventually turned to slightly bitter in the finish.

Nothing special about this beer until the finish. It's actually not a particularly good beer until the sweet then bitter finish, which saves this beer making it drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2008 16:38:10 | More by RickS95
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber gold color with a thin tan head, needs a hard pour for a significant amount of head.

S: Initial smell of dried blueberries and significant amount of caramel malts following a nutty aroma in the back.

T: Has a light taste of apricots and heavy taste of caramel and molasses. The aftertaste is really light and only leaves a minor taste of sugary caramel behind.

M/D: The feel is very light and slightly watery your mouth doesn't feel full of good beer flavors. The drinkability is good because of the lightness and good taste and smell.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 22:39:48 | More by Kemmerlin
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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber-gold brew with a thick tan head.

Smell: Sticky sweet aroma with a hint of hops.

Taste: Nice sweet base without being too syrupy. Mild hints of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Good consistency that supports the flavors.

Drinkablity: Easily sessionable brew. I wish I would have discovered this years ago.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 07:16:17 | More by SargeC
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3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light, clear amber with a thin off-white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma was malty and sweetness. Taste was molasses with some malt, good flavor. Texture was a little watery than expected. Like most amber ales I feel this is to sweet as a session beer, but it is okay for one or two at a time.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 04:41:28 | More by tbeck
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2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a clear amber color and has an active tan head. The nose has a sweet malt base with faint citrus hops. The taste is malt strong as well. The body is light, but clean and goes down well. This is not one of my favorites from Bridgeport, but an average amber.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2008 18:41:42 | More by rye726
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3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich copper color with a small white head. Little to no lacing. Some large carbonation bubbles.

Sweet malty smell with some buttery flavors.

Taste those malts at first. Some lemon taste and a nice hop finish.

Medium body and easy to put away. My tongue gets the most attention. Great flavor.

I really enjoy this beer and wish it were available in Michigan. I could put away many of these on this warm mountain afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 19:34:54 | More by toolbrew
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3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

well straight 4s for this brew from bridgeport.

Pours a clear deep orangey amber with good carbonation and a nice fizzy/foamy white head that leaves ok lacing behind as it drops. The nose is understated for what I like in an amber ale. It has some good fruity notes, but it also has a copper twinge that I have found in most average amber ales. The taste is pretty good, a lot of creamy fruit flavor and a not strong but noticable hop flavor on the finish. Not bitter at all, aside from the slight hop presence on the end. Smooth. Much malt remains on the tongue after the finish and the aftertaste lingers quite well. The mouthfeel is just about right for this one, but I find it slightly abrasive after it dries out the back of the throat. Leaves the mouth sort of dry. This also takes away from the drinkability a bit as it is less refreshing. Overall this is a good solid session amber, it just has some minor things that I don't like, It doesn't feel really solid. but don't get me wrong, I think this is defenitely a good session choice, just not one I will buy regularly.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2008 04:45:21 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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Ropewalk Amber Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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