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Haymaker Extra Pale Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Haymaker Extra Pale AleHaymaker Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-07-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of jsprain1
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

A- pours a bright golden blonde. The head was severely lacking, not quite being one finger thick. Lacing was more or less non existent.
S- Pale malts, lightly hoppy (in an earthy sort of way)
T- Taste is a bit more hoppy than aroma would indicate. Herbal would be the best descriptor. Strong pale malt flavor.
M- relatively full bodied for style. I found that the carbonation died out a little too much by the end.
D- All in all it's a refreshing and delicious beer that could use some tweeking to push it from "decent" to "great."

jsprain1, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine July 2007.

Summertime has become synonymous with Blonde Ales; pretty much every brewery out there whips one up dur- ing the warmer months. At least BridgePort is being truthful and not slapping "Kölsch" on the label.

A very healthy-looking white head is fed by steady streams of carbonation--a few rings of lace drape on the inside of the glass. Clarity is just fine, with shim- mering orange and straw hues. Refreshingly snappy aroma with hints of citrus and fresh-cracked grain. Lively crispness meets a long smoothness in a moderately sized body. Light biscuity grain is fresh with bready undertones. Quick kiss of hops shows just enough bitterness for balance and just enough flavor for character. A hint of yeast from middle to end; clean palate, for the most part. Tasty finish of fresh-milled grain that goes dry quickly.

Haymaker picks up where many other summer seasonals leave off: lots of character and flavor without taking away from balance and drinkability. Pair it with a three-egg omelet with goat cheese and fresh basil.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of jacobseyb
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter a orangish yellow color with a whitish-tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. Smell is grainy with a floral nature and some pine. Taste is grainy and citrusy. Feel is slightly oily with a light carbonation. Overall an average pale ale.

jacobseyb, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of arizcards
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%

Picked up a sixer while up in Welches, OR in early August for $6.99.

Beer poured a clear golden orange with a nice two fingered white head that is leaving some lacing behind. Nose is cereal grains with very little hop flower behind it. Taste is cereal grains, light hopping, a bit of lemongrass in the back. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light and refreshing. Drinkability is pretty good. This makes a nice lawnmower beer, nothing too fancy here. Glad to have tried.

arizcards, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of gkunkle
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours a light gold color with a tall white head that slowly dissipates to a thin head on the surface of the beer. It may have just been the beer that I got that day, as it was just past the expiration date, but the aroma smelled of vomit. A friend smelled it and it didn't smell bad to him. Unlike the scent, the taste was absolutely fine, it was very well balanced between the hops and malts. The hops are grassy and citrusey and the malts were complex. Mouthfeel was good, light body and very crisp feel. Overall, (ignoring the smell) it is a great beer, very refreshing and a great summer beer.

gkunkle, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of ElGordo
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a bright golden-orange color with a good-sized, creamy white head. Aroma of light, biscuity malt and a touch of citrusy hops. Palate is a well-balanced, refreshing blend of light, English-style pale malt and a nice hop profile that is assertive but not too bitter. Finish is a lingering bready malt character.
Body is substantial, almost creamy, but still very refreshing. Nice carbonation until the last sip. A good summer cooler, but still not quite up to the rest of the Bridgeport lineup.

ElGordo, Aug 17, 2010
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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

Haymaker poured a very bright gold with a large eggshell white head that had commendable retention. The head left cottony lace along the glass as it receded.

The nose was refreshing and interesting. The hop presence, which I wasn't expecting a whole lot of, was good. Nobel hop variety and a good dash of lemon was met with some spice and honey.

The flavor was refreshing, yet not overly complex. Honey and herbal hops were evident through the long finish.

The body was medium to light with a very cottony wispy feel. The finish was very dry, egging for another sip.

climax, Aug 17, 2010
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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

Bridgeport Brewing Company--Haymaker Extra Pale Ale--Sunshine in a Glass--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.30% ABV--15 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale. 6-Pack--$6.99. BC sediment. Mild lacy white head. Slightly cloudy bright lemon gold color. Mild hop floral front. Crisp mild fruit delicate sweet almost wheat light caramel ester body. Refreshing clean mild hop citrus ester end. Zesty Golden Ale. Sampled 7/21/2008.

Bridgeport Brewing Company--Haymaker Extra Pale Ale-It's A New Day And We Say"Make Hay While The Sun Shines"--It's Always Summer When You're Enjoying Haymaker!--Sunshine in a Glass--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 15 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) No sediment. Slightly lacy thin white head. Clear bright gold color. Delicate citrus floral hop front. Crisp tangy dry zesty light caramel fruit hint refreshing body. Crisp light hop end. Delicate balanced smooth flavor. Well made Golden Ale. Sampled 7/15/2010. 6-Pack $6.99.

philbertk, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of bump8628
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

Clear gold with enough white head to make for a fine looking blond.

Clean and grainy with a little jab of spicy hops and touch of fruit to round it out.

Sure it's a blond ale, sure it's a boring style to most beer lovers, but this one has enough hop bite to put it a notch above the majority of insipid blond's out there.

bump8628, Jul 13, 2010
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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%

Pours a light gold with a thin white head. Smell is clean and fresh, somewhat like a weissbier. Tastes the same, clean and light with flavors of light bread, citrus, apples, and a modest hoppy twang that lingers.

This is all right, really like a light weissbier, I'd pack a few of these in the cooler for a hot summer day. Nothing remarkable though.

appenzeller, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of djbreezy
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%

appearance - golden yellow, transparent, foamy head, great lacing

smell - pale malts, floral hops, grassy

taste - grassy hops, pale malts, citrus/orange peel

mouthfeel - light, high carbonation, slightly dry

drinkability - the lingering bitter finish is the only downfall for me here, a good summer ale, great for a session

djbreezy, May 30, 2010
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3.34/5  rDev -7.7%

A decent pale yellow appearance, average carbonation and minimal lace. Aroma is flat.

Taste, a little prickly, some hop quality, not much. A good summer beer. Quenching, not heavy.

Bigger hop profile than most blondes, or now that I think about it, maybe any (not saying much). Dry finish. Recommend to those transferring from BMC to something better, and those who won't like the malty intro level beers (SA/Fat Tire). Its plenty decent as a summer afternoon option.

Beerandraiderfan, May 26, 2010
Photo of RedBrewer83
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured into pint glass...

A: Pours a bright golden yellow with one finger of creamy white head that is sticky and leaves great lacing. Steady stream of fine bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Light aroma of hop and malt, crisp and clean for a summer ale, very nice.

T: Perfect summer crispness in both hop and malt profile, very well balanced and the hops are slightly complex and just nice.

M: Crisp, clean dry finish, nice carbonation.

D: Perfect summer ale for drinkability. Don't buy many sixers, but will definitely pick up some more of this over the summer months!

RedBrewer83, May 25, 2010
Photo of Haybeerman
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Orange/yellow color; slightly hazy. Poured a 1 finger wispy white head that dissipated to a broken skim. Patchy lacing.

S: Slightly sweet malt, wet grains and earthy hops. Touch of citrus.

T: Light crips pale malts up front that are slightly sweet. Orange rind floral hop character in the middle. Light bitter minimally balancing.

Mouthfeel: Light body. Medium carbonation. Lingering malt flavor in mildly bitter finish.

D: Flavorful yet refreshing.

Haybeerman, May 15, 2010
Photo of Zekezilla
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Tried this when I visited Portland for the first time. Had it on tap at BridgePort Brewery. I liked its crisp, bright elements. Unremarkable mouthfeel, nothing special. Would probably at least try again, as this was only a sampler-sized portion. Would probably pair nicely with a strong cheese.

Zekezilla, Apr 17, 2010
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Haymaker Extra Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.