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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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81 Ratings

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 10.28%
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:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-07-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 70
Photo of dankbeer
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a bottle purchased at a local grocery store. Nice label good bright yellow color with a picture of a cock drinking a pint.

Got it home poured it in a pint glass. Pretty nice head about a half inch thick, nice creamy white color. Pale straw color with a nice inch or so of lacing.

Smells of straw and light hints of honey and corriander. Easy on the nose.

Taste is good very refreshing. Light hints of straw and malts. Not much maltiness. Not much after taste.

Very easy to drink. Would be a great beer for the river on a hot summer day or pretty much anything that involves sun shine and good times. The no after taste is nice because you don't need anything to wash the hoppy taste out of your mouth. It goes down easy and at 5.3%abv it comes on nice after a few in the afternoon sun.

Not the best beer from Bridgeport, but a great summer time selection.


Photo of Roguester
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a bad beer, very light and unoffensive. Good party beer. Also good for enjoying on a picnic or something similar. Very easily drinkable, and enjoyable if you don't care to explore the complexities of beer. I'm starting to think that the IPA is the only thing really defining from Bridgeport. Could be worse, but I probably wont buy this ever again, especially as the same 7 dollars can get something much more interesting in the grocery store.

Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent golden/honey with 2 fingers of fluffed up white head. Very good lacing & excellent head retention

S: Grainyness & a little grassyness

T: Grassy with some lemony hop notes up front. Some honey malt notes & grainyness follow as this warms. Finishes grainy with citric hop notes & fruittyness (apples & pears)

MF: Slick & bubbly at the same time, pretty good balance & medium bodied

drinks fairly easy, nothing super complex, here just a real easy BBQ/beach-type blonde. Liked this more than I figured I would

Photo of loren01
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a light golden color, smallish white head, very slight lacing down the glass
S: Smells very grainy, biscuty. Floral scent.
T: Taste almost reminds me of Rolling Rock actually. Rolling Rock is one beer that I will drink if I'm in a macro type hillbilly bar, I actually like the taste. Tastes like biscut malt with some floral/sweet flavor in there as well.
M: Slighlty prickly on the tongue, maybe a tad overcarbonated
D: Not bad really, would be very tasty after doing some yard work on a hot summers day or something.

Photo of rowew
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle, embossed like the other Bridgeport bottles. No date information, rooster drinking a beer on the label.

Appearance: Bright gold color with a medium head, good retention and lacing.

Smell: Bready malt, grassy hops. Mild aroma, but nicely balanced.

Taste: Very drinkable - good balance of bready malt flavor - a bit of floral and grassy hops in the finish.

Overall impression: Great summertime beer - easy to drink, but still very interesting.

3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

First one...ouch. Pours nice and light straw colored with pale white head. Small streaks of carbonation slowly find a way to the top. Smell is light and notes of fresh hay, slight floral, small bitterness of hops, and the sweetness of honeysuckle. In the mouth it is light and wet with a little slime feel as it slides down the throat. Taste is lackluster and for an EPA as stated it is lighter and less "hoppy" than it's IPA cousin Bridgeport is known for. A good beer for the summer, well rounded and light in body with a slight sweetness throughout and a small bitter end. Good job of a summer slammer with some taste.

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Haymaker Extra Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.