Bridgeport IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by FattyJLE:
3.93/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A - Poured a hazy, golden amber with a quarter inch white head that dissipated quickly.
S - A sweet fruitiness with orange peel citrus aromas, yeasty/bready malts and hint of pine.
T - A sharp, strong bitterness right off the bat that is followed by piney, spicy hops and earthy, bready malts. Very little malt sweetness in this beer and the hop bitterness definitely dominates. A lingering hop bitterness with yeast undertones.
M - Light-bodied and easy drinking. Carbonation a bit high creating a bubbly, fizzy mouthfeel. Dry finish.
O - I was quite impressed by this one. I was expecting a typical citrusy, hoppy, west coast ipa and instead got a complex, piney brew instead. Not a world class IPA, but a solid beer nonetheless. Would have again.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2011 02:49:12 | More by FattyJLE
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3.83/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Julian code reads 09347 (i.e. bottled on April 3, '14)
Appearance - Pours a hazy amber orange with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention results in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is fair, mostly spotty, and holds with good stick.
Smell - Equal notes of orange hop character and bready malts, along with some peppery spice.
Taste - Follows the nose. Orange notes and a bitey, peppery spice backed by an enormous amount of bready maltiness. Hints of pine in the finish to ride along with a low level of orange pith bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with a fair to lively level of carbonation. Goes down easy with a nice, crisp, semi-dry finish.
Overall - This may have been an amazing IPA back in 1995, but times have changed. Most would consider this an APA by today's standards, and I couldn't disagree. It's a really nice, drinkable beer, but nothing close to what's expected of the style in this age of hop bomb madness; truly a victim of time.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 03:24:57 | More by TheSixthRing
Bridgeport IPA from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
86 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.