Bridgeport IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by MJR:
4.33/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a soft, warm gold with a hint of amber. A dense off-white head begins two full fingers thick before dropping to a solid collar. Fair amount of lacing on the glass. With a simple swirl of the glass, the head resets itself, thick and creamy.
Smell: The aroma is wonderful, with a sharp layer of citric (grapefruit and mango) hops over a thin foundation of crackery malt. Several minutes have now passed with me swirling and smelling, swirling and smelling...
Taste: Firmly bitter, but not over-the-top like so many American IPA's. The hops are definitely the main attraction in this brew! Lots of bitter, citrusy goodness, with grapefruit, mango, and lemon being the most notably. There's a decent backbone of crackery malt, but it's just barely on the thin side. Finishes long and bitter...
Mouthfeel: Like all of Bridgeport's brews I've tried, this one is extremely crisp and clean on the palate. Finishes with just enough dryness and carbonation to scrub my mouth clean.
Drinkability: While it's lacking just a bit in the malt department, this is a very well done IPA. I would love to try this on cask...I find myself saying that with all of Bridgeport's beers. Good stuff!
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2003 02:43:57 | More by MJR
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):
LOOK: Mild haze, golden glow, three fingers of head
SMELL: Floral, pineapple, passion fruit, juicy, pungent, biscuity, yeast, mild caramel, spicy
TASTE: Very fresh, wildflowers, bitter, rustic, yeast, juicy, slightly pungent, orange pith, pineapple skin, melon, leafy, dried grass, slightly biscuity; long, lingering, hoppy finish
How could you not be drawn into the raw nature of this brew? It’s a bit “in your face” … a trait that has not changed over the years. Many layers for an IPA—we want to quaff this one back and dissect it at the same time. Our palates are happy to bask in this beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 16:26:24 | More by BeerAdvocate
Bridgeport IPA from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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