Bridgeport IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by Rezzin:
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I had this 3 days ago so I can't review this like I normally do while drinking bottled beer but I did make sure to make key mental notes while trying not too look too much like a beer geek. This was also my first time having a cask conditioned beer - what a treat!
A - Hazy copperish yellow. Frothy head looks great - I didn't really wait to see it as I was thirsty and drank it almost as soon as the bartender put it down.
S - Hoppy, piny and somewhat citrusy with a slight malt background. Smells very 'smooth around the edges' if I can use that as a scent description. Floral.
T - This was a really great tasting IPA. I had this side by side the regular IPA and the difference was dramatic. The cask conditioned IPA was much like how it smell - very well rounded. The malt and hops seemed to just meld together.
M - Medium carbonation and smooth. Almost a silky feeling on my tongue. Refreshing.
D - I'll be sure to have this on my next visit next year. I was sure to bring home a growler with me to share with my friends.
Serving type: cask
03-21-2006 03:44:05 | More by Rezzin
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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
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