Bridgeport IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by Shuffledaddy:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: I poured the beer into a pint glass. Rather thin, white head with minimal lacing. I noticed a rather cloudy appearance, possibly due to the yeast left over from bottle conditioning.
Smell: Aroma was slightly citrusy, but more earthy, kind of pine-ish.
Taste: I would put this example at the "session" end of the IPA continuum. Nice floral and spice notes were present along with the citrus flavors. The malt was a little more pronounced than is typical for the genre, but I didn't find it overbearing. Overall, a reasonably balanced IPA.
Mouthfeel: Nothing special here. Kind of watery and thin compared to a typical American IPA. In my opinion, the only weak point of the beer.
Drinkability: Where this beer really shines. As much as I love IPA's, I usually can't drink a lot of them. Bridgeport, however, is an exception. Very drinkable but not dull.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2009 06:35:46 | More by Shuffledaddy
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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 882 ratings.