Bridgeport IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by TempeBeerMan:
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A - Cloudy golden yellow with a white one-finger head. Bubbles are small and tight, and not at all soapy. Solid amount of clumpy lacing.
S – Muted floral/hop resin smell. Also picking up a little sweet malt aroma that I wasn’t expecting, almost reminiscent of butterscotch.
T – Initial taste is grassy hops with a bit of earthiness and citrus, followed by a surprising bit of biscuity malt bringing a nice balance before the hops return again carry the finish. Overall flavor profile best described as “light”, with the hops being extremely mild for an IPA. Much closer to a standard pale ale.
M – Medium bodied, with an almost creamy feel. Carbonation is lively, which works well to help carry the flavor.
O – A very nicely balanced brew with some good depth, but ultimately I just found it too weak for the style to be satisfying. It’s like a really good beer that’s been neutered…just no balls. Had it billed itself as a standard pale instead of an IPA, I might have rated it a half point higher, because as a pale it’s not bad.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2012 03:51:18 | More by TempeBeerMan
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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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