Bridgeport IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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
4.2/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz slender brown bottle, “Bridgeport … Oregon’s Oldest Craft Brewery” in raised glass around the neck. Undecipherable freshness code on the back label.
Appearance: Sizeable frothy off white head leaves a web like trail down the glass, weathered and mildly hazed golden hue.
Smell: Hints of alcoholic esters, fruitiness from both the yeast and hops with a some biscuity grain thrown in there for extra measure.
Taste: Smooth and creamy mouth feel from the bottle conditioning showing a complex texture. Bitterness from the hops, fruitiness and a well rounded maltiness seem melded together in an almost seamless way. Hops are earthy in flavour, yeast drops a nuttiness on the tongue, esters are even with fruity undertones and malt is stable with a biscuity flavour throughout. Bitter finish as the brew dries on the palate.
Notes: Not as big compared to the many American IPAs but certainly just as flavourful. The best attribute about this brew is that it is bottle conditioned and by far adds more complexity than the usual American IPA. A nice spicy curry dish would go great or even a plate of buffalo wings.
Here are some notes of when we had this beer on tap at the brewery back in 08-14-1998:
Amber in colour with a fine white lace. Very slight chill haze is evident A complex mix of bread, hop leaf, grain and pale malt aromas with a hint of yeast. An up-front bitterness and a full semi citrusy hop oil flavour sit atop a fruity, dry malt, bready and caramel palate that is just as complex as the aroma. This brew is somewhat balanced but between the complexities and making the hops shine though bring it to be a fine IPA. 5.5% abv and 2 lbs of hops per barrel.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2002 08:43:50 | More by Jason
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Bridgeport IPA from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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