Bridgeport IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by gbarron:
4.33/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From a 12 oz. bottle with those cool Bridgeport embossments on it. States that there is live yeast in the bottle.
A - light golden amber with a frothy white head like a pillow of tight bubbles. Leaves adequate lacing. Looks like a nice pale ale.
S - light aroma of earthy, floral hops, along with sweet toasty malt. Well balanced nose. Reminiscient of fresh bread and yeast.
T - tastes a lot more like an Enligsh IPA than an American. Hops are well balanced against the malt here, unlike in a lot of modern American IPAs. Reminds me alot of Sam Smith's IPA. Assertive floral hop bitterness runs up against a toasty, caramel, yeasty bread flavored malt backbone. Also present appears to be significant amounts of Burton salts/water hardening minerals as the beer has a noticeable minerally dryness in the finish. Well-made, very tasty, well balanced IPA.
M - medium bodied, slightly chewy, very dry finish. Carbonation appears average.
D - very tasty, balanced, well-crafted brew. A good example of what IPA can be without going overboard with citrusy NW hops.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2006 13:49:51 | More by gbarron
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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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