Bridgeport IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by silenius:
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I bought this while in Phoenix. Gusler took me to AJ's to go beer shopping. Thanks Gusler!
My first Bridgeport offering.
It pours a hazy golden yellow with an orange tinged core. The yeast is very fine and suspended in the glass. You can see it if you look really close! Hi yeast! The head is slight and quickly disappears, but it laced nicely.
When I poured it I had it up near my nose and was immediately hit in the schnoz with white grapefruit. Grapefruit smelling hops seems to be a West coast thing. A little skunk too, but that disappeared after a second or two. Upon swirling and really getting my nose in there, I detect a floral character as well.
Taste is refreshing a bitter bite with a pleasant slightly sweet grapefruit rind aftertaste that spurs on another sip.
Mouthfeel is very nice. The carbonation is noticeable as it hits my tongue, but it is not prickly at all. I hate prickly carbonation. It reminds me of soda. This beer has a soft and gentle carbonation release that is nice in itself. Thus the higher mouthfeel score.
Drinkability is good and this beer is not lasting long in my glass. If I had bought more than one of these in AZ, I might follow it up with another.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2004 02:03:05 | More by silenius
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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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