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Bridgeport IPA - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Bridgeport IPABridgeport IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

882 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 32
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-17-2001)
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leagr

Missouri

5/5  rDev +30.2%

08-09-2012 02:38:38 | More by leagr
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IPAnoah

Illinois

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-02-2012 04:33:54 | More by IPAnoah
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weerezboy

Washington

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-14-2011 23:23:05 | More by weerezboy
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hangthedj

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%

08-01-2012 19:38:30 | More by hangthedj
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tbone53

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

good beer.the bottle does not have a twist cap you must use a opener. nice amber creamy head.slight haze you cant see the brewers yeast in the bottle.taste the bitterness of the hops.even my light beer drinking daughters like this one. i highly recomend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2006 23:16:52 | More by tbone53
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IloveOregonbeer

Oregon

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-27-2011 20:48:25 | More by IloveOregonbeer
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

03-05-2012 07:58:19 | More by Rocketman8911
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OregonDuckinTexas

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ok, sports fans (or anyone who actually reads these reviews), this is my favorite beer in the whole world. Light, crisp and with a definitely strong hop note. IMHO, Bridgeport nailed it with this IPA. For my taste, it's got a great aroma and the flavor is perfect. A lot of IPAs and many microbrews, suffer from a pretty blah after taste that I've never quite been able to figure out. In some cases, this is clearly intended to keep their beer as close to the mid-ground (think Bud) as possible while still having enough flavor to lable it IPA, Stout, or whatever. Bridgeport didn't do that. This is an honest IPA with a unique balance on the palate and great smell.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 17:23:25 | More by OregonDuckinTexas
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badfetch

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the ultimate fall-back beer. My favorite brew to come from Bridgeport Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2001 15:34:20 | More by badfetch
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sinistersteve

Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one is my daily drinker. Probably one of the best beers I've ever had. Nice small head on top that tends to decorate the glass with a sheething lace. Wonderful balance with a distinct citrusy after taste. Semi-cloudy copper colored. This is one hoppy beer that belongs in every hopheads top-ten list.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2003 18:38:12 | More by sinistersteve
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freed

Oregon

4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A taste from hop-heaven. This beer has a wonderful citrus aroma, beautiful color, and compliments whatever you're eating.

The slightly hazy golden pour from the cask means there's a slightly yeastly flavor, which is why we drink cask in the first place. The maltiness is that of a typical pale ale, which suits the ale quite well.

Bridgeport has maganed to get the draft-in-a-bottle taste much better than Guinness (bless their hearts). The bottle carries the same fresh hop aroma and taste.

Serving type: cask

10-22-2002 17:04:41 | More by freed
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porntipsguzzardo

Oregon

4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had many, many respected IPAs -- all of the standards, Stone, Pelican, the Dogfish Head 90 Minute, even the 120 Minute. But this is still my favorite, and perhaps my favorite beer in existence. Bridgeport understands something many modern brewers don't -- the value of subtlety, of balance of flavor. While so many breweries go for the limits -- the incredible extremes of taste, be it hoppiness, maltiness, bitter or sweet -- the Bridgeport IPA shows a beautiful blend of citrusy hops, bready yeast, and sweet, mellow malt, with no aspect of flavor overpowering any other. I would have this over the Ruination any day.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 04:46:01 | More by porntipsguzzardo
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gwfrankpsu

California

4.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Overated? Bland? Flat? This is a wonderful beer, on regular tap its great with pizza and very refreshing with perhaps not the hop bite that is expected in the Northwest. From the Firkin it is great, with floral overtones and a remarkable aroma. I love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2001 18:16:35 | More by gwfrankpsu
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dislogik

Nevada

4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far my favorite IPA and the benchmark by which I compare all others, and I came across it by accident while looking for a place to eat in Portland. While it is good from the bottle it seems to have a hight IBU from the tap. It has good color and aroma that has a touch of citrus. The bitterness is perfectly balanced with the flavors. Unfortunately I no longer live in Portland and have moved to a state, Nevada, that doesn't carry any of the beers from the Bridgeport Brewery, but this one is good enough to travel for. If you know of a better IPA please let me know so I can try it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2009 22:03:36 | More by dislogik
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richmarkle

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

12-18-2013 00:36:35 | More by richmarkle
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

11-14-2011 17:28:59 | More by TEAMHOLT
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RXUYDC

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

05-06-2014 05:02:54 | More by RXUYDC
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LaPlaya

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

03-25-2012 17:04:47 | More by LaPlaya
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mattlag

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

07-07-2013 01:09:59 | More by mattlag
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Osciliath

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

07-12-2014 16:02:19 | More by Osciliath
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MeEatCookies

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

07-01-2014 03:38:53 | More by MeEatCookies
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Underdogbisco

Utah

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

05-08-2012 23:45:10 | More by Underdogbisco
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Elemental

Oregon

4.72/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer three ways, cask-conditioned, on tap, and from the bottle and is definately best at the brewery cask-conditioned. The appearance is wonderful, exactly what I want from an IPA. The smell is wonderful, with a great hop aroma that has a hint od citrus in it. This is combined with a wonderful taste that leaves the mouth wanting more. The beer is dry with just a hint of sweetness that is perfectly coupled with a lite citrus flavor. Overall a wonderful beer that is great for all events.

Serving type: cask

03-15-2003 19:31:21 | More by Elemental
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Grate

Washington

4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's different than most of the IPAs I frequent . . . Widmer Bros. Red Hook, Pyramid . . .
It's really quite smooth with a nice flavor...
I usually trade off between this and Broken Halo IPA depending on price <$6> a sixer..

It seems more consistent than some. You buy a 6-pack and it tastes the same each time. Or maybe my "taster" is broken once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 10:10:06 | More by Grate
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SloMoSlovak

New Mexico

4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

No beer finds its way into my bar fridge more often than this one. I don't think this one is the "truest" example of the IPA style, with the big hops and alchohol that enabled kegs of it to survive their arduous sea journey from Great Britain to the colonies. I'm sure a lot of serious hopheads probably think it's a lightweight IPA, preferring the over-the-top bitterness or higher ABV of some of the more aggressive offerings out there, but for me, I think this one's close to perfect.

Pours a crystal clear pale amber in the glass, topped by a creamy two-finger head that fades pretty quickly. Hop presence makes itself felt through aroma and flavor, nicely balanced by a little malt, but with a restrained bitterness for the style. Could have a little stronger nose, I guess. Good mouthfeel, not too thin, not too chewy, effervescent, without being irritatingly fizzy.

Not really remarkable in any single characteristic, but extremely well-balanced. The ultimate session beer...I could kill off a sixer at the drop of a hat.

Still kicking myself a year later for picking up just the one case the only time I ever saw it at Costco.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2007 23:51:18 | More by SloMoSlovak
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Bridgeport IPA from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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