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Summer Squeeze - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: inthebeeraisle on 05-19-2011)
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yemenmocha

Arizona

2.58/5  rDev -23.7%

Urinal cakes!

WOw, can't get over the urinal cakes/pucks aroma from this beer, right from the first pour. Looks good though with nice golden color, white head, etc. Palate has the clear lemongrass and citrusy flavors, but paired with the nose you just can't help but wonder if this is what it is like to lose a wager and have to suck on a urinal cake. Wooosh!

07-19-2011 02:43:41 | More by yemenmocha
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Tiernan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

08-10-2012 06:10:48 | More by Tiernan
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Pennsylvania

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chinchill

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

12 oz bottle served fairly cold. Has a mild aroma of fruit and malt. Not particularly sweet despite the suggestion from the nose. Instead, nicely tart with a dry finish. Citrus (yuzu) more evident in the nose than the mouth.

O: a refreshing and unique(?) beer containing yuzu juice. {Yuzu is a Japanese citrus, typically used for its aromatic rind}.

11-10-2012 21:45:47 | More by chinchill
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jpbebeau

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2012 21:55:50 | More by jpbebeau
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-28-2013 13:45:35 | More by sgttibbs
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

07-14-2012 11:41:01 | More by WaydeRafnel
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-27-2013 21:02:17 | More by ste5venla
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switzer

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -26%

01-18-2012 00:13:10 | More by switzer
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Mnewcomer1219

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

05-10-2012 04:28:28 | More by Mnewcomer1219
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +8%

Served chilled into an imperial pint glass.

Slightly hazy golden yellow-orange color. Head is thick at first but settles quickly and leaves little lace behind.

Aroma is mildly citrusy but not in a hoppy way. It's more of a lemon candy than a real lemon zest.

Flavor is mild, crisp, and refreshing. Easy drinking and enjoyable on a warm summer night. Sweet, lemony, and clean.

Light in body and flavor but not bland. It has good balance and is definitely more of a crowd pleaser than I'm used to drinking but not a bad beer by any means.

09-01-2012 02:17:28 | More by GilGarp
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev +3%

Out of the bottle into a pint glass. Golden, light and thin head, transparent and lots of bubbles.
Smells great. Lots of lime, some lemon.
Clean tasting. Mild hop bitterness at first fading to a sweet malty flavor.
Surprisingly, the body was fuller than it looks. It works well, but it gets ahead of the taste.
Either bump up the taste or lighten the body to refine this summer sipper. The smell was the real star here.

09-30-2011 23:31:01 | More by Fatehunter
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inthebeeraisle

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -2.4%

Just released in six packs as the new Summer seasonal. OG 10.5, IBU's 19 according to the Bridgeport Brewing Co. website. Listed on the package as "Bright Ale". "Ale brewed with lemongrass with yuzu fruit juice added." Poured in a Stella Artois glass.

A: Big creamy white head with some staying power. Clean filtered golden color with carbonation galore. Medium lacing as the drink goes down.

S: Whoa! A strong scent of lemongrass and big citrus fruit. Smells intriguing, but I'm proceeding with caution.

T: Certainly some citrus fruit coming through. A pretty clean tasting brew really though. Maybe I'm too used to the Bridgeport yeast or something, but despite the newness there is something familiar here.

M: A clean light mouthfeel with a slightly chewy aftertaste.

O: These guys change their seasonal stuff all the time lately it seems. Not my favorite summer fruit beer. I'll miss Haymaker.

05-19-2011 01:05:13 | More by inthebeeraisle
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ktuc

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-21-2012 23:24:16 | More by ktuc
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -11.2%

08-03-2014 05:18:02 | More by atlbravsrno1
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

09-07-2012 22:18:38 | More by westcubs
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Pookie

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

05-25-2013 15:49:35 | More by Pookie
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mkf629

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

09-13-2013 00:17:09 | More by mkf629
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Docer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Appearance: (3.5)
- Bright clear straw yellow brew. Quick fizzing finger of white head which leaves a bit of a ring and some floating island formations. Overall pretty standard looking for a golden ale.

Smell: (3.5)
- Certainly smells like a Bridgeport brew. Most if not all of their beers all share a common hoppy trait, and a roasted steel kettle aroma. Little bit of sweet citrus, lemon zest, heavy grainy profile. Very herbal and grassy hops. Overall it seems melded very well together though that signature burnt hop kettle steel aroma sits up front.

Taste: (3.5)
- Subtle smooth grain, almost a wheat touch. The fruit sits nicely in the background and is certainly present. There is quite a hop presence too. Perhaps almost too much of a hop for the style. Very pine-like resinous and herbal. Grassy and earthy. May be a touch of zest from the lemon grass to almost make this beer seem as though it was brewed with water that had lemon wedges in it. Would be more refreshing with less hops.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- Overall this is a pretty light bodied beer with plenty of sparkling carbonation. It's a touch dry from the hop additions, and perhaps a little chewy. But then again, maybe this beer would be too much like a Zima without the generous Northwest hops.

Overall: (3.5)
- I think this beer sits too close to their pale ale. It certainly is a signature Bridgeport brew, but is too close to the Blue Heron in terms of malt and hops. The fruit is very light as is the zest from any use of lemon grass. It's an ok beer, but perhaps isn't something I would buy again. I have been a bit let down with most of Bridgeports latest offerings.

07-10-2011 20:49:48 | More by Docer
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

07-05-2012 04:17:12 | More by rogerthegill
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-20-2013 04:21:35 | More by jaydoc
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-25-2012 02:22:20 | More by Hopmodium
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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-27-2013 00:37:54 | More by Eighty
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +9.5%

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date, but I'm guessing it is probably a 2012 summer beer.

A - pours a very light orange color with a nice head that disappears quickly.

S - Lemongrass and citrus peel are dominant in the nose, with maybe some malts that I smell there.

T - A lot of citrus and lemon flavors going on here. Extremely tangy, and moderately carbonated, but it goes over well with the feel of this beer. This probably would be great for a nice hot summer day, but sadly this beer has probably been chilling in the bottle for a good 6 months. The exotic Yuzu fruit juice is a pleasant little novelty that this beer holds, so that only adds to the fun of it all.

M - The mouth is crisp, like an alcoholic lemon lime soda. Or something. It leaves a little bit of a sticky feel in your mouth, but none of the flavors are ridiculously overwhelming.

Overall, a nice beer. I like the citrus characteristics, and I like the exotic addition of the Yuzu fruit even better. The beer is only 4.5% so it is easy sippin for those hot days. I'll definitely have this again.

Bridgeport Summer Squeeze ---4/5.

11-30-2012 08:11:54 | More by mfnmbvp
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3/5  rDev -11.2%

09-01-2013 01:16:50 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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Summer Squeeze from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
78 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.