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Summer Squeeze - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%


Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: inthebeeraisle on 05-19-2011)
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Vashtar

Texas

2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The appearance is straw yellow. It looks dull and isn't quite clear.
There's a definite lemon scent, but it's a bit crappy
Taste... yate. Reminds me of half lemonade half beer that you find in Germany.
Mouth feel... diaper foam

Overall, there's a reason nobody has taken a picture of this already.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 02:18:57 | More by Vashtar
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yemenmocha

Arizona

2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Tennessee

2.6/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into pilsener glass...

A- Pours about an inch of foamy white head on top of a crystal clear yellowish, mead colored beer. Does leave lacing at original head level but nothing past that. Fairly average, not special not bad.

S- A lot of DMS... Crazy cooked cabbage in this. Tiny floral scent comes through, either from hops or lemongrass- herbally the more I think about it, like a tea.

T/M- First impression is: light body and fairly light flavor. Has a grainy, honey, and bready backbone with a bit of very weird bitterness- not from hops, maybe from weird fruit (yuzu?) added? Floral taste comes again, and very very slight citrus pops through which balances with honey sweetness. Hop bitterness is minimal but does linger a bit. Moderate carbonation. Very different, I will give them that, but i'm not sure it's different in the best way for a summer beer.

O- Would like this much more if it was refreshing, but it's not. It had potential but should have showcased the citrus, crisp, refreshing possibility... The body was a bit too warm and malty. Score is style specific, this was definitely below average in comparison

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 19:39:51 | More by TheGordianKnot
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harrymel

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle date: unknown, not seeing one.

Brewed with yuzu huh? Well, better be dominant, as I'm a fucking Yuzu connoisseur.

A: Pours a grain colored ale with no head formation and a cental cap of white foam. No lace over the excellent clarity.

S: Smells like grain, corn and a hint of lemon and grass, not lemongrass.

T: Sweet and lemony. Here the lemongrass comes through, but I taste no yuzu, okay maybe a bit, but not really. Mostly sweet, watered pils malts.

M: Thin with hi carb and a semi dry finish, pretty much what I would expect from a summer ale.

O: Well, I wouldn't put this above the general blonde ale, and in fact, the adjuncts listed on the label make me feel more like this beer is a gimmick, not a high quality brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 07:08:19 | More by harrymel
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buzzboyd

Oregon

2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A clear light yellow with a white head that dissipates nicely. The smell caught me a bit by surprise. To be fair I'm not a huge fruit beer fan but I do like light beers with citrus. This beer smells more like fruit juice than beer. There is very little hops aroma I can detect. The taste delivers less than the smell would seem to promise. Overall this beer seems thin and a bit too juicy.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 17:51:59 | More by buzzboyd
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap that the PDX brewpub.

A - Pours a clear light orange that is almost yellow. White average sized head.

S - Very floral and citrusy, oranges.

T - Totally different here. Wheat, Barley, rye.

D - Decent carbonation, very thin and light.

O - If the taste could match the smell, we would have a great beer here.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2011 22:29:53 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Leave it to the beer world to teach me about the yuzu fruit. This stuff pours a clear sunshine brass-gold topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemongrass, light greens, slightly-funky lemon peel (I'm assuming this is the yuzu?), and a hint of cracked wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more wheat, a breezing of biscuit, and an enhanced bit of what I'm taking for yuzu. What's more, I think I'm learning I don't enjoy the yuzu... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, I can't say I was much of a fan of this. Maybe it was the yuzu, maybe it was just a mediocre beer, I'm not sure, but the result is the same regardless.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 00:27:50 | More by TMoney2591
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blakelive784

Colorado

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass:

A - Pours a fairly creamy 3 finger head, with nice retention and lacing. Color is straw golden. Mediocre.

S - Grassy lemon, citrus peel and honey. Fairly mild, but pleasant.

T - Strong lemon and some other citrus notes built on a weak malt foundation. Two notes come through, and not much else.

M - Thin, smooth and wet. Completely wrong for the style. Where's the carbonation?

D - Not a bad beer by any stretch, but it suffers from simplicity. Drinkable, yes. Would I have it again? Probably not.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 04:24:03 | More by blakelive784
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snaotheus

Washington

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours yellow with a faint orange tinge, almost no head, looks almost flat. Smell is lemons and malt, mild, slightly yeasty.

Taste is lemony, yeasty, lager tang. Something tastes a bit off.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth, but too flat. Overall, I don't think this is any better than an average beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 01:45:42 | More by snaotheus
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intensify

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a mug. Tall, off white head and a honey colored body.

S- Lemon zest, orange peel, wet straw and spices.

T- Lemons, mango and a spicy(ish) seasoning. Nothing exciting, but not bad.

M- Medium carbonation, thin bodied 'lager styled' brew.

Refreshing and smooth. I could drink a few at these on a 100+ degree day at the lake.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 07:44:33 | More by intensify
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riored4v

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. 1 finger, frothy white head. Crystal clear, straw colored body. Good amounts of carbonation apparent.

Aroma was a bit grainy with some lemony citrus notes. Mild maltiness.

Taste was very light. Some light grainy maltiness with a lemony citrus finish. Pretty clean tasting.

Mouthfeel was light with medium/high carbonation. Very dry.

Overall an extremely light beer. Not much flavor and aroma aside from lemon.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 01:16:53 | More by riored4v
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HopHead84

California

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5/7/2012

A: Transparent straw yellow with a substantial creamy white cap that recedes in a cavernous fashion and leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S: Pronounced lemongrass with grainy malt. There's a hint of sourness on the nose which I assume is from the Yuzu. I've never heard of Yuzu before, but now that I look it up I see that it's a sour Japanese citrus fruit. The nose does have a distinct citrus quality unlike any fruit I've tried. It must be Yuzu!

T: Grainy malt with a pleasant sweetness that combines with the slightly sour Yuzu fruit. Lemongrass is pervasive. It's fairly simple beer, really, but not unpleasant.

M: Light body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and dry.

Overall: A pretty solid beer. Simplicity is its flaw, but the addition of the lemongrass and Japanese citrus livens things up a bit. I don't plan on finishing this bottle, but I wouldn't turn this down at, say, a barbeque where this was being served. I don't imagine I'll ever be in that situation, though. Actually, let's say I'm at a baseball game, which is not something I routinely go to, but if I were there for a company outing or something like that and my options were limited. I would be happy to drink this. That's a better example.

This beer is really damn drinkable. I found myself guzzling from the bottle as I walked toward the drain.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 04:02:11 | More by HopHead84
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inthebeeraisle

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - pours a clear lemon/tangerine/deep straw color, well carbonated, white fizzy head

smell - notes of lemon and citrus

taste - citrus forward, some notes of wheat and grass

mouthfeel - strong carbonation, light body, slightly dry finish

overall - it's an okay sunny day, outdoor, summer brew, the lemon-like notes almost have a juice/tea quality

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 01:23:40 | More by djbreezy
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lighthabit

Oregon

3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pale gold, foamy head dies down to rim. very clear, consistent flow of tiny bubbles from bottom of glass. smell is clean, grassy, bit of hops, bit of malt, sweetish. taste is fresh, thin, refreshing, thirst quenching, hit of fresh lemon, missing all the crap that bmc would normal add to stretch something like this out. not my normal fair, but really, it's a pretty decent summer beer. nice job, bridgeport.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 04:19:04 | More by lighthabit
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beertunes

Washington

3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into straight pint pint glass. Poured a slightly hazy bright yellow color with just under 1/4 inch of white head that dissipated quickly and left very light lacing.

The aroma featured a basic "beer" scent, that general grain and hop mix that you find across the lighter styles. Some citrusy notes did come through however. I don't have any experience with the Yuzu fruit used in this beer, so I couldn't pick out if it contributed anything to the brew or not. The taste was overall very good, a nice grain base, some tangy hops, some citrus (mostly lemon) tones, and just a general crisp taste. Halfway through the glass I burped the most lemony burp I've ever burped.

The body was smooth, and while mostly clean, did have a slightly sticky finish. Drinkability was very good, I could easily have several of these on a warm day. Overall, this was a nice little brew. I thought the flavors could have been a little more bold, but in general this is an enjoyable brew that's worth trying when you see it.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 17:57:12 | More by beertunes
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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}.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"Ale brewed with lemongrass with yuzu fruit juice added." "Summer Squeeze Bright Ale." 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with typical label art and branded pry-off cap acquired as part of a variety box/12 pack and served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger wide head of white-khaki colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Retention is above average - about 3-4 minutes. No real lacing as the head recedes.

Body colour is a fairly vibrant yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks pretty typical of the style.

Sm: Lemongrass, clean barley, pilsner malts, and a near-lychee like fruity character I'm not real acquainted with. I guess that's yuzu? Complementary floral hop character. A clean pleasant approachable aroma of above average strength. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Looking forward to trying it.

T: Pleasant fruit; fairly unique - sort of a lychee without the sweetness meets a lightly citrusy fruit somewhere between lemon and orange - but not quite as evocative - if that makes any sense. Clean barley. Munich and pilsner malts. Quite well balanced in a general sense; it doesn't come off gestalt. Some zest and citrusy zing. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. I do get a light touch of complementary floral hops. Maybe a bit of straw too. Decent complexity - especially for a style which is usually fairly simple - and decent subtlety. I do like it.

Average intensity and duration of flavour. Above average depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Lightly crisp. Good carbonation. Approachable and soft. Nice thickness and body; never overbearing. Complements the flavour profile nicely, but doesn't come off custom-tailored to it. Actually, this texture really suits the beer nicely; I fancy it'll go unappreciated but it's surprisingly well executed.

Dr: Quite drinkable and enjoyable. A good summer beer that'll scratch your itch; it delivers on the promise of its premise. I'd easily get it again, and it's a nice little beer from Bridgeport. Who knew their best offering in the variety pack wouldn't be one of the zealously hopped IPAs or Imperial Reds, but would rather be the simple easygoing blonde waiting for its turn to shine? A respectable downable brew from Bridgeport that I intend to revisit. Hides its ABV well. I'd recommend it to friends, but I'd taper my recommendation with a disclaimer: it's simple and meant to just be drinkable. A good party or barbecue brew.

B-

Drinks great from a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Not recommended for aging.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 05:20:17 | More by kojevergas
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This summer beer comes out of the tap a clear amber with a typical white head. Sharp, fruity, malty, powdery aroma invites a taste. Strong, malty flavor has a Kool-Aidish fruity underpinning and a hint of - is that raspberry? Smooth, fizzy, powdery texture is fairly pleasing.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2011 15:30:20 | More by Cyberkedi
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up mainly because of the Yuzu claim on the box. Poured into a New Belgium chalice, it's a bright gold beer with a very small head. Aroma is sweet, with a lemony edge and a slight tartness. Flavor is mainly sweet malt with a light, fruity citrus taste. I certainly don't detect any yuzu here. The tartness is very restrained, and the fruity bitterness of yuzu is not present. There's nothing special about this beer at all. It's drinkable like a bland summer micro, but nothing else to recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 02:10:21 | More by allengarvin
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Rayek

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summer Squeeze fills my Perfect Pint glass with a bright gold hue, good clarity and plenty of carbonation. A dense white cap slowly falls to a blanket of foam and leaves decent lacing behind.

The bottle says this beer has Yuzu fruit in it. I imagine it accounts for the beers distinct tangerine aroma. The lemongrass can be sensed as well. Both aromas and flavors are light and backed by a bit of straw. As the beer warms, the fruit takes over and creates a light fruited soda effect. In the mouth, the hyperactive carbonation is blocking the flavors a bit. Less tingle would have been appreciated. The body is grainy and a bit heavier than I would expect from a beer with a low ABV.

Interesting. I bought a six-pack of this and found the first bottle I opened rather lacking. The one I'm drinking now has a much better character and is a nice summer pickup. Here's hoping the rest of the pack are as good.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 04:12:33 | More by Rayek
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'd say that for a blonde ale, it looks pretty good. Yellow and clear, rising bubbles, the head was almost two fingers and did last for a bit, leaving a white sheen on top and some pretty good lacing.

Aroma is quite citric, very lemony, and has a little bit of grain and grass. Flavor follows the aroma quite closely. It's almost like a slice of lemon was added to a nice blonde ale from all the citrus. There's a light malt backbone, and not much hops (which is expected for a blonde ale).

Body is light, well carbed, and very easy to drink, with a dry lemon finish.

It's a fine summer beer. Definitely good for mowing the lawn or just chillin' under a tree.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 19:14:07 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bright yellow color. Smells a little lemony. The flavor is heavy lemons and citrus but not at all in a hoppy way. Very light and refreshing, perfect lawnmower beer and a good candidate to drink from the bottle. If you are looking for something light for the summer you found it.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 16:22:25 | More by ArrogantB
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Summer Squeeze from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
78 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.