Summer Squeeze - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
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

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(Beer added by: inthebeeraisle on 05-19-2011)
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Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of lisahope27
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The body is a semi-clear golden color. A foamy white head leaves a decent film, with good foamy lacing. The aroma is faintly grassy, light, and sweet. Clean lemon notes abound. Tastes refreshing, lightly grassy, with a good malt backing. Finish had a citrus touch. Mouthfeel is clean and light-medium.

Overall, an excellent summer brew, easily can down a sixer on the deck.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
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}.

Summer Squeeze from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
78 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.