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Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest AleWitch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale

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BA SCORE
76
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115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Docer on 08-15-2012)
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08-20-2013 20:33:48 | More by bholby87
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Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage dated 3-AUG-13 into a Hoffman House chalice. Fresh beer!

A - Very clear dark ruby to light brown with a moderate tan head. Carbonation appears mild. Very pretty, but would appreciate a creamier head. No lacing to speak of in my beer-clean glass.

S - Very mild allspice-like aroma. Could use more hop oomph. Spices are just right.

T - Now we're talking. Initially sweat and bready with a honey like mid, quickly transitions into very firm, piney green bitterness. Very dry finish with lingering resiny hops. Mild autumn spice throughout - subtle.

M - Heavy body with enough carbonation to cut through... barely. Very good.

O - Looking at prior reviews, it is clear to me that this vintage is vastly hoppier than prior years. This is an India Brown Ale with a hint of autumn spice. My favorite fall selection of 2013, so far. Quite a surprise!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 20:18:54 | More by Megahertz
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Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-08-2013 17:54:34 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-03-2013 13:26:17 | More by JamLand
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-27-2013 17:40:34 | More by canawler
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Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-27-2013 23:48:35 | More by Kingcurio
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Utah

4/5  rDev +21.6%

05-17-2013 04:59:23 | More by Kenzie
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date present. I did enjoy a number of these last autumn when the Halloween fever was on me, and the beer was probably fresh, but I found more of this on the mix a six pack shelf at the local beer store, so I grabbed one to review.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - An overly aggressive pour on my behalf yields about three fingers of doughy fluffy tan head on top of a beautiful bright blood orange colored body; almost verging on chestnut. Scattered, fluffy lacing.

S - Smell is of sweet green apple skins, and some caramelized malt presence. Some cola-like carbonation & aroma drifting out of this one also. Perhaps some faded spice cabinet smell, but it is unclear what kind of smell it is. No cinnamon or nutmeg detectable.

T - Again, more sweet caramel malts, green apple skin sweetness, and faded hops. No real cinnamon or nutmeg flavor that I am able to detect. Faint metallic / coppery aftertaste. A light, balanced, easy-drinking bodied beer. Not so much a spiced ale, as it is a tame, lightly hopped red ale, or a brown ale as it is listed on BeerAdvocate. Highly enjoyable and palatable, nonetheless.

M - Feel is fruity, sugary, sticky, sweet, with a dry finish.

Overall, this is a beer I really enjoy. Although, it is definitely more malt-forward and hoppy than it is a cinnamon & nutmeg spiced beer. Still, of the four beers I have had from Bridgeport so far, they have all impressed me, and I am looking forward to many more. And the Bridgeport Witch Hunt will definitely be a Halloween mainstay in my fridge.

Bridgeport Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 02:11:55 | More by mfnmbvp
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +14%

02-28-2013 19:48:13 | More by Skyjmpr
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +21.6%

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Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -24%

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2/5  rDev -39.2%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +14%

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Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -24%

11-26-2012 03:40:57 | More by Kahlerbock
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Some day, I'm gonna pair this beer with a viewing of The Crucible... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear orange-amber topped by a solid finger of light cream froth. The nose comprises iceberg lettuce, very light orange rind, light cinnamon, and a touch of what I believe to be jasmine (if I remember my scented candles and potpourri well enough). The taste holds notes of jasmine-y (or whatever that is) soap, light orange rind, a pinch of clove, a half-pinch of cinnamon, and straight potato root (just let the eyes grow out in a fit of grotesque horticultural artistry). Wow, this stuff really doesn't taste very good at all... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty damn sad beer, one that proclaims its spiciness yet delivers nothing close. This must be a politician's recipe...

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 06:32:21 | More by TMoney2591
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -39.2%

11-04-2012 04:25:19 | More by soonerlight
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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +14%

11-03-2012 03:17:55 | More by LJWalker
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5.8% ABV, no date.

A - Like a crisp autumn afternoon, the beer pours a clear burnt sienna color with a towering plume of light beige foam. Gnarled branches of lace wrap around the glass creating a picturesque scene to behold.

S - Witch Hunt, contrary to, say, witch capture, does not smell like smoke or burning flesh. Instead, this Halloween-themed beer suggests a familiar aroma from this time of year; pumpkin brew! With it's spiced aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon this brown ale is smooth and simply malted with sweet Munich and caramel with crisp Vienna toast finish. No hops can be found here but the beer does end on an oddly sterile note.

T - The cauldron of flavor melds together nicely as the sweet malt features layers of caramel, bread, toast, and tootsie rolls counteracted by nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Earthy hops which steer clear of the nose insert faint wood and dried leaf characteristics on the finish.

M - From start to finish Witch Hunt is smooth like a broom ride without turbulence. Sweet malt lingers on the tongue but not without some balance. While void of bitterness a dry, spiced finish cuts the sweetness down a notch.

O - I wonder if the brewers cast a spell on this beer as they boiled the wort; a spell of deliciousness! Suggestions of the season's pumpkin-brewed beers enter the mind, but the beer doesn't feel incomplete. Instead, the spice nicely plays off the sweet malt for a drinkable harvest ale that stands out from the crowd without being green. Or burned at the stake.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 22:14:42 | More by BeerFMAndy
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

10-29-2012 21:17:13 | More by OldTime
Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
76 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.