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

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

QuakeAttack, Sep 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

NeverSettle, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

zbooks, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

PKS, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.71/5  rDev -17.6%

Poured half a finger of head on a clear, copper colored body.
The aroma is lemon with some light Autumn spice. Not bad.
The taste is initially okay; nutty and malty. Then it quickly turns to the "harvest spice" which sent the rest of the structure head over heels down the hill into the lake.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Not enjoyable. Disjointed and lost.

Fatehunter, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of soju6
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

A: Pours a dark amber color, clear with a modest head but has some decent lacing.

S: Aroma of malt, caramel, spices and bit of fruit.

T: Taste is malty with caramel sweetness, spices and bit of fruit in the background.

F: Mild bitterness and a slightly sticky finish. Fairly light body, smooth but doesn’t have that bit of pop I like in a seasonal Harvest Ale.

O: Nice beer but I expecting a bit more.

soju6, Sep 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

grumblebee, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

kushlash23, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

bholby87, Aug 20, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev +13.4%

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!

Megahertz, Aug 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JamLand, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

canawler, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Kingcurio, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Kenzie, May 17, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +18.5%

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.

mfnmbvp, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dpage27, Mar 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Ssilvey, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

bathtubeer, Feb 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

QuamLaetus, Jan 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

ScorpyX, Dec 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.2%

TX-Badger, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

tubeyes, Dec 02, 2012
Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
76 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.