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Mystic Bridge IPA - Cottrell Brewing Co.

Mystic Bridge IPAMystic Bridge IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 192
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%


Brewed by:
Cottrell Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A mild earthy IPA with hints of citrus–a great example of a year ‘round New England IPA. Take the leap with this local favorite. Enjoy with your favorite meal or just on its own.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2009)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):

Hazed amber with some particulates; nice crowning of white lace. Complex aroma of citric peel, mineral salts, apple orchard and fresh baked crackers. Rustic with a duo of toasted bread and citric hop, bittersweet to start. Earthy yeast and a fruitiness in the middle with baked apples on the mind. More of a citric peel and wild herb tone from the hops after the malt base settles in. Toasted bread and earthy yeast come back to finish things off even while the hops linger with a bit of citrus.

This has New England IPA written all over it. A lovely beast it is; tame compared to the West Coast versions, but still a beast.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 21:43:34 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours a nice darker golden color. One inch lasting foamy head.

Not much smell to speak of but that also means no bad smells are there. Some piney hop notes and a hit of caramel malt. This certainly has more flavor than the nose would indicate.

The brew has a sweetness while on your tongue but the finish is dry and bitter.

I've never tried Cottrell before. But one day while heading home from Foxwoods casino I stopped in a local package store looking for some local CT brew. I'm glad I did.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 00:26:01 | More by ExtraStout
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-31-2014 21:21:22 | More by Roguer
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-31-2014 00:26:13 | More by sgregory
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Hrdqore

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-16-2014 21:38:03 | More by Hrdqore
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whiterapid

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-16-2014 00:41:45 | More by whiterapid
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: A coppery pour is dark with an abundance of macro-particle matter suspension. Pale khaki head is whispy, moderately holding while providing a broken, snake band like lacing.

S: Caramel grains, and grapefruit with a sweet herbal supplement. Hints of chives, floral scents, perfumy in delivery with an orange-caramel sweetness.

T: Flavor of toasted warmth, light honey, pine and grapefruit. Floral hops with some herbal undertones of chives and a herbaceous-caramel. Perfumy orchard like finish that was woodsy, grassy, with some parsely notes coming a bit after the swallow.

M: malty and creamy of medium base with a relaxed sense of carbonation.

O: Overall a unique blend of toasted floral and herbal hop warmth and not what i was expecting. Gentle ipa drinking, best before of november, consumed in jan may have some hand in the hops seeming a bit relaxed. I would try my hand at a single here first for those expecting a traditional style west coast ipa who may be dissappointed, for others seeking an alternative hop flavored ipa a bit softer, herbal and floral in content may find this a welcome different treat.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 01:12:29 | More by beerthulhu
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-02-2014 20:29:52 | More by drbenderdo
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-08-2013 01:29:43 | More by aengleman
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-07-2013 03:00:29 | More by rorjets
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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-05-2013 18:38:32 | More by Eighty
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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-22-2013 01:18:29 | More by bccrosley
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

11-20-2013 23:09:24 | More by woodchipper
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: dark amber color; very little head; fantastic lacing
S: hoppy, sweet, lingers nicely
T: hops, straw flavor; slightly sweet, not bitter (despite being very hoppy); medium roast malt very prominent; inviting and tasty--very well balanced

Really good IPA, esp. as a standard, go-to type

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 04:34:32 | More by Arithmeticus
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-10-2013 21:44:47 | More by Shawnspl
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ali1987

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-26-2013 21:41:50 | More by ali1987
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Lovely85

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-26-2013 01:32:16 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-26-2013 01:05:48 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-26-2013 01:05:38 | More by kylehay2004
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 14:21:51 | More by micromaniac129
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-25-2013 23:25:21 | More by Boone757
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MattXT

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

09-20-2013 15:47:52 | More by MattXT
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Wnbafan

Connecticut

1.6/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is by far THE worst beer I've ever had. I is bitter and skunky. It will ruin what ever you drink it with, and don't even think about drinking it by itself. You need something to help cover up the skunkiness! Their regular white label beer is ok, but this is horrendous! A total waste of money!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 00:49:16 | More by Wnbafan
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-07-2013 20:47:14 | More by nmann08
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Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.