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Mystic Bridge IPA - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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Mystic Bridge IPAMystic Bridge IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

203 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -64.5%

06-14-2014 22:49:02 | More by TTripp725
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Wnbafan

Connecticut

1.6/5  rDev -54.5%
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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jadler16

Indiana

2/5  rDev -43.2%

05-02-2014 15:03:21 | More by jadler16
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

11-12-2012 02:46:27 | More by TheBigBoy
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muchos

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

09-04-2012 02:26:47 | More by muchos
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29%

02-05-2012 04:30:08 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -29%

02-20-2012 17:58:03 | More by chrispoint
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shiggins22

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -29%

07-17-2013 20:15:58 | More by shiggins22
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jenray

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-22-2012 03:29:40 | More by jenray
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-30-2014 01:32:09 | More by GiantMidget
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xipho

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-30-2012 04:42:49 | More by xipho
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kjrod20

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29%

09-06-2013 17:56:22 | More by kjrod20
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AlbanyIPA

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29%

01-26-2012 21:58:38 | More by AlbanyIPA
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -29%

01-30-2012 02:09:13 | More by jfcaa193
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

01-28-2013 02:18:01 | More by NeoZaZ
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sneaks2210

New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

11-14-2012 22:13:44 | More by sneaks2210
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DCav


2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

02-08-2013 03:21:07 | More by DCav
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

2.78/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Twelve oz single from Harvest Fine Wine in West Hartford CT for $1.58, best by Dec. Cold in a chilled pint glass.

Foggy copper brew with an inch of eggshell foam that condenses slowly. Smells semi-sweet with some diacetyl; hops are present but detected only by the dry feel to the smell rather than by aroma. Taste leads with a good hoppy bite of grapefruit rind contaminated by diacetyl. The feel is mostly dry with zesty carbonation and moderate alcohol burn. Finishes with lingering hop/diacetyl chimera and a little candy sweetness that comes out after the carbo is gone, kinda like lightly buttered lemon Pez.

Meh.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 01:12:29 | More by BeerNinja007
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours an almost transparent,rusty amber with a quickly dissipating 1 1/2 inch cap that reduced down to a thin ring and left weak,spotty lacing on the glass.

S-Brown bread,tired hops,some toffee,stale citrus and brown sugar.

T-This beer comes across more English than American.There is a tinny,minerally quality to it with the flavors of stale bread,caramel,some slight citric hops and a tannic,wet tea leaf finish.

M-Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation but no real standout flavors for it to push forth. Slight hop bitterness was mild and fleeting.

O-Average.That pretty much sums it up.At it's best,this beer is average.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 11:42:31 | More by StlHopHead77
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mdfb79

New York

2.93/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my New Belgian tulip. Received this as part of my Beer of the Month club December box.

a - Pours a somewhat clear amber color with one inch of frothy off white head and light carbonation evident. Head leaves some lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of bready malts, fruity malts, caramel malts, and very light citrus hops. Very malty, and not a lot of hops. Not that great.

t - Tastes of bready malts, caramel malts, and light fruity malts. Again, not a lot hops here, and below average.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth here.

d - I thought the smell and taste had very little hops and just a lot of bready malts; I found both below average. It did have a very nice mouthfeel though. Wouldn't seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 00:36:06 | More by mdfb79
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brentk56

North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with three full fingers of head; both the stickage and lace are impressive

Smell: Crusty bread, earthy hop and undertones of caramel

Taste: After a bit of toast and caramel, a very unusual mineral/herbal, diacetyl-laden tobacco character sweeps across the tastebuds; by mid-palate the caramel returns to add some sweetness; after the swallow, finish is dominated by the mineral/herbal character with a fruity/bitter edge

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Can't say that I care for this one very much at all; more English than American but not a very impressive example, at that

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 21:25:40 | More by brentk56
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this on tap at Willimantic brewpub -served chilled in a pint.

A - A dark amber bordering on red w/ good clarity and small pale ring as cap w/ small beading ringing the glass - I would have preferred more headspace from the pour, but I didn't knock the beer for that

S - A sweet aroma w/ slight citrus and subtle pine tinge w/ mild caramel note from the malt

M- A very mild carbonation for the style w/ thin almost watery feel, not very bitter and light finish w/ little malt profile and generally has more of a pale ale quality- lackluster at best

T - The taste is not much better than the feel, but slightly malty flavor w/ mild hop bitterness -The malt seems close to non-existant it is so subdued. The hops are more grassy and gently bitter than giving any really flavor to the ale- dissapointing but really middle of the road taste overall

D - This is not a good IPA, the beer is weak and was a chore for me to finish-bordering on flavorless. I may need to re-review to see if it was just a bad keg. If this is how it is intended I would avoid this.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2010 14:18:53 | More by Slatetank
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billybrew21

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-02-2012 05:48:48 | More by billybrew21
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Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.