Mystic Bridge IPA - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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Mystic Bridge IPAMystic Bridge IPA

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228 Ratings

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by April 2012, so the hops may have mellowed out a bit, as I understand it.

Poured into a pint glass, and got a nice finger of eggshell head, which didn't last long, but did leave decent webby lacing. The body is a nice, deep amber-orange.

The smell is really quite malty. Bready, a little dry biscuit. What little hops are left in the smell come through as grassy, maybe a tad citrusy.

The taste is, as expected, dominated by a nice full-bodied malt backbone. There is definitely a good orange peel bitterness to the finish. A nice, dry accent to an otherwise malt-heavy IPA. The mouthfeel is perfect for this beer. Full, refreshing, and crisp at the end.

Honestly, I wasn't entirely in the mood for a hoppy IPA when I cracked this open, so Mystic Bridge IPA was just what the doctor ordered. A pleasant surprise, and a very drinkable beer. I'm a fan.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a three-finger light cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is grapefruit hops and flavor is grapefruit hops, hints of caramel and a lingering bitter finish. $2.09 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of CHickman
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer notes from 2/2/2012: pours a hazy copper color with a 2 finger foamy beige head that faded slowly and left great foamy lacing and rings as it went own.

Smells of floral hops, grapefruit, sweet malt, caramel, piney hops, orange peel and lightly toasted grains; nice soft nose that is well balanced.

Tastes like it smells, with floral hops, grapefruit, sweet malt, caramel, piney hops, orange peel, coriander, light lemon, lightly toasted grains, and brown sugar; mild hoppyness with nice bready balance that lets the grains play a nice part in the brew.

Mouthfeel is creamy and oil slick, with mild carbonation, a medium body and a slightly bitter finish. An old school IPA that's on the light side, but still tasty, refreshing and quite enjoyable.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium amber with a chunky cream-colored head. Good lace and retention.

Smells of toasted malt, some yeast and herbal bitterness.

Brown bread crust, some medicinal bitterness, like black tea. Citric hop rind, almost a bit burnt. Spicy grain. If there is any sweetness, it dries out instantly. Long bitter and malt finish. THis is a fairly muscular brew.

Medium bodied, with some mouth coating properties that lead to a bit of a pucker.

Overall, good IPA. Like the style, different flavors, and the strength of all characteristics.

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4.43/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I received this bottle as part of a mystery 6 pick my wife picked up at a local Whole Foods; included were some Brooklyn, Dogfish and Mission Street beers, plus this one, the only one in the pack I had never tried. The bottle has been chilling in my cellar. It is marked best by April (I'll assume in 2012).

The beer is translucent and colored dark copper. A large off white foam head fills the top portion of my pint glass. As it settles, lots of lacing is left behind. There is some visible carbonation within the glass, but it is hard to see.

The beer has a big, earthy hop aroma. I could smell the hops as soon as I opened the bottle; it only became more strong as I poured. The hops come across as somewhat oily. The are notes of grass and forests, but there isn't a strong pine presence.

This is a tasty IPA. Hops are strong and present throughout each sip, but they aren't overpowering. This is a hoppy IPA, but nowhere near DIPA levels. Some sweetness is also present, but it works well with the hops. Lots of earthy flavors are present, mirroring the aroma.

The beer isn't very sticky. The hops are a little oily and provide a lot of tingling sensations. Coating is small, but does have some good hop flavors.

I like this IPA. Since it was a beer I was unfamiliar with, I will say that I am both surprised and impressed. I will have to drink this one again.

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3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle to pint glass. Poured with a dark red color and a thick head.
Odor is pleasant with floral notes, but average.
Taste is smooth at first and has a small hop bite towards the end. Also has a good floral peak in the middle. Feel is a little light on the tongue. Taste tends to come and go rather quickly.
Overall a pretty nice beer with solid taste and good look. Mouth feel could be better due to the fact that it is pretty light.

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3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-dark amber color with an off-white head and some decent lacing

S-citrus and malt aromas with bready notes

T-citrus and malt flavors predominate with some bitter hop finish which tends to fade

F-medium body with moderate carbonation

O-a decent IPA, but nothing outstanding

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.