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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

217 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of ExtraStout
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

ExtraStout, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Roguer, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

sgregory, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Hrdqore
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Hrdqore, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of whiterapid
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

whiterapid, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

beerthulhu, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of drbenderdo
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

drbenderdo, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

aengleman, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

rorjets, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of bccrosley
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

bccrosley, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

woodchipper, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Arithmeticus
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
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

Arithmeticus, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Shawnspl, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of ali1987
3/5  rDev -14.5%

ali1987, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Lovely85, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

nickfl, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

kylehay2004, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

micromaniac129, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Boone757, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of MattXT
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

MattXT, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

SuomiHobbit, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Wnbafan
1.6/5  rDev -54.4%
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!

Wnbafan, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

nmann08, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of kjrod20
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

kjrod20, Sep 06, 2013
Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.