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Mystic Bridge IPA - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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Mystic Bridge IPAMystic Bridge IPA

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226 Ratings

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Ratings: 226
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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4/5  rDev +14%

Tamorin, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

wrightst, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jrand2621, Jun 16, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -64.4%

TTripp725, Jun 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

GiantMidget, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

xacidx, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

jmdrpi, May 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

SonOfKyuss, Apr 29, 2014
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
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

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

Hrdqore, Mar 16, 2014
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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
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

bccrosley, Nov 22, 2013
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

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

Lovely85, Oct 26, 2013
Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.