Mystic Bridge IPA - Cottrell Brewing Co.
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3.49/5 rDev -0.6%
Mystic Bridge IPA.
Pours a hazy bronze red-orange hue. Head slivered at a quarter-inch. Paltry lacing.
Sweet maltiness with caramel and toffee notes marry into a lighter note of earthy citrus hop. Dank orange, pith, and clover all in the nose. Too sweet, from the get-go.
Malts prove a little tinny, yet ripe with toast and toffee sweetness. Hops are a little soured. Has some plant-y and floral notes that don't necessarily turn orange into orange blossom. Leafy, and with resinous notes, the quality of hoppiness is a little meager. Bitterness is medium. Carbonation, a little dialed-up. Finishes with an aftertaste best described as 'minty'. Maybe mentholated, but short on tobacco. Picking up crackery notes from a sluggish dryness. Long-ass finish. Oily feel keeps everything on the tongue. Unlike a clean crispness that I will look toward, especially if the flavor is not what I was targeting.
A bland, uninspiring IPA. Certainly not indicative of New England's reputation. Still a simple drink that goes down easy. Can't blame it on the freshness, this bottle is stamped good til September.
07-24-2013 14:46:37 | More by thecheapies
3.25/5 rDev -7.4%
From the bottle to the glass a amber color with a 2 finger head.
a: Amber color with a 2 finger head.
s: Slight hint of citrus, hops and malt.
t: Hoppy with slight amount of citrus, some carbonation.
m: Medium body with some carbonation.
o: Not my type of IPA.
Glad I purchased a single bottle, so I do not have to suffer drinking the other five. Will not buy any more.
07-13-2013 01:36:06 | More by CorvetteMike
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
12 oz. bottle.
Faint cloudiness. Tawny, deep orange copper body. Pinkie finger of dense, creamy, light beige head. Nice retention and lacing. Somewhat balanced nose with a nice mix of hoppy resins, pine, fruity malt, and cookie dough.
Toasted malt up front. Slightly herbal, minty hop bitterness follows and stays throughout. Mix of fruit and cookie-ish malt sweetness fills in. Resinous hops into the finish. Dryish finish, with lingering soapy hops and crackery malts. Moderate body with a slightly creamy feel. Not bad, but there are better IPAs coming out of CT these days.
07-07-2013 21:01:19 | More by alexgash
3.71/5 rDev +5.7%
Had a couple bottles tonight at Pour Richards restaurant in Bluffton, SC. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Slightly hazy amber body with bit of orange tint. One-finger white head that leaves solid lacing.
Relatively weak aroma. A bit of grapefruit citrus and light caramel malt.
The flavor is a bit better than the aroma and has solid citrus and pine notes. Good balance of caramel malt make for a solid east coast IPA.
Medium texture in the mouthfeel and very drinkable. Solid IPA overall.
03-07-2013 02:50:14 | More by FanofHefe
Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.