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Mystic Bridge IPA - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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Mystic Bridge IPAMystic Bridge IPA

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224 Ratings

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Ratings: 224
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

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

MattXT, Sep 20, 2013
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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
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

kjrod20, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

LJWalker, Sep 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

BKBassist, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of niiiv
3/5  rDev -14.5%

niiiv, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

thecheapies, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

Bustafluff, Jul 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

shiggins22, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jimbodude5, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of CorvetteMike
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

CorvetteMike, Jul 13, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

alexgash, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

frosted33, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jaxon53, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

JTomczak, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

rodlavers, Jun 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

ejane, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

patford100, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

Chegui, May 14, 2013
Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.