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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

216 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 216
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

BKBassist, Aug 26, 2013
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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 02, 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
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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Dulcea, Apr 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

juliusseizure, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

nebula1999, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Ograd001, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

wiegs4life, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

ams0286, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

WDJersey, Mar 17, 2013
Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.