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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

203 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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RandyKemka

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-09-2012 14:23:59 | More by RandyKemka
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-29-2012 22:49:37 | More by Proclarush
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Standings NYC and served in a Stoudt's pint glass.

It's hard to judge the exact color of Mystic Bridge IPA due to the dim lighting in the bar, but it appears to be a fairly clear burnt orange. About a finger of bone colored foam crowns the beer and holds on for a little bit before cleanly falling away. The nose is nice, lots of grapefruit and tangerine peel, balanced by just a faint aroma of caramel. The malt profile manages to become more complex, while staying firmly in the background on my palate. It's more bready here, but a touch of caramel is still appreciable. The bitterness that comes through next is sharp, almost as intense as I'd find in man imperial versions of the style. That makes it all the more disappointing when the hoppy finish is a little bit mild. I do appreciate tangerine joining the standard grapefruit note, but it isn't as lively as it should be. The body is well on the dry side of things, but the carbonation is a bit dull. Seeing Mystic Bridge IPA on tap was the first I had heard of Cottrell Brewing , consider it a solid first impression.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 00:35:38 | More by axeman9182
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slim2043

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-17-2012 15:45:28 | More by slim2043
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sneaks2210

New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

11-14-2012 22:13:44 | More by sneaks2210
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-12-2012 23:09:23 | More by IPAchris
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

11-12-2012 02:46:27 | More by TheBigBoy
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. Some light sediment. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, citrus, and a bit of malt.

T: Tasted of hops, first and foremost, along with a hint of citrus, a light malty quality, and an earthiness in the finish. Much hoppier - and less sweet - than a lot of American IPAs, but very balanced and tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of those solid, straightforward beers. Drinkable and well done.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 22:35:36 | More by avalon07
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Mcooly

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

10-08-2012 03:12:51 | More by Mcooly
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JCHeff1979

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

10-07-2012 16:18:28 | More by JCHeff1979
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-18-2012 01:41:33 | More by t0rin0
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.6%

09-10-2012 16:19:25 | More by PaBeerLover
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briandaube

Delaware

4/5  rDev +13.6%

09-09-2012 18:18:07 | More by briandaube
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muchos

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

09-04-2012 02:26:47 | More by muchos
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazed amber-copper coloring with a thin, off-white, filmy head. Aromas of tangy caramel with a slight citrus highlight. A touch of dry hops at the end of the nose. Flavors of dry, peppered hops on the forward tongue, with a solid caramel malt backbone to balance. Lemon zest and lime throughout, as well. Light bodied, almost watery, but with good flavors. The aftertaste is peppery and sweet, leading to a clean, quick finish. Not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2012 15:57:45 | More by GarthDanielson
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mnrider

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. brown bottle. Freshness notched on label.

A: Pours a deep amber with a large forming white head. Good + head retention. Lacing is sticky up near head then turns slick down the glass.

S: An interesting mixture of malts and citrus stuff. Hops come in a bit but are small.

T/M: The beer goes down smooth and feels pretty crisp. I'd say medium bodied and refreshing. Orange peel and citric tasting hops. Not overly hoppy like other IPA's, yet the bitterness is on the higher side.

O: An easy to drink east coast IPA. Less hops means less taste for this beer. But since it's so easy to drink with adequate taste I could have a bunch at a time.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 18:43:35 | More by mnrider
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-19-2012 00:12:24 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-09-2012 02:50:45 | More by redfox405
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-10-2012 22:58:31 | More by bostonryan
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-01-2012 17:37:29 | More by ahbaggins
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-29-2012 21:32:10 | More by DirtyPenny
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

06-04-2012 17:27:06 | More by Larrydoherty
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xipho

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-30-2012 04:42:49 | More by xipho
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jenray

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-22-2012 03:29:40 | More by jenray
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.8%

05-12-2012 02:22:28 | More by Lawnboy33
Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.