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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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Photo of FanofHefe
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

FanofHefe, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of JLapadura
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

JLapadura, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of DCav
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

DCav, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of JonIrabagon
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

JonIrabagon, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of HevvyMetalHippie
3/5  rDev -14.5%

HevvyMetalHippie, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of NeoZaZ
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

NeoZaZ, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Blaze5445
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Blaze5445, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of TeeJay
4/5  rDev +14%

TeeJay, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of sanitarium16
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

sanitarium16, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

kaelingirl, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of CampusCrew
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as a gift... and i think its pretty solid ipa... love the dark rich amber body. Really comes out with lovely malt flavors. Not west coast by any means. Like a hoppy amber ale, citrus and caramel. Very balanced. Nice head retention and good carbonation. Would drink this like crazy if i was a local. Nice overall beer

CampusCrew, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev +14%

ferrari29, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

shigg85, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of RandyKemka
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

RandyKemka, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Proclarush
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Proclarush, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
3.93/5  rDev +12%
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.

axeman9182, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of slim2043
3/5  rDev -14.5%

slim2043, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

IPAchris, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

TheBigBoy, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +14%
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.

avalon07, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Mcooly
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Mcooly, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of JCHeff1979
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

JCHeff1979, Oct 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

PaBeerLover, Sep 10, 2012
Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.