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Bling India Pale Ale | Bridge Road Brewers

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Bling India Pale AleBling India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Bridge Road Brewers

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brendan13 on 05-05-2007

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of patre_tim
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper brown and hazy, you can see swirls of yeast within, no visible carbonation, and topped with two fingers of beige head.

Smells of crème brûlée, toffee, Green leaf, and caramel.

Tastes of orange, crème brûlée, dark and toasted notes, a very balanced taste.

Medium to thick body, moderate carbonation. It's slightly sticky.

I got this one in Chang Mai where I am drinking it July 17, 2017. Very impressive beer from Australia. Dark and toasted notes, overall it's a well-balanced brew.

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Photo of hopnerd
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sammyslick
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine and plenty of hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish. Nice.

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Photo of nitrofenix
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of magpieken
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. Bottled 2/9/14. Pours a medium copper colour with a towering off white head which lasted well and left some excellent lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit and malt. Aroma was quite intense on opening the bottle but in the glass shows some restraint. Medium bitterness and light to medium sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth and a gentle bitter finish. Very approachable. 8.

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Photo of bsmithmaths
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Bradman01
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sonorb7
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MenInVen
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of admiral
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mungus
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of bylerteck
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of soju6
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a mahongany color with a nice head that fades to good lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus with a mild caramel sweetness and a bit of grain. Smell is quite clean.

T: Taste seems to be a nice blend of hops and malt. There is a nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and creamy, Nicely balanced.

O: Very enjoyable beer that goes down quite easy. worth a try.

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Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of dansmcd
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very dark burnt orange under a finger of dense frothy head and streaky lacing.

S - Citrusy hops up front but plenty of sweet malt brings an even balance.

T - Orange peel and apricot, honey and caramel.

M - Moderately carbonated, medium body, dry finish and nice level of bitterness.

O - A good Aussie IPA, I'd go for the Galaxy over this one though.

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Photo of Kornoms
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DrNo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of heygeebee
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber / copper - one finger head - looks the biz. Head fades to lace.

Aromas mainly of pine / grapefruit, but I think I have served too cold.

Taste is a massive palate hit. Big hoppy inital hit but so much malt in there as well. Pine, grapefruit, and a full aftertaste. Grapefruit builds. All this @ 5.8% as well. And another taste which another reviewer notes as gunpowder, I can't put my finger on it either.

Mouthfeel is rich 'n' creamy.

A good find - will drink next one warmer....

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Photo of danieelol
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red colour with good head and lacing.

Smell is fresh milk, yeast, malt and green apple.

Taste brings the goods. Very hoppy with a substantial bitterness. The hops have a largely herbal, leafy quality, with a bit more apple.

Mouthfeel is thick and really very good.

Highly sessionable stuff and easily among the best Australian IPAs.

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Photo of joecast
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber bordering on red. Stable off white head with good lacing. Hazy from the bottle conditioning but remains vibrant.

Aroma is a mix of floral hops and sweet malt. Nice but the hops almost seem overwhelmed and struggle to really shine. The difficulty in producing a "balanced" IPA is that it's only balanced for a short while. As soon as the hops fade a bit, it stops being a proper IPA.

Taste starts off light like a good pale but finishes with a flurry of bitterness and hefty malt. Hops come across spicy with a hit of crystal malt in the end. Certainly not for the faint of heart (or hop) but seems to stray down the path of massive malt to make it's point.

Had high hopes for this but it reminds me a lot of Murrays Icon IPA. Big on hops, but seemingly bigger on malt.

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Bling India Pale Ale from Bridge Road Brewers
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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