Hop Dish IPA | Lift Bridge Brewery

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434 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States
liftbridgebrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mdog on 05-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
434
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
93
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 434 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of CyrusTheAverage
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dms844
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nolster
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, hint of piney hops, sweet malt, slight earthiness, and slight tea. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, piney hops, sweet malt, slight tea, hint of alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, blend, and feel, with an average aroma and body.

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Photo of darkpreferred
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This American style India Pale Ale uses 7 different hops and has an IBU of 70.
Look: A hazy copper colored body with a thin white head. Poured into a 16 ounce beer glass.
Smell: A hoppy, sweet, citrus aroma with notes of, pine, floral, and some caramel.
Taste: lots of fruity hops, light malty sweetness, lightly bitter up front, finishes mildly bitter and dry.
Feel: Medium body with average carbonation.
Overall: Not a bad drinkable beer if you like this style. Not my preference, but a decent beer nonetheless.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_M
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Graciouly provided by relatives during a recent visit with us. Was told that this was made by a fairly new brewery out in Stillwater, and that initial efforts had been pretty promising. This came in a 16 oince can.

The beer pours a fairly dark orange amber color, with lots of frothy white head/foam, and decent lacing. The nose is OK, but not hugely impressive. There's some nice dry citrus, along with some celery root, light onion and considerable sweet malt. There's some tropical fruit that is nice, but the level of sweetness is a bit worrisome. Alas, the aroma profile was a presage of what was to come on the palate. There's a huge presence of sweet tropical fruit, with a sweet malty presence. There's some celery flavor, light onion and dry citrus as well, but it's not nearly sufficient to counter and balance the level of sweetness in this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, and there's some light bitterness on the finish, but the sweetness wears out palate, and so drinkability isn't all that great.

Not hugely impressed with this IPA.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleMan66
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop glass. It pours a beautiful dark golden, much darker than I thought it would be. I'm not a huge hops guy, but I like this one a lot. Perfectly carbonated, a bit on the low side.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLC60
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 16 oz can on June 18, 2016. Look is bright gold/orange color with a creamy two-finger white head and some lingering lacing. Smell is pine, orange, grass and floral with toast and bread malt aromas. Taste is pine, orange, earth and leafy hops with bread malt flavors. Feel is medium in body with moderate carbonation and a creamy finish.

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Photo of Peepskp
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid IPA. It has most of your traditional citrus and floral characteristics. It drinks lighter than the abv suggests.

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Photo of Rmathieu66
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IndiaPaleViking
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As a Minnesota native I live about 15 minutes from Lift Bridge and I love what they have done in Stillwater.

Hop Dish is a solid IPA and is very balanced and drinkable. However in the vast world of IPA's this is the Scandanavian version; it doesn't make waves and it doesn't make a stand. Compared to the offering's from Surly and Summit it is a little weak. Like most IPAs it is much better on tap than bottled.

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Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Demi
2.54/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of moundbz
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 434 ratings.
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