Hop Dish IPA | Lift Bridge Brewery

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Hop Dish IPAHop Dish IPA

Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mdog on 05-21-2011

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Photo of JamesMN
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper hue with good clarity apart from some chill haze. Half a finger of off-white suds.

Aroma: Nice fruity hops shining through. It's difficult to pick out particular aromas but what's there is pleasant with a west coast feel.

Taste: Starts with a nice wallop of bitterness to set the mood. Although the color suggests some malt involvement, the flavor is all hop driven. Once the bitterness ebbs away, near the finish, sweet pineapple and passion fruit ooze onto the palate. This is definitely a west coat IPA in my book. The flavor and finish is superbly clean. The only downside is the great hop flavor isn't as powerful or as long lasting as it could be.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body with average carbonation for the style. Easy drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Really good IPA from a local brewery. There are some moments of greatness in the flavor and a dry quality that works well to keep me sipping. Would I drink it again? Yes, hopefully on-tap next.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of EXP57
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a bright, fresh aroma with some light citrus notes and some pine and resin. The malt has a sweet note that stays in the back, but is present. There is also a light peppery character. At first the pine and resin notes dominate in the hop flavor, but as it warms the citrus comes out more. The finish is crisp with a light oxydized note. Overall, this one was a pleasant IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lift Bridge Hop Dish

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Darker amber with a finger of head. This settles to a dusting. There was some nice lacing.

S) Light tropical fruit sweetness, pineapple and mango. Mostly an earthy hop aroma.

T) Follows the nose... The flavor is better as this one warms up a bit. Tropical fruit is a quick hitter in the flavor, as I found it mainly to be grassy/earthy hops dominating, with some citrus rind on the backend. The alcohol is well hidden.

M) Medium bodied with a nice moderate carbonation level. Finishes dry with bitter rind. Decent aftertaste.

O) This is a decent brew, but in a world of wonderful IPAs to choose from, it's unlikely I'll drink this one again anytime soon.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +2%

Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 436 ratings.
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