Hop Dish IPA | Lift Bridge Brewery

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mdog on 05-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
438
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
93
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 438 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of CJCouillard
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maninthearena
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look- Great frothy head. Cloudy, orange, honey amber color.

Nose-Small hints of aromatics, some biscuits. Somewhat bland smelling compared to some other pale ales.

Taste- Definite early grapefruit. Very sweet. Sweet candied fruit-like. Some mild-moderate hoppiness but overpowered by the sweetness throughout most of the sip. Aftertaste much more bitter than the initial sip.

Feel- Head stayed throughout most of the glass, so the contrast of the foam and liquid was pleasing. Fine carbonation. Relatively thin, aqueous, and non-resiny despite a decent level of carbonation. I liked this as it felt relatively full without being like syrup.

Overall- Probably a great pale ale for those who like sweet drinks/beers. Good for after a strong after dinner drink. Worth a purchase.

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Photo of thorkelson
3.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

a little bigger and a little sweeter than most, i liked this one a lot, especially in a fall context. it has a little bit of a copper color to it, a hint at the kiss of sweeter crystal malt that rounds it out, but the hops profile is what makes this special. through the thick white head i get a grapefruit and passionfruit aromatic, very bright and summery, very pungent, and very distinct. i was surprised how aggressive and radiant all of that is, because you dont usually see these types of beers in maltier ipas. its a neat combination here through, aided by the fact that the hops retain quite a bit of their oils, which marries up with the grain sugar pleasantly. i appreciate all the body and alcohol to this, not sure how sessionable it is, but its capacity to refresh and warm at the same time is useful this time of year in minnesota. just such a bold and interesting hop profile, a nice companion to a glass of decent rye whiskey as well. not sustainable, but delicious. ive liked all the beer i have had from these guys so far. i feel like this one would do well in colorado, sort of has the right vibe to it...

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Photo of nuebs
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of twizzard
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Treyliff
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can with no canning date, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a clear bright golden-orange color with a creamy two-finger white head that retains nicely after the pour, leaving some short lasting place behind

S- aroma of piney hops, candied orange, grass & some floral notes. Underlying toasted & bready notes

T- piney & earthy hops up front with some light notes of pine and leaf, bready malt undertone, nice candied orange linger

M- medium-thick body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns to a creamy finish

O- I really liked the citrus finish, highly drinkable even at 7.5%

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lacy with an orange body. A little strange off aroma. Decent ipa taste wise though not exceptional still drinkable. Can from recent trip. Shared with Americo.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpuetz
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of camiconnell
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emottram
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mojohawk21
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Yay tall boy can, no date though, initially couldn't remember where i got it, but now i do, rudzud gave me one of his extras.

Pours a nice creamy fluffy 1 finger head fades at a med pace, nice messy lacing here and there, hazy candy orange red color.

Nose brings average hops, little orange peel, citrus notes, candied fruit, little spicy hop note, hint of earth and pine as well, little sweet candy malt, syrupy notes, mild grassy leafy notes as well. Nothing special, lots of basic hop characters.

Taste brings a sweet malt, little candy malt, aged hops I think, probably not too fresh but that's all I can do I guess, candy malt with a touch of warming booze, amber reddish malts. Then hops, mild hops, fair bitterness, some grassy earthy notes, a touch of pine, leafy again, more candied generic fruit. Finish is a little sweet still, candied malts lingering, mild spicy earthy hops as well, pretty bitter, spicy hops really ramp.

Mouth is med bod, a little heavier, decent carb.

Overall a pretty boring IPA, nothing really to it, generic fruity notes but barely, spicy earthy with touch of pine and grass, but nothing really going for it, malts are also just there making it sweet and a touch boozy, but doesn't do much. This feels like an IPA from 10 years ago, but never adapted.

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Photo of ceanderson
3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rudzud
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a hazy orange hue with a big two finger creamy head that fades slowly to leave super dense blanket and lacing.

S - Aromas of lightly sweet malts, candy orange, very faint tropical notes, little bit of floralness, biscuits.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, initially. Citrus immediately gets overpowered by a STRONG malt presence, caramel, bread, sweet malts. Very little orange and floral hops left. Light generic bitterness. For the most part though, this is a malt bomb.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, very crisp, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall the beer looked and felt great, however, this was an absolute malt bomb. Enormous let down. Not sure if this is an old can or what...but yeah, super malty.

Serving Type: can

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

Hop Dish IPA from Lift Bridge Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 438 ratings.
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