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Double Bridges IPA | Bullant Brewery

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Brewed by:
Bullant Brewery

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CrazyDavros on 04-24-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by soju6:
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3.47/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Brewpub.

A: Served a hazy dark amber color with a nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, bit of caramel sweetness and a bit of grain.

T: Taste of citrus, with some malt sweetness and bit of grain and spice in the background. Nice bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: medium body, nice crispness and decent balance.

O: Enjoyable beer, nice take on the style.

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3.43/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a large, growing head.
Nose shows some fruity and floral notes along with faint grassy hints. Pretty restrained. Some spicy phenols too interestingly enough. Something almost cinnamon-like to it.
Similar flavours; restrained spicy, earthy hops, soft caramel, little else. Distinctive English-style bitterness in the finish, seemingly no pine or resin.
Could use a slightly richer body.

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Photo of doktorhops
2.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Well another Aussie craft brewer has reared its head, this time from Bruthen, Victoria (I wonder if it’s pronounced “brew-then”?) which is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘long wooden point’ - as are a many town names in Australia. I always like to review an IPA first, as I find it is the beerometer of how well a brewery rates as the hops should be big and plenty in an IPA.

Poured from a 640ml tallie into a nonic pint.

A: Presents a clear copper coloured body with a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiig (hence all the extra “i’s”) 2 inch, so big I had to use Imperial measurements, white head that goes all soap bubbly and soon dissipates. 4/10.

S: Toffee malts, earthy, caramel and with some floral hop backnotes. Not bad at all, looking forward to digging in to this Pommy-styled IPA*. 7/10.

T: As described above: Toffee, earthy, caramel and with a floral hop finish. There is a real English IPA vibe with this brew, the bitterness in the back being at acceptable English levels, however it is missing the tea-leaf tannins of a good EIPA. Also it’s missing any sense of daring or excitement, which is not a good sign on the IPA beerometer. 6/10.

M: Way too high on the carbonation, every glass poured was nearly 50% head, not good. Mid to light bodied. I counted around 8 belches whilst trying to polish off this tallie, 8! 2/10.

D: It’s a big glass of MEH! Far too boring to excite me. Says on the label “intense hop bitterness and high alcohol content” I would be surprised if it registered more than 30 IBUs and the ABV is only 5.8%. If this is the boldest Bullant has to offer then I will give the rest a miss, and you, reader, should too. 6/10.

Food match: Some sort of stew, perhaps a lamb stew, would be appropriate.

*Pommy being a prerogative term for the English whose original meaning has long since been forgotten but the Poms hate it so us Aussies have to give it to ‘em for sending us as convicts to this beautiful Godforsaken land... actually we should probably be thanking them... shut up me!

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3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat hazy amber colour with a big, foamy, light-tan head. Good head retention.

Mild earthy, citrussy nose with a fair whack of caramel. Moderate fruit esters. Not bad but not amazing.

Malty with a hefty bitterness. Some earthy and fruity notes. Fairly estery with some apple and berry type notes. Okay.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Overcarbonated.

I don't find this but the malt is a bit cloying and the carbonation is over the top.

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Double Bridges IPA from Bullant Brewery
3.21 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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