Bridge Jumper | Excelsior Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Excelsior Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
excelsiorbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A malt-forward IPA dry hopped with a shipload of raw, whole hops. This IPA defines “extreme balance”. An extreme malty sweetness on the front end with a huge hop bitterness to finish clean.

Added by morimech on 04-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,299
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
82
pDev:
15.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by zeledonia:
Photo of zeledonia
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle says 14302, which, if it's a Julian date, means bottled on 29 October 2014. Tasted 4 January 2014.

Pours cloudy pale golden yellow. One finger white head, okay retention and decent lacing.

Smell is nondescript, almost absent. Just not much there. Some faint herbal notes, but that's about it.

Taste leans more towards bad than good. It's a bit off, with a sort of juicy fruitiness that doesn't belong, before it tilts toward a soft bitterness. I wouldn't even guess it were an IPA if the label didn't tell me so. The flavors are dull, and what is there doesn't impress.

Feel is actually quite good. Medium body, buzzy carbonation. Fades out pretty quickly right when it want it to.

Everything I've had from Excelsior has been mediocre. This is no different.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Turbo
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this on tap at the Pig & fiddle, Moto I and Muddy Waters and had it in the bottle. It has improved over the past few months
A: Bright gold under a 1” rocky foam cap. S: malt and citrus.
T: Graham cracker, light caramel, finishing citrus rind hop bitterness.
F: Creamy, medium full body and medium carbonation.
O: An easy to drink strong ale.

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Photo of nuebs
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigAl18
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djschnabel
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Mjcourtney17
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of morimech
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with one finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is not that appealing. Has a bit of a antiseptic, bleach, band-aid smell. Smells like the brewery after cleaning. Once you get past that initial smell, some nice malty aromas come into play. Not much for appealing hop aroma.

Much better tasting. Hoppy and bitter but plenty of malt sweetness to balance things out. I pick out citrus and tropical fruit, with caramel and dark fruit from the malt. Finishes on the slightly bitter side with a lingering grainy aftertaste.

Has a bigger body for a beer of this ABV level. Also well carbonated which is slightly surprising for an Excelsior growler.

They backed off the IPA claim and for good reason. Good balance of flavors. Now if they could just do something about the aroma. Like all of their beers, it is flawed in some way.

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Photo of Koebele
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of AleMan66
2.74/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop glass. The taste is pure grapefruit and hops--no imagination here. It's been done over and over. I know why they call it Bridge Jumper.

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Photo of TooGood
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of olmane
2.71/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bigbeers84
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MooseBoose
2.73/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StompingClover
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Razonulzer
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jmiller0396
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Azerby
5/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite IPA. Approachable and not crazy hoppy like some IPAs i've had. Nice golden color, Chinnook hops really add something nice to it.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of TCMike
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Bridge Jumper from Excelsior Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 82 ratings