North Shore Pale Ale
Bridge Brewing Company

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From:
Bridge Brewing Company
 
British Columbia, Canada
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 9.17%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 12, 2020
Added:
Nov 25, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  5
SCORE
83
Good
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Rated: 3.71 by TheNakedLunch from Canada (BC)

May 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.66 by Chasecrandell from New York

Oct 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.55 by Boodoo from Canada (BC)

Sep 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.29 by ILOVEHAM from Canada (BC)

Sep 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by twelveinches from Washington

Jun 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I do love receiving beer as a gift, particularly when it's something new to me! This is a lovely rendition of a west coast pale ale. Nice copper-orange colour, with a foamy white head that wants to hang around for a bit. The taste is lovely - crackery, slightly peppery malt, nicely balanced by the floral/pie/citrus hoppiness. I'm not sure I would go far out of my way to try another, but this was a lovely surprise.
Dec 28, 2015
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

2.74/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25
Very lovely dark amber brew with a big pile of foam in the Einbecker Pils glass. Interesting malty-grainy aroma. But first sip yields dishwatery and plastic aromatics. Sudsy in the mouth but then the bitterness comes on.

Taste is caramel-coated dirt. Why is this so musty and muddy? It's malty, alright, but woody and herbal. Very bitter aftertaste along with the spoiled fruit tang. I can't imagine what the attraction is with this murk.
Dec 10, 2015
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Reviewed by Easton70 from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Awesome beer. I've been drinking this since it started, a few years ago and it's still brilliant. It's got a floral aroma and taste with a mild hop finish. It's very like Scottish IPAs like Deuchars or Trade Winds
Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by petermethot from New Jersey

Aug 23, 2015
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bridge Brewing 'North Shore Pale Ale' @ 5.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle that can be purchased for about $6
A-pour is gold from the bottle to clear dark gold in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-hoppy , very similar to Driftwood 'New Growth'
T-crisp & clean tasting pale ale
MF-ok carbonation , possible full body
Ov-ok /good beer , decent pale ale
prost LampertLand
Aug 06, 2015
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours a copper colour with two fingers of foamy cream coloured head.

Smell - Citrus and piney hops, bready malts, hints of orange-like citrus, perhaps grapefruit, and caramel.

Taste - The taste is pretty true to what was detected in aromas: citrus/piney hops, bready caramel malts, and citrus fruit.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness.

Overall - A well executed pale ale that showcases the hop profile very nicely, along with a touch of sweetness from caramel malts.
Aug 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by FrazFraz from Canada (BC)

Jun 04, 2015
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
650ml bottle, probably my first brew from North/West Van, and I just finished one of the later Douglas Coupland books - ooooweee!

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some eroding concrete wall lace around the glass as things duly recede.

It smells of slightly astringent pine tree oils, buttered white bread, nougaty caramel, fleshy orange and red grapefruit, and more floral, leafy, and lightly perfumed hops. The taste is grainy, rather bready caramel malt, fading pine resin esters, soft and gentle orange and lemon citrus, a still relevant diacetyl, er, thing, and a persistent leafy, weedy, and faintly hay-like bitterness.

The bubbles are adequate in their supportive and mildly playful frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, the hops poking and prodding, yet never truly breaking through. It finishes well off-dry, the morphing caramel malt proving itself a beast not to be trifled with, while those heretofore sassy-ass hops take their ball(s) and go home.

A none-too shabby version of this interstitial style, the promising IPA-near hoppiness soon giving sway to a headmaster-esque malt sweetness. Nothin' wrong with that, natch, as a certain untethered bitterness stays with you for the course. Worthy of seeking out, no matter where your view of downtown Lotusland originates.
Apr 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Jan 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.18 by imfinished from Canada (BC)

Jan 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by smekermann from Canada (BC)

Dec 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.2 by CWVegas from Nevada

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Aug 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Jul 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by scameron from Canada (BC)

Mar 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by KStark from Canada (BC)

Dec 11, 2013
 
Rated: 3.69 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Nov 26, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by chickenm from Canada (BC)

Nov 25, 2013
North Shore Pale Ale from Bridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 24 ratings