Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale AleTrilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 12.12%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
171
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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale AleTrilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance has a nice golden amber color that comes across semi-transparent allowing a delicate carbonation to be seen rising. There’s a one finger white foamy head that levels out and leaves some nice adequate lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass. The smell has a nice sweet malt base coming through over top of some bitter citra hops. For the most part, I like it. The taste is mainly sweet through the malts as the hops tend to take somewhat of a backseat here. There’s a super dry somewhat malty aftertaste that leads to a dry bitter finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium in body and has a semi-decent sessionability surrounding it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good beer worthy of having again.

Jun 22, 2017
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stevoj from Idaho

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with medium silky and lasting head. Aroma is mostly citrus (grapefruit), taste is sharp and mildly sweet, tangy like grapefruit, overall mouthfeel seems kind of watery, but not too noticeable due to the excellent and tart taste. Hoppy for a pale ale, but delicious.

Nov 19, 2015
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sinodux from California

4.6/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a very fruity aroma, like apricots, but a crisp hoppy taste. This is one of few beers I have had in a while that really made me raise my eyebrow and want to buy again rather than just keep trying new beers.

May 27, 2015
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snohojimbo from Washington

3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Apparently, this beer is retired? I just got it in a mixed case with a sixer of 3 other selections from Bridgeport. So, maybe its old. Or, maybe they're brewing it again?
Anyhow, not too impressive, and I really like Bridgeport's offerings.

Mar 17, 2015
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Sky_Mex from Oklahoma

3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Looks like a watered down guiness. Smell, is pleasant sweet apricot hoppy. Moderate carbination, but lacking mouth feel. Glad I tried it, not sure if I'd get it again.

Feb 19, 2015
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours copper-amber with a creamy thin white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is tea-like, herbal, citric.

The taste is herbal/citric, grainy backbone. Balanced finish.

It is smooth and easy to drink. Not too thin.

For as many hops that were used it is a very balanced beer. A solid APA.

Jan 06, 2015
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Stunoperator from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +24%

Poured 12oz bottle into pint glass. Smooth and sessionable for an APA. Mild head and good lacing. Would like to try on draft; would buy again in bottle. Hoppy but not overpowering. Very solid Pale Ale.

Nov 28, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours hazy pale amber with a slight pinkish tint. Decent head with very good lacing.

Nice, appropriately hoppy aroma. Flavor follows but is stronger, with a bolder hop presence and enough sweet malts to temper the bitterness. At least average hop presence for an APA with mild bitterness.

Feel: lively but not harsh, medium-high carbonation. Medium body.

O: Excellent for style; get one while you can. I look forward to the remaining 2 pieces of the trilogy.

Nov 17, 2014
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oberon from North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours into a nonic a dull honey tinged golden with a nice sticky full one finger white head that leaves two broken rings of lace as it settles slowly into a frothy mass.Caramel/biscuit malt mainly stands out in the nose with light leafy hops,dry-hopped maybe but lightly hopped at that.Flavors have almost and English flare to them with biscuit malts and leafy hops the main flavor profile although it does get sweet after awhile.The body needs a little beefing up and the flavor does as well,for a 30th anniversary trilogy Bridgeport leaves a little desired for their first of the trifecta.

Aug 10, 2014
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allengarvin from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a medium amber-colored beer with a big but very quickly fading head of airy foam. The nose offers pleasant notes of citrus hops, with a touch of sweet malt. The taste is fully of citrus hop flavor, to a nearly unpleasant degree. There's little to balance it out. Malt is barely present. It's really not a strong enough beer to carry off the flavor and aroma hops, in the same way some recent "session IPAs" have fallen short.

Just not a very drinkable beer. Fortunately, it's a one-off that will never appear again.

Jul 11, 2014
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first new beer from Bridgeport in quite sometime. The first in their trilogy of 30th anniversary beers. Acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice bright juicy orange colored body, lightly cloudy with some sediment visible twirling in the glass. Two fingers of fluffy off-white head that leaves behind nice fat fluffy lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The aroma is pretty light. Some citrus / orange pith, mandarin jam sort of qualities, herbal, lemongrass, bready malt, & earthy yeast.

T - Taste follows the nose - simple and traditional, but drinkable and delicious. Light citrus, orange, grapefruit, piney hops, paired nicely with bready biscuit malts.

M - The feel is crisp and clean, medium-light bodied with mild carbonation. Grapefruit & pine resins lingering on the aftertaste.

Overall, I found it to be a very enjoyable offering. Simple in it's approach, but a solid example of the style. I'd be interested to try the other two beers in this series.

Bridgeport Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale ---4/5.

Jun 16, 2014
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beatenbyjacks from Colorado

3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - burnt orange color that you would hope to see with some decent amount of head.

Smell - sweet hop aroma all over this one. interesting smell

Taste - definitely a unique hop flavor to this one. at first it is sweet and then just a little overwhelming for me.

Mouthfeel - nice and smooth, but still an interesting flavor to end the beer. nothing special

May 30, 2014
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bperuzzi from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on cask at the brewery in Portland.

Probably one of the best English style bitters that I've had outside of London. Having it on cask brought out the strengths of the beer nicely, I think.

Slightly hazy light copper in color.

Nice floral hop aroma with some toasted malt sweetness.

Beautifully balanced; hop bitterness backed with rounded, biscuity malt, finishes with pleasantly dry hop taste.

An imperial pint of this went down like buttah, as we say in Boston.

May 28, 2014
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Trilogy No. 1 Pale Ale from Bridgeport is decent and quite sessionable. The beer poured a slightly hazy golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries a fresh hop zeal that has a hint of potpourri. The taste is evenly balanced and crisp. Floral base with pine twang makes it worth while. The mouthfeel is light to medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good beer and would recommend it.

May 17, 2014
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is quite nice: grapefruit and orange.
The taste starts with a jab of lemon bitterness then lightens up a bit in the middle, finishes with a strong lemon and pine bitterness. Nice profile.
The texture is crisp with some nice fizz.
Great aroma and good tasting.

Apr 21, 2014
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Having downed quite a few cinematic trilogies in my day, it's about time I took on one from the brewing world. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a short finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, apricot jam, light pine resin, and a touch of caramel in the distance. The taste takes a strange turn, unfortunately, opting for a surreal focus on month-old ruby red grapefruit rind mixed with cabbage greens and dried honey. Nothing about this flavor combination is in any way good. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid-ish feel. Sadly, the aftertaste lingers, providing me with more than enough guilt and remorse for having even sampled this garbage. Overall, a good idea and a good smell don't translate into a tasty beer by any metric. Now I'm not even sure if I wanna give the other two entries a try when they appear...

Apr 19, 2014
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, grassy and lightly citrus hops. Flavor follows, with biscuit malt, grassy and citrus hops, light melon fruit, flavor falls off mid-taste, but recovers to reveal some mild fruit and lingering tea and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Classic pale ale profile with a good balance between grassy and lightly citrus hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is mellow but a satisfactory variety of hop flavors. Crystal hops are kind of old fashioned now, so it was interesting to taste them again and it does bring back memories of early craft ales.

Apr 19, 2014
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of melon, orange and toffee. Sweet fruity taste with caramel and a mild bitterness.

Apr 11, 2014
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hreb from Washington

3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bridgeport's tapered 12oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours pale golden in color with an impressive white head. Big, super fruity, fresh hop aroma. Really, this smells like a bowl of oranges. But this is no IBU monster. Just totally respectable American pale ale with a serious load of dry hopping. The beer is not totally dried out and leaves my palate a little bit sweet, though maybe that's just because I'm expecting a beer this aromatic to be more bitter. Still, I think this is solidly sessionable.

Apr 01, 2014
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beergoot from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light honey-colored body with lots of effervescence and a very thick, very white, creamy head. Produces an interesting light lemon and dry hay aroma; mild floral sweetness. Taste comes across with a slight biscuit-y graininess and low-key sweetness, all balanced with a smooth hop bitterness throughout. Medium bodied; clean and dry finish.

A mild yet tasty beer with a nice combination of balance and depth. It's easy drinking and not overpowering in any one area. I see it as a nice alternative to heavily hopped IPAs as this particular offering gently pulls you in with multifaceted aroma and taste experiences while leaving you satisfied overall. Very nice offering.

Mar 29, 2014
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JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Slightly hazy, muted copper color. An eggshell colored head dissipates to a light film, while watery lacing sticks to the glass momentarily.

Aroma: Subtle malt sweetness, then spicy, piny hops.

Taste: Just like the aroma, there's a touch of malt sweetness at first before being swallowed by a tea-like tang and spicy, woody hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry finish.

Overall: On the verge of outstanding, but still very good.

Mar 26, 2014
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nqdell from Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- A dar gold and in sunlight a few slight orange tone

Smell- Nothing to smell here

Taste- The hops finally show up (see above) and this pale ale is more bitter than anything.

Mouthfeel- Refreshing and for lack of a better word smooth, very drinkable.

Overall- I think my palate is busted from a winter of IPA's but this Pale Ale is great on a hot day, I think I was just look for something little more bold from brewery that made IPA the beer of choice for people that know there stuff.

Mar 24, 2014
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vkv822 from Oregon

3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz : tulip

Fairly clear, golden orange with a thin foamy white head.

Floral, lightly spicy hop character with a crackery malt backbone.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

An enjoyable, well done done pale ale, though nothing particularly memorable or exciting.

Mar 18, 2014
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Lightly hazed, deep golden body with a medium-sized (but lasting), standard, white head.

Smell: Half of a sweet, simple cookie, a smidgen of grain. Tropical citrus, hints of flowers, resin.

Taste: Starts with a light, lightly sweet cookish maltiness, then, a sip of grapefruit juice infused with florals and a bit of resin. Slight undercurrent of yeast. Moderate bitterness. Drying, citrusy, bitterish on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. A skosh beyond medium carbonation.

Overall: Wasn't too enamored with it. Maybe it will be the Phantom Menace of the trilogy!

Mar 16, 2014
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle $8.49 per sixer. Orange and completely hazy. Aroma is lemony with hints of water crackers, just ok. Flavor is more lemon with this odd aftertaste that's sort of dirty and I get it from Bridgeport IPA too. Overall a very so-so pale ale, I'd take a Sierra Nevada over this any and every day.

Mar 16, 2014
Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 171 ratings