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

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Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale AleTrilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
bridgeportbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by artoolemomo on 01-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
170
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
27
For Trade:
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a well made pale ale featuring the crystal hop, which imparts only a very delicate citrus summery flavor, but is really subtle compared to so many other C varietals, its nowhere near as oily or high alpha, unless they simply didnt use very much of it, but thats a secret i may never know. blonde and mostly clear, very well carbonated in looks and feel, a nice spring time pale ale with almost no bitterness and just enough grassy hop flavor to keep it seasonally right on, as well as interesting enough to be sessionable for a very light beer. some pale two row and maybe even a little wheat malt provides a delicate base for the hops, which come through clean and with a tiny lemon twist. its refreshing and zesty and enjoyable, but still very light on flavor overall. i like what bridgeport does with hops, i always have, and while this one is a bit lighter than some of their classics, its equally well done. curious to check out the other beers in this series that are soon to come.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of oberon
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
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!

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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an ever-so-slightly chill-hazed honey color with 3 fingers of ivory colored head. Clears nicely, great head retention& lacing

S: Biscuitty malt, mown hay, breadyness

T: Follows the nose, some grassy notes & tangerine up front. More biscuitty malt, dryness & a touch of floral hops as this warms, along with some grain husk notes. Finishes dry with some aspirin notes

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, pretty good balance, gets a bit too bitter as it warms

An old school APA, started strong, but didn't quite finish that way, worth a try though

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.68/5  rDev -25.3%
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...

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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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12oz from the COOP... Pours a fairly clear pale orange... Nice white head with good lacing.

Nose is interesting mix of grassy and slightly floral/melon hoppiness... pale malt essence mixes well with the grassy notes and helps amplify the fruitiness... a bit more herbaceous with warmth.

Flavor has a more pronounced melon/tropical fruit hoppiness.. but a residual cut hay/grass element is present too... Some spicy/herbal notes rise up as the glass warms.

Pretty standard in body and carbonation.

Okay pale ale... Good use of a PNW hop variety.

3.75's across the board.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.59 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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