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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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:
0
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of nqdell
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of vkv822
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of Mphis
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
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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Photo of czillmer
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of JMC0054
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of jmbranum
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of barnzy78
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L - mildly hazy golden body with a thinner, creamy off-white head
S - earthy, grapefruit pith, biscuity malt
T - fruity, grapefruit pith, earth, biscuit, grassy, spicy hops
F - medium body, sharp and crisp, finishes dry and bitter
O - nice accentuation of the Crystal hops and a good APA, but nothing spectacular here

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
5.2% ABV

A - A tall cap of white foam rises from being poured straight into the glass. Slow to vacate, fed by strong carbonation, and leaving it's presence all over the pint, the white suds rest on the slightly hazed, muted goldenrod-colored beer beautifully.

S - "Aaah"are the first things past my lips with one whiff of Trilogy #1. Citrusy and refreshing, the aroma presents a welcome burst of hops that showcase lemon rind, fresh-cut grass, suggestions of tropical fruit, and floral hints held together by a smooth and simple pale maltiness.

T - Citrus and tropical fruit pull from aroma to flavor in BridgePort's first Trilogy series beer but the bulk of the flavor revolves around the cereal grainy pale malt base that offers light flaky biscuit notes and a touch of honey.

M - Nicely carbonated, incredibly smooth, easy drinking, and finished with a wonderful level of dry, hoppy bitterness, this pale ale is quite sessionable and worthy of many pairings.

O - The first installment of BridgePort's Trilogy series, a Crystal dry-hopped pale ale, opens with a boisterous hop aroma that becomes a bit more conservative in flavor, mellowing out for a smooth, balanced, and drinkable beer. This tasty pale ale has "pairing" written all over it; it would compliment just about any pub fare you could throw at it as well as a handful of cheeses. A nice start to their 30th year!

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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 Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of OgreSanchez
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of VanKieft
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Jameswoody
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of npyoung35
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Clear light amber with three fingers of white head that lasts more than five minutes. Leaves big clouds of lacing in the sides of the glass.
Smell is mostly grains with some herbal hop notes.
Taste is big herbal hops with a touch of melon. Hops have a bit of leather character and dominate at the start. The biscuit dough malt closes the gap with each sip. The lightly sweet melon aspect appears at the end of each swallow.
Overall a tasty and different APA for the Northwest. No grapefruit hop character. Fruity in a different way. Mouthfeel is a medium for the style with slight drying bitter finish left on the tongue.
Nice beer for a fairly low abv. APA . Looking forward to more interesting beers in the series.

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Photo of russpowell
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 MartzMimic
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours light copper with some haze. The slight bubbly head disappeared pretty fast. Some lacing. Some floral hops and caramel malt smell. Tastes of hay, fruit and flowers, with a bit of a metallic bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly light. Very crisp. An interesting beer that would be nice on a summer afternoon.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of KlayWey
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a DFH IPA glass.

A - Pours a hazy golden amber with a firm white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Strong spicy and floral hops, lavender, grapefruit oil, bready malts.

T - Spicy bitterness, pale malts, orange and grapefruit, melon rind, some tropical fruit, the bitterness is somewhat chalky. The hops are almost as bold in the flavor as the nose. Herbal/floral hops dominate the dry finish.

M - Medium body, ample carbonation, smooth and wet with a dry finish.

A spicy Pale ale that packs in the flavor. There's really nothing bad to say about this beer. If you don't like floral/herbal hops you probably won't like this.

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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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