Conviction Pale Ale
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Conviction Pale AleConviction Pale Ale
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Pale Ale - American
3.66 | pDev: 7.65%
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Conviction Pale AleConviction Pale Ale
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 54 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. I had this one before when it was brewed as part of the BridgePort Trilogy series, awarded an actual name and place in their line-up.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a hazed golden orange body with about a finger of frothy white head with okay staying power. Appears aptly carbonated, lots of bubbles rushing to the top, and some sediment visible. Good sticky scattered lacing. Looks good.

S - Aroma is nice: lots of pale / bready crystal malts, and a dry / earthy / herbal / grassy hop presence. A simple, but pleasant and flavor packed aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose: an exceptional balance between sweet bready pale Crystal malts, and dry grassy herbal hopping.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & easy-drinking. Very nicely balanced.

Feb 17, 2016
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Libeertarian from Montana

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Semi-cloudy honey-amber with very light tan, fluffy, marshmallow-like head. Retention and lacing are excellent. Grapefruit, other tropical fruit, fresh citrus peel, grass, and resin aromas. Taste is very different. Bridgeport brewing often surprises. First lemoney tartness which lasts until the finish, but almost immediately a strong, fresh rindiness assaults your tongue and lasts well past the finish. And besides a pinch of peppercorn in the finish, and the barest of malt sweetness, there's not much else to this. All of this, in my opinion, makes this beer unique and refreshing, although not out-of-the-park better than your average Pale. Medium-bodied, a little watery. Sloshy with fine, softer carbonation, a crisp and smooth drinker.

Feb 06, 2016
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Gabriel_Vaughn from California

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy hazy golden straw, off white head

S: hoppy, smells like a killer pale, citrus detected

T: slightly bitter, hops, salty, hint o citrus

M: full

O: I may get this one again but the saltiness was a bit of a turn off

Nov 25, 2015
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy orange-gold, big head of foam(served near room temp), nice sticky lacing.

Very aromatic, lots of citrus fruits in the nose that hint at a certain level of bitterness but some kind of sweet note or 2 also peeks through.

The citrus is there for sure in the taste. I get oranges and lemon peel with grapefruit playing a lesser role. The malt comes across as semi sweet with more of a bready character. Pretty good balance here.

Medium bodied with lightish carbonation...nice mouthfeel.

a darn good APA here from Oregon's oldest craft brewery.

Sep 06, 2015
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, Fruity, Nutty, Zest

Originally part of BridgePort’s 2014 Trilogy series, it was voted back into their lineup by fans. This Pale Ale talks the talk and walks the walk in that PNW manner. The Crystal dry-hopping is the true showcase and has a solid malt backbone that is sturdy enough to maintain balance even with this brew landing quite dry. A bit of citrus smack which makes it very refreshing, and the dryness keeps the drinkability high. A clear winner.

STYLE: American Pale Ale | ABV: 5.2% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #100 (MAY 2015)

Aug 25, 2015
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Lane_in_ID from Idaho

3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Look: nice orange color, 1 finger white foam left a it of lacing on the glass. Smell: Malty, light herb, quite pleasant. Taste: follows the nose well, nicely carbonated, would be s good session beer, Mouthfeel: medium-light. Overall a pretty good beer.

Jul 20, 2015
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Spikester from Oregon

3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazed gold orange with one fat finger of white head. Retention is average but the dense bubble lacing is plentiful. Smell is malty with a pinch of floral herbal hops.
Taste is mildly fruity orange with just a touch of pine. Malts are there for balance and do just fine in that respect.
Mouthfeel is medium body with just right carbonation. Finish is mildly wet and easy drinking. Overall a fine Pale Ale that you would enjoy more than one. At 5.2% abv it is an excellent choice.

Jul 07, 2015
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TheSixthRing from California

3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and golden orange in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention before a thin, broken layer of suds lays atop the surface.

Smell - Lighty, Toasted bread/biscuit with a mild citrus undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Balanced notes of malt and hop that interweave to deliver a lightly toasted and grain-derived bready malt character with a slightly spicy, mostly citric hop profile. Faintly floral. Finish touches on mild orange pith bitterness and vague, earthy grit.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate, lightly bitey carbonation. Slick texture helps it go down nicely.

Overall - Nothing that'll blow you away, but this is a decent pale with nice balance and a smooth delivery. Not a bad choice at all if you're looking for something to sip on while doing other things, like watching sports. I suppose the best thing about this beer is that it doesn't get in it's own way.

Jun 08, 2015
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazed golden amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head has a good staying power, slowly fading over time to leave some foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a citrus smell with some grapefruit and lemon and a bit of a sweeter orange smell. Along with these aromas comes some notes of a grainy smell as well as a little bit of a herbal and floral nose as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and malt forward flavor with a modest showing of a grapefruit hop upfront. There is a light fruitiness of a sweet citrus and melon flavor right from the start as well, which with the malty flavors create a rather consistent base flavor. While the grapefruit is lighter upfront, it is accompanied by some new hop flavors of an herbal and pine nature in the end, which all in all end up leaving a rather crisped and malty hop taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side for a brew of 5.2 % abv., with a lower carbonation level. For the blend of malty and hoppy flavors, the thicker body (for a 5.2 % beer) is quite nice, really accentuating those flavors rather well.

Overall – This was a rather enjoyable pale ale with enough hop to keep it exciting, but yet not too much to overwhelm the easy drinking pale ale style.

May 20, 2015
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BrewAskew from Oklahoma

3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a 3/4 inch white head that falls to 3/8 inch, permanent and lacy. Color is hazy dark gold. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, some tropical fruit and clean light pale malt, pretty much in that order of magnitude. Flavor is crisp and hoppy with just enough malt to balance it out and make it a true APA style. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. A clean, easy drinking solid citizen.

Apr 30, 2015
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Do I have enough to drink the whole bottle? Click here to find out! Anyway, this stuff pours a clear rusted amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, honey-laden biscuit, and a healthy twinge of apparently sulfurous onions. The taste brings in more of the same, the onion character thankfully dialed back to near nonexistence in favor of some extra (and lightly tart) orange. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a decent little pale ale, but not something I'm likely gonna find myself sipping on any time in the near future.

Apr 14, 2015
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beergoot from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep yellow body; rich, thick, rocky white head. Pungent array of citrus and melon aromas; lemon and orange; berries. Mild cereal grain flavor; fruity bitterness; lemon-ish. Medium body; soft with a powdery dryness on the palate.

A well-rounded, fully flavored ale with lots of depth and complexity. The hop character makes this ale shine, primarily with the nifty aromas and bold yet not-too-strong hop bitterness in the flavor. Easy drinking and most satisfying...

Mar 31, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Maybe the best Bridgeport beer I have ever had. So yummy, and just brimming with Southern Hemisphere hops in all of their glory. A real blonde beer, extremely unassuming. One heck of an aroma tho. Lemon curd and wet lawn describe it best, herbal like a tea, with a jasmine floral brightness, all from the hops! The taste carries the pungent hop aromatic forward, this is like some of the other worldly pales from toppling Goliath, although far less interesting in the malt base, seems just like pale two row, but the hops are as good as any oaky I can think of, save walden or one of those from Vermont. Way better than other Bridgeport beers I've had, and a testament to the awesome hops in this thing.mi have not seen bottles yet, but there are some kegs in the Denver market. I hope it's as good in bottled form, I can't wait to have another. This is everything a pale ale should be, and then some.

Mar 01, 2015
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tempest from New York

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tastes more like an American-made English pale ale that's more in line with Summit's EPA. The hops are crisp but mild with subtle grapefruit and a hint of pine. The beer is very balance, you could also call it an American mild, but don't crack this open looking for a big hoppy pale ale. This has more tasty malts, toasted and bready, that mixes well with the earthy element of the hops. Also reminds me of Deschutes Twilight Ale. I'd like to try this on cask.

Feb 25, 2015
Conviction Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 54 ratings