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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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From:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 12.3%
Ratings:
1,070
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 13, 2021
Added:
Jul 17, 2001
Wants:
  44
Gots:
  140
SCORE
86
Very Good
IPAIPA
Notes: None
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4.03 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 13, 2021
 
3.75 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
 
4.02 by DJTOBY from California on Aug 28, 2019
 
3.5 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 25, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by chimneyjim from Oregon

Last 12 oz can of six, October 2018 production date. Bright amber with a slight haze. Huge white head that slowly receded to 1/8-inch after five minutes. Mildly floral aroma. Balanced flavor with a nice hop bite at the end.
I considered it the standard of an IPA in its day, and it was always in the fridge. But this was the first one in five years. The beer market and I moved on, apparently — Bridgeport closed in March. Maybe this is not quite the same beer? I remember it being bottle conditioned with a little yeast sediment in the past.
This was a bit old for a fair review but the last of the breed.

May 15, 2019
 
4 by crob3888 from California on Mar 17, 2019
 
3.95 by schoon from Iowa on Oct 12, 2018
 
4.04 by ghasting from Washington on Aug 31, 2018
 
4 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Aug 03, 2018
 
3.45 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois on Jul 13, 2018
 
3.17 by Bgh07001 from Oregon on Jun 06, 2018
 
3.37 by takusan1000 from Washington on Apr 19, 2018
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3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by stevoj from Idaho

Mild and dry, this isn’t as hoppy as a good portion of the NW IPAs. Pours a light amber with beautiful creamy head, lots of lacing. Subdued hoppy nose and taste is more hops, watery mouthfeel and short and dry finish.

Mar 28, 2018
 
3.86 by hopguy28 from Oregon on Mar 19, 2018
 
4.12 by Shortbox81 from Washington on Dec 12, 2017
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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by FedupwithStupid from Idaho

Loved this beer and drank it often when I lived in the Portland area. Great on tap as a casked IPA, too. Sadly, I rarely see it at my usual shopping venues these days. Next time I do I will pickup a six pack for old times sake.

Sep 28, 2017
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2.37/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by bondjedi from Washington

Out of a bottle while listening to James Taylor and The Eagles.

The number one word that comes to mind with this brew is "toxic." The initial smell is reminiscent of paint, and like latex it coats your nostrils. Doesn't taste as bad as it smells, though.

Sep 23, 2017
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3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Toxicczar from Pennsylvania

Served warm. Cloudy. Bitter but lacking on hop flavor. I am not a fan.

Aug 08, 2017
 
4.15 by Dschamp from Oregon on Jun 24, 2017
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

She pours a hazy golden color and leaves about the same colored body with a two and a half finger white foamy head that rises a bit and falls, lacing is very clingy and has a thick foaminess. The aroma has big bold hops, floral yet piney, subtle sweet maltiness tries to linger forward as it warms, but mainly combines wonderfully. The taste has a nice super smooth bittersweetness all the way through into the aftertaste, as the caramel malts combine fantastically with the bitter hops, leaves a dry finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium, fairly sessionable, carbonation seems a bit under for an AIPA, but actually just makes this one better for the summer. Overall, in my opinion, this is a spectacular AIPA for the summer that I would have again.

Jun 22, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hreb from Washington

12oz bottle from a variety pack. Served in a pint glass, beer is medium coppery with big soda bubbles and a moderate white foam. Aroma is deliciously hoppy, nice and floral. Flavor has a distinct biscuity sweetness to it and a hop tartness from partial alpha extraction. This is a beer of extremely ordinary proportions for an American IPA, but a very distinctive flavor profile. Hard to believe they've been brewing this for over 20 years. Yet I think it's possible I've never had this before (of course I've had Hop Czar, their Double complement, loads of times). In a sea of alpha-heavy, citrus- and floral-forward dry hopped IPAs, this beer really holds up.

May 28, 2017
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3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

It's a little light on flavor and a little watery tasting/feeling. My beer still has the 30 years commemorative top label on it (1984-2014) so i hope i didn't get an old pack as it's now 2017 but it doesn't have the 30 years cap and still tastes good enough so i don't know what to think.

May 15, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ChancellorMcPennyFiddle from Oregon

Still to this day my steering wheel smells like dark alleyway bum trash. I had to use an old speaker magnet to get all the caps out of my seats. The cop was laughing so hard he couldn't even push the buttons on his fake ass ticket pad. Good thing we have comparable tastes, he gave me a speeding ticket for 86 in a 65 and told me as I pulled out... "yup, she is definitely worth $600, have fun!"

Mar 10, 2017
 
3.5 by Timtac from New Jersey on Feb 08, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gandres from Philippines

12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
light amber orange hue, very hazy, medium tan foam that slowly goes away
fragrant, hoppy malty aroma
bitter, some sweetness
creamy, god carbonation, long follow through, bitter then tart aftertaste
very good beer, ok to repeat but not look for
drank: February 2, 2017 6:20 PM

Feb 03, 2017
 
4.1 by Andrewharemza from Australia on Nov 29, 2016
 
3.25 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Oct 27, 2016
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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by machiya from Oregon

This is my go-to "commodity" IPA, which means it's in bottles in my fridge - I don't know if I've ever had it on tap. Yes, it's from the very early days of American IPAs, and no, the IBUs don't strip the enamel from teeth, but its grapefruit aroma and taste make it my default summer beer.

Look and feel? Basic IPA. Smell and taste are what make me come back to this one every year.

Aug 07, 2016
 
3.5 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on Jul 20, 2016
 
4.44 by Jodio from Texas on Jul 17, 2016
 
4 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Jul 04, 2016
 
3.43 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Jun 28, 2016
 
4 by krome from Illinois on Jun 28, 2016
 
3.92 by Superheatnsubcool from Washington on May 31, 2016
 
3.75 by gruves33 from Maryland on May 24, 2016
 
4.16 by weaselface89 from Georgia on May 21, 2016
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3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

While the appearance of the beer is yellow, it tends to come off maltier than its appearance with a 1/2" white head on it, good clarity. Hops were a little noble like in addition to Cascades.

Malty, woodsy, wouldn't think that at first. Close to approaching balance, a lower abv ipa, not too many left in the 5% range these days. A lot of lemon in it I noticed, an earthy lemon, not an acidic kind.

This is one of those 20 year old + ipa recipes. I've had some inconsistency from it over the years. Ultimately, this beer can pretty much be a full half point above or below where I'm rating it now depending on variables with it.

May 18, 2016
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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Bridgeport's IPA is getting to be its style's classic. I wish that 1/5 of the IPAs I drink are this balanced. There may be less than a handful AIPAs that I rate this highly.

Looks inviting... cloudy, fluffy and slightly blondey. Smells like malt and balanced by citrusy and piney hops. Tastes the same way... like a good ale should. No bitterness and no lingering of hops... and soft.

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", this probably should still be on the list after two decades out. A fine recipe that too few still emulate.

May 10, 2016
 
3.02 by BdM from Netherlands on Mar 24, 2016
 
4.27 by nrml from Minnesota on Mar 02, 2016
IPA from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1070 ratings