Bridgeport IPA | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,049 Ratings
Bridgeport IPABridgeport IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,049
Reviews:
537
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.18%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
131
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ChancellorMcPennyFiddle
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!"

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Photo of Timtac
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of machiya
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gruves33
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weaselface89
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", my review and possible re-rating comes after I Have this again.

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Photo of BdM
3.02/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nrml
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. 12 ounce bottle poured into Peroni glass.

Pours a medium straw yellow with one fat finger of eggshell head that leaves Dr. Seuss landscape lace as it recedes.

Smells of tropical fruit, mild sliced citrus fruit and sweet caramel malt.

Tastes of mild lemon rind, muddled tropical fruit juice, dinner biscuit caramel malt and bitter piney hops

Feels light and playful. Medium-light bodied with frothy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Solid and balanced.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by tropical fruits. Taste is hops, tropical fruits, some malts, medium bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid IPA, but nothing special.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.22/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Poured into a pint glass. Dark amber color with a white, two finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves lacing down the glass. One note smell of pine hops. Taste follows the nose with a consistently bitter and hoppy body that leaves lingering bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation with a hoppiness that lingers.
It's a hoppy west coast IPA. Pine hops took everything over and didn't leave room for anything else. I don't get the hubbub over this one, but maybe I'll revisit it one day.

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Bridgeport IPA from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,049 ratings.
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