Bridgeport IPA | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Bridgeport IPABridgeport IPA
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3.82/5
Very Good
1,059 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,825
Reviews:
543
Ratings:
1,059
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
4.11
 
 
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43
Gots:
135
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Ratings: 1,059 |  Reviews: 543
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
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
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of BdM
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nrml
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -7.6%
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 -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
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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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rich gold-tan color, not too dark. Almost white head, mixed fine lace.

Smell is decent. Mostly characteristic of IPA, but does have some American-lager smell that I find a little off-putting.

Taste is hoppy, much more on the bitter side more than citrus/apricot. Not super complex.

Mouthfeel is moderate, on the light side for an IPA. Carbonation is fairly fine, possibly a little on the abundant side.

Finish is a little short.

I remember liking this more, years ago. Maybe this is an off bottle, or maybe my tastes have refined.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Christieson
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ghostxyz3
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandon632
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quite hazy amber orange, with fluffy but rocky tannish head of medium retention. Great lacing. Aromas are resin, pine, spice, caramel, orange, a little brothy vegetation but not as strong as in the Hop Czar Imperial IPA or the Kingpin Imperial Red. Taste favors resin and broth, and to a certain extent lemon or orange, maybe caramel. It's all a bit watered down though, which could be a good thing depending on how you like the flavors. Anything else that's there is balanced out fairly well, whether it be malty characteristics or overt bitterness. The next thing that stands out the most would be peppercorn depending on how you're drinking it. Medium bodied and carbonation, just thicker than water, crisp enough. Overall, better than I remember it having been from prior tastings.

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Photo of stevedj
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coopdog1000
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crusher
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of uccle81
1.99/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Dimitri
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unsure of age on this one. Aroma is muddled fruit, light bready sweetness, and laced with floral hop notes. Hints of grass and resin are subtle.

Flavor reveals juicyfruit-like undertones, with a fairly crisp, bitter finish. Very refreshing, though the bitterness dominates.

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Photo of Lobina
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bridgeport IPA from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,059 ratings