Mystic Bridge IPA | Cottrell Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
good
279 Ratings
Mystic Bridge IPAMystic Bridge IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cottrell Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
cottrellbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A mild earthy IPA with hints of citrus–a great example of a year ‘round New England IPA. Take the leap with this local favorite. Enjoy with your favorite meal or just on its own.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
279
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 279 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of GinjaSlice
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of timoteo833
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jgbiggs
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Tamorin
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jrand2621
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TTripp725
1.25/5  rDev -65.4%

Photo of GiantMidget
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of xacidx
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jadler16
2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours a nice darker golden color. One inch lasting foamy head.

Not much smell to speak of but that also means no bad smells are there. Some piney hop notes and a hit of caramel malt. This certainly has more flavor than the nose would indicate.

The brew has a sweetness while on your tongue but the finish is dry and bitter.

I've never tried Cottrell before. But one day while heading home from Foxwoods casino I stopped in a local package store looking for some local CT brew. I'm glad I did.

 524 characters

Photo of Roguer
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Hrdqore
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of whiterapid
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: A coppery pour is dark with an abundance of macro-particle matter suspension. Pale khaki head is whispy, moderately holding while providing a broken, snake band like lacing.

S: Caramel grains, and grapefruit with a sweet herbal supplement. Hints of chives, floral scents, perfumy in delivery with an orange-caramel sweetness.

T: Flavor of toasted warmth, light honey, pine and grapefruit. Floral hops with some herbal undertones of chives and a herbaceous-caramel. Perfumy orchard like finish that was woodsy, grassy, with some parsely notes coming a bit after the swallow.

M: malty and creamy of medium base with a relaxed sense of carbonation.

O: Overall a unique blend of toasted floral and herbal hop warmth and not what i was expecting. Gentle ipa drinking, best before of november, consumed in jan may have some hand in the hops seeming a bit relaxed. I would try my hand at a single here first for those expecting a traditional style west coast ipa who may be dissappointed, for others seeking an alternative hop flavored ipa a bit softer, herbal and floral in content may find this a welcome different treat.

 1,127 characters

Photo of drbenderdo
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of aengleman
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bccrosley
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Mystic Bridge IPA from Cottrell Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 279 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe