Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bridge Road Brewers have created their own take on a more traditional beer style - India Pale Ale, originally a heavily hopped beer developed for the long haul from England to India by boat. Fresh hops were added to the barrel and the alcohol was bolstered to ensure the beer went the distance on the high seas. Bling, is a huge beer, with all the bells and whistles. This ale is armed to the teeth with hops and studded with 24 carrot modified malts. At Bridge Road we’ve gone all out to make an IPA that screams hops and malt but still keeps balance in mind. Try matching this beer it with anything spicy or enjoy this malt and hop mouth full on its own. We love it, and hope you can too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (433) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from Brewcraft at home. Dark hazy amber pour - maybe too dark? Thick foamy, slightly yellowed head. Aroma is dank sweet fruity hops. Taste is big fruity and bitter hops. A bit muddled though - dank and bitter. Not bad though - lots of flavor, just seems to be missing some direction. Slightly vegetal finish. Tastes higher ABV than it is. Not bad but not great value here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Necrobrew (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a IPA glass. Rich golden colour with a robust white head. Very hoppy, with citrus and pine coming through, with a malt balance and backbone. Extremely enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1555) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine and plenty of hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (457) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a burnt orange with some fluffy white head. Nose is grapefruit, caramel, lemon blossom, pineapple, . Flavor is lots of grapefruit, pine, a bit of biscuit, hint of pineapple. Moderately bitter finish on a medium body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kurtos (119) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Poured into the Spiegelau glass that came with the beer, pours a nice golden colour with a solid 1 finger head. Aroma. Aroma of sweet and juicy fresh citrus. Taste. A strong pine flavour up front, followed by a nice mintiness. Overall. Quite a good beer full of flavour yet very mild at the same time, very unique for it’s kind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (962) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2014
From a bottle. A very well balanced beer, hops and malt in equal doses, the bitterness lingers on the palate but with a smooth malt finish. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (317) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2014
Actually doesn't taste half as hoppy as its Bling Bling big brother. A bit tarter in the citrus taste. Not carbonated. Thick foam atop but laces. Mouthfeel is a bit sharper but it has an almost minty edge. Flicks back of the tongue with expected IPA finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (664) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Orange, darkish gold pour, persistent off white head. Malty, caramel, citrusy, pine, tropical fruit aromas. TAste is caramel, fruit, pine, orange brown sugar, sweetish, but piney, resiny bitterness cuts through. Tried this after sequential tasting of the single hop 4-pack - brings it all together nicely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (313) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2014
Impressive - hoppy makes me happy - easy drinker - alcohol not prominent - well balanced fruity brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RuneStumo (2375) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
13.02.2014. Bottle. Crowbar & Bryggeri. Golden pale brown colour with white head. Fresh bitter aroma. Dry mouthfeel, but its fresh with some kind of orange or fruity notes. Its also kind of soft as well.

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