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Bridge Road Bling Bling Imperial IPA

Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Imperial IPA
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Ok, the concept for this beer is quite simple. Take our standard Bling IPA and pimp it to create a hop bomb at around 8.5% alc. The real challenge was creating an Imperial IPA that reeks of fresh, pungent hop aromas but doesn’t give the impression that it is trying to tear the teeth out of your jawbone. We do hope we got it right!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
On tap at the Local Taphouse Sydney, pours a cloudy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out resinous hops and caramel malt. Flavour is a good mix of resinous hops and caramel malt. Balanced well, with a good caramel and resinous finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - FEB 7, 2016
One of the best Aussie DIPAs around with plenty of fresh hops on the nose and tongue (tropical fruits, oranges, grapefruits, pine resin) but superbly balanced by a robust caramel malt bill. Palate is oily and medium bodied with a substantially bitter fresh green hop finish and amazing drinkability for an ABV of 8.5%. it has less of the pine resin notes than Riverside Brewing’s 777 which this beer rivals. From a 330ml bottle (bottled on 5/1/16) it pours clear deep amber with a persistent dense foamy white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2602) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
330ml bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. Deep orangey brown amber colour, tan foam head leaving lacing and aroma of caramel & fruity orange hoppiness. Taste is malt, caramel, toffee with peach, mango, grapefruit & pine, and hop resin bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours murky orange gold with a thin white head. Aromas of peach and toffee. Taste is sweet, sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Firm hazy coppery golden. Ringed white head. Dusty gluey orange sweetness. Bit salty but mostly sweet. Flat enough carbonation and sticky enough mouthfeel. Finishes grainy woody white berry and full on sweetness.

Bottle, Speedway Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep orange, nose is toffee, citrus, floral, taste is similar, dry, bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Pours murky apricot with a slight white head which soon recedes. Aroma is caramel and peaches. Taste is caramel sweet, earthy, spruce, slight fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
bottle at home .. copper brown .. small off white head ... soft fruit .. big sweet toffee caramel fruit nose ... sweet toffee fruit ... big caaramel toffe fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4787) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2015
330ml bottle at home shared with mother, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow, grassy, alcohol aroma, hazy amber, brown with a good creamy head, plenty alcohol, some orange, very sweet, powdery, viscous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3490) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy amber/ruby body with a medium off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma of toffee, pineapple, red apple, lime chutney and floral hops. Flavour of boozy orange, caramel and biscuit. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Flavoursome but just a bit too much alcohol on show.

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