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Bridge Road Bling IPA

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

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (382) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (118) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (431) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (178) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2014
Impressive - hoppy makes me happy - easy drinker - alcohol not prominent - well balanced fruity brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RuneStumo (2130) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4867) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Shared bottle at Crowbar, thanks to Abemorsten. Pours clear reddish amber with a small creamy white head. Aroma is malty + a lots of hoppy happiness. Weak crisp palate.Taste is dry, weak minerals, crisp and almost bone dry finish. Good, but maybe a bit slim bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18957) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Cask at The Local Taphouse, Melbourne. Cloudy copper colour. Pear and caramel. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Wood, pear, kiwi fruit and caramel. Realy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imaragingbull (565) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours copper orange amber hazed with big off white head and top lacing. Aromas of nutty toffee malts, light citrus grass and pine. Medium body, decebt bitterness backed up by s chewy nutty toffee body, semi toasted character, citrus finishing light refreshing and lightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (276) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
Tap at the brewery in Beechworth. Immaculate deep copper pour with off-white foamy head and considerable lacing. Biscuit and toffee malts, followed by citrus flowers and pine aromas, although slightly subdued. Initial flavours of biscuity malt leading into grass, citrus, pine and pleasing bitterness. A great ipa because it doesn't get too big on you towards the end of the glass and begs for another to be drunk.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Bottled 33 cl at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Hazy brown color, tan head. Fruity, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, hoppy aftertaste. sweet, fruity scent.


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