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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1597) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2012
On tap @ Beer Temple. Amber colored, hazy. Sticky, off white head with good lacing. Aroma’s: resinous, sweet & sour fruit, some malty sweetness, also some roast retronasal. Flavor is medium bitter, a bit roasted, hints of malty sweetness and acidity. Body is light. Finishes with some roast, fruity and finally bitter. Was maybe a bit aged, but still quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle- Pours a mahogany color with a nice head that fades to good lacing. Aroma of citrus with a mild caramel sweetness and a bit of grain. Smell is quite clean. Taste seems to be a nice blend of hops and malt. There is a nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy, Nicely balanced. Very enjoyable beer that goes down quite easy. worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2012
Medium beige head. Hazy deep amber body. Caramelly raisiny aroma with citric kiwi notes. Dry-sweet roasty raisiny taste with resiny kiwi and chocolate notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny dusty raisiny aftertaste with earthy spicy kiwi notes. Lovely, vivid, clear, and highly drinkable. The malt profile reminds me of US beers. (0.3l draft at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear amber - white head. High malty. Toasted. Grassy. Light hoppy. Sweet malty. Fruity.Lazy hoppy. Light piney. Too plain.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph. Murky dark amber, small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is herbal, resin, caramel, eucalyptus. Highish carbonation, fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, caramel, toasted, resin. Mild bitterness. Not particularly good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours hazy dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is pine hoppy and toasted malty. Dry, bitter, pine and light wooden. Bitter and toasted malty finish. Dry pine hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Draft. A hazy yellow beer with a huge white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, hops, grass, and crisp malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemons, hay, and minerals, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of peaches. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1127) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Tap@mikkeller. Haze light brown. Small head. Faint hoppy. A lot of malty notes. Fine brew. Nor so intensiv.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1040) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2012
A-- A deep, earthy brownish copper color. A one finger light brown head. Good head retention and just a little bit of lacing. Much darker than I expected. S-- Lots of sweet, yeasty malt with this. Also get candied orange, lime and grapefruit. Hops are soft and malt is much bigger in the smell. A lot of sweetness to this. T-- Grapefruit and malt. Pretty big doses of each. The grapefruit is a on the sour bitter side but workable as it does finally taste like an IPA should. Malt is a a little soft but works OK to tone down the grapefruit. M-- Medium carbonation and a bit creamy. Heavy, bitter earthy grapefruit taste. To me it lacks the lemon and pine taste and feel that make IPA’s really good. Pretty one dimensional. D-- Workable in small batches.


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