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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 weíve 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.


Kurtos' rating

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kurtos (178) - Sydney, - 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 itís kind.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1491) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2016
Poured a hazy dark amber with an enormous (4+ finger) beige head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation low to moderate and fine. Aroma strongly of pine and grapefruit and with earthy hints. Taste is strongly of grapefruit with a nice malt balance; although taste is not as powerful as aroma it is still a very flavoursome beer. Light body. Crips and smooth with a lingering finish that is a nice strong bitterness balanced by the malt. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
On tap at the Local Taphouse Sydney, pours a hazy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out floral hops and resinous notes. Flavour brings out dry bready malts and some light resinous hops. Fairly malty for a regular IPA, but itís still well-balanced. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2394) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Tap at roundhouse taproom, hong kong. Hazy amber color, white head. Aroma has caramel notes and hops. Sweet malty body with hops. More amber than ipa but ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Amber, hazy. Thin head. Very toasty nose. Described as English IPA but smells more like Centennial to me. Taste is grapefruit rind bitterness with toasty, citrusy aromatics.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle. Neck worryingly void of aroma. On pouring thereís a pleasing deep rich mango scent. Comes up between amber and ruby. Plenty of complex malts but itís balanced off with a punchy hop character that has a nice heady botanical quality if you stop to look for it. Very up front beer with plenty of flavour and plenty to think about as you drink it. Something for everyone here but no-one is going to say this is their favourite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with a big frothy white head, aroma has spice, along with caramel, some dirty malts, tangerine, malt biscuit, ok,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
colui72 (615) - HONG KONG - DEC 13, 2015
Hazy golden, very citric and hoppy aroma. Tastes ok, citrus, tropical fruits, very hoppy, medium high bitterness. Not an amazing IPA, but quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
bottle from warners at the bay. lightly hazed golden with a lingering head; tropical fruit salad aroma; some pine resin, weis bars, decent hit of bitterness; still feels like itís lacking a bit in oomph, though. will have to try the bling bling soon

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle from Plonk. Dark amber-copper, thick off-white head, loads of passionfruit, grapefruit, pine, something sweet (maybe peach), caramel malt, resiney/piney bitterness, medium body, quite bitter finish. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (616) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Fresh and fruity enough, with bold passionfruit and peach. Medium to high carbonation, but a little on the thin side. Decent sessional IPA.


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