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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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (245) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2014
Impressive - hoppy makes me happy - easy drinker - alcohol not prominent - well balanced fruity brew.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kurtos (100) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Tap. Very hoppy, great taste. Aroma of grass, and bitter flavour that lasts long. Palate is velvety, and it has a medium body. Orange colour, with a frothy white head.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1166) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
Fargen er amber med beite skum. Flott syrlig smak med mye bitterhet i avslutningen. Mye sødme. Melkebaren.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2007
It pours like an American stlye IPA in that it isn’t clear and coppery like the mainstream ones a la JS. It seems to promise a bit more body and it does. Nice and chewy with the requisite hoppiness of the style. Like mothers I think this bats outside of its league as it is the same ABV and the JS IPA. Lovely resinous toffee nose and a great mouthfeel round off a very good experience. This reminds me a lot of the Jamieson Beast but not at the 7% of this beer. Well done to the lads.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samma (61) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2008
On tap at brewery and then later in bottle. This is a little beauty. Wonderfully amber in colour with burnt aroma and well-balanced palate. At the lighter end of the IPA spectrum but beautifully crafted. Not sure I’ve tasted a better IPA in Australia.

4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2007
Dark copper-ruby with a very nice head. Surprisingly, the aroma is dominated by a dry, toasty malt character with very resinous hops present but playing a supporting role. Rich toffee malt character, hop character reminiscent of orange oil, and intense bitterness to the point of roughness. There’s loads of crystal malt, but it carries it well. This stuff really seems a lot bigger than 4.8%, in fact I did a double-take when I finally realised it was the case. It’s not at the extreme end of the IPA spectrum obviously, but like Emerson’s IPA it has enough guts (particularly bitterness) to earn the label. Quite simple, but loaded with flavour. Lovely stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2009
On tap at the Royston, Richmond. Looks great, deep amber almost copper colour with nice thick creamy beige head. Burnt hop aromas with underlying malt. Flavour is sweet malt and pine needles from the hops. Nice even palate, flavours come together well for me. Great example of an IPA, could be a bit harder on the hop bitterness, but very well crafted, take a bow guys you have created a little beauty!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2011
Wow, this beer really packed some hop punch! Great big hit of fresh hops straight up to let you know what you’re in for. A good malt flavour balances out the hops and keeps the beer clean and well balanced. On tap @ the Wheatsheaf, Adelaide.


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