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Bridge Road Single Hop IPA: Ella

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


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
This single hop IPA, the second in our series, highlights the character of a locally developed hop variety, Ella. We have added a generous amount of Ella whole hop flowers to this brew, both in the kettle and the conditioning tank. It is our attempt to show you the true character of this hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3187) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of resinous citrus notes, hint of grape, pineapple, and flowers. Taste follows, bit less than the nose, malty backbone. Mild bitterness that falls off quickly, solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1249) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 30, 2015
330ml bottle at home (great Ned Kelly bottle top!). Amber with a decent white head (like all the beers in the single hop series). This one has grapefruit and orangey aromas on top of the caramel malt base. Palate is medium bodied and bittersweet with a pleasant balanced hop bitterness of good length. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2014
bottle, picked up as part of a mixed 4 pack of australian single hops at bws broadbeach. hazy amber with a modest head; had this one last and it seemed like a mix of the other 3 - the vic secret, summer and galaxy. passionfruit in the aroma, plenty of butterscotch sweetness, light bitterness, all quite pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. This one probably ranked third out of the beer school pack for me. I think I prefer the fruitier hop varieties.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours murky amber with thin white head. Nice fruity aroma of peaches and melons with some spicy floral notes. Not much taste to speak of. Clean, with a touch of bitterness. Overall pretty refreshing, but lacking outstanding features once aside from a nice aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1220) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottled 02/10/2013. Poured a cloudy amber colour with a two- to three-finger off-white head that retained very well and laced as suds on the glass. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma dominated by sweet floral hops plus slightly sweet malt and a trace of citrus. Taste nice sweetness and mid-range citrus bitterness. Light body. Smooth with a long dry bitter finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (276) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2014
Lovely. By far the nicest of the Bridge Road Single Hop beers. The aroma is a mix of melon, citrus, resin and even some spearmint. In the mouth, the Ella has a very pleasant sweetness that helps offset the tart citrus taste. Very nice. Just what you want in an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (760) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Orange gold pour with thin head, much like the others in this series. Apricot, floral aroma, malt also peeks through. MAlt underneath, more so than the others in the series; hp flavours are a little more delicate - floral, citrus. Quite dry finish, bitterness persists nicely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kurtos (137) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a Murky Orange. Aroma. Pine needles, with a stonefruit backing. Taste. Mainly a Piney Taste, backed by a slight fruity sweetness. Overall. Very Similar to the Vic Secret, but not as Strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2013
Small white Lacey head on amber body. Floral aromas. Clean hop finish with spices to the fore. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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