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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: 31   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4112) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2013
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a cloudy deep amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grassy and floral. The flavour is medium bitter, with lots of watered down grass and a nice smooth finish. There is less bitterness and spice in this beer when compared to the more mainstream IPA’s, so it needs to be served cold. It’s quite drinkable and like no other IPA I’ve ever tasted!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours cloudy copper amber with a decent off white head leaving lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citric, fruity, mango, malty, piny and grapefruit. Flavor is bitter, piny, resiny, greapefruit, dry, malty and has some sweetness towards the end. Finishes longlived bitter and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2011
Misty orange pour good soft bubbly head aromas perfume like pasionfruit grapefruit flavours medium strong bitter caramel malt finish strong ffruity hop mild sweetness lasting bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
330ml bottle. There is a fairly big fluffy head in the initial pour with soem lacing left as it settles. Golden amber in colour with some haziness. Looks inviting in the glass and the big punchy citrus hop aromas as to the anticipation and expectation. Passionfruit and peach also play a role in the fruitiness of the aroma. Zippy and zesty in the mouth with that dry mouth puckering flavour that a good IPA has. Probably one of the best beers that I have had from Bridge Road, stella in every way.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
Grapefruit seems to be the main character coming across in the taste for me. Good bitterness, medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3011) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a small white head. Mass amounts of passionfruit, blood orange and grapefruit on the nose, very tropical. Less in the taste. Grapefruit and only a tluch of bitterness. Solid single hop. Enjoyed this one

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2377) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Growler. Gold with a modest white head. Aroma of passionfruit and grapefruit, light biscuit, some window-cleaner. Taste is full of fruits - passionfruit, melon with quite sharp grapefruit bitterness. Some white pepper at the end. Not really reminiscent of noble hops but somewhat restrained fruit salad character. Clinical but lovely hopshow. [3.7] A bit less vibrant in the bottle, but only -0.1.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2011
Served up just on cool. Big old yeast pack was hard to keep settled in the bottle so a careful, albeit excited pour left a good lot of beer behind. Head was rampant to fill out the rest of the glass and raise a plume out the lip that held well. The body has a lot of fine streams pushing endlessly upwards, a slightly hazy orange amber. Bitter, underripe grapefruit, liquorice root, peach, candied strawberry and sticky, warm toffee nose, well pronounced and on a sweeter tip, with just a hint of bready yeast. Biting through the acridly bitter head was a little unsettling but worth it to reach the beer below. Creamy in mouthfeel, quite light and spritzy upfront. Big wads of hops fill out the mouth. There is spicy aniseed and a herbaceous quality held behind notes of strawberry, honeydew and a lot of grapefruit not unlike its aroma. Not too bitter, in fact tamer than expected, the typified piney notes are in high gear lending a woody dryness to the swallow and linger. Mild floral perfume and candied fruit notes also hang around after each sip. Malts flavours are soft, but it has a great fusion of flavour to hold balance and a well deserved complexity. This showcases this hop fantastically but is oddly nothing like the product description (hop for use in lagers with pronounced Noble hop characteristics!) I’ve got to get hold of some for the coming Summer for test-drive in some golden ales. A very enjoyable, very quaffable IPA, and a great intro for me with this Aussie hop! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - AUG 5, 2011
For more info on this hop - hops.com.au/products/australian_varieties/stella. Tap. Big tropical fruit nose with a bit of cat piss. Smooth body with solid bitterness and a bit of passionfruit on the finish. I am now wondering if I was served the Galaxy single hop IPA instead of the Stella. Will have to re rate, as the commercial description is more noble than new world.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
On tap at Mrs Parma’s. Very tropical, nice but a bit rough. Aromas of citrus, pineapple, with hints of grass. Taste has a sweet start, sour notes, and bitterness taking over for a very dry finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Cloudy yellow, with a frothy head.


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