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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Beechworth, Australia
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


Kurtos' rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kurtos (101) - Sydney, - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (165) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
orange_3084 (107) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (939) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (208) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (532) - 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

3.7
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (113) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
Chocolate and floral aroma. A bit of metallic finish to the bitterness, but a long finish at that.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (283) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2013
330 mil bottle from low buy Lilydale part of hop school pack big floral aroma deep amber in colour floral hop taste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shmang (4) - - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
330 ml bottle. Pours a deep golden colour with a tight white head that clings to the glass. The aroma is delicate mix of floral, pine, citrus with some tropical fruit. The malt profile has taken the back seat but lends the right amount of malty, caramel tastes. Mouth feel is smooth with a small amount of lingering sweetness that is not too overpowering. A great beer to sit and enjoy on a summer evening.


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