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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Beechworth, Australia
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
norkle (14) - - JAN 27, 2013
Color is a clear Amber gold, with a fine white long-lasting head. Aroma has an attractive sweetness, my best description is ’green’. Flavor has a bitterness that provides a fine contrast to the sweet aroma. Bitterness lasts on the palate, providing a good accompaniment to strongly flavored foods, perhaps Indian curry or Asian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
330ml Bottle. Fantastic hop aroma. good balance of malt and hops, where you can taste bits of both and finishes with a lingering bitterness.

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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3142) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (494) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a darkish amber-brown with a small white head and good sparkle. Lots going on in the nose - grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruits (passionfruit, kiwi, fresh mango) and a little lime. The hops are up front when you take a sip, full of piney bitterness at the front end, giving way to softer fruity flavours on the back palate. A crisp clean finish, with an enjoyable apple juice aftertaste. A very nice example of how to make the most from a single hop variety.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (252) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 6/11/2011. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a big thick head. Has a strong, lovely fruity, floral aroma with lots of passionfruit and some lychee. Flavour wise you get a light caramel malt background with a big, lingering grapefruit hop bitterness. Up till now, Bridge Road beers have generally failed to impress me but I like this one. Can’t believe it’s only 4.8%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle- Pours a cloudey dark copper color witha good head that fades very slowly with nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, fruit, mild malt sweetness and herbs. Taste of grapefruit with a subtle fruit and malt sweetness. Good bitterness and a dry finish. Mediume body, crisp, smooth and very well balanced. Very enjoyable IPA. Well worth checking out

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (111) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
Chocolate and floral aroma. A bit of metallic finish to the bitterness, but a long finish at that.

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.


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