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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Fiercely local, drawing on indigenous ingredients from the hop fields of the Willamette Valley and the barley fields of the high Northwest desert. This pale ale is round and soft on the palate, finishing crisply, to capture the flavor and spirit of the Pacific Northwest in every pint and bottle.


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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Before I was a HopHead, this was my beer. Perhaps one of the smoothest transitions to a great NW hoppy beer. Bridgeport gets high marks from me for consistently great, paletable ales!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brentv (308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Frlm bottle. Pours dark golden with a foamy white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma has some citrus. Taste is a malty citrus with some bread and caramel. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Light bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevinsenn (1023) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at BridgePort. Clear amber with thin head. Not much aroma to speak of. Dry plain malty taste, dry finish. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (5800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A light biscuit and earthy hop nose. The flavor is clean and light: light bitterness, fruity mellow hops, caramel. Nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4545) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
35cl Bottle brought from Portland, as Blue Heron Pale Ale. Thanks H&T! Clear light amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light dusty malts. Flavour is light sweet, caramel, light grainy, light bitter finish with some caramel. Light-bodied. Non-descript, easy going beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub in Portland, OR. Pours a clear golden-amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is floral citruses with some lemons and oranges as well as a medium sweet caramel malt backing. Flavor is similar. Medium sweet caramels with a hint of bread and a floral citrus hopping. Finishes dry, lightly bitter, and somewhat citrusy before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light-medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent pale ale. Somewhat bitter, lightly sweetened, and fairly citrusy with a good amount of florals. Nothing special, but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle. Orange-amber beer with a light cream head. Malt and light grapefruit aroma. Malt and light grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Malt and light grapefruit linger with light pine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Portland, Or - on tap at the Bridgeport Alehouse. Sparkling medium amber pour, soft white pillowy head with nice lacing. Pretty much of a neutral aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some light citrus, a bit of nuttiness. Smooth, even clean mouthfeel with just the right thickness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
idedek (157) - USA - AUG 5, 2012
very light to no aroma, a slight maltiness. a light caramel flavor medium to light body. nothing overall distinctive in the flavor but, nice and mild. a clean mild finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
Really nice, clean with a hint of slight fruit and easy drinking amounts of malt and hops. It was restrained in every way to let all the ingredients shine and works well, basic good pale ale

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
355ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a 2 finger white head that settles quite quickly leaving some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light toasted malts and floral hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness with some toasted malts and a moderate hop bitterness. Light to medium body and light carbonation. A pretty enjoyable pale ale that I sampled while on vacation in Oregon.


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