rthbass (29) - West Linn, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 On tap and in bottle at Bridgeport in Portland.
Excellent Imperial...100 IBUís but it tastes like 75. Easy drinking. Great floral hop aroma. Great head and lacing. Could be slightly better mouth feel. Like a normal Bridgeport IPA on steroids.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from PC Market of Choice in Eugene, OR. Copper amber color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is lots of fruity/floral hop over mildly roasted malt. Almost medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is fruit, with floral ester and very light malt (or the malt is just buried). The finish is lightly citrus, floral and decently bitter. Very pleasant nose. Pleasures the mouth.
Nugget (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2008
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Boo. Smells like vomit and/or soiled diapers, depending on which way the wind blows. Tastes like too much Columbus hops for its own good. Thin-bodied and weak... but I guess if the regular Bridgeport IPA is just a glorified pale ale, their attempt at a DIPA should be taken with a grain of salt.
Oregonian (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice fresh hop aroma. Flavor is focused on the hops, which are more earthy and English tasting. For an Imperial IPA this is less aggressive and more well-balanced. Solid offering.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
OBF and at brewery. Dark amber. Lots of grapefruit and bitterness. Malt does just enough to balance. Bitterness lingers. Minimal sweetness. Solid effort from Bridgeport.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a orange/brown color with a fluffy head and good lacing. The aroma is very fresh with notes of earthy floral hops, pepper, and light citrus skins. The flavor was very similar; floral notes with light citrus and a rather big caramel malt backbone. Reminds me of a souped up Bridgeport IPA more or less. Seemed pretty full with a decent lingering hoppy finish. Not bitter, but hoppy if that makes sense. Lightly fruity and earthy. I like more bitterness in my IIPA’s.
t4h2c0 (89) - seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Yeasty! This beer had a fresh yeast taste to it like it had just been brewed and bottled, which it was. Very bitter, almost no hop aroma. Pretty strong on the palate but bitterness did not linger in the after taste. Bridgeport has been on a slow downward trend for about five years now. This beer was not what I expected, or was it?
carl4beer (520) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. btl shared with bob. pours dark gold with a big bubble head. aroma of caramel and some citrus hop and apricot. mouthful is smooth and mellow on the pallet. caramel and apricot with a little hop in the finish. i just expect bigger hops in a DIPA...
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
great swirling hop aroma, great variety balance over what seems to be an amped up viscous malt base. head is lively, creamy with tight bubbles. initial candied sweetness seems to come directly from the head and quickly becomes obliterated by all these hops. there’s a raw edge to the hops, with a long dry fierce bitter finish. maybe I became used to it later on, but I found it more balanced toward the end.
HughConway (678) - Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with creamy laced off white head. Strong hop aroma thats a bit off. Taste is strong hops, overly so. A bit like chewing on a hop.