BiddleBrau (998) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange/amber with off-white head. Floral hop aroma with some malty notes. Malt and hops are both big in this brew. Full bodied with hops slowly taking over but still quite full on the tongue. Potent.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received a 22-oz bomber from Liquid Solutions in Oregon. Pours a semi-hazy orange amber brew with a thick and long lasting off-white head that even has some excellent lacing. Aroma of "in-yer-face" hops of citrus, grassy and floral character that over-powers the caramel and munich malts. Taste is medium bodied, nice creamy texture with flavors of citrus zest, grapefruit a touch of caramel and some earthy spice. Finish has a long lasting bitterness aftertaste with a very light caramel and malt flavor. Heavy on the hops bitterness but light in flavor throughout.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely auburn-amber with a perfect top. As advertised, notable citrus and floral hop notes dance before a pleasant malt background that is sturdy enough to augment the hopping. Floral and fruity hops again mingle with malt with a finishing flourish or alcohol warmth on the tongue. A bit of raw hop resin bitterness on the finish--quite nice. Thoroughly flavorful, aromatic and well-balanced. As close to a session Imperial IPA as you can hope to find.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2010 Impressive looking drink - cloudy, hazy ruby-straw body with an enormous, unyeilding head. Strong hop presence, very well balanced malt backbone, almost biscuity but with a slight caramel sweetness. Very floral and resiny- big grapefruit component. Really nice drink, a tad watery but still a big badass IPA. UPDATE: 12oz sixers now available - soapy, wet leather, and all around terrible. Steer fucking clear.
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 IBU’s 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 (12012) - 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 (5734) - 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.