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 (5625) - 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 (90) - 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 (522) - 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 (797) - 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.
raphael (883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at slow bar. more citrus than piny, caramel. reddish amber with thin white head (if I hadnt just had the full nelson i would have been more wowed by this, most solid, strong & florid) good in the mouth. hops dominate the flavor, grapefruit & pine, but dont go too far, step or two from the edge, honey in the back
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
OBF, tap... Poured orange with a white head. Aroma is fruity with bitter hops. Foamy, dry palate with hops and leafy characteristics. Kind of mellow for an IIPA. Finished dry with a hoppy aftertaste.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OBF 2008. Pours orange, hazy, with a soft white head. Lots of hops in the nose, citrus and grapefruit, sharp and bitter. Beer is unbalanced and built to be, the hops strong and overtaking the softer malts. The caramel flavors are quickly lost and a big bitter grapefruit hop finishes it off. A bit to sharp of a bitterness for me, maybe toned back a bit and with some more floral hops, but I thought this was just to sharp and one sided.