ShaneJ (726) - - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Plonk. Hop dominated aroma, grapefruit, pine, good resiny bitterness, but not balanced by malt. Cloying in the back of mouth, not unpleasant but not great either.
DenverLogan (866) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle into a Saxo stem glass. Pours apricot gold with head and lace. Aroma of straw hops and malts. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of bitter field herbs, roots, straw hops, hay, grains, slight malts. Overall big, bold, bitter.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Bridgeport. Clear orange colored beer with a dense white head. Fresh grass clippings and huge weed nose. A bit of the sweet caramel malt thing coming through. Maybe some apple, which I could do without. The bitterness is really intense. A ton of grass, citrus rind, pine, and weed. A little too much for me.
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle. Hazy amber, aroma was dank, skunky, light citrus. The taste was terrible imo, skunky, dank, bitter, citrus, earthy. Fairly tough on the palate. Definitely not for me.
foyle (322) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a 2" off white fluffy head that drops very slowly with abundant lacing. Color is cloudy golden-orange with some sediment in suspension and mild streaming carbonation.
Aroma: pine, citrus, and pineapple dominate the white bread dough backbone.
Mouthfeel: medium a bit chewy & sticky with a somewhat dry and astringent finish.
Flavor: bitter citrus rind dominates from start to finish with some pine and tangerine notes. Malt is less pronounced than I expected with just enough sweetness to be noticeable.
Overall: very good.
Darkmagus82 (2004) - - MAY 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a fruity smell with lots of tropical fruits and citrus aromas. Along with these aromas comes some smells of a melon as well as some aromas of a more modest grassy and grapefruit hop smell. Overall quite sweet and delicious.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with some nice grapefruit hop and a little bit of pine as well. As the taste advances, more and more bitter pine hop come to the tongue, bringing a bit of a resinous taste to the beer. All the while, sweeter flavors accompany the hop tastes, with some tropical and citrus sweet tastes, as well as a bit of a candied sugar comes to the tongue. Some hay and grass and an increase in the pine and some earth come at the very end, leaving one with a rather pleasant and smooth, but nicely hopped and decently sweeter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The thicker and creamier feel are fantastic for the brew and make for one easy drinking and flavorful double IPA.
Overall – This was another rather enjoyable brew by Bridgeport. I think many of their stronger (abv.) they do are rather underrated. They are flavorful and balanced, all while hiding much of the abv. and keeping a great drinkability.
argo0 (12113) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop slightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some pine, mango, light pastry. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some mango, faint alcohol. Medium body, some resin.
aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark hoppy beer that brings the hops right every time. This is robust and thick.
miyauchi38 (726) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
ktownclown (12) - Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow great smell of hops when you open the bottle, pours slightly hazy, bitterness and malt balance is good, and at 7.5%abv and 6.78 a six pack its a hidden gem and very underrated. That’s fine by me more for me without waiting in lines for overhyped beers. Good job Bridgeport!
IPABevyGuy (67) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells a little fruity. Pretty dank beer with earthy hop flavor all the way through. Small malt body comes through in the middle to balance. It’s a decent drinking IPA, not much more to say about it.