Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright cloudy orange with good white head and some sticky lacing. Smell is nice with bright citrus hop aromas. Taste is similar to other hoppy bridgeport ales, in that the hop profile is similar. There is citrus (orange, grapefruit, lemon zest) with a good malt backbone. My problem is that in the end you get a soapy or muddled maltiness that just doesn’t lend perfectly to a great wet hopped ale.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On draught at Papago). Pours a clear golden color with off-white head. Active carbonation. Aroma is mango, grapefruit, pine. Taste is sweet with some nice tropical flavors and balanced bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Bitter finish. There is an off-flavor in there, but overall, this is a pretty enjoyable beer.
djd07 (9730) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a small off white head with spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops and bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel with a dry hop with grapefruit and grass with a light bitter finish. A good IPA from Bridgeport.
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, hoppy somewhat sweet aroma. A little bitter, especially on the finish. Medium body with subtle carbonation. Would have liked a "hoppier" taste...doesn’t really carry that flavor through from first scent.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick, lively cheddar orange with a nose of sweet, buttery grapefruit glaze, light orange peel, and a hint of pine. Flavor is a nicely balanced blend of rose, grapefruit, orange, and pine. Light malt essence in the background. Thick and lively on the togue. Fresh and enjoyable. Definite repeat.
onceblind (7046) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF 2011. Bright yellow gold with slight haze. Grassy fresh hop aroma, but also has a tone reminiscent of plastic. Nice smooth grassy hop flavor with mild floral and a small bit of citric hops. A little light on the body. Balanced though.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/18/11 bridgeport hop harvest fresh hop ipa @ pap’s hopageddon.
hazy orangew/ a small white head.
really dirty a + f along with mild pine, citrus, flowers, slight spice and mostly caramel/maltiness.
a little too sweet to make it sessionable. 6/3/6/3/13+
poisoneddwarf (2269) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Bought at Fred Meyer in CDA, ID. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a large rocky lacy off-white head with great retention. Aroma is clean; it’s faintly piney, citrusy, floral and bready. I was hoping for something really resinous and in your face. Taste is bittersweet. Not your typical IPA. There’s something here in the mix that sets this apart from most IPAs. I like it. It tastes fresh. I wish the brewery would put a brewed on date on the bottle so I knew just how fresh it is. Palate is sticky, carbonation is average. Really good, I just wish the aroma was more pungently hoppy.
gyllenbock (7556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Local Option in Chicago, October 22, 2011.
Hazy orange/amber with a minimal white head. Fresh and fruity, crisp mouth feel and easy to drink. I liked it!
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2011. Hazy tan. The aroma is earthy, minty hop. Similar character on the palate. Not at all bright. Malts are indistinct, relatively boring. Not bright? How’d they do that?