grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy and sunshiny. Aroma is very strawy, peppery, and fruity (mangos, oranges). Deeply creamy refined maltiness, full of fresh hop flavor, but a tad soapy. Beauteous glowing finish, stimulating invigorating bitterness; this is a thing of beauty! A sleeper.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma was very hoppy but I found the taste to not be as hoppy as expected. Still, this is on old school IPA and one that needs respect. Try it if you get a chance.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great citrus hops aroma, white lacey head, golden color, not overly carbonated, good hop bite, caramelized, grapefruit, somewhat tart and crisp finish, this is good, almost as good as good as the perfect crime.
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good brew one of the better ones from brodgeport..i nice hoppy ipa with good flour and a nice bite, i enjoyed the nice head and smooth golden pour
PDXChuck (3) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2004 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best IPA I have ever encountered. IPAs typically overpower with hops, more like fermented hops juice than beer. This one has very strong hops flavors and smells without being only hops. If I am feeling like an IPA, this is the one I get.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange body, creamy white head. Nice lacing. Very nice hop aroma, citrus and pine. The flavor is quite hoppy and is slightly lacking in the malt department. The body is slighlty watery likely due to the light malt bill. I have enjoed other Bridgeport brews more than this one. Not bad though.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice representation of the style. Floral, Pine aroma. Very decent amount of hop bitterness, however I was looking for a bit more balance between hop and malt.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours hazy medium golden with a fluffy white head that is retained. Aroma is very hoppy. Flavor is once again straightforwardly hoppy and excellent. Strong flavor of grapefruit. Excellent beer for a hophead like me.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2005 Slightly cloudy, orange/golden in appearance. Mildly floral aroma. Decent twang of hop bitterness with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Sweet malty kick. Clean drinker, I like it.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong grassy/piney hop aroma, moderate fruitiness, and malt in the background. Hazy yellow-amber in color, wispy head but good lacing. Thin flavor, good balance of malt and hops, but both are weak. Moderate bitterness. Medium body. Decent IPA - great aroma, but the flavor is lacking.