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RATINGS: 970   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Deep golden in color, BridgePort IPA has an assertive and fragrant hop character from the two full pounds of Cascade, Chinook, Goldings, Crystal and Ahtanum hops in every barrel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 Draught. Dark straw color and a nice foamy head with good retention. Leads with aggressive hop character but has some fruit qualities underneath, including a touch of sourness. Strong citrus quality. Good but not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2003 Dark golden color, large head, lots of lacing. Citrus hops, more well-balanced than most IPAs on the west coast, and one of the better ones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2003
I've had this on a few occasions now. Each time I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. Good color and aroma but lacking in the hops. I like IPA's with a little more hops but this one is definitely a good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
palliko (12) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2003
I love IPA's. And Bridgeport is the IPA I buy most often. They have done a wonderful job: the nose is heavy with citrusy hops; the first taste packs a whallop; the tiniest hint of metallic taste is followed by a rich crisp and bright middle; the after taste is gently bitter and perfectly dry. It goes great with most foods; it is refreshing after a hot summer sun; and it never fails to please the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2003
Light-hazy golden with medium/large off-white head. Aroma is floral, slightly sweet, light earthy. Taste is floral/earthy bitter throughout. Medium body. Nothing fancy, just a solid old-fashioned straightforward English-style IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Cask conditioned and hand poured. Deep golden color with nice head and lots of very nice lacing. A pleasant citrus hoppy nose. Very smooth blend of floral hops balanced just right. A very fine IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Hazy yellow, much lighter than expected in an IPA. Sticky head clings to the side of the glass. Nose is pine, some mustiness that's a bit like rotting garbage though (oddly enough) not unpleasantly so. Constrasted to the nose, the flavor is surprisingly sweet and fruity. Begins with a crispness like apple juice with some grapefruit tartness, malts then assert with a mild nuttiness and some caramel/toffee character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Misty gold, smallish head that doesn't hang in - looked real pretty in the glass that was backlit by a ray of sun. Good IPA aroma, hops are more laid back when you taste it. Well balanced and quite refreshing. I've been buying this occasionally to have on hand for a session brew, works very well for that purpose.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Thanks to elnadeau for this one. Appearance: hazy golden colored with a quickly dissappearing white head. Aroma: Hops, citrus & piney Flavor: Extremely pleasant. The hops are there, but not over the top like a west coast IPA (even though this is from Oregon). It's not as subdued as an APA. I'd say that this is a good session IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2786) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Hazey orange color. Great, offwhite head with nice lasting laceing. Large hop nose, somewhat resiny. Medium body. Fruity, crisp hop flavors with a decent malt balance. Not a total hop assault but a well constructed IPA. Easy drinkin.


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