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RATINGS: 970   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 Not as bold as a beer from the PNW should be but drinkable none the less. Light apricot taste and mellow bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablokev (163) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2003
The aroma is of fruit (tangerine) and somewhat like candy sweet. The appearance is a light orangish gold, with a cram colored head. The flavor is fruity (again tangarine). The beer is smooth and clean. Overall a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Pours a cloudy amber with a big fluffy head. Aroma is obviously mostly hops with little noticeable malt. Soft bready mouthfeel with a dry and bitter finish. This could use some more malt balance, but otherwise is very true to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2003 Crips and clean, just like a new dollar bill. A liitle lighter than I expected an IPA but a very good brew that I would drink again, when I can get it on draft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
A very sharp taste. Heavy handed hops. Malt comes through but never competes with the hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JAN 14, 2003
One of my favorite session beers, this IPA has a wonderful nose, dark amber color and a wonderful chewy malt character and a really nice hop finish. I love this beer, wish I had one right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Golden nearly copper in color. nice flavorful aroma. bitterness well balanced with the malts. Good one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 I have been drinking Bridgeport IPA for about 6-7 years, so have had it on hundreds of occasions, mostly from the bottle. Around Portland you can find this beer at almost every bar, from typical sports bars to downtown fine dining. I have had old bottles, with pale metallic and plastic cooked flavors, and I have had fresh, sharp, biting hop bottles. On draft is where this beer stands out. Properly stored and served at the right temperature, the balance and crispness is phenomenal. Sweet honey and lemon flavors, and slightly burnt malt backing which complements the light, ESB-like hop usage... this is no hop monster, but it shouldn’t have to be. I have had this on cask at the brewery, where it climbs up another level over CO2... rich, sweet and smooth caramel and honey malt flavors, with a delicate bright spot of sweet and aromatic cascade hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Pours a medium amber with an adequate head. Sweet malt nose. Starts kinda sweet quickly followed by a big grapefruit hop bite that tapers off just as fast into a citrus sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
A very enjoyable IPA styled brew from the good folks at Bridgeport in Portland, OR. Kicked back with a couple of these while enjoying some East Indian Food and the pairing was super. Bridgeport’s IPA has a very well rounded IPA complete with plenty of hops and malts that make this one a true pleaser. Pours a nice golden color with a decent, but fast diminishing head. Bridgeport has a number of bitter ales available now including this, the ESB, and their very enjoyable Pintale Ale. The IPA fits nicely with the other two and is an extremelyeasy drinking beer.

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