OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint
A - 1.5 finger tan head. Full and fluffy. The head sinks pretty quick with a clear, dark brown body with reddish highlights. Looks good!
S - Citrus hops, faint metal notes, spicy caramel background.
T - Spicy hops off the top with notes of citrus and red fruit. Sweet malt background with a peppery hop bite. There’s a weird off flavor that I can’t put my finger on. The rye is present with light spice and blend well with the fruit. Finishes with fruity rye bread, almost toasty with a dry finish.
M - Medium body, ample carbonation, crisp peppery finish.
Nice use of rye, not overpowering and could work well as a session beer, if it werent for that off-putting flavor. The mild fruity yeast added a nice English accent. This didn’t go down that "smooth".
Serving type: bottle
foyle (393) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: 2"+ beige head that leaves moderate lacing after slowly receding. Color is mostly clear copper, but there is some sediment in suspension. Moderate carbonation evident.
Aroma: fruit (plums?), rye, medium roasted malt, yeasty bread.
Mouthfeel: light to medium with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: Differs a bit from the aroma as the bitterness is more forward. There is some rye spice in the middle, but the hop bitterness dominates the finish with chocolate/cocoa flavor in the initial taste. The fruit that was some evident in the aroma is almost obscured in the taste.
Overall: very good but not great.
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear burgundy with a lot of carbonation and a two finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves mild lacing. Aromas of grape cough drop, piney hops, and grains. Hops and malt are balanced, and the rye is only slightly noticeable. Lighter bodied beer, and would be easy to drink if it weren’t for that long grape cough drop finish. The finish ruined the beer.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red, sticky white head. Red amber pour. spicy citus, and fruity hops on the nose with a sharp bitter kick in the finish. Another bridgeport hoppy brew. Pretty dece.
Pershing (524) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium amber with a lasting off white head. Rye grain aroma that almost smells like a wet sock with a little hop. Somewhat thin watery taste with some hop bitterness. This is one of those beers that you drink once and just forget about.
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Sacramento. Pours dark amber with a thick beige head and a spice and chocolate aroma. There is a bitter rye malt flavor with some chocolate. The individual tastes don’t blend very well.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear red copper with fine off-white head. Aroma is fruity, fruity, citrus and peach, mild rye stink, slight hop, laundry detergent. Flavor is also very fruity, juicy, fruit punch with the mildest rye bite, mildly bitter aftertaste. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, juicy texture. This is a fruity beer with minimal rye, somewhat of a mess.
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a very clear amber/copper with a finger of off white head that lingers and leaves a lot of lacing. Nose is very malty with a some sweetness. Green apple and pear. There is a slight hop note, but it’s overpowered by a weird stale aroma. Mouth is not very pleasent to me Very grainy that is bitter and tart. There’s a hops presence, but once again overpowered by a strange bitterness. Some caramel and sweetness.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy Copper Color, Good Foamy Head Leaves Lots Of Lacing. Rye, Sweet malt, Hoppy Bitter Finish. Watery Body. Decent.
SnoopDoug (22) - Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you are hop friendly then this is a drinkable and refreshing beer! Overall, I think Bridgeport has done a nice job with this seasonal and it has been my go-to beer this Spring!