bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear deep copper with a foamy beige head. Deep inhale reveals spicy chocolate. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor comes first as chocolate, then with rye spice, then something like the leftover flavor of sucking baking chocolate. Finishes pretty bitter - in a sort of chocolate way. We’re not talking Hersheys here, just that bitterness associated with chocolate. Very good ale. But it would be much nicer were it imperialized. Hint. Hint.
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pretty unimpressive offering from Bridgeport. FIltered orange-tan body. Steady thin off-white head. Odd aroma, some orange, garbage-butter, and gingerbread rye. There is a certain unpleasant, cheap caramel buttery flavor going on throughout, maybe it’s just the Rye. Not really much depth, and just an all around undesirable flavor.
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, toasted grain, husks), moderately hoppy (grass, apricot, resin), moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of cotton candy.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Not that enjoyable...starts off with a weird candyish note and overly strong raw yeast presence in the nose. The thick/sticky/syrupy sweetness in the mouth doesn’t go away after swallowing, and the combo of sourness and somewhat dirty aftertaste makes things kinda unpleasant. A pretty clunky brew.
Fatehunter (1518) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two fingers of foamy head on a clear, dark amber colored body.
The aroma is bright citrus with the rye coming through strong too. Nice.
The taste is smooth with lots of rye spice. There’s a strong bitterness that comes in at the end, which seems out of place.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
jkwalking05 (4116) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper with a good sized white head. Aroma is acidic, grassy, rye. Taste is acid, citrus, rye.
travita (4304) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The look is clear, a decent white head, and amber in color. The smell is hops, rye, grassy, malt, strong, floral, and ok. The taste is rye, spice, bitter, acidic, and weird.
Hanuta06 (379) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More.
Aroma: light to moderate floral hoppy aroma with hint of citrus.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, white, initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, orange body.
Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and lightly bitter and acidic, citrusy finish. Average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium-bodied with dry texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: Great beer. Exceptional aroma and interesting taste while also being easy to drink and refreshing.
jmohno (1192) - Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper/amber short head,spotty lace.
Hoppy aroma kinda amix of mild fruit/aroma/spice.Getting a stronger spice.Some bready caramel malt. Kinda perfumy a bit with fruity bubblegum.
Taste is good, spicey nutty toast malt caramel,some butteryness,drying spicey finish with toasty pale malt. Some underlying sweetness balanced by a dry spiceyness,hoppy. Pretty good rye beer.
Doofgoblin (398) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is weird and unbalanced with a strange mineral smell. Taste was similar with a strange mineral off balance aspect that seems like a flaw. Not sure what is going on here. But not a great one.
3fourths (8457) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
lightly effervescent clear copper with a short to medium-sized tan head. moderately fruity esters and American hop citrus juice make up the nose. there’s a likable sweet peach and lemon juice Centennial aroma with a smidgin of pine resin and a growing scent of mold (is that the goldings in the aroma?) and cleaning solution, the alcohol becoming more apparent as it breathes. the malt seems to be muted by the dry hopping, and I would think this would be a malt-driven beer from the name and description, even seeing American hops included. medium body with a fairly basic caramel and bread character (crusts, seeds, etc.). medium to medium-high bitterness, most pronounced when the malt thins late. overall it’s decent, no glaring flaws, only a touch of vitamin / mineral yeast, and if memory serves this is cleaner than most of their other recent tries. sweet and hoppy, a little simple, could do well to bring down the bittering hops and the sweetness, though at 6.3% it does seem lighter than it’s weight, which again is atypical of Bridgeport.