bhensonb (12952) - 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.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hazy, burnt orange appearance with a big light brown head. There are spicy rye malt and chocolate notes to the nose but there’s also this funky, fruity, almost bubblegum like smell to the aroma which is strange. Spicy, rye, caramel, somewhat bready, bitter, weird grassy/herbal hoppy flavor. Really kind of an unpleasant beer that I really didn’t want to finish.
crossovert (9984) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
355ml bottle. This is a putrid beer, tastes like vinegar and bile, not sour just pukey and garbagey.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange amber pour with white head that fades quick, aroma brought notes of some slight rye, sour grain, hints of toffee, caramel, biscuit, slight spice. Taste is a mix of slight rye, lemon, caramel, toffee, hints of grain, bread, slight spice, caramel notes finishing dry. Just ok.
3fourths (8799) - 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.
marcus (7994) - 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.
slowrunner77 (7863) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Pretty disappointing rye ale. Not sure of age - got to the store 8 weeks ago. Definite metallic off putting edge to the aroma and flavor that kinda kills the rest. The centennial hops and rye are hidden way down there. Toasted malt and baseball bat is not so great."
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Citrus and earth aroma with caramel. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine linger with caramel and light earthiness.
douglas88 (7585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Hiromi. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A fruity and grainy nose. The flavor is big rye, meaty at times, fresh piny hops, some lingering sweetness. A bit odd altogether but nice overall.
Ernest (6905) - 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.