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BridgePort Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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We’re celebrating three decades of craft brewing in Oregon the only way we know how, by brewing three distinctive beers. This dry-hopped pale showcasing crystal hops is beer #1 in our series - made to honor the hop revolution that ignited the craft brewing movement thirty years ago.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holy (834) - GERMANY - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle enjoyed right before Christmas in Oregon. Nice, easy to drink. Can't wait to try the others.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
From a bottle. This one’s crisp, for sure, and lacks a lot of the pungent hop flavor in some of their other brews (most notably, obviously, their IPA). That light flavor allows a tinny note to come through -- the note I’ve now come to identify with all Bridgeport brews. Other than that, it’s got a nice grassy hop presence that overpowers the light malts and lingers for a bit. Not too shabby, but not something I’d opt for most days.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2431) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12oz, Seattle. Pale, mild hop. Decent pale beer, soft amber malt. Quite boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, grapefruit zest, earthiness and light lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread and light lemon zest with a crisp dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Thanksgiving 11-27-14 bomber. Nothing exceptional. Good mellow pale ale. Decent hops, white foam head that slowly dissipates. Moderate carbonation, some grain aftertaste. 7.3 bd, 7.5 kevmar

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (136) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Golden color poured from the bottle, Aroma is citrus and hops, taste is hoppy a little orange citrus, finish is crisp and clean, Good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2142) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2014
12 oz bottle pours hazy pale amber with a slight pinkish tint. Decent head with very good lacing. Nice, appropriately hoppy aroma. Flavor follows but is stronger, with a bolder hop presence and enough sweet malts to temper the bitterness. Feel: lively but not harsh, medium-high carbonation. Medium body. O: Excellent for style ... and above average for Bridgeport; get one while you can. I look forward to the remaining 2 pieces of the trilogy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Keg at the taproom, 09/11/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pine, mandarin, grapefruit, citric rinds, juicy hops. Taste comprises apricot, tangerine, straw, melon, citricana, pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid APA - why the low scores? Perhaps better on tap?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Sample bottles provided for review. It pours a pale stream, settling in the glass to a sort of light gold color under a one-inch foamy head. The smell in the glass is full of fresh hops, a bit floral, but mostly citrus. The taste has mild malts, pretty light like a pale lager but for the slight fruitiness of an ale ferment. Hops tend more to the bitter side on the tongue, more spicy than the citrus in the nose. The hop brings a nice sensory impressions to the nose, but it still does its hoply duty of counteracting malt sweetness. Alcohol becomes a bit noticeable, even at its stated level of 5.2% abv.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2014
This is a tolerably decent pale ale. It pours slightly cloudy and orange and is topped by a long-lasting, thick and fine-bubbled head. The hop character here is decidedly grapey w/ a bit of plaster-like mineral notes and some floral tones. This is ever so slightly tart and lightly sweet. It finishes light on the palate w/ some solid bitterness and a bit of lemon zest and earth. Not really a standout example of the style but drinkable and somewhat tasty.


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