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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericwill99 (53) - Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Easy drinking cloudy beer. This tastes quite rich, but not very hoppy. I think it will be quite filling.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2053) - 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 (9636) - 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 (2821) - 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 (2965) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4248) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
12oz bottle. Smells of honey & hops. Flavor is sweet. Finishes with notes of honey, cereal, and floral hops. (4230)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3417) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Gold with white head. Nose of tropical fruit. Medium body. Flavor shows citrus and some fruit. Decen 1

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer has a little haze and is honey gold and orange. A pleasant tropical fruit nose. That fruit is also prominently tasted. Actually it is just about the only thing I taste. Malts are thin. A little bitterness and the feel has some fizz to it. I wish this beer had more malts but the fruit is tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (7721) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
355ml bottle. Light amber pour, soapy head. Smell is lemon lime and a hint of pina colada and bubblegum. Flavor is fruity, bubblegum, some fresh cut herbs, sweetness, seems overly yeasty which shouldn’t be the case in a pale ale.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiercepanda (593) - Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2014
A reddish golden beer with a small white head. The aroma is soapy, musty, and citrus. The flavor is herbal and lemon.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Bridgeport, pours a hazy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry biscuit malt, some citrus zest and a little pine. Flavour is along the same lines, with bitter piney hops and some dry crackery malt. Decently balanced, but ultimately pretty boring. Not so good.


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