KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper color. Smell of pine, hops, caramel, grass, flowers, root beer, citrus, bread, pepper and malt. Tastes the same. I think this is a solid brew and one of my new favorites from Lakefront! Great job!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spectacular ,grain earthy hop aroma, unlike anything that Lakefront has done with a hop emphasis,one of the best hop aromas that didn’t have citrus and pine dominance, intriguing dark amber copper color,that you wouldn’t suspect to be pumping out all this hop fragrance, taste is also dominated by rich hop flavors small hints of sweet malt balance and a slight red fruitiness lurk in the shadows, but this is all about that dead nuts hopping. Someone really nailed it. I t breaks down a little to quickly for a strong ale,could be beefed up with just a little more body ,but I believe this would get my vote for the best Lakefront brew ever. The team that made this should tackle the long awaited Imperial IPA
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice APA tasting beer. Very piney hop notes in aroma and taste. Thick mouthfeel. Some citrus hints in the back of the swallow. Probably not sessionable due to ABV. Still, other raters are correct in saying Bridge Burner hides its alcohol well.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber brown with a large small-bubbled beige head and some lacing. Aroma is medium sweet NW citrusy hops, grass, caramel, dark fruit and spice. Flavor leans a bit more to the bitter side with big time hops, pepper, spice and subdued caramel. Slight alcohol warming in the long bitter finish. Medium body, very smooth texture.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper with a medium tan head, slowly dissipating. Aroma of citrus, pine, grassy hops and some sweet malt. Taste of pine, citrus and floral hops with a floral & woody aftertaste that’s slightly dry. A little sweet and sticky plus it hides the alcohol well. Overall not too bad.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper color with a strong, tall, tight bubbled, beige head. Nice lace. Almost looks too clean. Big fresh hops aromas. Grass, herbs, spice and citrus all play about. Backdrop of some toast and caramel. Some mild fruits in the background as well. To me this smells like an american strong ale. A bit to much grass for me, but solid. Smooth, lightly thick feel. Sweet start with caramel and flan. Some toasted malts in the middle with light fruit and hints of alcohol. Again, in my opinion to much fruit and sweetness. The hops flavors are there, but the bitterness is not balancing things out. Light pepper and spice in the finish. Sweeter linger also, with light melon and caramel. Reminds me of a young english strong.
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First launched and served on draught at the Wisconsin Micro-brewers Beerfest in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear copper amber brew with a thick and creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and foamy off-white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, plenty of citrus and grapefruit zest hops with a touch of tangerine, pine and some toffee. Taste is medium to full bodied, light carbonation with flavors of light caramel malt and is almost hidden from the hoppy character of this beer’s personality. Finish has a hoppy caramel aftertaste that slowly disappears after the finish. Any high alcohol level is well hidden. Bridge Burner Strong Ale does make a statement with hoppy flavor but without a strong bitterness.