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Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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formerly called Blue Bridge Double IPA

From Victoria City Food Magazine:

"Blue Bridge Double IPA will join Spinnaker’s other classic brands in liquor outlets at the end of this month


MrRoss' rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, - JUL 20, 2010
Poured a clear, orange body beneath a rocky white head. Aroma was well hopped. Flavour and mouth were acceptable. Not the best IIPA ever for me, but it was okay.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (776) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Une pâle ale assez bonne mais pas très impériale. Amer, assez bien équilibré, mais rein de complexe ou unique.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nealblind (896) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Amber pour. Foamy head. Aroma of soapy citrus pine. Tastes like funky milk - cow’s teat. Caramel pine citrus. Palate is thick.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014- The big hops aroma just did not come off. Interesting but I would say a IPA not a double.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Amber in the glass with little head. Mild on the tongue without much hop but ok malt. Much like an English style easy sipper.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ccowley (1) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
One of the better strong beers I have had. At such a high alcohol this beer is very clean tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5063) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear pale yellow gold with a small wispy white head. Some moderate citrusy hops on the nose, but a heavier influence from the caramel malt base. The flavor is on the lighter side for bitterness for the style, lots of caramel and toasted maltiness. Mouthfeel is fairly light as well but still a bit sticky and clingy with soft minimal carbonation. OK, but not a standout, especially for the style.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
A 6 pack of cans from Liquor Barn in Burnaby Heights. Pours medium amber with generous white head. Moderate lacing on the glass (as if we care about lacing!). A trace of hop and malt on the nose. In the mouth: sweet and malted with the slightest trace of hop.

Omigod this is brutal! If you’re used to good craft IPA, this is an affront to the taste buds. Listen up, readers. This here concoction is better than (blech!) malt liquor, but only just. Steer clear!

Addendum: Evidently they decided not to waste good money on hops for this brew. If I were living on welfare and this stuff were priced at a buck a can, I could go for this crap. As nasty as it is, I can get it down and keep it down, and the extra alcohol’l git ya drunk fasta. Yah!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1292) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bomber. mostly clear orange with a vanishing off-white head. Fruity malty aroma. Taste is toffee sweet, fruity and malty, light floral hoppiness. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. ABV is well hidden. Flattens out towards the finish. I would toss this one in the ASA category. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Bomber my niece brought for me - how awesome is that??? Lovely and lively orange pour, large lasting fluffy straw-coloured head. Aroma is quite sharp - dry yeast, lemon, weirdly milk solids? - some alcohol for sure. Taste is dry, slightly sour, quite minerally and leafy, subdued alcohol, but it builds. light body, quite airy, tart, dry, vaguely citrus fruity in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrFecesious (1065) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle share. Hazy amber with suspended 'ticulates. Malty with late dry nose. Oddly metallic dry taste. Straw.


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