Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Pours a clear Orange to Gold with a White/Off White head of decent stature. Tight to loose like a sink sponge. Eventually almost milk shake-like. Aroma of mandarin oranges, passionfruit (sweet) and grapefruit. At first it is like chewing on straw moving to a grassy presence with a strong bitter grapefruit finish. Quite bitter at the end actually. drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Very nice and strong simcoe aroma. Body is very thing. Decent but all too lingering bitter taste. Ernest (7694) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit, resin), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Ordinary, and not very "imperial" in character...pretty straightforward IPA Nice mouthfeel, though. 944play (418) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
12oz in bordeaux glass. Pale amber, low white head. Assertive, perfumey nose, like a bottle of Chanel spilled in a box of Earl Grey. Malt flavor is there for a moment until orangey fruit takes hold, but the pungent, peppery-bitter finish is what makes a lasting impression. Lacks the delicate, beguiling nature of B’Port IPA. WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Pours a clear orange color. Moderate off-white head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma with lots of hops--citrus, spice, floral and pine notes. Flavor caramel malt, citrus and pine. Hoppiness is not as distinct as in aroma--more bittering hops than flavor hops. Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Not the best example of the style necessarily, but a very nice beer.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
wow, terrible iipa. smell is subdued and smells liek laundry damp with spring fresh detergent. pour looks ok and has a nice creamy head with good retention. the palate is very watery, really not ok. taste is hoppy, but old and stale. blagh, 2 oz of this is more than enough. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap @ TacoMac. Crabapple. Reddish, orange pour. Thin white head. Tastes like Oregon. Sweet, fruity, hoppy bitterness. Plentiful. Nice hop profile consists of loads of citrus / grapefruit, with light pine. Finishes with a touch of peppery spice. Aroma of rich malts. Sweet caramel, and loads of hops. Mostly citrus grapefruit. Hops, hops, hops. I love hops. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Pours a light golden amber with very little head. No lacing, albeit a few small suds around the edges. Note: on the lower end of alcohol for an IIPA.
Aroma is citrus mixed with a harsh herbal note. A very light candy-like sweetness in the nose.
Very strong citrus up front in the flavor, finishes with a slight biscuit note and a lingering bitterness..definite herb-type bitterness rather than citrus on the finish.
Well-attenuated and finishes fairly dry with a fair amount of malt. I would like to see this with a little more body and a touch more finishing hops. I think the four hop varieties are slightly muddled...according to the Bridgeport website they use 3C hops and Nugget. The Nugget is definitely influencing the quaffability of this IIPA,
Awesome for $6.99 for a sixer. I feel that this is Bridgeport’s best showing along with Blackstrap. brianprentiss (702) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2010
not sure what makes this an imperial...the alcohol content isn’t very high. but, it’s a nice beer, good smell and fairly cheap here in Portland. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled. Cloudy orange and yellow with thin white head. Aroma is sweet spicy and lemony and fruity, kind of reminds me of pinesol or some lemon cleaning thing but somehow in a good way. Flavor is citrus, spice, resin, and fruit.