5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle:   Orangish in color, slight haze, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing, light carbonation.   Barnish & musty hoppy nose, bright, some citrus and floral notes.   Has a fresh hop flavor, hoppy yet not overly bitter, light sweetness.   Has a musty/wet like flavor, a little hard to describe other than to say it seems fresh.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Not heavy, but smooth with a decent malt base.   Has a slight earthen/soily aspect towards the back, with some smooth hop flavors.   Good, but I don’t know if its as good as the first version I had from Bridgeport. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2011
I now wish that I had bought more of this but I am glad to have tasted this. Pours an orange shade and the bouquet is very woodsy. The taste is very light and buoyant. Citrus notes and chamomile. Just a terrific IPA with a touch of bitterness. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Hazy, orange-gold pour with minimal head and no lace. Mild fresh hop nose, medium body with toast, citrus hops and some resinous bitter flavors. Tart finish which is short, lightweight and a bit peppery. Decent, but the bottled-conditioned IPA from BridgePort is superior. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Clear amber color/ white head. Very fresh aromas of spicy, resinous hops, with mild, dry caramel. medium bodied. Nice green, resinous, spicy bitter hop flavors with dry caramel, mild booze, would have been better without the booziness. 3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2010
amber. off-white head. average retention. doughy fresh-cut grass nose, oily, green, dank and sharp up front. medium body. quickly diminishing and drying finish buzzing acidity on the tongue afterward. resinous and sticky but mostly dry. much better than the atrocious 2009 batch, and may be their best yet.
Reid (2539) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2011 22oz from Fred Meyer. N.Salem. $5.49
Fairly typical slighly hazy burnt orange IPA-esque coloured beer with a very nice thick off white head.
Aroma leafy/lemony hops what else? This one smells slightly less than fresh..but still nice enough.
Taste is way more intense in hopping than the aroma suggested..very strong with hints of pine/spruce along with the citric character. Malt seems on the weak side though.
OK on the palate,Maybe a little thin. Average
Overall a nicely drinkable but not stellar IPA..it might have been better very fresh rather than a couple of months old now.
this is a RERATE 2011
22 oz from the N.Salem Freddys. $5.25
typical orange coloured IPA,slightly hazy..large thick creamy white heid
Strange chemical/alc aromas..candied sugar and some spice..strange and not good
Taste is also bad..semi sour sweet barely any hop..this is awful
Mouthfeel i suppose is OK but this is disasterous
Terrible terrible stuff from Bridgeport.
I hope this was a bad bottle but it really didnt seems so..just an awful beer
terrible terrible stuff Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap at the Eugene Fresh Hop Festival. Golden orange pour with a thick grip of white foam and some very nice sticky lacing. Smells of floral and grapefruit hops with some bready malt notes as well. Flavor is basically oranges baked into bread, very smooth and easy to drink and bursting with hop flavor. I don’t remember enjoying any previous vintages nearly as much, I hope they maintain this recipe. killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2010
22 oz. from Kim. Hop harvest this, wet hop that, farm-fresh over there. I don’t know if I simply lack the refined palate to be able to tell the difference, but I don’t think there is much to be said regarding the use of fresh hops over dried. The beer tastes OK, even if it smells a little funny, but ultimately disappoints as it tastes no different than a session IPA. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Orange pour, thick white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, herbal hops on a lightly bready, sweet malt backdrop, flavor hits pretty much the same notes with a little more "green" leafy character. A very, accessible nice beer for hop lovers. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Fresh bomber. The pour gives a hazy, deep, golden-orange amber body with a moderate head of quickly fading, yellowish-khaki foam. Thin flares, splotches, and spots of lacing mark the glass. The aroma is very grainy, featuring dry cereal prominently. Buttery toffee lies underneath, followed by dry floral hops and mild resinous pine. It really doesn’t smell like a fresh hop, to be honest. It actually smells kind of stale. Flavors follow suit, very buttery and clearly laden with diacetyl. Dry cereal grain, wheat, and minerals are obtrusive, even astringent, and the hops are faded and weak. Dusty, peppery, wildflower hops aren’t exactly what I’m looking for in a harvest ale. Where is the sticky, dripping, resinous bitterness? I’m getting more cardboard here. The palate is on the thin side of medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, scratchy, papery finish. Bleh, this one doesn’t impress me one bit.