666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Golden nearly copper in color. nice flavorful aroma. bitterness well balanced with the malts. Good one 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 I have been drinking Bridgeport IPA for about 6-7 years, so have had it on hundreds of occasions, mostly from the bottle. Around Portland you can find this beer at almost every bar, from typical sports bars to downtown fine dining. I have had old bottles, with pale metallic and plastic cooked flavors, and I have had fresh, sharp, biting hop bottles. On draft is where this beer stands out. Properly stored and served at the right temperature, the balance and crispness is phenomenal. Sweet honey and lemon flavors, and slightly burnt malt backing which complements the light, ESB-like hop usage... this is no hop monster, but it shouldn’t have to be. I have had this on cask at the brewery, where it climbs up another level over CO2... rich, sweet and smooth caramel and honey malt flavors, with a delicate bright spot of sweet and aromatic cascade hops. papajohn (1340) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Pours a medium amber with an adequate head. Sweet malt nose. Starts kinda sweet quickly followed by a big grapefruit hop bite that tapers off just as fast into a citrus sweet aftertaste. 49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
A very enjoyable IPA styled brew from the good folks at Bridgeport in Portland, OR. Kicked back with a couple of these while enjoying some East Indian Food and the pairing was super.
Bridgeport's IPA has a very well rounded IPA complete with plenty of hops and malts that make this one a true pleaser. Pours a nice golden color with a decent, but fast diminishing head. Bridgeport has a number of bitter ales available now including this, the ESB, and their very enjoyable Pintale Ale. The IPA fits nicely with the other two and is an extremelyeasy drinking beer.
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2003
There is absolutely no better "English" -style IPA. This is far different from the "West Coast" IPAs that you get throughout Oregon. A noble, brilliant tasty English ale. This wins tons of World Medals, and it is obvious - this is one of the finest IPAs in the world.
Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Citrus hop flavors are the pick of the day here: orange, pineapple, mango; with a bit of piney goodness thrown in too. Everything was great, except the palate seemed very watery. By the end, it seemed like I was drinking the McDonald's Orange drink that they serve at kid's parties. very fruity indeed. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Aroma is a nice propper amount of hops and bitterness. Looks like a tasty IPA, light head with surprisingly attractive lacing. Tastes just awesome, would go great with some spicy food. Smooth crisp, slightly bitter finish with a positive overall impression. This was just a random buy at the store too! lol kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Pour produces a frothy whit head that remains until the glass is empty. Aroma is floral but not overpowering. Beer is well hopped with a nice bitter finish. Terminus (3738) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 ReRate-Tap-Billy's longbar-Albuquerque, NM Much better on tap than the old bottle i had. Pale orange color-big bubble carbonation. Citrus aroma with green apples-slightly sour. It was hoppy, but not over the top left coast style ipa. Ipa light? Lots of green apple though in the aroma and flavor.
Crit (4099) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2002
I may have gotten a bad one, but mine was lacking in hops in both aroma and taste