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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inauguration beer. Strong sweetness and balanced hop profile make this beast of a beer surprisingly easy drinking. Full bodied, with some alcohol sensation, this beer offers flavors of sweet caramel malt, a hint of tropical hard fruit and light raisin.
2012 Inaugurational first batch: 8.5% abv, 75 ibu

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2.8
tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Citrus aroma, orange copper color. This beer is odd. Caramel, orange, toffee flavor, really sweet. Too sweet for my tastes in an IPA. Thick syrupy mouthfeel. Strange.

3.3
mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Part of a sample platter. Hops are more subdued than I’d like in this style, but good if you like the more balanced approach.

3.9
Ericular (1019) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 -1 Overall after re-rate from bottle at sampling, likely the medium I’d buy this through next time.

Smells awesome right off the tap with tons of pine and juicy citrus. Taste is balanced, malty, dank. Color is dirty brown, but looks good. Good head. Labeled at the brewery as a "Strong Pale Ale" with "IPA" on the tap handle. It’s definitely not just a regular IPA. IBU listed on the board was over 100 as well.

3.3
JK (6146) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Tap at Excelsior. Hazy yellow color with a quickly fading head. Malt and citrus hops. Some sweetness from the malt bit the hops provide most of the flavor.

2.7
cubs (10634) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Tap @ moto-i. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a small tan head. A bit dank, bready, light caramel, herbal, weedy aroma. A bit tangy, light citrusy, bitter herbal, woody flavor. Bleh.

3.6
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
At Stillwater Brewers Bazaar 7, Dark golden orange, white head. Citrus malty aroma, taste is citrus orange, bitter finish.

3.5
islay (2734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s tap room. Consumed on 5-4-13. Listed as "Bridge Jumper Strong Pale Ale." Pours a gray-ish, dark brass. Good, citrus/pine hops in the aroma. Sweet, creamy taste features citrus, apricot, and pine flavors. Medium body. Some liveliness in the palate. This is an enjoyable and pretty good though not great IPA/double IPA/American strong ale. It was the best of the four beers I tried at the brewery. 7/3/7/3/15=>3.5

3.2
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Caramel notes on nose. Floral hops more caramel malts. Elevate malt level abd light on hops. Not really a standard ipa. solid

3.3
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft at brewery. Newly released. Very dry. Doesn’t taste near as strong as 8.5%. Not hoppy like an IPA. Noy much head or lace. dark murky brown. Server called it an English Ale. Doesn’t taste English. Good though.

3.4
BVery (10485) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Tap at the taproom. Light amber to dark orange pour with a foamy white head. Rich caramel malt, bold floral hop, and a touch of raisin. Very nice!


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