Thursday, July 2, 2009

2. BridgePort IPA

A classic NW brewery, BridgePort is located in downtown Portland, OR

This bottle conditioned IPA makes generous use of Cascade hops, giving it a delicious hop nose with grapefruit notes as well as a refreshingly bitter taste. The smooth malty body balances well with the hops, giving the beer a clear, clean mouthfeel that finishes dry and crisp.

In terms of traditional NW style IPAs, this one hits all the right notes. I'd say it's just about perfect, but having grown up there I might be a bit prejudiced in my love of Northwest ales.

From Bridgeport’s website: “Our award-winning IPA sparkles with effervescence, the result of natural-conditioning, a process where the beer is double-fermented in each bottle, keg or cask. Brewed with a blend of five hop varieties, BridgePort IPA presents a floral, citrusy aroma and full hop flavor, while downplaying the bitterness. The beer pours smooth in the glass, emitting its signature golden glow.”

ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 50
OG: 13.5° P


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