BridgePort Trilogy 1
Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
BridgePort Brewing Co.
Portland, Oregon, USA
If you're out of the craft beer scene or just hiding underneath a rock, BridgePort is a brewery out of Portland, Oregon that makes many delicious brews. Anyway, let's not beat around the bush and get to tasting this mother...
To celebrate 30 years of brewing, BridgePort Brewing Company is releasing a trilogy of beers commemorating the occasion. For this review, we have number 1 of the trilogy, a crystal dry-hopped pale ale!
BridgePort's Trilogy #1 comes in at a reasonable 5.2% and 40 IBU's. It pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a moderately thick head considering it's a pale ale. Aromas are mainly of fresh citrus zest and a vague maltiness. Tasting brings relatively mild notes of dry grapefruit and citrus pith followed by a bready, almost doughy taste. It finishes quite dry with more hints of dry, mellow citrus, though hops remain subdued and muted throughout.
All in all, a decent pale ale. Really quite dry, but not bitter or hoppy. Nothing special, but would still be a reasonable weekday beer alongside a roasted pork loin or turkey.
Drink This: if you're looking for a decent everyday pale ale.
Don't Drink This: if you want a mind-blowing beast of a beer for special occasions, or even an above average beer for the weekend. I even find this a little too dry and subdued to be refreshing on a hot day. But hey, still plenty drinkable!
Cheers, my friends!
Please drink responsibly.
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