7.22.2014

BridgePort Trilogy 1: Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale



BridgePort Trilogy 1
Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
BridgePort Brewing  Co.
Portland, Oregon, USA
5.2% Alcohol
40 IBU's

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!
 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...

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!



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