Friday, December 4, 2015

Bridgeport Brewing Hop Harvest IPA


Beer Name: Hop Harvest IPA
Brewery: Bridgeport Brewing (Portland, OR)
ABV: 7.0%
How sold: 22 oz bottles
Where bought: WinCo (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $6.05 for 22 oz bottle

Date Purchased: October 19, 2015
Date Opened/Drank: October 21, 2015
When brewed? Limited-time fresh-hopped beer.
IBUs: 60

Where distributed: Bridgeport Brewing ships to select states. See if Bridgeport ships to your area!



What's on the Bottle/Website: "From field to brew in under an hour, nothing gets in the way of Hop Harvest. For wicked freshness, we race locally sourced Crystal hops to the brewery from Sodbuster Farms as fast as we can. Only available for a limited time, you'll be chasing after it once it's gone."

REVIEW:

Appearance (5%): Poured a clear orange-golden color. Maybe a millimeter of frothy white head initially (when still very cold), but very frothy off-white head when the beer warmed up to about 55 degrees. Lovely lacing on the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Slightly malty with sweet fruity-citrus notes. Mainly detecting orange and grapefruit. 4/5

Taste (40%): Sweet-citrus, dank, and malty. Smooth-bitter aftertaste. Some (non-spicy) peppery notes. Complex but quite enjoyable. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium to medium-full body, velvety on the tongue and good carbonation. 4/5

Overall (20%): A solid IPA. Another beer I enjoyed during the latter part of fresh hop season (those beers usually can be found in stores around September and October). I thought this paired very well with spicy food and Mexican food.  4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.013/5

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