Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bridgeport Brewery - Trilogy 2 Aussie Salute IPA

Brewery: Bridgeport Brewery
Location: Portland, OR
Beer: Trilogy 2 Aussie Salute IPA
Style: IPA
Serving: Snifter Glass (12 oz.)
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 55

A collaboration with current brewmaster Jeff Edgerton and Bridgeports original brewmaster Phil Sexton, who created Bridgeport IPA, and has since moved on to Australia.  This is the first time they have worked together in this transcontinental collaboration over email.

A (3/3): A hazy golden ale with a soft white head that leaves behind pretty minimal lacing.

S (9/12): Pleasant grassy and floral hop aroma.   Not the usual overpowering Citrus hop bomb that has become so popular in IPAs.  Hints of pepper nothing really stands out distinctly, an incredibly well blended aroma with very complex notes.

T (17/20): Hopped with Oregon Willamette Valley Centennial and Chinook hops and dry hopped with Australian Galaxy and Ella hops. The malt sweetness goes in and out just popping in to say hi and then leaving.

M (4/5): A medium bodied beer with a nice malt backbone that doesn't take away from the hops. Finishes with a little residual hop bitterness.

O (7/10):  A solid IPA, drinkable as hell.  The Australian hops are a nice change from what has become the pretty much standard, but still amazing Pacific Northwest IPA.

Total:(40/50)

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