- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.6 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Fresh Hopped Red IPA – Bridge Brewing, 7.0% ABV – 80 IBUs, 650ml., (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*, seasonal)
printed on the front-right label:
“This Fresh Hopped Red IPA was crafted with over 500lbs of locally-grown hops, all used within a few hours of being picked. Nugget hops were used for a spicy + intense bittering. A huge amount of cascade + centennial hops were used for a blast of floral, citrus, and grapefruit aromas. The result is a hugely aromatic and one of a kind Red IPA.”
Ingredients: North Shore Water, Centennial & Cascade Hops, Nugget Hops, Canadian Pale Malt, Caramel Vienna Malt, Crystal 40 Malt, BlackPrinz, Dextrine & Victory Malt, Yeast.
- Style: (wet hop) IPA
- Taste: Creamy toasted brown sugar malt soft grapefruit bitter
- Where I got it : Liquor Barn, N. Bby
- How much: $6.30 (after 10% off) – 650ml., October 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: pretty good
Visual: Pours cherry wood red with a small creamy head, very sticky lacing, thin 1mm layer of retention, scattered streams.
Nose: brown sugar malts, grapefruit hop backend. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp-sweet-creamy mouthfeel, hint of hoppy bitterness
Mid-palate: creaminess continued, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) brown sugar malts
Finish: sweet carry, subtle soft grapefruit bitter hops, light toasted caramel malt off-dry clean finish.
Summary: All around smooth with very good transitions. I’m surprised at the excellent drinkability in that there’s a great balance of sweet, creamy, bitter and alcohol.