Description: This dry-hopped pale showcasing crystal hops is beer #1 in our series—made to honor the hop revolution that ignited the craft brewing movement thirty years ago. Slightly spicy with a soft mouthfeel, Trilogy 1 finishes with a pleasant citrusy dry-hop aroma and flavor. — BridgePort Brewing Co. Random thoughts: BridgePort turns 30 this year. The Trilogy Series commemorates each of the brewery's three decades with a limited release beer. This first is a crystal dry-hopped pale ale. The tasting: Golden orange in color, hazy, it has a white head that
dissipates slowly. Aroma starts with spicy and grassy hops. I also get a slight hint of honey. Taste starts with similar grassy and herbal hop bitterness. In
the middle, a mild biscuit-like malt flavors emerges. Overall hop bitterness is
moderate. The hops have a solid presence but do not overwhelm with bitterness. Alcohol is not
noticeable in aroma or flavor. Trilogy 1 is light bodied, moderately
carbonated, and finishes with soft spicy and citrus hop bitterness.
4 star. Really Good! I want this again! It seems like most of the pale ales and IPAs I've tasted recently tend to utilize hops that have flavors
of grapefruit/citrus, tropical fruit, or pine. While I'm generally not a huge fan of grassy and herbal hop flavors, this beer provided a nice change of pace from the typical hoppy beer flavors. I appreciate that BridgePort is bringing some different flavors to the
glass. In addition, Trilogy 1's relatively low 5.2% alcohol content make it a great choice if you're looking to enjoy a few. Overall, this is a solid start to the Trilogy Series! Enjoy the first installment until May, when Trilogy 2 appears.