Review: Trilogy 1, BridgePort Brewing Co.


Trilogy 1
BridgePort Brewing Co. — Portland, OR

Stats:
  • Style:  Pale Ale
  • Bitterness:  40 IBU
  • ABV:  5.2%
  • Malts:  Not specified
  • Hops:  Crystal
  • Sampled:  12 oz. bottle (provided by brewery)

Description:  This dry-hopped pale showcasing crystal hops is beer #1 in our seriesmade 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.

What do you think of BridgePort's Trilogy 1?   


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1 comments:

Made in Sonoma said...

Great photos! I loved Trilogy 1 and can't wait to try the rest!

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