Brew Review: Bridgeport Brewing Trilogy 1

by Kelli H. on February 19, 2014

Beer: Bridgeport Brewing Trilogy 1
Date: 2-16-14
Location: Portland, OR
Type: Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
Availability: Limited Release
Alcohol: 5.2%
IBU: 40

Appearance: Clear, small bubbles rising to the top, golden, great lacing, and a small amount of head retention throughout the entire drinking of the beer.

Aroma: Immediately upon pouring you can smell the hops bursting

Body & Texture: Little upfront bite from bitterness and carbonation. Light bodied and easy drinking.

Aftertaste: Slight citrus bitterness, light malts in the background, pretty clean aftertaste

“The first beer in our Trilogy Anniversary Series is a dry hopped pale ale that is pure vintage craft. Trilogy 1 is a tribute to our local Willamette Valley hops and the pioneering brewers who started brewing with them thirty years ago. The soft malt flavor and light body of this beer are the perfect base to showcase the crystal hop. A favorite amongst our brewers. So close your eyes, take a sip and take a trip back to the hop fields where it all started.”

 
Overall Impression: 
Bridgeport kindly offered to send me a sample of their first beer in their Trilogy lineup of their 30 year celebration. I was so excited to try this beer because I really enjoy Bridgeport’s beer’s. What an accomplishment 30 years of brewing is!

For their first line up they released a dry hopped pale ale. I had a feeling I would enjoy Trilogy 1 as I’m a huge fan of pale ales in general, and I love pretty much any beer that is dry hopped. Dry hopping a beer gives it that amazing hoppy aroma that us hop-heads love. Though the initial hop aroma is pretty aggressive, you do not get such an aggressive hoppiness in the beer. What you do get is a really nice balanced pale ale that has a pretty light body. I liked that this is totally a day drinking or during the week type of beer. I appreciate the lower alcohol percent so that I could enjoy more than 1 if I felt like it.

Would I buy this beer myself? You bet! I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for it around here. Bridgeport’s pricing are usually very affordable and the quality is always there. Do yourself a favor and keep your eye out for Trilogy 1. Happy 30 Years of Brewing, Bridgeport! Keep up the good work.

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From Valeries Kitchen February 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm

You are one smart lady to be reviewing beer! We’re just coming off of SF Beer Week and I’m still in the mood. I hope to be able to try this one.

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David Wells February 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm

I really enjoyed this beer! If I ever see it in the store I’ll definitely pick it up. 🙂

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