Brew Review: Bridgeport Trilogy 2 {Aussie Salute IPA}

by Kelli H. on June 18, 2014

Beer: Bridgeport Brewing Trilogy 2 {Aussie Salute IPA}
Date: 6-15-14
Location: Portland, OR
Type: IPA
Availability: Limited
Alcohol: 5.8%
IBU: 55

Appearance: Hazy, straw colored, minimal head retention.

Aroma: Light hops and refreshing citrus

Body & Texture: Light to medium bodied, smooth, not much carbonation, citrus notes.

Aftertaste: Mostly bitter hops and fades to a light malt aftertaste.

“This Aussie-Hopped American IPA is a collaboration between Australian Phil Sexton, former Bridgeport Brewmaster and creator of the original Bridgeport IPA, and our brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. It is sent through the hopjack with centennials and chinooks and finally dry-hopped with bold Australian grown galaxy and ella hops. The result is pure IPA alchemy, a hearty and hazy trans-hemispheric brew that celebrates our brewers, past and present.”

Overall Impression:
This IPA was super easy to drink. It felt so light in my mouth! It seemed like one of the lightest IPA’s I’ve had in a long time. I had this beer on Father’s Day when the weather was about 80 degrees with light wind. It worked out well for a day time beer even though it’s not a session IPA. This is definitely my favorite Bridgeport beer to date. It’s really really good, and I think it easily beats out their other IPA’s I’ve tried. I’m super impressed! I really liked the color of the beer, the aroma, and the body. It was a little on the light side of carbonation but it was so smooth it didn’t matter. Overall I have nothing negative to say about this beer. I’m highly recommending it, so if you see it in the stores pick it up for yourself! I really don’t think you’d be disappointed. Bravo Bridgeport! I do hope that they will consider making Trilogy 2 a full time beer in their line up.

Bridgeport kindly sent me this beer to taste but as always opinions are my own.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Made in Sonoma June 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

This beer was really enjoyable. I love the hop selection because the citrus notes were off the chart. Very impressed with it, and I hope to see more of these in our fridge soon! πŸ™‚

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Made in Sonoma June 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm

I had one of those several months ago when I was in Pittsburgh. So good! IPAs are always so hoppy and strong for me, but I do ike them when I feel like a beer but I don’t want to drink it too fast. The hops keep me from chugging πŸ™‚

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Made in Sonoma June 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm

It is definitely difficult to chug IPA’s. haha.

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