Brew Review: Bridgeport Conviction Pale Ale

by Kelli H. on March 10, 2015

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Beer: Bridgeport Brewing Conviction Pale Ale
Date: 3-8-15
Location: Portland, OR
Type: Pale Ale
Availability: Year round
Alcohol: 5.2%
IBU: 40

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 Appearance: Pretty clear, small strands of bubbles rising to the top, small amount of head retention, perfectly golden in color

Aroma: Evenly balanced between hops and malt. Once it warms up a bit you can smell fruit aromas. 

Body & Texture: Light Bodied, slight bite upfront but super easy to drink.  

Aftertaste: Bitter but mellows out after a few seconds in your mouth.

“In 2014, we launched the Trilogy series of beers to celebrate our 30th anniversary and asked the people to vote for their favorite. You hold in your hand the winner: Conviction Pale Ale. Brewed with Pale and Munich Malts, this Crystal dry-hopped pale delivers a fresh citrus aroma and balanced flavor true to its Northwest roots. With the same passion of our early days, we embark on Bridgeport’s future with Conviction. – Bridgeport Brewing 

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Overall Impression: 

Bridgeport reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try their Conviction Pale Ale. Of course I’m always happy to try a beer! I’d previously tasted Conviction Pale Ale last year when it was Trilogy 1. I have to admit, I didn’t vote for this beer as I voted for Trilogy 3. With that said, Conviction was my 2nd choice. Feel free to read the past Trilogy reviews here, here, and here

This beer is super easy to drink. It’s has a nice hop level for a pale ale. Overall I enjoy this beer. I would totally drink this beer anytime it was offered to me. I’m not sure how often I’d buy it on my own since I haven’t been drinking many pale ales lately, but it is temping since Bridgeport’s pricing is always so affordable. Conviction is definitely more hoppy than say Deschutes Mirror Pond. It’s very easy to drink and I could imagine having a glass on a hot summer day on my deck after doing some house work. It’s an enjoyable pale ale and if you’re a fan of pale ales with a little more of a hoppy bite than normal, I’d say give this one a try! Generally in my opinion pale ales are easy drinkin’ beers and this one totally fits that bill. 

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David W. March 11, 2015 at 7:28 am

Definitely a good beer to drink on a warm day on the deck after doing some housework! Wow, I can totally picture that.

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