192. Bling India Pale Ale

Posted: September 25, 2013 in Australian ales
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Bling IPA - BOTTLEBridge Road Brewers Hefeweizen

Company info:
Bridge Road Brewers

Beechworth, V.I.C


Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol: 5.8%
Standard drinks: 1.5

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: $TBC

Label info: ‘India Pale Ale is a beer style originally developed in England for shipment to its men in India. Traditionally more hops were used and alcohol percentage was increased to ensure the beer went the distance on the high seas. At Bridge Road we’ve gone all out to make an IPA that screams hops and malt but still keeps the balance in mind. A big bold beer with plenty of hop character & bitterness’

What the label really means: They have a long tradition of great IPAs to follow in the footsteps of. Bring it on.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: I’ve reviewed a few beers from Bridge Road now, and most of their labels are similar to each other with only the colour and the name being different. I like this label (as I like most of theirs), and the ‘Bling India Pale Ale’ is written in cool cartoon-like font. Once again I’ll comment on the fact that I love holding the matte-finished label in my hand.

I give it a label rating of 7 out of 10.

AROMA: A caramel-infused, hop-packed aroma.Bling IPA - GLASS


Taste: GLASS – Good, strong, familiar IPA flavours of bitterness and spices with a more than decent hit of espresso in the finish. A good IPA that is worth sampling, and one that can hold its head among its brothers.

I give it a beer from glass rating of out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – A little sharper in flavour from the bottle but equally as good. For a strong enjoyable finish, stick to the glass.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 7 out of 10.

Accompanying food: Lamb with rosemary and baked potatoes. 

Best season to appreciate: More of a Winter-warmer I’d suggest.

All-nighter beer? It’s definitely smooth enough, and more-ish enough to drink all night.



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