Bridge Road ‘NEeD – IPA #1’ Hazy IPA


“Pouring a golden milky hue with a bright white head, you’ll want to dive straight into this beauty with it’s big punchy hop aroma. Some tropical juiciness on the palate and a super silky mouthfeel make way for a subtle coconut sweetness on the finish, which is balanced out with a medium bitterness.”

Glassware: IPA.

Appearance: Golden amber with very faint haze. It forms a thumb of creamy white head which holds its shape. Healthy lace as it ebbs.

Aroma: We get a shit load of sticky resin and dank weedy herbs initially. This smells green AF and yep…sure enough the canning date is 11/11/20. Heady notes of grapefruit, hop oils, lemon, unripened pineapple, coconut flakes and buttery biscuits. We love the fact that Sabro plays a minor part here…really not that digging that hop lately.

Flavour: A lot to unpack actually. Picking up the subtle coconut but it’s nicely offset by a huge fruit salad character – pineapple, grapefruit, melon, passion fruit, mixed citrus and rind. Very resinous, Iots of pine and sappy bitterness, a little syrupy. Dry and super bitter finish which endures.

Mouthfeel: Slightly prickly, dry and a tad chalky. Medium body. 7.6% ABV is fairly noticeable.

Overall: It kinda see-sawed its way to a half decent finish. Appearance wasn’t hazy enough but the aroma was kick ass. Flavour profile was good but the finish was a bit harsh. Not bad.