Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a pint glass
Another entry from Cottrell, the Mystic Bridge IPA pours a somewhat dark amber with a mild orange tint. The tan foam head is plentiful with large carbonation bubbles and a frothy texture. The retention is moderate without any lacing. The nose has a fruity sweetness with apples and citrusy hops. There's a slight spiciness with hints of coriander.
The beer is quite malty and not very hoppy at all. There's an understated mild, earthy, bitterness to it, though. The distinct hop aromatics on the nose fall short of producing any significant flavor. The aftertaste fades quickly leaving only minor remnants of the beer's maltiness. Overall, it's not bad, but this falls short as an IPA.
Final Verdict: C+