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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Brewed with three different malts and four hop varieties. Hop Czar will have a deep malt background with enthusiastic citrus and floral notes paired with uber hop bitterness. 7.5% OG 17.9 IBU 87


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (4629) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Very nice and strong simcoe aroma. Body is very thing. Decent but all too lingering bitter taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit, resin), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Ordinary, and not very "imperial" in character...pretty straightforward IPA Nice mouthfeel, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
944play (368) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
12oz in bordeaux glass. Pale amber, low white head. Assertive, perfumey nose, like a bottle of Chanel spilled in a box of Earl Grey. Malt flavor is there for a moment until orangey fruit takes hold, but the pungent, peppery-bitter finish is what makes a lasting impression. Lacks the delicate, beguiling nature of B’Port IPA.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Pours a clear orange color. Moderate off-white head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma with lots of hops--citrus, spice, floral and pine notes. Flavor caramel malt, citrus and pine. Hoppiness is not as distinct as in aroma--more bittering hops than flavor hops. Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Not the best example of the style necessarily, but a very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
wow, terrible iipa. smell is subdued and smells liek laundry damp with spring fresh detergent. pour looks ok and has a nice creamy head with good retention. the palate is very watery, really not ok. taste is hoppy, but old and stale. blagh, 2 oz of this is more than enough.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap @ TacoMac. Crabapple. Reddish, orange pour. Thin white head. Tastes like Oregon. Sweet, fruity, hoppy bitterness. Plentiful. Nice hop profile consists of loads of citrus / grapefruit, with light pine. Finishes with a touch of peppery spice. Aroma of rich malts. Sweet caramel, and loads of hops. Mostly citrus grapefruit. Hops, hops, hops. I love hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Pours a light golden amber with very little head. No lacing, albeit a few small suds around the edges. Note: on the lower end of alcohol for an IIPA. Aroma is citrus mixed with a harsh herbal note. A very light candy-like sweetness in the nose. Very strong citrus up front in the flavor, finishes with a slight biscuit note and a lingering bitterness..definite herb-type bitterness rather than citrus on the finish. Well-attenuated and finishes fairly dry with a fair amount of malt. I would like to see this with a little more body and a touch more finishing hops. I think the four hop varieties are slightly muddled...according to the Bridgeport website they use 3C hops and Nugget. The Nugget is definitely influencing the quaffability of this IIPA, Awesome for $6.99 for a sixer. I feel that this is Bridgeport’s best showing along with Blackstrap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2010
not sure what makes this an imperial...the alcohol content isn’t very high. but, it’s a nice beer, good smell and fairly cheap here in Portland.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled. Cloudy orange and yellow with thin white head. Aroma is sweet spicy and lemony and fruity, kind of reminds me of pinesol or some lemon cleaning thing but somehow in a good way. Flavor is citrus, spice, resin, and fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 18, 2010
This beer would get higher ratings if they just called it an IPA. At 7.5% the word "Imperial" seems out of place, especially when most of the brews in the regular IPA category are around 7%. Also it’s priced like a regular IPA too. Anyway, on to the tasting notes... Obviously the focus is hops, and here we find a clear example of that special Pacific NW strain of bitterness. It has a sharp, spicy nose, leading into flavors of grapefruit and lemon that dance on the tongue. I like the limited malt presence, which adds just enough sweetness while allowing the hops to prevail. This reminds me of the Full Sail Pale Ale, but stronger. Definitely worth a try, as long as you’re not expecting a true DIPA/IIPA hop monster.


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