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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2010
Pours reddish amber with a decent head that disappears quickly. The nose on this one is different than most. I get the usual citrus, but also something like cantaloupe. Possibly like one rater below said "acetone." Wow. This one is astringent and full of resin with little malt backbone. It goes right to astringent bitter pucker, and seems pretty narrow for an Imperial in that regard. The alcohol is evident and can be felt within just a few sips. Reminds me of Victory Hop Wallop -- not balanced at all, but astringent and intensely bitter with evident alcohol. I like it quite a lot, but definitely not my favorite. And you wouldn’t want to down several of these in a row.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2010
12oz. bottle. Toasty malt and citric hop in the aroma, some faint sweetness noted, along with lighter notes of pineapple, grass and herbs. Mostly clear light-medium copper color, head is fine and subsiding. Flavor is full of grassy hop and citrus, also plenty of bitterness to be had from start to finish, with herbal and perhaps faintly metallic tinges, along with a very light amount of toasty, sweet malts in the background, mostly towards the start. Finish is all hops, but rather raw and unrefined. Very lightly resinous and gently astringent palate with a moderate degree of carbonation and a medium body. Flavorful, but a little harsh and unbalanced, ultimately. Lacking the heft to be considered an IIPA, also.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - APR 3, 2010
Funky aroma--like belly button. As tomatillos are to salsa, this Hop Czar is to beer. What’s weird is that it doesn’t taste hoppy per se, but *green*. Weird beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
degbert (1565) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2010
Poured from bottle. Odd nose of grapefruit and citrus, but with an underpinning of acetone. Color is a brilliant, intense gold, but suffers from a head that disappears so quick it could be ducking a court summons. Flavor is hops-forward, but still with an unpleasant chemical undertone. Carbonation is strong and good for the type. I like their regular IPA better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pretty good, very drinkable for a double IPA. Not overpowering in any way. The most prominent feature is a mild grapefruit hop flavor. Some malts in the background. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (774) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2010
Haven’t had a bridgeport beer for years. Slightly hazy orange color with white head. Bridgeport must have the same yeast strain for all their beers. But it lends nicely to the aroma. Spicy and slightly piney. Flavor comes up deint bitter and nicely so. A bit of malt to balance it out. Hoppy and fruity yeast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2010
bottle. pours a deep orange with a nice 2 finger white head... light aromas of grapefruit, malts, some floral hops and more citrus with a weird malt character - would really like the aroma to stand out more... medium to full body with a deep malt backbone and a fresh floral bitterness... really nice throughout the mouth with a generous hop profile. deep bitter finish that lasts a good bit... this is a well balanced IPA, not quite a IIPA.... drinks easy, lots of hops and good malts... aroma could be better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
Pours hazy amber with a thin head. Very nice hoppy aroma a little musty in the aroma as well. Flavour is very hoppy and flaral great balance of flavours, delicate and delicious. This is a really great IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheShark (18) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2010
A very hoppy, medium bodied IPA. High on bitterness with an aroma of toffee and grapefruit. The finish is great, but the aroma is kind of stale and flat toward the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6469) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle - Amber in colour. Hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit and toffee. Very hoppy taste with grapefruit and a lingering bitterness in the finish.


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