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RATINGS: 617   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, orange-ruby colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Pretty color to this beer. Aroma isnít bad, but its not vibrant enough for a DIPA. Sweeter malts with some caramel and crystal along with a floral citrus and lightly peppered pine. A bit of a musky smell to it with some apricot too. Flavor is better with a much more pronounced bitterness. Still has that musky taste to it. Sweeter caramels with flowery oranges and some grapefruit. A good amount of peppered pines with a light resin along with a touch of other fruits. Finishes with a fairly aggressive, herbal, earthy, piney bitterness that dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste with a growing citrus sweetness. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent DIPA. Fairly sweet malts and citrus with an all-around muskiness to the hops makes for an interesting combination.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Cloudy murk orange pour. Tiny white head. Scent of grass citrus and hops. Piney earthy taste. Not bad for the money but a tad off balance as its a bit to tangy for my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours coppery orange with a white head. Aroma is grassy citrus hops and a little malt. Flavor is resiny pine, a bit of grassy floral hop, caramel, and a long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2010
deep amber with a cream head. nose is light hops and some light florals. medium on the palate, flavor is lightly hopped and a slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
12oz bottle-pours an off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is pine/perfumy/grapefruit, some light/medium malt. Taste is pine/perfumy/resin hops bite, some light/medium malt-some caramel. Very dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours Orange/amber, with a white head. Aroma is hops, malt, and something a little odd that I canít place. Flavor is hops, caramel, and a bit of fruit. Ends a little bitter. Nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4783) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Tasting at The Stable. How many hops gave their lives for this beer! Tons of hops here with big bitterness. A very nice beer but the hops are overdone and tend to wipe out any subtleties.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottled. Has an amber orange pour, a moderately lasting white head, and some spidery lacing. The aroma is primarily bread, brown sugar, and apricot, in a way thatís slightly off-putting to me. It seems a touch musky. Has a bit of toasty, brown sugar malt sweetness to the flavor, but itís mostly a big, woody, grapefruit hop finish. I barely even acknowledge the malt before the sharp bitterness cuts in and takes over. Kind of interesting and unique amongst the double IPAs Iíve had, but itís just not something Iíd want to drink for long.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Iím not a big fan of Bridgeport, to be honest, but I gotta say that this is a nice offering. Pours amber with a decent head which leaves a decent lace. Aroma is pure hops, mostly citrus. Mmmm, smells a-nice. Taste is of a solid IPA, with a slight kick up. Pure hops again, although itís not unbalanced. Lots of citrus. Palate is crisp and cleansing. Overall, itís a really good IPA. I think Bridgeport made a few assumptions by claiming this to be an Imperial IPA. Itís a good beer, a nice IPA, but to put this up against Stone or Rogueís IIPA is a mistake.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fruity hops with some resin and pine and a little tobacco.

The flavor is sweet bready malts initially with some fruits. It is followed by a big charred bitter finish that lingers. Thereís a little mint in there too. The mouthfeel is light to medium and fairly watery.

Overall, it has good bitterness, but I really didnít care for the hop flavors or the mouthfeel.


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