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RATINGS: 647   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wavers1 (916) - 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 (4358) - 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 (690) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7742) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2010
at 6.99, why would i pass this up? .. Pours out a dark copper .. medium strength foam .. resin, fresh pine needles .. . cloying sweetness to it.. a muddled brew but at $7 for an IIPA sixer, would do it again.. you wanna play good soccer, cocoa butter!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
12oz bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a slightly hazy gold with less than a finger of white head. Piney hop aroma with some sugary malt. Lighter sided of medium bodied. Fair amount of hop bitterness to start. Decent malt base. Slightly spicy/herbal quality to the hops. Lingering hop bitterness. Decent DIPA, but I wouldn’t seek it out again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Nice pour with a translucent orange color and an off-white, creamy, pillowy, moderately full head which leaves drippy lace rings and a thin, pillowy layer remaining almost throughout. The nose is okay but a bit English for my taste; notes of sweet citrus, dirty flower notes, spicy hops, and some sugary malt undertones. The flavor is mostly the same with sugared pink grapefruit, sweet malt and bready undertones, a nice moderately full bitterness, and the same dirty flower notes. The palate is medium, lively, and lightly sticky. The beer finishes mostly bitter with some sweet pink grapefruit, herbal bitterness, and floral still lingering. About what I expected from Bridgeport; some nice notes but ultimately the more offputting notes keep the beer from being very good. With others in the style, fresh flowers seems to be a common note but with this one the floral notes seemed almost dirty. Not a lot of complexity in this either. Not awful but not even good for an IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2837) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Pours blonde, white head. Aroma, very hoppy, but remains sweet, yeasty (cheese). Taste is hoppy with a decent amount of fruits and pine, with a medium bitter hop in aftertaste.


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