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RATINGS: 619   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear orange color with a medium and foamy light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Citrusy hops, pine and malt in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character, along with flavors of pine, fruity esters and sweet malt for balance. The finish is hoppy with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Above average overall.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmmbeer (1240) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent light copper, medium carbonation, one finger white head formed and kept me company, some lacing. Aroma of hops that have seen a better day (aged), some light grapefruit, and for some reason, baby vomit. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is there but it has a strange twang that comes in the middle (baby vomit transposed, ugh), finish is slightly acidic but leaves alot to be desired. I was expecting alot better from Bridgeport than this mediocre showing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (951) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
The body was pale bronze in color, and crowned with a three finger thick beige head. The aroma was earthy and herbal for the most part, with a bit of hay thrown in. The taste was quite dry and bitter, with some spicy notes as well. Not a lot of malt backbone, and relatively thin mouthfeel. Pretty easy to drink, but nondescript.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Slightly hazy copper pour with a white head, decent retention and lacing. The aroma on this one is not good. Very stale, almost smells like dirty socks. Maybe a little pine, a little citrus, but mostly socks. On the palate it starts off with tingly carbonation, earthy notes, rotting leaves, which make me think that there are some euro ingredients, starts off mildly sweet which leads to dry bitter on the finish. I need something more than this... when I go for an imperial IPA I want more hops and more malt. More than 8% ABV. Bridgeport is like Metallica... they had their day, but canít seem to keep up with the times...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
warrenc (23) - Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle pours a nice gold amber, fragrant hops, modest head. taste of solid hop and citrus. if hops are your thing, than you have got to enjoy this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Interesting brew...light hoppy aroma with notes of floral and pine with some subtle malt. Flavor is lacking on the hops in the front but not in the finish...very earthy and floral with some malt notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, orange, pear, and some floral notes. Flavor is toast, caramel, orange, pear, and a bitter floral finish.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MikeTheWizard (13) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Donít go for it. Plenty of Imperial IPAís out there. Doesnít even weigh in that strong at a non-imperial 7.5%. Has a very thin lace with an aroma like gym socks and sour skittles. Pretty hue, but thatís about all I can compliment it for. Very thin mouthfeel and it attacks you with wrong flavors at wrong times. Smells bad, then tastes semi sweet and promising, then transfers into a tart and sour foul finish, leaving you quite unsatisfied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours amber-copper with a frothy white head. Smells wonderful - sweet-bud-McSkunk hops, fresh and pine-appley, light pine/grass and sweet/light malt. Flavor is citrusy and bitter with a clean finish. A solid DIPA. Mine definitely wasnít from an infected wart. Love those skank-a-dank hop cones.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2010
$7.50 for a six pack of DIPA? - sweet! - well, I suppose it would be sweet if the beer were better, anyway - pours a completely clear copper color - faint ring of bubbles - smells and tastes kind of like a stronger version of a british ipa, rather than the american beast you expect it to be - the hops are dry, bitter, chalky, but not crisp and punchy like one wants from a DIPA - they even become a little soapy on the back end - this is supported by a bready malt base that fails to contribute much aside from a generic sweetness that doesnít compliment the hops at all - some heat and peppery character on the tail end - I mean, I love most all hops, so it doesnít taste terrible to me, but there isnít a whole lot happening here.


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