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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2871) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1923) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5241) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12142) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1764) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6645) - 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.

   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.

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