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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle:   Reddish amber, slightly hazy, moderate foamy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Somewhat of an earthy hop nose.   Bright hoppiness on the tongue, a bit earthy, not all that bitter tho.   Has a bit of floralness as well.   Astringent bitterness on the tongue.   Not as malty as I like for an IIPA, as if thats a shocker.   I guess I was thinking it would be fresher, much like their Harvest but I was wrong.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Certainly warming.   Bigger than your average IPA, but for me not quite in the IIPA category.   Slightly biting on the finish, but not as malty nor sweet as I would expect for a bigger IPA.   Decent, tasty, but another beer that leaves me wanting more than what was there.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bomber courtesy of kenb. Pours a hazy dark gold with a thick 2 finger off-white head that leaves great lacing. The nose is floral and citrus hops. The taste is caramel, citrus, tart grapefruit and pine. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Very nice IIPA. Thanks Ken

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2009
A nice, well-balanced DIPA with the citrusy hop flavor and aroma I so crave, yet with an appropriate bitterness for the alc burn (pretty well hidden). Could be my favorite Bridgeport, today at least.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Pours hazy orange with a fluffy off-white head. Big, citrus-dominated nose. Sharp pine finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Pours a hazy golden orange with yellow highlights. It has a tight off white head. The aroma is very citrusy and fruity. A lot of orange character in the aroma, very sweet. A malt base that is quickly overpowered by a beautiful blend of citrus and pine hop flavors and bitterness. The finish is dry, very nice DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Draught at the Bridgeport Brewery. Amber-orange color with lace. Very earthy hop aroma with cut grass, cow shit and marijuana. Flavors of grassy hops, pine, dark fruit, caramel, with a long, earthy, hop and grass finish. Very complex hops and enough malt to make it work well. Wacky but interesting aromas, and a rich, full mouth. The best of the day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Barry. Nose is big and citric, some spruce, orange, grapefruit. Palate is big and sweet, a shade of yeast, well-balanced, not boozy. Very well-made IIPA, but nothing new or brilliant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2600) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle: Pours a flat copper color with a finger of frothy beige head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet with citrus hops and caramel. Nice and rich. Flavor is consistent with a big citrus hop profile, florals, and caramel malts. Lingering sweet and resiny bitters. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle purchased from Market of Choice in Ashland, Oregon this poured a hazy light orange with a good sized off-white head and robust lacing rings. Nose is mild and of citrus hops. Mouthfeel is full and rich. Flavor is in good balance between the caramel hops and citrus hops and there is some pine notes showing here. Finish is long and bitter. This is overall quite mild for a DIPA but is eminently drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2009
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, grapefruit, earth, slight resin, slight must, light caramel malts, and light tangerine. Poured orange in color with a small, beige head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, grapefruit, caramel, pine, tangerine, light malts, flowers, slight earthiness, and slight tropical fruit. Medium body. Oily, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium bitter, hoppy, citrus, tangerine, and caramel finish is lightly dry. 8%ABV is very well hidden.


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