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RATINGS: 636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 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...

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MikeTheWizard (14) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
humulushound (244) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5449) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle from 5 points purchased the day they got their shipment in. The worst beer iíve ever tried. Grossly infected. The whole 6 pack was. Not just unpleasant, but almost made me vomit. No hop presence. Metallic, gasoline, funk. How could something this fresh be soooo bad?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3025) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle from Hop City. Pours copper with a small head. Aroma is rather hoppy, strong in the evergreen department. This is dry with a lot of complex PNW hops going on. The palate is medium and the finish is a bit sour. I feel this is more like a slightly bigger IPA than a IIPA. I could use a little more clarity, but that is nitpicking. Not a bad offering. Iíd like to try their regular IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
soulman (1) - Portland, USA - JAN 23, 2010 does not count
Great tasting Imperial IPA, with a serious bite. A truly favorable beer that is complex in aroma, but overall a smooth tasty beer. Very enjoyable!

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