Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 639   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 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 (3060) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1318) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Surprised to have seen this at Greenís on Buford Highway. Dark copper color, with a head that fades away rather quickly. Looks decent, but nothing exceptional. Nice hop aroma blast to the face. A big citrus hop aroma. Not extremely pungent, but this has a nice and mellow hop aroma. There is a sweet malt aroma that is hitting my nostrils as well. The aroma is pungent, but it doesnít have many dimensions to it, but still nice in my opinion. Nice distinct mellow bitterness that lingers for a little while, and it is not so intrusive to where you are wishing you had something a little less bitter. Now that I am thinking about it, I wish the hop profile developed a bit more. There is a nice citrus and orange juice taste, but it seems to disappear quickly. The malts are a little fucked. I get an almost buttery type of malt flavor in my mouth, but it is not too bad .The beer is nice and smooth. Definitely a nice texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Not what I was hoping for. As a big fan of Bridgeportís IPA...I was hoping for something better. Iím a big fan of hop bombs and rarely if ever complain theyíve gone too far...but in this instance that may be the case. Aroma is huge with plenty of pineapple, citrus, grass, pine and stinky feet...strangely enough however, not in a bad way...the feet I mean. Taste pretty much falls right in line with the aroma...this is a big, over-the-top DIPA...the hops are jolting...problem for me is the finish, which lingers and is quite bitter, but not in a good way. Beer wasnít a total loss as it was quite clean and crisp as well. With as many great beers as I have access to here in my town...probably wouldnít pick this one up again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4007) - - JAN 16, 2010
12oz bottle. clear orange under a medium sized frothy white head. peachy, mandarin, juicy hop aroma. something kind of stinks in the aroma but not to extent that is ruins score. smooth. abv is well hidden. soft peachy flavors and a creamy palate. pretty darn good. a few minor flaws but mirrors a well known favorite from lagunitas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010 Bridgeport Brewing Company--Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale--Bridgeport Big Brews Series--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle--8.00% ABV--115 IBUís. (4.5+/5.0) IPA--Imperial--Thin lacy white head. Cloudy bright orange gold color. Mild loose sediment. Huge floral hop front. Mild sweet hop infused dry fruit ester caramel pale malt rich mild hot tangy floral body. Mellow spicy rich hop ester clean mild end. Big Floral Hops. IPA x 2. Sampled 9/2/2008. $4.99 Each. Bridgeport Brewing Company--Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale--Brigeport Big Brews Series--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--8.00% ABV--115 IBUís. (4.75 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial--Lacy mild off white head. Hazy bright orange color. Huge floral hop pine citrus fruit ester front. Light loose sediment. Hop infused creamy malty citrus sweet grapefruit grassy pine zesty fresh body. Dangerously smooth balanced hot hop spice citrus fruit end. Sampled 6/29/2009. $4.99 Each. Bridgeport Brewing Company--Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale--A Robust Ruler Of IPA Is Here. All Hail The King! 2009-10 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.50% ABV--87 IBUís. (4.5 +/ 5.0) IPA--Imperial--Thick pour. Thin lacy off white head. Clear pretty bright rich dark gold color. Huge floral pine citrus hop front. Cloying mellow sweet rich crisp pale caramel hop resin infused grapefruit pine balanced malty body. Clean mild bitter hop spice citrus rich end. WOW HOPS! Sampled 1/13/2010. 6-Pack--$6.99. Lower ABV and IBUís than 22 oz Big Brew Series Release, but still excellent. New Year Round Brew in 12 oz. Bottles. Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale--A Robust Ruler Of IPA Is Here. All Hail The King!--New Back Label--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 87 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Pours rich. Mild lace thin white head. Cold hazed pretty bright thin amber color. Huge floral grapefruit citrus hop front. Tangy crisp dry sweet citrus pine delicate caramel malt body. Puckery hop spice crisp clean dry sweet bitter end. Huge smooth hops. Sampled 5/24/2010. 6-Pack $6.99

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (6246) - Utah, USA - JAN 14, 2010
22oz bottle
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy dark golden with a nice creamy white head and some lacing
Aroma: Pine, fruits, citrus
Taste: Pine, citrus, lemon peel. Bitterness and malts at the finish that stick with you.
I love a good hoppy beer, but this just doesnít have the right combination of hops for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2010
An example of a hopped up beer gone too far, as there is no balance whatsoever. Aromas of citrus hop, dough, and barnyard. The taste is floral and citrus hop with an extremely bitter ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Great IPA. Like Bridgeportís typical IPA but beefed up with more gravity and more hops. Similar body, just as nice. Earthy, piney, citrus, hay. Deep amber. Nicer, thick, rich, foamy. tan. I would buy this beer again. Jan 1, 2010.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 51 52 53  54  55 56 57 » 64

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50