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RATINGS: 621   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3368) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2009
22oz bottle. Cloudy amber with a large white head. Thick floral aroma with some lemon. Flavor is sticky hops, over done bitterness, no balance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2436) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2009
22oz Bottle pours a cloudy amber/light brown. Huge sandy head with lots of blocky sticky lacing. Hop aroma is decidedly citrus and spicy and very pleasant. A little floral. Malt character is mild and light. Big bitter hop flavor, just barely enough malt back bone to keep up. A bit papery imediate aftertaste...and then the lingering bitter iBUrn. This late stage bitterness is actually not as pleasant as other DIPAs. The body is moderate but very smooth and almost slick. Carbonation is a bit soft and contributes to this. A skin of "whipped cream" head just doesnt go away. A decent, "in your face" IPA but a little more late hop flavor would be nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bomber. Cloudy dark amber/orange body. Large frothy, off-white head. Pleasant aroma, if not all that complex, of orange, flowers, toffee and toasted grain. Notes of pine and resin emerge as the beer warms. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Solid, fairly well balanced double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Cloudy deep amber with a tight-bubbled head. Medium body. Cozy alcohol. Oranges, toast, toffee, burnt molasses, grass and pine. Cakey, too. Possibly from the yeast. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2009 Bottle - Pours a murky golden brown with a medium white head...aroma is biting hop resin, citrus and some dry malt...flavour is similar, none too complex but a solid DIPA, tart with a nice lingering bitterness...

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
captaincass (45) - Everson, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2009
aroma is almost non existence which is strange for a double. nice color full and golden. taste is very sweet with a little piney hop and booze finish. pretty much a very basic double ipa not too much going on here. not bad not good. expected more from bridgeport. better than those damn colorado beers, bunch of assholes, i will fight them, i swear. i love you megan. lets go to bed

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxa9 (27) - , Washington, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bomber. Snifter. Underwhelmed. Cloudy orange liquid, thin head, Aroma is soap and sour. Flavor holds in the front of your mouth, but quickly fades to bitterness when it hits the throat. Not a DIPA palate. Thin, carbonated. I’d drink it again, but wouldn’t pay $4.50 for it. Better than Corona!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reid (1898) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2009
Warning, i saw some huge pieces of "goo" in ths bottle. Appearance..hazy orange with lots of sediment floating around, large frothy loff white head. Aroma..garlic and onions..really some soap lemon. Taste is not as bad as the aroma but pretty weak for a DIPA..some lemony hop. Watery palate. Drain pour I believe this (hope) it is bad. Im pissed..my worst from Bridgeport ever.


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