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RATINGS: 617   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle at decaturstevo’s Februmergency Tasting for those of us that missed out on Sexual Chocolate ’09 thanks to tronraner. Hazy orange amber with soapy off-white head. Nose of floral hops and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is huge amounts of hop punch. Bitter, solid example, but didn’t do much else for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Hazy amber with a one inch cream color head. Good amount of lacings. Aroma is piney floral hops. Taste is bitter piney orange grapefruit hops. Malts are firmly in the background. The last third of the bomber was pretty cloudy. Overall not a bad DIPA. Hides the 8% abv pretty well too. Interesting label art.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Bottle: pours a hazy bronze/orange coloe with a nice white head that stays around. Aroma of grapefruit, rasions, hops, and some malt. Great full bodies and not too over carbonated. nice crisp finish. fab beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle: Pours a slightly hazy amber bronze with stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of resiny grapefruity hops and lightly sweet caramely malt. Starts with good fullness and sweet lightly toasty crystal maltiness with a nice balance of citrusy flavoring hops before a crisp, bittersweet finish. Pretty well balanced and very drinkable, but could be a little more assertive on the hoppy front. Nonetheless, a pretty good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Poured a hazed amber with a good sized off-white head. the aroma was of floral and perfumey hops with some light citrus notes. Citrus and citrus rind bitterness mix to form most of the flavor. Light malt and a mild-moderate sweetness. Citrus and spicy bitter finish. A fair amount of warmth. More than the two 11% beers I just had. Almost medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Hop Czar
Date: November 23, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Liquid Solutions
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, fine frothy beige head, streaks of grey lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, touch of fruity character, light citrus, bit of pepper
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice spicy hops, light balancing bitterness, touch of pine, growing sweet fruity citrus
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours a amber with decent sized head. Hoppy floral aroma. Flavor is fruity with hops, good bit of caramel that works well with the big hop punch front.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK -thanks!-. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, a little earthy, and citrus. The floral earthiness dominates. Tastes of fruitiness, floral, caramel, and some toastiness. Fruity sweet and a lighter bitter hoppiness. Alcohol content well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 22oz bottle brought back from Portland, OR. Thick, glowing orange brown color. Nice lasting quarter inch head. Seawater and hop aroma. The taste is full and delicious. Earthy hops and balanced maltiness perfectly balance themselves. Some hop syrup tastes, with a subdued dry, sandy mouthfeel. This is a World Class IIPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle. Big, syrupy and sticky throughout. Sharp, biting celery and toothpaste/mint hops, along with an astringent green tea note make this double IPA somewhat unpleasant, brash, unrefined and needlessly aggressive. Passable.


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