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RATINGS: 635   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
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle courtesy of Jacob on 06/28/2010. Clear golden body with a small white head. Floral hop aroma. Floral and pale malt flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4 Bottle on 02/11/2009 courtesy of Steve. Very slightly hazy copper body with a medium creamy off-white head. Slight yeast aroma with some caramel, citrus and floral hops. Sweet slightly yeasty flavor with some light citrus and floral hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Sample from 22 oz bottle. Piney resiny hop profile in aroma with lots of caramel. Clear amber dark golden. Flavor is slightly fruity with lots of caramel sweetness. Body and mouthfeel are full with a pretty bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
decaturstevo’s Febmergency Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to tronraner. Clear dark orange-red with a thin white head. Caramel and malt sweetness and a strong citrus hop presence. Taste is strongly sweet, fruity, caramel, and a spicy hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2009
22oz bottle courtesy of Wetpaperbag poured into a tulip. Pours very dark for an IPA, a hazy caramel that shows bright amber when held up to light. The head is big, rocky and off-white and it hangs around as a one-inch cap for the duration leaving good lacing. The aroma is strong with the perfume of floral hops and some citrus with lots of lemons and oranges. There is some malt sweetness in there as well but only enough to provide minimal balance. The taste is also very bitter up front with a puckering lemony hop kick before a short-lived malt backbone comes in. The finish is slightly sweet with tropical fruit but the aftertaste is scathingly bitter. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and medium bodied. This is a decent DIPA with a very big hop profile. It’s not extremely complex but it’s tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Sample courtesy of the Oregon guy at JRHB. Medium amber, slight orange tint, decent head. Aroma was caramel malt and citric hops. Flavor matched, with enough malt background to balance the hops quite nicely. Perhaps not the most complex profile in the world, but enjoyable. Perhaps suffered from very slight oxidation. But enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Citrus dominates the nose for me. Semi sweet malt and a nice clinging bitter. Soft carbonation and medium bodied. Very nice to style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Thanks to tronraner for sharing this one at the Februmergency Tasting. Hazy dark amber with a off-white head. Rich caramel aroma with citrusy hops. The flavor goes from a slight sweetness on the front side with a soft dryness on the back side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at the Febmergency tasting. Pours orange with tight white head. The aroma is a little boozy with aggressive hops, apricot, dust, and strawberry leaves. The flavor is strawberry, apricot, lemon, and a dry dustiness. It finishes bitterly with a slight citric sourness. Pretty good, but I think there is a little bit of fusel alcohol throwing things off just a touch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3966) - 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 (604) - 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.


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