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RATINGS: 649   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
22oz bottle from Market of Choice. Amber/orange pour with a big white head. Heavily floral aroma with a slight bit of citrus at the back. Hugely bitter pine aroma flavor with very little balance and a slight bit of lemony flavor as well. Not bad, but a little too much bitterness even for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle from DuffmanSW tasting bash. Rich orangish color with minimal head. Very aromatic and sweet smelling. Smooth yet piny after taste. Good balance of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle at DuffmanSWs tasting. No notes so I’ll do my best! Hazy orange with a thin white film. Aroma is very citrusy and a bit floral and doesnt seem particularly fresh. Flavor is very citrusy bitter with a good deal of malt sweetness and fresh fruit backing it up. Finishes very long and bitter. Reminded me a little bit of white knuckle. Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
22oz bottle brought to DuffMan’s fish taco throwdown by Mikeandi from BA, big thanks for this one guy’s. Going off my shorthand notes for this. Bright glowing orange color. Very nice aroma on this one, a little floral and piney. This was pretty bitter, but overall pretty god, although it may have been a bit past it’s prime.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5773) - 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.

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