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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Pours lightly hazy and dark, earthy, orange-amber in color. A small, cream colored head is frothy and bubbly. Scattered, sudsy spots and lines of lace mark the glass. The aroma is very bitter and "green" smelling overall. Sharp, fresh cut grass and stewed kafir lime leaves show over a toasty, bready malt base. The flavor shows bitter lemon and lime rinds, more boiled leafy notes, toasted bready, ad lightly sweet toffee. Medium-plus in body with moderate carbonation, the slightly astringent finish shows lingering, bitter lime. This is a very different kind of IIPA. I’m thinking Sorachi Ace hops play a big role here, based on the lemon-lime profile. Decent overall, but a little too astringent and quirky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Dark amber with a rocky head, nice lacing. Medium strong aroma of piney hops with sweet mango, citrusy orange. Medium body. Good taste is caramel malt with a pine sap, orange, mango sweet hop cocktail. Enjoyed this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Pleasant aroma of citrus. Pale amber color. Very smooth mouth feel. Very well balanced. A big amount of hops up front, slight bit of alcohol taste and yeast. I can’t help but think I taste a bit of pine. Nice clean, well-balanced finish. Another good Imperial IPA that’s not overtly hoppy, but is instead well balanced. Probably one of the most drinkable Imperial IPAs I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (6130) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2008
22. Pours a deep burnished coppery dark amber with a thick and moussy off-white head. Big gorgeous nose of oranges, pineapples, maybe some sweet cream. Looks and smells pretty fantastic. Body’s a little on the high side of medium, a bit creamy. Some sweet toffee tang in there, followed up by lots of sharp bitter wood resin pithiness. I mean lots...just wizens out into this sharpness that’s not really complemented by anything. It’s a great effect, but it needs something to play off of for the beer to be genuinely drinkable overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Date: 08/30/08, 22 oz. bottle from CelticBrew, sahres with him, Doboy, and Steve E.

Aroma - Fig and date fruitiness, caramel, and a big dose of peppery spice and citrus

Appearance - Hazy deep amber, off white head settling to a lasting thin layer, fair lace

Flavor - Burnt sugar, fruity sweetness, brought into check by a building spicy bitterness

Palate - Medium body and carbonation, resinous, and slight stickiness,

Overall - Very drinkable for a a Double IPA, alcohol never really a factor, a solid offering from Bridgeport.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
This cloudy golden ale poured with a thick off-white head and a pleasant malt aroma. The flavor is grassy with some citrus and is seriously bitter. Overall, a fairly good blend of ingredients, especially if you like it hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Aroma is grassy malt forward with medium caramel balance. Appearance is hazy gold with a moderate maintained white head. Flavor is grassy, a little harsh, and quite earthy. Mouthfeel is little too starchy, but medium bodied and not bad for the style. Overall, quite good for such an overly big brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (420) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Courtesy of the Legend to be Celticbrew, along with Buddy Steve and the already Mythical Drbayern. You get a wonderful, peppery nose on pouring. The offwhite head stays on top of this nice apricot colored brew. I found it to be a bit too thin on the palate. the hop flavor was good to the last drop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2008
22 oz bottle. pours a cloudy copper color with an off white head. aroma is floral and of sweet hops. flavor is nice, with hints of caramel, grapefruit, and a bit earthy. an easy drinker for DIPA. quite enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (792) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Pours from 22 oz bomber, a hazy, deep copper. Forms decent off white foamy head, aroma of floral hop flowers, grapefruits, resins. Flavour is much of the same with a nice malty character that nicely balances out this beer. A nice caramel stickyness comes through, making this a pretty decent DIPA.


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