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RATINGS: 633   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of leaves, mustiness, grass, pine, and florals. Flavor of hops (resin, pine, grapefruit) and caramel malt with a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Bomber poured a clear orange with a large lasting ivory head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, apricot, tropical fruit and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light pine and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6172) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2008
750 ml bottle, orange tangerine colors, no lasting head, nice grapefruit nose, flavors are soft citrus and evergreens, finish is bitter

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle from bottletrek. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick off white head. Very nice aroma of grapefruit, loads of other citrus, and some pine. Very good flavor. The only bad thing was I just had the AleSmith Summer IPA which was better. But this is still a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2008
22oz from Bottletrek. A nice, cloudy orange pour - not so much from anything yeasty as from just general liveliness I guess. Modest head and carbonation. The nose might be the best thing about this brew. For all the times I’ve said an IPA smells grapefruity, jack, this is some serious grapefruit here. Good thing I love grapefruit. Very crisp tasting, with slight dry (green tea?) notes in the finish. Refreshing, with very little trace of the alcohol in there. If anything, it’s a little thin and insubstantial for such a big-smelling and fairly flavorful beer. But I enjoyed the hell out of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2408) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a hazy grayish orange color with a small bone colored rocky head. Nose is green granny smith apples, and a sort of artificial fruit roll up smell, with a bit of hops. Taste is woody, dusty dry fresh ground malt, and citrus, and a bit of caramel. The bitterness is not profound and nothing really shines in this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Disapointing DIPA. Pours with a hazy orange body with good lacing. Aroma is musky/moldy with some hops, spices, and oranges (remind me a bit of Ale to the Chief). Taste is caramelly with light hops in the background (could not taste 100 IBUs). Light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy amber with off-white head. Aroma has a nice citrisy smell..Flavor has a nice malty taste with some hoppy flavor and bitter. Mouthfeel is light-medium body, high carbonation. Over all, pretty good beer....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2008
bottle courtesy of beerlando: pours a good looking ambet colour with a white head. aroma is very grassy with lots of fresh hops, good malt to back it up the hops slight citrus (lime). flavour si very bitter hop with some citrus adn lots of grass, the malt is ther but hiding behind the hops, finishes with more bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Pours a mostly clear amber color with a short lived beige head. Smell is hoppy, and fruity, but kind of chees like at the same time. Ok smell. Taste is nicely balanced between sweet candy like malt and fruity flavorful hops. I little bitterness in the finish the lingers with a light alcohol flavor, but overall this is pretty nice. Some pine flavor as well, and a decent mouthfeel and carbonation. Good beer.


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