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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oregonian (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2008 does not count
Nice fresh hop aroma. Flavor is focused on the hops, which are more earthy and English tasting. For an Imperial IPA this is less aggressive and more well-balanced. Solid offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2008
OBF and at brewery. Dark amber. Lots of grapefruit and bitterness. Malt does just enough to balance. Bitterness lingers. Minimal sweetness. Solid effort from Bridgeport.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours a orange/brown color with a fluffy head and good lacing. The aroma is very fresh with notes of earthy floral hops, pepper, and light citrus skins. The flavor was very similar; floral notes with light citrus and a rather big caramel malt backbone. Reminds me of a souped up Bridgeport IPA more or less. Seemed pretty full with a decent lingering hoppy finish. Not bitter, but hoppy if that makes sense. Lightly fruity and earthy. I like more bitterness in my IIPA’s.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
t4h2c0 (90) - seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
22oz bottle. Yeasty! This beer had a fresh yeast taste to it like it had just been brewed and bottled, which it was. Very bitter, almost no hop aroma. Pretty strong on the palate but bitterness did not linger in the after taste. Bridgeport has been on a slow downward trend for about five years now. This beer was not what I expected, or was it?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
22 oz. btl shared with bob. pours dark gold with a big bubble head. aroma of caramel and some citrus hop and apricot. mouthful is smooth and mellow on the pallet. caramel and apricot with a little hop in the finish. i just expect bigger hops in a DIPA...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2008
great swirling hop aroma, great variety balance over what seems to be an amped up viscous malt base. head is lively, creamy with tight bubbles. initial candied sweetness seems to come directly from the head and quickly becomes obliterated by all these hops. there’s a raw edge to the hops, with a long dry fierce bitter finish. maybe I became used to it later on, but I found it more balanced toward the end.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (797) - Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours orange amber with creamy laced off white head. Strong hop aroma thats a bit off. Taste is strong hops, overly so. A bit like chewing on a hop.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2008
on tap at slow bar. more citrus than piny, caramel. reddish amber with thin white head (if I hadnt just had the full nelson i would have been more wowed by this, most solid, strong & florid) good in the mouth. hops dominate the flavor, grapefruit & pine, but dont go too far, step or two from the edge, honey in the back

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
OBF, tap... Poured orange with a white head. Aroma is fruity with bitter hops. Foamy, dry palate with hops and leafy characteristics. Kind of mellow for an IIPA. Finished dry with a hoppy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
OBF 2008. Pours orange, hazy, with a soft white head. Lots of hops in the nose, citrus and grapefruit, sharp and bitter. Beer is unbalanced and built to be, the hops strong and overtaking the softer malts. The caramel flavors are quickly lost and a big bitter grapefruit hop finishes it off. A bit to sharp of a bitterness for me, maybe toned back a bit and with some more floral hops, but I thought this was just to sharp and one sided.


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