Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop Czar has a wonderful malty tone, swarmed by a dominant hope bitterness. This beer is uncharacteristic of an imperial IPA, bitterness comparing to a regular ipa rather than an imperial. Quite amazing nonetheless.
Sebo81 (5) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Soft floral hoppy aroma. Initially easy on the palate although this turns reasonably acidic and continues into the bitter aftertaste. Not great, but strong ABV and cheap price.
1pintatatime (35) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium gold with decent off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is more malt than hops with some bread, caramel, and a little citrus. Flavor starts sweet and has more of a malt backbone than some similar beers, but then a solid, rich mouth feel kicks in quickly along with a delicious stickiness and pleasantly bitter finish. A fairly complex and tasty brew.
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DMLINAZ (261) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice IPA with a solid hoppy kick, a good amount of flavor from pine and some citrus, long finish. Nice aroma. Solid foamy white head, lasts. Chewy mouthfeel. Not as good as their standard IPA but still quite good. From a bottle, from a variety pack.
ACHops (563) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Barking Dog. Pours dark orange amber with thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is thick sweet dark caramel malt and earthy bitter hops. Taste is chewy lightly roasted, slightly sweet malt and deeply bitter hops with background notes of earthy pine and a bit of citrus. For the relatively low abv, this is surprisingly malt driven. Not much from the hops other than bitterness. Not bad, and easily available.
andrewje41 (61) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I happen to love hops, therefore I love this beer. Draft pour. Hop storm with a bitter finish. Loved it.
harrybarker (2) - - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Dr Murphy's. Big off white head, not retained. Mid amber colour, mild chill haze, clearing to light amber. Aroma of Pine,grass, pepper and grape fruit initially deepening to resin and toast, with hints of melon and French Brie? Big spicy hop pallet, covers the tongue with no room for malts, but I sense that was the brewers intention. This beer is not about a well balanced Malt foundation, it's a celebration of hop character. Chinook in the kettle, and potentially Amarillo and Casacade. A great beer for those looking to discover big North American hops. Drink one!!!
PDXALEJUNKIE (1) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust IPA with a mellow after taste, enjoyable for any hop lover. High ABV sitting at a strong 7.5% Beer goes really well with BBQ ribs.
TattooJack (48) - - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
When a beers name starts with hops its not surprising when the taste is in accordance with that. The lacing on the glass tells me that my drinks per pint goes down as the number of beers I drink goes up. The colder this beer is served the better it is. It’s rough at first but they say the body gets used to anything and it does. Drink the 6 and wear the hop crown.
MurrayK (5) - Forest Lodge, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very bitter in taste.
The bitterness overwhelms the flavours and is hard to get past.
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mmill527 (49) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a skunky taste, but "ok". A subpar imperial, but by god this is the coolest bottle design ever! I love this dude holding a bottle in one hand a hop stick or whatever in the other...awesome!