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RATINGS: 611   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


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiveacestx (464) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle - Hazy orange with a medium head and lacing. Has a slight floral nose and a malty backbone. The finish is very bitter and dry. One is enough for me.


2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (240) - - APR 11, 2014
Taking small sips, itís pretty good. Has a citrus sweetness thats unusual for an IPA. However the finish is painful and completely ruins the flavor. Gets worse the more you drink.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkeh (134) - Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
Piney aroma, with some sweet malts mixed in there. Hazy orange pour with a nice head and good lacing. Itís an ok IPA, not really great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy orange colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies and leaves some sticky lacing The smell had some bitter hops up front, but slowly combines with the malts to balance as it warms. The taste had a more bitter than sweet flavoring, but still good for the most part, slightly dry bitter aftertaste, definitely a very dry finish (this definitely has one of the driest finishes Iíve ever had in any DIPA). On the palate, it sat at about a medium, semi-sessionable. Carbonation seems a bit under for the style, not bad to me. Overall, definitely not the best DIPA on the market, but still worthy of eventually coming back to, not a disappointment, just not what I expected from Bridgeport.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Yellow-amber body with a light haze all-around, seemingly more than just a regular chill haze; soapy white head trifles around on top. Aroma with strong notes of earth, dirty hops, grass, toasted & buttered biscuits, & a mild dankness in the finish. Taste follows right along with a hop profile that edges on the English side; dirt, pale earthiness, weedy grass, lightly herbal, & finishing with notes of crisp yeast, toast, & crackers. Wets the palate nicely & leads into a mainly dry finish... Decent English-style Imperial IPA overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. malty ipa. averageish. hops seem a bit dull, but i suspect it may have been sitting around a while. was in a bargain bin.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
canoe (10) - - MAR 11, 2014
Poor after taste and finish for an IPA. Nice price for a six pack about 2.00 cheaper than other IPA's.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sebo81 (5) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1pintatatime (46) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMLINAZ (266) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (590) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
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.


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