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RATINGS: 627   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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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Nose not much aromatic hop. Soapy, flat smell, some bread. Decent body and mouthfeel. Almost no aromatic hop in flavor but strong bitterness. Good malt backbone


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ktownclown (7) - Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Wow great smell of hops when you open the bottle, pours slightly hazy, bitterness and malt balance is good, and at 7.5%abv and 6.78 a six pack its a hidden gem and very underrated. That’s fine by me more for me without waiting in lines for overhyped beers. Good job Bridgeport!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPABevyGuy (67) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Smells a little fruity. Pretty dank beer with earthy hop flavor all the way through. Small malt body comes through in the middle to balance. It’s a decent drinking IPA, not much more to say about it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle from Walmart. Medium copper in color. Pungent hop nose with a little sweet fruitiness. Grapefruit bitterness up front. Not biting bitterness, but more of a balanced flavor. Midrange quaffable impy IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (677) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 31 Aug 2012 -- This is a very enjoyable hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
razzanof (59) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
From a bottle; pours slightly hazy gold. Persistent, thick white lacing. Aroma is a malty overtone. Taste is juicy, assertively bitter with a malty backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arrachtas (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
While not normally my kind of brew (I’m far more partial to Eureopan beers), I must say that I am very impressed by the one thing that this highly-hopped beer has that too many others lack - balance. The pour is a honey-coloured brew, more opaque than transparent, and that bright, fresh, citrus hop aroma is very strong indeed. Fortunately, once tasted, the beer is backed by a sweet, honey-flavoured and caramel-esque malt, which helps taper the aggressive hops. The integration of the malt and hops may sound like it conflicts, but they actually compliment one another, rounding off the aggressiveness of each other. A demanding, interesting brew, and very well made.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"this one likely had a little age on it. it had the requisite thick chewy body and resiny-ocity to it, but it was all bitter and malt in the aroma and flavor. the hop aromas and flavors had obviously faded. too bad - it was still decent and seemed like it could bevery pleasant fresh."

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rproff78 (145) - - SEP 3, 2014
Very good copper IPA. A must try for hops lovers!!! Yum yum yum yum yum!!!!

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Aidzy (14) - - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a dark golden, very opaque; thick looking. Initial smells of citrus and honey coming through. Tastes of strong IPA on the back of the tongue, extremely strong bitter aftertaste. Very unique tasting! However, a fruity aftertaste would do the beer justice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mydogjet (39) - - JUL 25, 2014
This beer pours a deep golden colour with a small white head with large bubbles. Citrus nose and peach and a hint of caramel taste with a big bitter hit. Lovely big beer. Pity it's out if commission.


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