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RATINGS: 619   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


locarboy's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
locarboy (129) - USA - OCT 6, 2010
Almost didnít buy this. It was sitting next to six-packs of Shock Top, so I thought it was an InBev/AB product. Looked almost too much like ABs gluten-free beer packaging. However, it had Portland slathered liberally about it and I was willing to take my chances at $8.99. I woulda been p*ssed had it turned out to be a bad AB brew. Anyhow, to the review...From a 12 oz. bottle from a local liquor/grocery not known for a lot of quality nor depth of selection. Poured into a Belgian snifter. Cloudy orange pour with a generous fluffy white head. Aroma a nice balance between hops and malt sweetness - even given my stuffy nose. The taste is balanced as well, especially for the style. The aroma foretold the taste. The alcohol is restrained enough to let the hop/malt balance shine through. This is a big beer, not a huge totally outta proportion beer. There is a nice bitterness that lingers. Nice lace down the glass and a tongue tingling carbonation. I would definitely buy this beer again.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Aidzy (2) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
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 (31) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy gold. Persistent, thick white head. Aroma of grass, sugar, citrus zest. Taste is juicy,assertively bitter without being overwhelming. Orange, lemon, hints of lime. Grassy, bitter finish. Crisp, clean. Lower end of the DIPA abv range, not much booze to muddle things.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1545) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Iíve been drinking this beer for over a year now, but never rated it. Crazy. Itís one of the best. Huge flavor, strong alcohol content, and damn fine flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from Hazelís beverage world. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, grapefruit, pine, a bit of resin and caramel. Slightly one-dimensional body dominated by hops. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops and pine. Good imperial IPA, although somewhat unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (560) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Beer Inn Mugishutei en Sapporo, Japon. Color dorado. Sabor a lupulo, muy ligeramente amargo y seco.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDD89 (12) - young, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
Subtle aroma for an ipa which may be due to age of bottle. Golden burnít orange appearance. Mellow, slightly fruity taste that is taken over by a very strong bitter aftertaste. Decent ipa that could have been better with a fresher bottle perhaps.

2.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KamGoPro (72) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
Carmel amber color, white head. Leafy aroma. Straight malt and extreme hop taste. Finishes with slight citrus

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (311) - - 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 (189) - 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.


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