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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our new Hop Czar® IPA series highlights the glory of hops. The first in the series, the Citra Dry-Hopped IPA adds a decidedly American twist to a British original. The complexity of the English malt is complemented by aggressive dry-hopping with Oregon’s Willamette Valley Citra hops, for this transatlantic, full-bodied IPA with an intensely aromatic character.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1855) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
22 oz bottle bought from Fred Meyers in S.Salem. $3.39 Slightly hazy burnt orange coloured beer with a large creamy crème coloured head. Good fresh hop aromas here..lemon,slightly herbal and fruity nice stuff. Taste similar to the aroma..sweet and hops are drying,but nice again. Good palate..just about right..long lasting bitterness. OK IPA.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours rather orange with a slight white head. Lots and lots of citrus - . For aroma. Med body or better. Flavor is nice caramel and lots and lots of citrus. Light hop burn that burns brighter with time. This is yummy. Finishes pretty dry, pretty hoppy and pretty bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a thick off-white head and a musty aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with dry bitter finish. Easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1518) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2014
30th Anniversary special. Not as good as the original, but it is still superior to most.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1156) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Golden amber pour, bit of white head. Light fruity aroma, bit of citrus, pineapple. Taste is just bitter and sweet at first, but eventually opens up a bit and tropic fruits and pineapple come through. Light bitter finish. Not bad, nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (581) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Wish they hadn’t decided to screw with something that wasn’t broken. Maybe the next in the series will be better.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2014
12 oz bottle, thanks to Justin at Capones Hayden. Aroma is pretty vague, but there’s a little dough, vegetal notes, wet river rock. Pours hazy orange with a two finger off-white head with good retention, leaving some lace. Taste is bittersweet with a lingering bitter finish. Not getting much citrus or tropical notes at all. Seems like the hops are here for bitterness and that’s about it. Highly carbonated, medium body. Simple ale that could have been so much better. Still it’s not all that bad, just very ordinary.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (614) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Light copper pour, quick white head. Nose is fresh green pine. Bitter. Middle has a slightly oily mouth-feel. Tastes of earth and hard grain. Finish is long pine and spruce bitterness with bitter alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle:   Sweaty hop aroma.   Hops remind me a bit of cat urine too.   A bit stale on the tongue.   Does seem a bit spicy tho.   Not a really hoppy IPA.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Pithy finish, a little aromatic but not bright.   Sometimes when I am drinking this I think of a really nice stew.   Its like some of the flavor profile is the vegetables as part of a stew.   Tasty, but not really belonging in an IPA.   A bit odd...


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stevesie (313) - - MAY 9, 2014
From bottle. Like Hop Czar, like Citra hops; this should be a slam dunk, but it somehow isn’t. Predictably bright, pungent nose with lots of fruit. A bit thin-bodied, pretty bitter and kind of flat. Lingering finish that is fairly pleasant. Pretty good beer, just not quite what I was hoping for.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
CJ_Pain (73) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Too bitter, too dry, too one dimensional. Not really feeling this one. Tasted like an IPA that the brewer left out a key ingredient, don’t quite know how to say it but it was off by a lot.


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