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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Clear gold, thick frothy beige head. Aroma of vegetal hops and caramel. Taste is bitter but mostly on the finish which is also slightly metallic. Has a funky taste overall. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
12oz bottle. The color was orange, clear, looked decent and surprisingly was not cloudy like Bridgeport IPA. The smell was stinky like an ashtray with hops in it, I did not care for it. The flavor was astringent and bitter but not hoppy in a good way. Overall, this was kind of disappointing and difficult to drink. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-12-2010 02:05:45

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear orange color with a medium and foamy light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Citrusy hops, pine and malt in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character, along with flavors of pine, fruity esters and sweet malt for balance. The finish is hoppy with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Above average overall.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmmbeer (1405) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent light copper, medium carbonation, one finger white head formed and kept me company, some lacing. Aroma of hops that have seen a better day (aged), some light grapefruit, and for some reason, baby vomit. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is there but it has a strange twang that comes in the middle (baby vomit transposed, ugh), finish is slightly acidic but leaves alot to be desired. I was expecting alot better from Bridgeport than this mediocre showing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1066) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
The body was pale bronze in color, and crowned with a three finger thick beige head. The aroma was earthy and herbal for the most part, with a bit of hay thrown in. The taste was quite dry and bitter, with some spicy notes as well. Not a lot of malt backbone, and relatively thin mouthfeel. Pretty easy to drink, but nondescript.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Slightly hazy copper pour with a white head, decent retention and lacing. The aroma on this one is not good. Very stale, almost smells like dirty socks. Maybe a little pine, a little citrus, but mostly socks. On the palate it starts off with tingly carbonation, earthy notes, rotting leaves, which make me think that there are some euro ingredients, starts off mildly sweet which leads to dry bitter on the finish. I need something more than this... when I go for an imperial IPA I want more hops and more malt. More than 8% ABV. Bridgeport is like Metallica... they had their day, but cant seem to keep up with the times...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
warrenc (23) - Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle pours a nice gold amber, fragrant hops, modest head. taste of solid hop and citrus. if hops are your thing, than you have got to enjoy this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Interesting brew...light hoppy aroma with notes of floral and pine with some subtle malt. Flavor is lacking on the hops in the front but not in the finish...very earthy and floral with some malt notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, orange, pear, and some floral notes. Flavor is toast, caramel, orange, pear, and a bitter floral finish.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MikeTheWizard (14) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Dont go for it. Plenty of Imperial IPAs out there. Doesnt even weigh in that strong at a non-imperial 7.5%. Has a very thin lace with an aroma like gym socks and sour skittles. Pretty hue, but thats about all I can compliment it for. Very thin mouthfeel and it attacks you with wrong flavors at wrong times. Smells bad, then tastes semi sweet and promising, then transfers into a tart and sour foul finish, leaving you quite unsatisfied.


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