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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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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4.9
cmkbaca (7) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
I didn’t think that they could improve their IPA much but they did! This imperial IPA is in my top 3 favorite IPAs

4.7
rjmclaw (1) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2013 does not count
satisfying, well balanced Imperial IPA with a delicious sharp hop aroma and flavor laid against a nice strong malt backbone

4.7
Hop_Hedonist (614) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2016
Tap at Petition - great drink - super balance - piney citrus hop dominant against competing caramel malt - easy drinker - like it a lot.

4.6
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010 Bridgeport Brewing Company--Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale--Bridgeport Big Brews Series--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle--8.00% ABV--115 IBU’s. (4.5+/5.0) IPA--Imperial--Thin lacy white head. Cloudy bright orange gold color. Mild loose sediment. Huge floral hop front. Mild sweet hop infused dry fruit ester caramel pale malt rich mild hot tangy floral body. Mellow spicy rich hop ester clean mild end. Big Floral Hops. IPA x 2. Sampled 9/2/2008. $4.99 Each. Bridgeport Brewing Company--Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale--Brigeport Big Brews Series--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--8.00% ABV--115 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial--Lacy mild off white head. Hazy bright orange color. Huge floral hop pine citrus fruit ester front. Light loose sediment. Hop infused creamy malty citrus sweet grapefruit grassy pine zesty fresh body. Dangerously smooth balanced hot hop spice citrus fruit end. Sampled 6/29/2009. $4.99 Each. Bridgeport Brewing Company--Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale--A Robust Ruler Of IPA Is Here. All Hail The King! 2009-10 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.50% ABV--87 IBU’s. (4.5 +/ 5.0) IPA--Imperial--Thick pour. Thin lacy off white head. Clear pretty bright rich dark gold color. Huge floral pine citrus hop front. Cloying mellow sweet rich crisp pale caramel hop resin infused grapefruit pine balanced malty body. Clean mild bitter hop spice citrus rich end. WOW HOPS! Sampled 1/13/2010. 6-Pack--$6.99. Lower ABV and IBU’s than 22 oz Big Brew Series Release, but still excellent. New Year Round Brew in 12 oz. Bottles. Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale--A Robust Ruler Of IPA Is Here. All Hail The King!--New Back Label--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 87 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Pours rich. Mild lace thin white head. Cold hazed pretty bright thin amber color. Huge floral grapefruit citrus hop front. Tangy crisp dry sweet citrus pine delicate caramel malt body. Puckery hop spice crisp clean dry sweet bitter end. Huge smooth hops. Sampled 5/24/2010. 6-Pack $6.99

4.6
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
very hoppy very good. A lot of great malt flavor that flows along side the hops on your palate. Blended well and sinful amounts of hops, very indulgent

4.5
rthbass (29) - West Linn, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 On tap and in bottle at Bridgeport in Portland.
Excellent Imperial...100 IBU’s but it tastes like 75. Easy drinking. Great floral hop aroma. Great head and lacing. Could be slightly better mouth feel. Like a normal Bridgeport IPA on steroids.

4.5
soulman (1) - Portland, USA - JAN 23, 2010 does not count
Great tasting Imperial IPA, with a serious bite. A truly favorable beer that is complex in aroma, but overall a smooth tasty beer. Very enjoyable!

4.5
kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Mild copper color. Frothy 1inch white head settles to a film after a few minutes. Nectary hops in yhe aroma. Sweet and delicious, aromatic if you will? No, you won’t? Well, ok. Light malty beginning with a medium thick, ultra pleasant, mild and smooth floral hop taste. Kids, this beer is just downright way to easy to enjoy, so get you some for your cellar. This finish leaves you asking yourself, "why would i even go to work today when i can just stay home drinking this?"

4.5
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - APR 5, 2012
Holy cow this beer has a lot of bite to it. Not sure I could drink more than one of these. Very good though.

4.5
davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle at Cookie. Amazing taste, very long. Aromas of caramel, grass, wet clothes. Taste is bitter, with very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.


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