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Bozone HopZone - Bozeman Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

12 Reviews
THE BROS
86
very good

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 71
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bozeman Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: websherpa on 03-07-2011

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 71
Reviews by websherpa:
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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Standard golden bordering on orange IPA with off white 1 finger head. Modest lacing.

Smell: No real malts to speak of. The hops are bitter centric with citric support.

Taste: This is a bitter IPA with citric notes. I'd say this is closer to orange or maybe even slight hints of pine than anything else. It's good but not epic.

Mouthfeel: Typical and well done.

Drinkability: This is a well done IPA, but nothing to write home about. (460 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #84 (Jan 2014):

Yup, clearly an IPA in this can. Great blend of Columbus and Cascade hops to flavor and bitter; the Simcoe and Cascade dry-hopping helps as well. By no means is this IPA over-hopped, but that hoppiness does stick to the palate throughout. Was hoping for a cleaner hoppiness, yet this works.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 7.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Pale amber color, ample suds

SMELL: Juicy, citrus zest, orange pith, piney, guava, stone fruit, fresh grain, estery

TASTE: Mild carbonation, sturdy medium body, spicy hop resin, vegetal, fresh-cut grass, peppery, citrus pith, bread crust, melon rind, ripe pears, semi-aggressive hop bitterness, chalky, mildly astringent; dry, hoppy finish (741 characters)

Photo of JohnLynch
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of DoubleSkunk
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of PereG406
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of JayWhitson
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite staple IPA. Bright and crisp with a caramel sweet finish. Wonderful brew and always have some fresh cans in the fridge. (133 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.37/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at the Copper Grill and Bar @ the Bozeman, MT Airport

Appearance - Served up in a pint glass with a sliver of white head. The brew itself is clear and golden in color. The thin layer of suds maintain on the surface throughout.

Smell - Light citrus with an even lighter touch of pine. Hints of a bready malt backbone.

Taste - Like the nose, a light citrus flavor hitting on orange and a faint grapefruit bitterness. Light, bready malt backbone. The finish is light and lacks flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall - Quite the average IPA. Nothing that'll grab the attention of the ol' tastbuds, but I don't mind sipping on it here as I kill time waiting for my flight. (735 characters)

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of riotontheroad
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdaddy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Schwegler
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wneville2
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty hoppy IPA that's seemingly enjoyed by more transplants to the Bozeman area from other states than Montanans in general. I typically don't go over an IBU of 65 with beer, but the sugary malts in this beer make it a little more bearable. It's a well-brewed IPA that's on tap at just about every bar and restaurant in the Bozeman area. (349 characters)

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of 5EKF
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DiggerDahl
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Justin-m
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice to have this six pack while traveling around MT and WY for the last two plus weeks. This is the last can of the pack and time for a review.

A- 12oz can poured into a chalice for the review with a fairly clear light amber body. A white head rises on the beer to almost two fingers with a frothy texture with some giant bubbles. A thick ring leaves sheets of lace followed by spots and drizzle.

S- Hop forward but no one note really jumps out to me, more of a melding of citrus, pine, floral, herbal and fruity hop aromas. The 7% ABV results in some malt coming out in the backdrop but not enough to take away from the hop aim.

T- Here the hop bouquet is somewhat citrus and pine forward with grapefruit and orange zest coming to mind and then the other flavors of stone fruit, floral, herbal and earthy come into play. A decent amount of malty sweetness with light cracked grain and slight caramel hints.

MF- Light-medium bodied with a silky and foamy texture. Agitation brings on some creaminess. Carbonation level is on the high side and a moderate clean bitterness finishes the beer off.

A lot of different hop flavors come into play but the beer never feels muddled. I can appreciate the bitter citrus zest and then get some hints of tangerine and stone fruit and the high carbonation and 7%ABV drive those flavors home. I really enjoyed having this over the last few weeks while camping, one of the better random finds of my trip so far. (1,451 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of braker649er
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I found the smell to be the best part, with a bunch of fruit perceptible--mostly citrus for me. The look was sharply clear, though I prefer a fuller head. Taste and feel weren't quite up to what the lovely nose advertised, though stacked up against any average IPA, this would still stand out on taste. Very enjoyable. (318 characters)

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Bozone HopZone from Bozeman Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.