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Hop Czar - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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961 Ratings

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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 23
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 07-22-2008

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Overall a decent example of an American IPA, but I felt it was somewhat lacking in terms of the nose not being backup up by the strong hops flavor I was expecting so I am not sure I would classify it as a double. Other than that it did have a nice crisp up front that didn't linger too long with more of a floral hops flavor. Medium gold color appropriate for the style.

Edit: Tasted this with the Bridgeport IPA as part of a mixed pack and that was much better. If trying to choose between the two I would definitely go with the standard IPA.

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Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (~1/3 pint)
From: A Chevron in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $8.99 for mixed 6-pack
Purchased: May 15, 2013
Consumed: May 17, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark orange, caramel, amber, clear color with khaki white head. Pretty bubbly underneath. Healthy amount of consistent layered lacing on the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled grassy hops up front. Also got a tad bit of resin, floral and spruce. Honey and caramel malts as well. Maybe some fruit notes. Some dirty socks. Abrupt on nose though.

Tasted a bit better than the nose. First thing I noticed was the heavy maltness that stuck to the tongue with a big bitter backbone. Floral notes come through better here. Also some orange rind and tangerine.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.

An OK IPA overall. I’d probably try it again though.

Hop Czar from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.