Hop Czar - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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3.08/5 rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
First thing's first; gotta love the label's artwork! Clean with a hop theme with the czar's wardrobe. The beer comes from a 12 ounce bottle, which is to be poured...now:
It's not the prettiest beer around, as it sits with a washed out orange color with haze. Little head is formed on the pour, and what remains is a thin lace. The aroma is a little hoppy, and even a little strange. It has solid mango and cantaloupe notes, but also a weird fruity smell, like some laundry detergents have. Not so promising.
The taste is somewhat pleasant, even if it isn't up to the class of the style. The beer starts with a slightly sweet taste, then is followed with resin, vague passionfruit, cantaloupe, and bitter grass. Aspirin and woodsy bitterness linger in the aftertaste. It's a medium/full bodied beer with a strong bitterness on the palate.
Middling beer. For an Imperial IPA, middling may not be good enough.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2014 05:06:58 | More by DoubleJ
Hop Czar from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.