Bozone HopZone | Bozeman Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
93 Ratings
Bozone HopZoneBozone HopZone
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bozeman Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bozemanbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by websherpa on 03-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of prisdefer
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very generous head disappears to a light film with moderate lacing

The profile is hops then hops then hops however it ends rather fruity there are underlying bready malt flavors that are quite domesticated but become more dominant as the beer warms

It drinks smooth with a slight edge. I dig the edge but can't help thinking a more robust carbonation would make the brew more complex

Overall good not great

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Photo of BulletsNBeers
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Citrusy lime, hoppy, Mellow, smooth, bitter, sour lemon.....I found this winner in early September. An early Halloween treat! Christmas Cookies!

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Tyler for the can!

Light gold colour with +1 finger of foam that is long lasting.

I get some grapefruit and grass with a solid malt backbone of grain and some sweet notes.

Tastes of pine, light on the grapefruit and grass, goodly balanced by grain and sweet malt.

Solid IPA all around.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickSMpls
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden hue with white fluffy head. Aroma is a little flat-Mostly resiny.
The taste is Grapefruit piney and resiney
Clean and crisp mouthfeel
Very good IPA. More of a classic IPA style and not for those looking for that New England juice box type.

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Photo of Rogerlb
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good looking pale/clear beer, with a medium head. Smell is floral and citrusy hops (as opposed to hoppy citrus--it's earth-forward).

Taste is a solid hoppy IPA, mix of pine needles and grapefruit is perfectly balanced, a wave towards bitter, nothing overpowering or surprising. Malts bring in a creamy fresh finish. Grain and slighty sticky/sweet at the end. Solid.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justinprintz
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huffaroma
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josiahschlender
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice looks from this hometown beer: clear and golden with a nice head that leaves more than average lace on my snifter.

Very hoppy aromas of the citrus rind and evergreen needle sort. These hops assert themselves throughout the flavor experience as well. Malty sweetness makes an attempt to break through, but to my taste there isn't much effort to achieve balance in this IPA. The can lists this ale at 80 IBU--I would have guessed it to be even higher due to the significant bitterness at the end of the long finish.

Overall, I want to love this beer because in general I love IPAs, but the hops are just a bit too much on the side of aggressive and bitter. My impression is that this is a well crafted brew that's out to make a hops statement. A little much for me on this particular day, but I'll try this one again.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can labeled 13:57:43 25115 at 42 degrees into shaker
Aroma piney, weakens throughout glass
Head large (seven cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to six mm ring and layer
Lacing excellent – wide complete curtains of tiny to medium bubbles
Body medium yell, slight chill haze
Flavor begins bitter and piney, ends slightly bitter; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4.25, Overall 4

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KSOZE
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Like drinking some sticky icky hop resin. Sticky icky goodness with loads of pine, some floral notes and a grapefruit bitterness bite. Slightly above average IPA.

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Photo of B_B
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jds16
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidanastas
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlphonseFinkelstein
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer from heart of MT. Good malt backbone, with hop kick, that is "in the zone"

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Bozone HopZone from Bozeman Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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