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Hopzone IPA | Bozeman Brewing Company

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3.94/5
Very Good
100 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#8,178
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
100
pDev:
9.39%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A monster three finger head with good retention. The head is off white in color and is stiff frothy peaks that leaves some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a pale gold color and is translucent. The beer has some carbonation buble visible. Overall a very good looking beer.

Nose: A ripe fruity nose with grapefruity citrus, pine, and floral esters. A light toasted malt, with biscuit, caramel, and yeasty notes.

Taste: Pine, grapefruit, floral bouquet, fruity notes, with light toasted malt, biscuit, yeast, kinda a solvent metallic note.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium mouthfeel, and astringent finish.

Overall, the appearance and the aromas coming off the beer is phenomenal, I was super stoked to try this beer, but the beer is malt backbone is too heavy and the hops just taste off for me. I sure was hoping for a great IPA after I got a good look and whiff, then I was let down.

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Photo of cherche
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zahara15
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2017-08-15
12oz can served in a snifter. Canned on 06/21/17. Given to me by @mr-jj. Pours clear golden-bronze with a smallish head and little carbonation. Smell is hoppy -- maybe slightly cat pissy, mostly pine resin, fairly mild.

Taste is very bitter, slightly floral, and leaning toward pine resin.

Mouthfeel is medium but a little too still. Overall, tasty beer.

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Photo of rarigney
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
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 +26.9%
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 -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickSMpls
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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 -4.8%
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 -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justinprintz
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huffaroma
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josiahschlender
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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 -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hopzone IPA from Bozeman Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 100 ratings
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