Hopzone IPA
Bozeman Brewing Company

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Bozeman Brewing Company
Montana, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,745
Ranked #14,001
3.94 | pDev: 8.88%
Apr 26, 2022
Mar 07, 2011
Very Good
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Notes: None
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3.87 by jakecattleco from California on Apr 26, 2022
4.48 by AmitC from New York on Sep 04, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at home.
Poured from a twelve ounce can into a pint glass.
Date on can 06/26/21 a born on date or a drink by date? Doesn't say.
Looks, golden yellow with a nice foamy head that dropped to a thin cap.
Smells lightly bready, grapefruit, spicy and piney.
Taste follows the nose with plenty of spicy hops for the style.
Mouth feel is medium plus for the style which I really liked a nice balance of malt and spicy hoppiness. Kind of like a Hop Slam.
Overall a very good example an American IPA, a little bit of a boozy taste for an ABV of 7%, hopefully next Summer I can try it on tap.

Aug 24, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Picked this up a while ago when I was out west, as I never had anything from Bozeman Brewing before. Hard to read the date that was stamped on the side of the can, near the bottom, but this poured fine and didn't have any large sediment in it. This was a bit heavy on the palate but wasn't a bad example of what a good American IPA should be!

This beer's appearance was alright as it was golden, somewhat brassy in hue, and filled with a very fine sediment that swirled around every time I took a sip. Enough head topped it off but the lacing was mostly in the form of a thick, rocky, and deep head near the top of my pint glass. Not a strong aroma to this as there's lots of caramel, pine, and sharp citrus as that was also true for the taste. A bit of tobacco, bread, and grain entered the fray as I sipped it with this being quite balanced and acrid on the palate, but not too far from being typical at the same time.

There could have been a bit more carbonation to this and the mouthfeel was moderately slick as the booze was easily felt. That complemented the flavors here and this came across as stronger than it was in actuality. Not a bad IPA as this was certainly indeed in the "Hopzone", with enough malt to round things out!

Feb 03, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Draft at the Slippery Otter in West Yellowstone, MT. Pours a clear amber with a very thin off-white head. Initial impression is citrus(mostly orange and grapefruit) and pine resin. Mouthfeel is medium-sticky; carbonation is perfect. Finish is clean and bitter. I love hops, but this one was a little over the top for me.

Jun 25, 2019
3.85 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 30, 2019
3.88 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Mar 10, 2019
4.16 by lochef81 from Michigan on Aug 17, 2018
3.78 by EdFed from Illinois on Aug 05, 2018
4.25 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC) on Jul 23, 2018
3.69 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jul 22, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by 2market from Pennsylvania

The best IPA you’ll be able to find in Yellowstone National Park

Jun 14, 2018
3.75 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Jan 06, 2018
4.25 by wertschy from Pennsylvania on Oct 29, 2017
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3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

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.

Sep 21, 2017
3.69 by cherche from Washington on Sep 15, 2017
3.99 by zahara15 from Vermont on Sep 13, 2017
3.85 by BlueSpader from Washington on Aug 26, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

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.

Aug 16, 2017
3.99 by rarigney from Washington on Jul 27, 2017
3.4 by prisdefer from New York on Dec 23, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Impetuous from Montana

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

Oct 17, 2016
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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BulletsNBeers from Montana

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

Sep 10, 2016
3.5 by LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina on Aug 28, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, pine and citrus. Sweet caramel with a piney bitterness.

Aug 01, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

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.

Jul 31, 2016
3.78 by Quafftastic from Virginia on Jul 19, 2016
3.61 by NickSMpls from Washington on Jul 17, 2016
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

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.

Jul 13, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Rogerlb from California

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.

Jul 06, 2016
3.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Jun 27, 2016
3.85 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Jun 05, 2016
4.05 by Huffaroma from Montana on Dec 29, 2015
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3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by josiahschlender from Oregon

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.

Dec 11, 2015
4 by 2GOOFY from California on Oct 31, 2015
3.06 by largadeer from California on Oct 25, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

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

Oct 24, 2015
3.5 by jrob21 from Georgia on Oct 21, 2015
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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by KSOZE from Ohio

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.

Oct 01, 2015
3.42 by B_B from California on Sep 26, 2015
Hopzone IPA from Bozeman Brewing Company
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