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
Reviews by websherpa:
Photo of websherpa
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Standard golden bordering on orange IPA with off white 1 finger head. Modest lacing.

Smell: No real malts to speak of. The hops are bitter centric with citric support.

Taste: This is a bitter IPA with citric notes. I'd say this is closer to orange or maybe even slight hints of pine than anything else. It's good but not epic.

Mouthfeel: Typical and well done.

Drinkability: This is a well done IPA, but nothing to write home about.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #84 (Jan 2014):

Yup, clearly an IPA in this can. Great blend of Columbus and Cascade hops to flavor and bitter; the Simcoe and Cascade dry-hopping helps as well. By no means is this IPA over-hopped, but that hoppiness does stick to the palate throughout. Was hoping for a cleaner hoppiness, yet this works.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 7.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Pale amber color, ample suds

SMELL: Juicy, citrus zest, orange pith, piney, guava, stone fruit, fresh grain, estery

TASTE: Mild carbonation, sturdy medium body, spicy hop resin, vegetal, fresh-cut grass, peppery, citrus pith, bread crust, melon rind, ripe pears, semi-aggressive hop bitterness, chalky, mildly astringent; dry, hoppy finish

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DoubleSkunk
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of PereG406
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JayWhitson
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite staple IPA. Bright and crisp with a caramel sweet finish. Wonderful brew and always have some fresh cans in the fridge.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at the Copper Grill and Bar @ the Bozeman, MT Airport

Appearance - Served up in a pint glass with a sliver of white head. The brew itself is clear and golden in color. The thin layer of suds maintain on the surface throughout.

Smell - Light citrus with an even lighter touch of pine. Hints of a bready malt backbone.

Taste - Like the nose, a light citrus flavor hitting on orange and a faint grapefruit bitterness. Light, bready malt backbone. The finish is light and lacks flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall - Quite the average IPA. Nothing that'll grab the attention of the ol' tastbuds, but I don't mind sipping on it here as I kill time waiting for my flight.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Photo of jdaddy
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wneville2
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty hoppy IPA that's seemingly enjoyed by more transplants to the Bozeman area from other states than Montanans in general. I typically don't go over an IBU of 65 with beer, but the sugary malts in this beer make it a little more bearable. It's a well-brewed IPA that's on tap at just about every bar and restaurant in the Bozeman area.

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

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DiggerDahl
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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