Hopzone IPA | Bozeman Brewing Company

Hopzone IPAHopzone IPA
BA SCORE
79.8%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 99 ratings
Hopzone IPAHopzone IPA
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:
#7,766
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
99
Liked:
79
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
9.39%
Alströms:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 21
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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

Photo of GRFounder
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 TheSixthRing
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
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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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 B_B
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 websherpa
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 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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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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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

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Hopzone IPA from Bozeman Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.8% out of 100 with 99 ratings
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