Hop Czar - Cascadian Dark Ale
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 14.17%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
30
From:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
  9
SCORE
84
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chill hazed mahogany with a thumb of tan head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Roastyness & carob

T: Roastyness, faint pineyness, dryness & charred grain notes. A little bit of molasses, charred grain

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation. okay balance

A different take on the style, not hoppy enough to really hold my attention, but worth a go if you not just a complete hop-head...

Oct 15, 2014
More User Reviews:
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Reidrover from Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle bought from Fred Meyer in S.Salem $3.79 Dark ale almost black with a large bubbly ,frothy tan head. Very porterish dark chocolate nose..semi dark roast coffee beans and just a touch of floral hop. Balanced flavour dark and bitter from the malts as well as the hops.. melds well. Nice thick palate and a long lasting bitter coffee after taste. Nice CDA..more on the Imperial porter side.
Totally not the same as Black Rain..stronger and better

Sep 28, 2014
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Metaltildeath from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Nov 14, 2014
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OKCNittany from Oklahoma

3.94/5  rDev +9.4%

Oct 08, 2014
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bump8628 from Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Oct 20, 2014
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ruckus232 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 21, 2015
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bpfrush from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Oct 03, 2014
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dertyd from California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Feb 14, 2015
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MikeMilanoDesign from California

1.35/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

first time i had it it was amazing. then the second time, a year later, i got it i thought it might just have been sitting on the self to long. but it was super skunked. i think they are either fermenting at a super high temp or just not storing properly

this time its the same thing. its super skunked. almost taste like metal. super disappointed.

Dec 27, 2014
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sonofliberty2 from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 22, 2014
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bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feb 23, 2015
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richkrull from Wisconsin

3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

Nov 08, 2014
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Feb 05, 2015
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BeerBeast from Florida

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jan 01, 2015
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snohojimbo from Washington

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 26, 2015
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DerAtomsmasher from Washington

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a latte-colored head. Smells vaguely of a Christmas tree with a little caramel sweetness and orange somewhere. Not cloyingly heavy, packs a very piney, resinous punch with almost no toasty characteristics from the malts - more of a dryness.

I've never had their Dark Rain, so I don't know how it compares.

Sep 28, 2014
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Jame515 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Nov 22, 2014
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kushlash23 from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Dec 12, 2014
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MrBeige from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 22, 2014
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BuzzFee from Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Nov 08, 2014
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MikeDAdams from Idaho

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Oct 12, 2014
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NSXAG from Arizona

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 18, 2014
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DoctorsOrders from Kansas

3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dec 21, 2014
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alerivers from Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

I've really enjoyed the single hop variants hop czar has but out for their 30 anniversary, but this was my least favorite.

Poured dark black, with malty tan head. Very little lacing as consumed.

Aroma: was balanced between malt & hop, was expecting a really balanced flavor based on aroma.

Taste: strong malt flavor with slight chocolate. Hop comes through & lingers with low ibus. Smelled better than tasted.

Mouth feel was in between an IPA & a porter.

Sep 30, 2014
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Andrew777 from Washington

3.6/5  rDev 0%

Nov 09, 2014
Hop Czar - Cascadian Dark Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 30 ratings