Hop Czar | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Hop CzarHop Czar
BA SCORE
3.58/5
1,055 Ratings
Hop CzarHop Czar
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
bridgeportbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ccrida on 07-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,123
Reviews:
389
Ratings:
1,055
pDev:
15.08%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
129
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,055 |  Reviews: 389
Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkenagy
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance had a hazy orange colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies and leaves some sticky lacing The smell had some bitter hops up front, but slowly combines with the malts to balance as it warms. The taste had a more bitter than sweet flavoring, but still good for the most part, slightly dry bitter aftertaste, definitely a very dry finish (this definitely has one of the driest finishes I’ve ever had in any DIPA). On the palate, it sat at about a medium, semi-sessionable. Carbonation seems a bit under for the style, not bad to me. Overall, definitely not the best DIPA on the market.

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Photo of RMW66
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McIntosh
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 2 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
dark amber, very hazy, medium tan foam that slowly goes away
not a lot of aroma for an imperial IPA
bitter, some sweetness
creamy, good carbonation, long bitter follow through
very good beer, ok to repeat but not look for
drank: February 2, 2017 7:03 PM

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Photo of beagleyx2
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark orangey amber with a very stingy foam in the Het Kapittel chalice. Before you can sip the aroma is dank and fruity. The first sip is spruce buds followed by a long resiny bite. Sharp and spritzy on the tongue. More acidic than most big IPAs, at least it seems more old-school as IPAs have drifted into a new tropical mellowness.

Quite surprisingly dry. A mouthful of cider with lime peel and a bitter aftertaste. More of a twiggy and mineral finish. Hard core. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Haggen Market in Bellingham, Wash.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the first beers to bring the super orange appearance into the double ipa category. I really like it, looks hearty, dangerous yet inviting, 1/2" off white head. Aroma has lots of C hops, maybe Simcoe.

Taste, is a super hoppy affair. There's not much else to speak of, it crushes old school hops into a crystal malt presentation. Its not excessively bitter, but its no slouch either. It leans forward with grapefruit like bitterness throughout. Its not a dry finish, there's lots of malt in here and not in that vibe, like a viscous amber and dipa blend. I don't like the bomber format, too expensive.

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Photo of Allurex
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of casapy
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EvanRobertson
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeremiah87
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of fishermanbc
2.17/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Look - Clear without being bright. Good head although diminished quickly....understandable due to alcohol content.
Smell - Completely lacks any American Hop aroma which is weird. Completely dominated my alcohol / malt on the nose. Aroma actually a bit unpleasant.
Taste - Hugely malty, with some hot alcohol and a lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. Really not doing it for me.
Feel - see hot alcohol / lingering bitterness.
Overall - I don't think this is a good representation of the stile
Purchased from Purvis Cellars - 25/05/16
Best Before - April 2016..........there you go. An out of date bottle. Worth trying another fresher bottle at some stage.

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BYOFB
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tlloyd417
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vladdswrath
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a cloudy orange with a big two-finger head, lots of bubbles and and quite dense. Smell is fruity and quite sweet, not to mention very floral. It's definitely unique, although I don't know that I find it very appetizing. Taste is strange. Not bad per se, just different. Sweet, but strangely heavy on the swampiness. It also ends very bitter and it is a lingering bitterness, not the good kind that can wrap up a sweet taste like a cymbal crash. Other comments seem to hint that this weird mildewy sock taste is a trademark of BridgePort brews. I suppose you have to be known for something, but I am definitely not going to go out of my way to try more of this swamp juice.

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Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hop Czar from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,055 ratings
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