Hop Czar | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Hop CzarHop Czar
BA SCORE
43.5%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 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:
#37,717
Reviews:
389
Ratings:
1,055
Liked:
459
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
15.08%
Alströms:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
129
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,055 |  Reviews: 389
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

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bombventure
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulWaters
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beercam
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hop czar is a very solid beer. a major driver for the bridgeport line. this is not a low-alcohol beer, but is somewhat modest in abv relative to other double (IIPA) india pale ales. bridgeport is interesting.

Deceptive. pours a resinous, translucent amber, and then fades to a shining, burnished copper. i... i guess it's got a shimmery, slippery, tart mouthfeel, which comes with a deep, practiced, classic hop-bricolage of a taste. Generous and sharp. For smell, naughty, sappy, actually quite unique, though not pleasant, notes fumigate off a funky, tufty, off-white head. Grapefruit predominates. Do note: maybe it's been my glasses, but on occasion this beer can fall off into a coors-y, frankenstein-esque territory halfway through, -if- you let it sit too long. at these points, i found myself motivated towards binge-y, hard hitting gulp-fests to get this one down, despite its density, and, quite frankly, quality.

Sorry for the lack of capitalization. Overall, a successful, interesting beer from an interesting brewery..

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mlkluther
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The malt backbone in this one takes over. The is also a strange astringent tea like flavour coming through that pretty much ruined this beer for me. There are many other beers that are better.

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Photo of Brandon632
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear but semi-hazy copper with pink or yellow hues in different lighting. Head is tan, fluffy, foamy, chunky, and retains well. Lacing is pretty good. Very dank, brothy, spicy, and vegetal aroma. Hard but not impossible for me to distinguish from Bridgeport's Kingpin Imperial Red. If anything, more resin, and more orange or grapefruit character. On the palate, more spice and pepper than the Imperial Red, but overall still very stew-like. Also, somewhat piney and rindy, with a date-like sweetness. Over-steeped tea aftertaste, dry finish. Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, kind of slick, with expected amount of peppery alcoholic warmth.

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Photo of arhagen61
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
2.97/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Hop Czar from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 43.5% out of 100 with 1,055 ratings
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