Hop Czar | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

BA SCORE
82
good
1,051 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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
Ratings:
1,051
Reviews:
388
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
15%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
126
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,051 |  Reviews: 388
Photo of Ghrymm
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mlkluther
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
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 +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
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 +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
2.97/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of weaselface89
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- orange color with a lot of little floaties. nice creamy head
S- smells alittle weird... kinda dank smelling with citrus and maybe pine. Has a stinky feet smell about it.
T- bitter, in a good way I think. herbal. hard to elaborate. Has
F- medium body
O- very different. not sure if its within date because I don't see one. would be interested to know if this beer was still within its appropriate life span.

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Photo of Fillllll
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ElJacobian
2.4/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Maybe something was wrong with my beer, but this was honestly one of the worst ones I've ever had. Worse than the Chupacabra, somehow. I do not plan on ever drinking this again.

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Photo of Brantgraves
2.92/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pianoguy
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 ox bottle. no bottling info

Pours an orange body with a white head. Little retention, little lacing

Smell is malt, some pine and ... that bridgeport smell.

Taste follows the smell leading to a nice hoppy bitterness... Bridgeport IPA's just have a certain unique signature. I have heard it described as a medicine smell/taste. I think this is an accurate description... It reminds me of the taste you get when you lick an envelope.This may sound crazy but it aint necessarily bad.. It's just that Bridgeport thing....

Nice medium feel

Overall Good, not great

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Photo of magic_swaggin
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichol
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer looks very nice and full. Cloudy red-orange brown with an enduring head that leaves plenty of lace once it finally subsides. At 87 IBUs, it's very strong on the hop, almost as strong on the malt, for an overall robust flavor. As it hits different parts of the tongue, its varying elements distinguish themselves very clearly. There's an element of sweet at the front, but bitter toward the back, and spice that I can't quite identify. Overall, this beer looks and smells very good; objectively, I think it presents well and is nicely crafted. This is what makes it strange for me to say that I do want to like it, but personally speaking I don't think this is one I'd repeat once my supply is gone.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoostaBia
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of arini10
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muldersha
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had from a 12oz brown bottle purchased in Portland, OR.

Pours a nice, pretty clear orange color with a nice looking off-white head. Impeccable head lasted for more then 30 minutes of drinking. Serious head retention.

Aromas of orange, citrus, bitter herb, fresh herb, and pine.

Very soft and smooth on the palate with fantastic herbal notes and a dry, bitter finish. Perhaps lacks clarity, but ultimately a fine brew.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
2.89/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated fairly nicely. Lacing moderately arranged itself around the glass.
The smell started off with a cooked hoppiness (somewhat grassy to citrus, maybe chalky).
Different.
The taste was mildly sweet with a light burnt hop trying to show some bitterness, but not so much.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with an okay bittering feel over my tongue (harshness feels a bit under).
Overall, I'm not impressed with this DIPA. Not one of the better offerings from this brewery.

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Photo of jtbone
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aratcliffe
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of catherinef
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Hop Czar from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.6 out of 5 based on 1,051 ratings.
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