Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Hop Czar | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Hop CzarHop Czar
1,055 Ratings
Hop CzarHop Czar

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

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,055 |  Reviews: 389
Photo of muddyh2oblues
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of tyleeis
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of allstar255
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of barczar
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's got a little age on it, so...

Pours a hazy copper with apricot hues and a dense, frothy cream head that lingers.

Banana emerged when the bottle opened, and further investigation reveals resin and pine atop a rich bed of sweet caramel malt. There's a bit of dankness and earthy hop present. Canned corn surfaces as it warms.

Flavor reveals candy-like notes of fruit, finishing decidedly bitter and resiny. Caramel malt is initially sweet, and accented by the soft fruit underlying it. There's a hint of vegetal character present. Floral hops surface in the aftertaste, and muted grapefruit becomes more evident the more I sip.

Body is moderate to a touch full, with moderate carbonation, some harsh astringency, and moderate alcohol warmth.

Wish I had this fresh, but I think dms is present, as it is. Bittering hops were very present, but flavoring and aroma lacked a bit, as is to be expected, so they won't factor into my rating.

 941 characters

Photo of scantonio
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rye_so_serious
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of V3XX069
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dobmaster
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Highstplz
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sparrow_Feather
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Newbiebeer
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of IPA1978
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this one especially for the price. Has a slight vegie/onion flavor though that brings it down a bit.

110 characters

Photo of Rcraft
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of LuckyLyle
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Skater_Rich
1.25/5  rDev -65.1%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SirNoodle
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MTfish
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- golden caramel in color and slightly opaque with a small creamy head when pored.

Smell- not overwhelming with hops and a light fruity aroma with hints of lime

Taste- clean and malty to start with floral tones and a bitter citrus finish that lingers for a while

Mouthfeel- bright and fairly carbonated with a dry finish

Overall- a good example of an imperial IPA as apposed to a double. reminds me of tradition english strong ales due to its dry lingering finish.

 478 characters

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.