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Hop Czar | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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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:
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Added by ccrida on 07-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,611
Reviews:
389
Ratings:
1,055
pDev:
15.08%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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129
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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