Hop Czar | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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3.58/5
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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

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Added by ccrida on 07-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,676
Reviews:
390
Ratings:
1,056
pDev:
15.08%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
129
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,056 |  Reviews: 390
Photo of SitkaSteve
2.89/5  rDev -19.3%
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 -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aratcliffe
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of catherinef
2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MickeyHops
2.74/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very sweet with off-flavor aftertaste.

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Photo of Hops-Law
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of m_p_snyder
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Geoffq
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ediaz
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of graybayou
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had a severe aftertaste that wasn't pleasant.

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Photo of beerserk
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of glinnebur
2.87/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zach136
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Medium clarity orange body, white cap, good lacing.

Aroma: Citrus/tropical fruit hop aroma, but theres also this chalky Flintstone's vitamin character.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: Medium bitterness up front with a stronger burnt hop oil lingering bitterness on the finish. Full bodied, with a big toasty malt bill. Hop flavor that's able to shine through is fruit forward. Touch of alcohol heat.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 2" off white fluffy head that drops very slowly with abundant lacing. Color is cloudy golden-orange with some sediment in suspension and mild streaming carbonation.

Aroma: pine, citrus, and pineapple dominate the white bread dough backbone.

Mouthfeel: medium a bit chewy & sticky with a somewhat dry and astringent finish.

Flavor: bitter citrus rind dominates from start to finish with some pine and tangerine notes. Malt is less pronounced than I expected with just enough sweetness to be noticeable.

Overall: very good.

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Photo of markgugs
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a fruity smell with lots of tropical fruits and citrus aromas. Along with these aromas comes some smells of a melon as well as some aromas of a more modest grassy and grapefruit hop smell. Overall quite sweet and delicious.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with some nice grapefruit hop and a little bit of pine as well. As the taste advances, more and more bitter pine hop come to the tongue, bringing a bit of a resinous taste to the beer. All the while, sweeter flavors accompany the hop tastes, with some tropical and citrus sweet tastes, as well as a bit of a candied sugar comes to the tongue. Some hay and grass and an increase in the pine and some earth come at the very end, leaving one with a rather pleasant and smooth, but nicely hopped and decently sweeter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The thicker and creamier feel are fantastic for the brew and make for one easy drinking and flavorful double IPA.

Overall – This was another rather enjoyable brew by Bridgeport. I think many of their stronger (abv.) they do are rather underrated. They are flavorful and balanced, all while hiding much of the abv. and keeping a great drinkability.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Imperialjake
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbell23
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cartr1dgeBased
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hop Czar from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,056 ratings