Hop Czar | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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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:
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Added by ccrida on 07-22-2008

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle onto a pint glass.

pours a rich orange color with a half inch white head with good lacing. big citrusy, mangoy hop smell is apparent from feet away. digging this so far. taste is superb. great mix of hops and malts. big on the hops, yes, but the malt is big too. great citrus flavor with the right amount of bitterness. this is excellent. higher side of medium bodied with medium carbonation.

overall I really like this beer. had it a year ago and gave it a 4.25 had, and now a year later it looks like I still love it. no idea why this is rated so low here, its excellentn

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, golden brown body. The foam settles fairly quickly and leaves nice lace.

S - Musty, spicy hops with notes of pine and onion as well as some caramel malt.

T - Sweet, malty notes of caramel and bread up front with a bit of orange hoppy character. Some pine and more caramel in the middle with a transition to darker bread and moderate bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a relatively balanced finish.

D - Not bad, the hop character seems like it is a little bit faded from what it once was and this definitely isn't one of those rare DIPAs that ages well. The remaining hop character works well but the bitterness is somewhat harsh and medicinal, though it does a good job of balancing the substantial malt load.

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3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap. Pours a medium brown with an inch of light tan head. Some lacing. Aromas of citrus namely orange peel. Taste is rather malty with some citrus hops. Orange peel and pine. Not very hoppy considering the style and name. Medium bodied. Not much else to say here. Overall, not necessary to have this one again.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BaileysBrews
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just had some Hop Czar by Bridgeport. It is an awesome IPA which they refer to as an Imperial IPA. Light, fresh, amazingly smooth, and a gorgeous amber color with a two finger head. It's very carbonated and a little more bitter from the insane amount of hops they use, but I loved it and I will buy it again. However I warn against the 7.8% alcohol content, it will sneak up on you. It finished very smooth and is consistent through the entire beer unlike some IPAs that seem to leave the ingredients toward the bottom of a bottle. Because of the heavily floral aroma and flavor I recommend pouring into a a wide brimmed glass to get the full flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Hazy orange or goldish color. Head is decent and off white.

Smell is slightly citrus with a hint of malty sweetness.

Taste tends more towards the piney oily hop flavor with quite a bit of the malt backbone present. Finish is mostly hops with little alcohol burn.

A somewhat odd DIPA in its lower alcohol, it loses out a bit in the hops punch. Seems like it falls more in the strong IPA pool than a DIPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big time Imperial IPA with 87 IBUs. Nice amber color, with a huge citrus nose. Big hops flavor, resin seems to build up on the rim of the glass. Crisp mouthfeel, lingering bitterness.

Great IPA. Good balance between outrageous hops levels and caramel malts.

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Hop Czar from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.6 out of 5 based on 1,053 ratings.
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