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Hop Czar | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ccrida on 07-22-2008

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Ratings: 1,055 |  Reviews: 389
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i liked this one a lot. very very hoppy, bitter bite. smells like fresh hops, very bold oily hop aroma. flavor is very bitter, with a backing of pale english style malts, but this is a hop bomb through and through. it is a little alcoholy in the flavor, but its not a bad distraction. aftertaste is the essence of bitter hops, really dry. mouthfeel is fine, plenty of body and bubbles. overall a nice big ipa with all kinds of IBUs. enjoyable on a cold night in the utah desert.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of kdawg105
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW!! Great IPA! It pours a nice dark amber color with bout 1/4 in head. The lace hangs around nicely as well. The smell is very noticeable citrus hops with but the malts are also noticeable. Taste is out of this world don't even know where to begin just saying if you Like IPA's You will love this Brew!! Mouthfeel has nice tingle at first which goes down smoothly making it a very easy drinking balanced beer. Get the chance to try it DO!

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of duderus123
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance -A cloudy amber color, little to no fizz, the head is thick foamy and laces the glass as it dissipates.

Smell - The malt scent is light and caramelly. Hops are strong and stinky

Taste - HOLY HOPS! There is no shortage of hops on this one. The color on this brew would lead you to believe it would be a light Amber Ale. Looks are deceiving. BIG HOPS FLAVOR THAT KICKS YOU IN THE TEETH! It tastes like a big IPA! I can't distinguish any flavors past the hops... just way too strong Skunky and bitter

Mouthfeel - Medium - Heavy Bodied. Its got a lingering quality

Overall - I reviewed Bridgeport's Amber not that long ago and noticed a hefty hops profile. this one has it as well. I am a sucker for heavily hopped brews. This may not be 100% true to the IPA style, but it tastes the part! Dude... Bridgeport makes some awesomely hoppy brews... another winner

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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

Pours bright orange with a big, soft, white head that has decent retention. The nose has notes of bread, citrus, mango, grapefruit, and it's very floral. The flavor is lightly bready, citrusy, and sweet with notes of grapefruit and pineapple. It finishes with an earthy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

This offers nice balance with light malt and a good hop character. It's drinkable, smooth, and enjoyable. I would probably have this again.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear light amber color verging on golden; quite a few shards of lace appear as the beer descends

Smell: Floral, with undertones of pith

Taste: Floral, juicy fruit, up front, with a growing limeade citrus character developing by mid-palate; rather sugary, after the swallow, with plenty of sweetness lingering in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A little underattenuated, for my taste, though the floral, juicy fruit flavors are a real attraction and set this beer apart from others in the style

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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