Bridgeport Hop Czar Imperial IPA

Bridgeport Hop Czar Imperial IPA

Rated 3.361 by BeerPals
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Brewed by BridgePort Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

8% Alcohol by Volume

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Starting with our award winning IPA recipe, Hop Czar shakes its fist at anyone who dares call it just another common over hopped ale. This Emperor of IBUs is tripple hopped which produces a crazy, big, aggressively bitter, yet drinkable flavor made only for those with a Royal palate. Brewed with three different malts and four hop varieties, Hop Czar has a deep malt background with enthusiastic citrus and floral notes paired with uber high hop bitterness. Hop Czar Imperial IPA, All Hail the new Emperor of the Beer Isle.

ID: 33235 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank6746
Overall Percentile85.8
Style Rank422 of 1802
Style Percentile76.6
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.415
Weighted Score3.361
Standard Deviation0.360

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  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 2.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Love the Tsar Nicholas label. Beautiful rich gold color, coppery with a slight haze, and a thin dense cap. Sour caramel & orange aroma. Quite bitter flavor and yet somehow mellow without much sweetness. Toasty. Sticky, tingly bubbles, weighty. Overall, this is marred by something like dishwater in both the aroma & flavor. The familiar IPA goodness is lacking. Maybe needs re-review, but I'm disappointed.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    this one likely had a little age on it. it had the requisite thick chewy body and resiny-ocity to it, but it was all bitter and malt in the aroma and flavor. the hop aromas and flavors had obviously faded. too bad - it was still decent and seemed like it could bevery pleasant fresh.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.3 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Cloudy orange iipa with a soapy white head. Light hop aroma and very light flavor. A resiny bitter that isn't too strong. Just enough to qualify for the style but definitely one of the weakest in the field.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Alright. Now getting closer to recently tried brews. My wife's uncle almost always has this stocked in the fridge. Had one last night even. Pours a vibrant orange-golden colour. Big white head. Nose is huge, pineapple, grapefruit and other tropical notes. Taste is bitter, but not overpowering. Perfectly balanced brew.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Big head, rocky and off-white, and it left a ring. Clear copper-orange body. Nose was hopped and piney, along with grapefruit. Mouthfeel was decent enough, not spectacular. Flavour echoed the aroma, and the finish did have a piney resinous quality along with the high ABV. Second half of the bottle was tastier than part one.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Another beer picked up on my trip to Seattle. And another beer where I must question the freshness. Aroma has plenty of citrus and floral hop notes but also some sweetness. The same caramel sweetness is evident in flavor along with huge floral hop bitterness. Great, resiny bitter finish.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A brew that needs to lean a few of the social niceties. This brew wants to burn your tonsils out, but then abruptly stops short and mellows out to well balanced brew. Only to do it all again with the next sip or guzzle which ever is your state of mind at the moment. -- all in all a good experience!

  • STEELMAN127 85 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Aroma is hoppy and citrusy. flowers. Deep caramel copper in color. Thick robust mouthfeel. Flavor is flowery citrusy hoppy bitter. Perfect Imperial IPA...

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 2.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    I like Bridgeport, we IPA drinkers all should like Bridgeport. They probably are the grandparents of the modern West Coast IPA. But I didn't care for this one. Price aside, it was disappointing, and actually hard to drink. Overly bitter finish, and unfortunate hop flavouring.

  • MINGO51 678 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This beer poured with an orange/copper colored body topped off with a thin off white head that left left significant lace. Aroma is citrusy hops the whole way through. Mouthfeel is fairly thin given the style. The flavor is bitter grapefruit with some pine and caramel flavors coming through as well.

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