Description: Our new Hop Czar® IPA series highlights the glory of hops.
The first in the series, the Citra Dry-Hopped IPA adds a decidedly American
twist to a British original. The complexity of the English malt is complemented
by aggressive dry-hopping with Oregon’s Willamette Valley Citra hops, for this
transatlantic, full-bodied IPA with an intensely aromatic character. — BridgePort Brewing Co.
Random thoughts: Hop Czar has been re-branded as a rotating IPA series. I shared the news about this change back in January. The first release in the new series is a Citra dry-hopped version.
The tasting: Golden orange in color, hazy,
with an off-white head that disappears fairly quickly. Aroma consists mostly of
grapefruit and grass. Taste starts with grassy and herbal notes. In the middle, flavors of bread and light caramel emerge. Alcohol is not
noticeable in aroma but a touch is present in the middle. Hop
bitterness is prominent throughout. Hop Czar is light bodied, softly
carbonated, and finishes with a lingering grassy hop bitterness.
3 star. Good. I would drink this again if it was given to me. I was excited to taste this beer because I love Citra hops. I've used them in my homebrews and enjoy their big citrus and tropical fruit flavors. So was surprised (and a bit disappointed) by the grassy hop flavors that were so dominant. Overall, it's a nice beer. I was just expecting something different.
Have you tasted Hop Czar Citry Dry-Hopped IPA? How do you like it?