Hop Czar – Imperial India Pale Ale by Bridgeport Brewing (USA)

Portland-based Bridgeport Brewing is celebrating 30 years of ‘Beervana’. The Oregon brewers have a fine stable of brews but this is the first I’ve come across. With most American IPA’s the “I” stands for “Intense” and Hop Czar is no exception.

Bridgeport Brewing's Hop Czar ........ a taste of things to come
Bridgeport Brewing’s Hop Czar …….. a taste of things to come

 

‘All Hail The King’ boasts the bottle and this Imperial India Pale Ale lives up its royal billing. This is a feisty American IPA with bags of hops, bittersweet green-apple crumble with hints of citrus rind and a zesty finish. It was great for a winter barbecue  and a perfect accompaniment to my homemade burger with mayo, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, picked beetroot, red-onion chutney and melted cheese, topped with The Chilli Factory’s ‘Turbo Supercharge – Extreme Hot Habnero Paste’. Not for the faint-hearted

Here’s beer-lovin’ Frank Black with ‘Czar’ …………… well, he looks like he’s beer-lovin’

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2 thoughts on “Hop Czar – Imperial India Pale Ale by Bridgeport Brewing (USA)”

  1. Cheesy beans on toast for me and m’lad – nice change from the usual toast on cheesy beans that is staple in my house (it binds us – no not like an egg). i’m going to pour 2 cans of Fosters (£11 for 20) into a wine jug and have some caraffed beer. ole x

  2. Fosters? Is that some kind of sangria? Have you ever tried haricot beans, baked in a tomato sauce, served on grilled bread and topped with grated Cheddar? Time to expand your repertoire.

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