Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an amazing beer. Hop God is a very appropriate name since it is worthy of the gods. This is a beer from the brewery that is less than 3 years old. The beer they are producing is fantastic.
Smells of Pine forest, Citrus fruits, earth, Yeast and some banana and a bit o spice. Pours a very deep but bright gold with a great white thick head that last the whole time you drink your beer. Which is not long because it is so good. Almost full body with ample carbonation and a very crisp but smooth finish. Flavor is wonderful. One of the best IPA and the best Belgium style IPA I have ever had. Just full of hoppy goodness. Pne, Citrus, Spice, some sweetness but a great hop punch at the front and the end.. Amazingly Balanced and wickedly delicious that hides the 9.2% well...I will drink this again very soon.
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 GTMW. Poured a near clear gold with a near white head that dissipated lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of pine hops with a hint of citrus but a bit one note. Flavor was more complex with pine to citrus with a bit of spice and grain coming out in the finish.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite fruity with a bit of soft malt sweetness. A little bit of vanilla comes through with this one. Light berry and a kiss of honey as well. Bitterness light and there is an odd sort of metallic character that I don’t really care for. Sticky and a little bit chewy. A touch of earthiness and an astringent fruitiness on the back. Comes across as quite medicinal.
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, New York, NY. Cloudy amber, small head. Rich aroma of marzipan and orange. Sweet and full bodied wtih clean, elegant malt, warming alccohol, grapefruity hops and evident almondy yeast character. Distinct, somewhat resiny bitterness. An intense, tasty beer.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barcade. I was confused when I got this as I expected a standard IPA and thought I had the wrong beer. Fortunately, this is correct. Pours a slightly copper bronze. Nose is All-American hops, piney and citrusy, coupled with phenolic Belgian yeast. Interesting combination. On taste, it’s missing something. Tons of hop character with the tripel notes distinctly coming through. Light clove notes with a clean hop character. Pretty decent.
jkwalking05 (3935) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold in color with a large white head. Aroma is of hops and grain. Taste is of citrus, light grass, and hops.
That1Guy (1970) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CruShed at the Crescent Moon. Lots of banana-y esters on the nose. Flavor is similar. The hops come through a bit in the finish but it’s mostly dominated by the tripel fruitiness of banana bread and pears.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Medium gold with slightly opaque character. A long lasting off white head. Sweet cake donuts with some funk and leather. The taste has some funky leather with lots of orange rind in the finish. There is a strong yeasty note throughout, but it comlements the Belgian character. A big brew that is in your face. The aftertaste leaves your mouth dry and that helps to make it interesting. A good effort, but still far from my favorite style. I feel like the only one that doesn’t like Belgian styled IPA’s.
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Pours a gorgeous, bright gold hue with a soft, pure white head. Nose of banana and yeast with just hints of hops. Flavor is more Belgian than IPA, but there is certainly some citrusy hop bite. The commercial description is right on in that this beer "will leave you begging for more!" Really damn good, and the 9.2% is nowhere to be seen. Mouthfeel is medium-light with decent carbonation and mild warming. Great beer.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cresent Moon in Omaha. Pours clear golden with white head. Aromas of citrus, hops, and grain. Flavors of spicey and bitter hops, banana, clove, tropical fruits and citrus. Finishes bitter with a bit of an alcohol burn. The spicyness and banana belgian flavors seem to be fighting with the hops and citrus of an IPA instead of coming together. Tough to get through an entire pint.