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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A beautiful golden crossbreed of a Belgian Tripel and a West Coast IPA. Combining the best attributes of each style in a remarkable way, this beer explodes with spiciness, tropical fruit, and an intense citrus bitterness that will leave you begging for more! Hopped with Warrior, Chinook, Centential, and Cascade hops.

2012 North American Beer Awards Bronze Medal Hybrid Style Beer
2011 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Bronze Medal Belgian Style Strong Specialty Beer
2010 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal American-Belgo Style Ale
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Silver Medal American-Belgo Style Ale


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5260) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Hazed orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Very bready, Belgian yeast, and a light citrus aroma. Sweet malt, yeast, caramel, brown sugar flavors. Light medium bodied with decent carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (719) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Draught at brewery night. Pale with decent head. Nose is quite lemon sour with some funk. Taste is banana and ripe fruit with cardamom. Slick mouthfeel with chalk and a bitter woody linger. Its an incongruous beer but one that is surprisingly good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2272) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft. Pours copper with small head. Smells of bread and yeast with some floral notes. Taste is lightly bitter with some hop bite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (801) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4oz sample at Waldo Pizza. Pours an opaque light honey. Aroma of citrus, grass, pepper, spice, coriander, lemon. Flavor is lemon, apricot, coriander, grass, spice. Good, but not for the price.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2012
January 9, 2012 tap at Saucer. Hazy yellow orange pour with some head and lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus and fruity. Taste is pretty much spot on with aroma but throw in a little spice to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma is grass, wheat, earthy, caramel and dark fruit. Taste is very sour, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, bittersweet. Nice lacing. Clean mouth feel. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2012
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Quite an opaque, borderline murky dark orange pour. Looks gritty, sludgy, and almost sedimental. The beer is generally more appetizing than this first impression, though, and it starts off with an appealing ripe nose of yeast, abundant dry hops, and citrus rind. Smooth mouthfeel, almost no heat from the abv. Taste is big and buttery from the Chard, which complements the yeast quite well, and the dry hops provide a pleasant contrast in the taste, along with a moderately spicy finish. I’ve certainly had better beers in this general style, but this one was solid.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
docskalski (12) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
I went and had a growler filled with Hop God at a local grocery store, with no previous knowledge of the brew, and wow, quite a pleasant surprise I must say. A bountiful citrus and complex hop aroma is noted up front, followed by visualization of a crystal clear amber pour with an expected two finger head. Taste is overtly malty and sweet with a smooth hop finish, noting bold notes of tempered red fruit, typical of Belgian yeasts yet perfectly complementing the grain bill which I assume included the infamous Special B malt. Palate is thick and reminiscent of an imperial stout, which is always a plus with a crystal clear IPA like this (in my book). Pleasantly surprising. Overall, worth the price and I will definitely buy more. This may even out compete Surly Furious in my book.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bodegajohn (4) - LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2011 does not count
Pours a brilliant orange / amber with nice filled that falls into some lingering lace. Nose is citrus and sour. Taste is similar to the nose: sour start, fading into a ever so slight bitter finish that lingers on the tongue. The well masked alcohol makes this one dangerously good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kcdrew (5) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2011 does not count
I think it is a bit overrated for the name. Pretty good beer. Tried it on tap a few times.


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