bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
boxofrane (2535) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours copper with small head. Smells of bread and yeast with some floral notes. Taste is lightly bitter with some hop bite.
rader58 (825) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ryanfolty (2139) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
docskalski (13) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
bodegajohn (4) - LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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!
kcdrew (5) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think it is a bit overrated for the name. Pretty good beer. Tried it on tap a few times.
Terminus (3381) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Bridge-St Louis-Pours bright orange with a lovely soapy white head with nice lacing and just looks great overall. Nose is nuts! phenols, honey, sweet citrus with some lite alcohol heat. Definatley there but not over bearing. robust flavors of sweet phenolic belgian yeast qualities with big bitter/resinous hops, especially on the finish. Wow a really crazy beer here not alot of alcohol heat on the flavors masked more by the robust hops. This beer almost becomes plastic tasting. The bitterness goes on for a long time. This isnt really the most balanced beer out there however, its a very challenging and unique twist to this saturated style.