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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
Chardonnay Barrel aged version. 750ml bottle only. This version of Hop God is a fascinating, big, bold Belgian-style Tripel hopped in very high amounts to concentrate citrus, grapefruit and floral aromatics in the nose. The addition of Chardonnay barrel aging adds further dimension and oak tannins to an already wonderfully complex Ale - bringing to mind tropical fruits and peach.

2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal American-Belgo Style Ale
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal American-Belgo Style Ale
2012 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Other Belgian Style Ales 2014 San Diego International Beer – Bronze Medal – Other Belgian-Style Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1733) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Tap - good size foamy head, dark gold color, moderate earthy hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, definite Belgian yeasty kick in there, mild wine like notes, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (382) - - AUG 19, 2015
At beachhouse in Bethany. Pours a cloudy gold with a fizzy white head. The nose is a yeasty bomb...can't say I find it pleasant. The taste is ok - Belgian yeastiness, some bitter hops, with some fruit mixed in - but, overall, this really is not my thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at 2015 GTMW, pours a hazy gold with a light white head, the aroma is all over the place, spices mixed well with a hop touch and fruit at the same time, the flavor has a spice like front end with a good amount of fruit in the finish, not too sweet but hoppy too, interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2052) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2015
At Jerry’s. Golly! A big beer in all directions, big belgian yeasty and fruitiness, big hops, winey, oak(although not a big as the others) and boozey. Could have been a mess but came together nicely. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2015
This is a huge. Had this as part of a draft flight at Jerrys in Andersonville. White head on a clear orange pour. Smells like flowers and apricot. Oak, wine, dry, dried fruit and earthy taste. Good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (118) - - MAY 16, 2015
Bomber - pours kinda cloudy with a golden sunset yellow color. Smells like a yeasty Belgian style IPA - wheat, fruity, bitter light citrus hop, a hint of sour and some malty backbone that hides the big ABV. It is unique in how the hop is lessened from the Chardonnay barreling . The oaky fruit comes thru in complexity and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (3570) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2015
On tap at FreshCraft. Darker orange and hazy apppearance. Aroma of citrus zest, tropical fruits, spicy hops, white wine, light grape, light oak, tannins, peach and grapefruit. Similar flavor, a little funky and lightly tart. Complex and fun to drink with a medium to full body. Nicely done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2376) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
This is insane. I have never had a beer quite like this. Aromas of white wine, sauerkraut, rhubarb, lemon, barnyard funk. Perfect balance between sour and bitter. Wow. Flavor bomb right here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet. Thanks to my cousin for the Christmas gift! A: Pours a hazy amber color. The head is a one finger white shade. While its retention isn’t the best, it’s both beautifully creamy and leaves a decent ring of lacing on the glass. S: Very fruity. Intensely fruity, actually. Apples, grapes, pears, oranges, and grapefruit all intertwine on the nose, with a building bubblegum character coming out the more it warms up. The barrel character is moderately strong without being overpowering. One disappointing feature is that I don’t pick up much hoppiness, apart from some of the citrusy characteristics blending within the esters. Otherwise, this is an excellent example of a barrel aged tripel, at least on the nose. T: From the start, the esters hit the palate immediately with strong bubblegum, apple, and pear. It’s on the finish where the hop profile makes itself known. They’re more citrusy than piny, and that’s good. The finish is also loaded with a clean oak characteristic - this feature is actually quite powerful, almost overly so. Wait not almost, definitely overly so. The toasted oak flavors run roughshod everything else when sufficiently warmed up. Getting past that, it’s a solid brew. M: Surprisingly on the clean side, with the barrel characteristics doing a good job of drying it out. The tannins are a bit harsh, actually - it’s too dry in my mind. On the plus side, there’s very little in the way of prevalent alcohol. O: Clearly, this isn’t much of an IPA, Belgian-style or otherwise: the hops are only a slight addition here, playing second fiddle to the barrel character. This is a perfect example of an over-barreled beer - the base beer pretty much cowers in fear of the chardonnay barrels. It’s a reasonable beer, but considering how much this brewery charges, I’m having a lot of trouble recommending this one (except to barrel lovers, that is).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014
750 ml capped bottle. Dirty, cloudy bright gold with lasting head retention. Aroma upfront is mild white wine with a touch of floral type hops, traces of yeast.

Flavor start with oak tannins, funky grape hints, and a hop blend that get progressively more bitter as I sip. Oak hangs around after the sip with the bitterness. A lot going on in this brew, really busy. Yeast chewiness with a dry finish. Lots of oak and Chardonnay grapes, honestly the hops are not present here, but a mild alcohol burn is.

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