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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
First beer of the grand tasting at RBWG 2011
Appearance: Hazy yellow with a medium white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tart fruits, Belgian yeast and woody
Taste: Tart fruits, yeasty, wine barrels, oak with a dry finish
Decent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2011
The first beer of the grand tasting, RBWG. Pours a fizzy golden color with a medium white head. A sweet funky vinous wine barrel nose, some Brett, yeasty. The flavor has lost any Hopiness, but is instead a complex vinous, dry and yeasty concoction. Some fruitiness. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (4906) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2011
originally rated the regular HopGod - this is what we actually rated: Really good, if a little schizophrenic. Peppery, spicy aroma, then a a woody note. Flavor is sweet, like honey or something, then a hoppy, pale ale -like note. Some chardonnay mixed in, too. Very tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Dark copper-orange, spotty white cover. Aroma is fruity, light spicy hoppy. Taste is fruity again, grape, estery spicing, nice apple sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2011
# 1900. Pours a clear orange vistalite with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of Chardonnay, light oak, fresh citrus and hops. Taste of Chardonnay notes, oak wood, hops and faint citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 26, 2011
Draught at Prohibition Taproom. Golden copper with a firmly packed white head. Aroma is sweet malts, light earthy hops, belgian candied malt, light citrus, and a fruity yeast. Medimu bodied with active carbonation. Flavor is full of citrus bitterness, candied malt, fruity yeast, light booze. I’m very anti belgian IPA but this one works it well. Fantastic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
750 ml bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, tangerine, tropical fruit, oaky and peppery notes. Tastes fairly dense on the palate, very complex, rich, very hoppy with a huge malt bill, a lot of tropical fruit notes, and some peppery notes. Very well made as usual from these guys.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Draft at rattle n hum with streets. Pours a bright orange with nice thick haze and no head. Aroma is slightly tart, spices, and woody. Mouthfeel is medium and fairly balanced with notes of light Belgian spices, tart, and oaky notes.dough,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3073) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2011
4oz sample @ Rattle N Hum, New York

Sweet, woody IPA. Not very hoppy taste. Dark yellow, small head. Good palate, alcohol warms nicely

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, hops, oak, Chardonnay, fruit, hints of peach & pear & apricot & grape, and spices. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of Belgian yeast, hops, oak, white wine, light pine, light Brett, and a hint of vanilla. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Heavily bitter, lightly sweet, Belgian yeast, hop, Brett, oak, and slight white wine finish is dry. 10.1%ABV is completely hidden throughout.


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