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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 2014 San Diego International Beer – Bronze Medal – Other Belgian-Style Ale


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2372) - 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 (2031) - 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 (8054) - 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 (5673) - 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 (4019) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2068) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, oak, sweet malt, vanilla, & citrus; Flavor of sweet woody malt, yeast, hops, citrus (notably orange), some vanilla, and spice; Finish is dry; Nicely balanced; Overall, rich vinous qualities - very good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Thanks riversideak! Little oaky chard nose, some spicy belgian yeast. Sweet bubble gum becomes spicy pepper, good interplay of the wine, little dank toward the finish. Very tasty beer, missing the hops though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Woody chardonay notes up front, some belgian yeast esters, light hints of hops - citrus, floral, grass here and there. Pours hazy golden orange, nice head sheets of lace. Chardonay, belgian yeast sweetness, honey, coconut, light hoppy finish. Hides the ten percent well. More belgian than belgo ipa but well done. Fruity finish. Lingering wine barrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
750ml capped, thanks Alex. Pours a hazed golden with tight white head and moderate lacing. Nose is light on the hop aromas, yet balanced with plenty of Belgium esters and as it warms and opens up I pick up light oak and white grapes. Not much in the way of hops, but digging the barrel and Belgian character. Slightly boozey as it warms.


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