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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2117) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Orange in colour with a bit of haze and medium carbonation. Aromas are of oaked white wine, vanilla, and white grapefruit. Tart white grapefruit and wine are upfront on the palate, but a heavy malt sweetness comes through mid-sip and lasts through the finish. A bit heavy bodied, and not at all bitter. Not bad overall, and surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from tstockstrom (thanks a lot, Chuck), pours a cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is quite funky, with quite a bit of white wine barrels, some funky notes, and subdued hops. Flavour is quite complex, with lots of vinous notes - loads of chardonnay barrels notes, lots of funk, not much hops left, lots of dry oakness, some mild peaches and grapefruit zest. Very complex and dominated by the white wine barrels. High drinkability, despite the intense white wine and lively carbonation. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2670) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Grabbed from Top Hops after dinner. I’ve been ton the top of Nebraska but never had any of her brews which has bugged me for a few years so I finally bit the bullet and grabbed this over priced bomber. Pours a very dirty gold with nice white head. Nose of white grapes, box wine, and herbal. The first sip was sour and not great but once you let it breath I thought quite a good brew. You get the chradonnay a plenty, grassy, citrus, yeast, vanilla, earth, herbal, woody, and light medicinal finish. Tingly on the tongue and I was happy for large bottle as each glass I enjoyed more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2476) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Hazy yellow golden pour, thin bubbly white head .... aroma of grapes (chardonnay), light oak, some light citrusy/floral hops and fruity belgian tripel yeast ...... taste has a spicy hoppy bite with a fruity belgian yeast, dry oak and chardonnay notes (grapes of course), citrusy fruits (apicots, oranges and peaces) and a light floral/piney bite .... mouthfeel is dry with a lingering bitterness in the finish .... a well balanced beer with abv hidden well

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (570) - Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2012
From notes..one of the top 3 or so offerings from Savor this past June, obviously this is not the ideal setting to be trying to take notes, but this really impressed, stood out from most other offerings, had a ton of complexity, and extremely drinkable..would love to see how this would age..seek it out..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8491) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Subtle iodine mars this Barrel-Aged Double IPA’s citric and grape-y fruitiness, as alcohol heat and honeyed malts attempt to whip up a comforting brew.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam covers the hazy pale amber.
-Hop bitterness is redolent of conifers.
-That aroma sure is not appealing, even more so for a style supposed to showcase bright hops!
-At this hefty price, you just cannot allow yourself to bottle a brew with any faults. I’m not buying anything from them at this price again, that’s for sure.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer appears crystal clear and light orange in color. The head stands in at approximately an inch thick, and displays lasting retention. As the cap recedes it leaves a healthy dose of lacing on the glass. The aroma is really wonderful, with a lot of barrel scents coming through prominently. The flavor is very good, but not quite up to the level of the aroma. The taste is very tannic, as the wine barrels really shine through. The hop aspect is there, but is a bit overshadowed by the French Oak Chardonnay barrel. That being said, the beer is pretty well balanced, and surprisingly drinkable for what it is. Frankly, I did not expect to enjoy a barrel-aged IPA this much. The feel is medium bodied with a solid carbonation level. A blend of hops and barrels lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer is complex and interesting, and I would certainly have it again. Best shared and / or enjoyed in small quantities. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-12-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (2555) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Malty, white wine, with hints of hops. Nice belgian, white wine taste with some bitterness from the hops. One of my favorite belgian/ipa combo beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Pours hazy golden orange. Smells of peach apricot oak and grain. The taste is smooth but extremely complex. Fruity white white, dry hay like hops, a nice full grainy feel. There is a beautiful Belgian golden ale feel that makes it familiar. Crisp apple cider like dry finish, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Hazy orange pour with fluffy white head, dissipates pretty fast. Aroma has notes of wine, white grape, some grapefruit, orange peel, hints of grass, peach and apricot notes, slight esters with hints of grapefruit, some biscuit and bready notes. Taste is slightly boozy, hints of grape, white wine, hints of apricot, pear notes, touch of biscuit and bread, some yeast, finishing fairly sweet, slight bitterness. More alcohol than I thought there would be.

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