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RATINGS: 139   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4958) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Hazy orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Bready, light resin, vanilla, and a hinto abv. Bourbon barrell, bready, caramel malt, and a light sour. Medium boded with a bito fizz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (382) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 one of the best things Iíve ever put into my mouth, and yes, I AM counting David Bowie, too. Incredible caramel-apricot color, hazy and gold laced. Three fingers of slightly off-white tightly carbonated head. Great retention and rocky dissipation. Aroma screams of chardonnay, green apples, apricot, tangy yeast, and some moderate hops. Oak and grapes are prevalent. Taste follows aroma, but much more oaky-butteriness and slight grape acidity. I canít tell you how lively this flavor is. Finishes with a serious hop dryness and bitterness on the sides and back of the tongue. Dry hop flavor, not citrussy. One of the best beers Iíve ever tasted. Top 3, hands down. My first Nebraska, and definitely not to be the last. WORTH EVERY GOD-DAMNED RED CENT! POSSIBLY THE BEST BEER IN AMERICA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy gold pour with a thick white head. Malty and estery nose with bitter grassy hop notes and some white wine character. Winey flavor before banana Belgian esters take over, then grassy hops show up for a bit before a boozy finish. Interesting beer, but nowhere near worth the asking price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2011
750ml bottle. pours a nice murky golden color. nice aroma but nothing that stood out as a big IPA. interesting taste of citrusy hops and slightly sour on the finish. Iím told this is from the chard barrel aging. Good beer but hard to justify the price tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3665) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Nice blend of cherry, apple, and pear aromas. Cloudy amber, little head. Flavor is triple sec up front with oak and maraschino cherry notes also present. There is also an impression of brett, but my glass may have just needed a rinse. This is a big beer with quite a bit of heat. Tasty, but Iím beginning to tire of these big sorts of beers and wouldnít want more than one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter aroma with weak yeasty hints. Fruity malty hoppy yeasty barrel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of wood in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
They do indeed have this on tap very rarely. Ridiculously expensive 4 oz pour. It is pretty tasty, notes of wine, oak, yeasty spice, and a hint of hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Poor is hazy yellow with small head. Aroma is tart lemon rind with honey taste is kind all over the place a little tart up front. Then vanilla and white pepper followed by oak leather and finish is slightly bitter good beer. Thx tally beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2011
8/5/11. 750mL bottle thanks to Tim and Rachel! Very cloudy orangeish pour with a small off-white head. Complex aroma with oak, sour, vanilla, wine, and more... awesome flavor that contains big oak, vanilla, a touch of sour, hops, wine, and more. Ths is good shit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2124) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
750 mL bottle shared at the July Santa Cruz tasting. Pours a hazy brass color with a light-tan head. Aroma is pretty much pure chardonnay, not getting a lot of IPA or even beer character out of it. Big apple/pear, perfume and alcohol. Flavor is buttery oak up front, then a winey fruitiness, some round esters and yeastiness and a tannic, bitter finish. Comes together pretty nicely but itís not very recognizable as an IPA of any sort.

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