MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Devgod opened a bottle while visiting NYC. Everything that you would expect in a nicely balanced Belgian-style IPA. The chardonnay barrel adds a little oak but does not overwhelm the taste. Excellent beer.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"My favorite in a line of really really good Nebraska beers last night. I didn’t know what to expect from the chardonnay barrels as I’ve had everything from mellow soft and buttery, to light apple, to sour. This had a light tropical fruitiness and a coconut aspect to the barreling that has been noticed in bourbon aged beers like Bruery White Oak. The aroma is tantalizing fruits and coconut, oak and hops. The hops are subdued but not covered by the barreling and their presence put this one over the top compared to the Melange (same barrels). Expensive, but soooo stinkin good. Mouthfeel soft and full and oh so smooth."
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Max’s. Cloudy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of vanilla, lemon, light brandy. Taste is rich, complex, boozy vanilla and summer fruit.
Tstamba (324) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at White Oak Tavern. Deep golden hue with substantial head and ample lacing. Citrus and fruity hops with Chardonnay on the nose. Complex flavor profile with sweet malt, citrus, oak tannins and dry white wine finish. A truly outstanding Belgian style trippel...
Maxbier (313) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with big white head. Musty white wine funk aroma. Slightly spicy white wine and funk flavors up front. Hoppy wine slightly tart finish.
beerbastard (698) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 bottle. Hazy pale gold with lacing. Tart banana bubblegum with granny apple nose. Mild sweet clove and apple flavors followed with spicey burning tart citrus bitterness. Than a wood vinous dryness. A very big complex beer. Usually this style would be more sweet. Very enjoyable and unique.
kambei70 (617) - - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried during Omaha craft beer week. 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.
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snoworsummer (2186) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Max’s Sour Fest. Pours hazy bright gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like strong pine hops, resin, old grapes, funky, musky flavor. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like old fruits, grains, bready, and fermented.
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s Sour Fest. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is sour fruit, floral hops, cereal and biscuit malts, light caramel, and light barnyard grassiness. Flavor is fresh hops and sour fruit esters forward with supporting dry malts and finishing dry with a bit of tartness. Medium body and carbonation.
jahshuwuh (405) - USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with fluffly white head. A spicy citrus farmhouse funk smell. Taste is very spicy, black pepper, salty, some caramel malt, very little sweetness though. A little alcohol burn. Spiciness is a bit much. Not bad overall though. A little bit of the barrel character but not much.
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Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours with a hazy gold body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up Belgian yeasty spices, a mix of sweet apple esters and citrus hops. Pretty big malt sweetened aroma. The taste is similar where I get a mix of malt sweetened citrus hops, apple to ripe peach like esters and then it dries out into the finish with lingering hop and grape skin tannic bitterness. Nice.