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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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


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4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrDick (363) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4782) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2016
750 ml. Gigantic spongy head finally settles down to a thin disc of cream. Nose is earthy oak with some spicy-sweet white wine, citrus and toffee. Tastes of white wine, apricot, lemon hard candy, wood and a touch of cocoa. Some bubblegum in the long finish. Medium-plus body is soft, lightly astringent and shows a nice balance. .

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot Glybourn, Chicago. Pours old gold and hazy with a lasting head. Interesting vinous aroma, contrasted by solid hop bitterness. Hints of berries, milk chocolate, wood, vanilla and citrus. Very complex..A wonderful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1163) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Pours a hazy, sediment looking bright orange with thick white head. A strong fruit malt, grape and wine aroma. A sweet and wine like taste with fruits, malts, caramel, citrus and wood. A lingering dry wine and sweet fruit malt aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (293) - - JUN 21, 2016
B-. Pours a murky rust orange color with white head. The dry finish I believe comes from the champaign and I don’t particularly care for it

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (616) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2016
Tap at Maricero. Aroma: Orange, mikan Palate: Full-bodied. Flavor: Kumquat with white pine. Subtle wood note. Comment: Served overly cold, so I couldn’t get the most out of it for this tasting. Would drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2016
Tap at Imazato. Cloudy orange with lace. Nose is peaches, white wine, wood, biscuits. Sweet fruity malt flavor, peaches and oranges, wine and oak. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass sort of an orange with a white foam cap. Nose is citrus and wood. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth . Flavor is mostly citrus thought the barrel aging adds a lot of character. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a hazy orange with thick frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus, wood,floral. Medium mouth, vinous, fruity, light dry finish, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Had on draft at Hay Merchant. Citrus, berries, malty, low hop character, grape, wine. Light oxidation in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (1036) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2015
On tap at Omaha Tap House 2013. Light copper color with an off white head and decent lacing. The aroma is hoppy and dank with a bit of grape. Flavor has some floral and herbal hops with even a bit of mango and and some oakiness from the barrel. Medium/full body with moderate carbonation. nice complexity to the beer and interesting.


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