ben4321 (5254) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governor’s Island, 6/19/10
Aroma: The nose is has some hops to it, pine, spice, grass, and some citrus
Appearance: It pours a somewhat cloudy golden color with an off-white head
Flavor: The taste combines the spicy malts with a bit of hoppy bitterness
Palate: It has a medium body and a more then average carbonation to it
Overall, I thought this beer was plenty solid, but not overly great. Just a solid and drinkable brew. I’d drink it again.
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance is clear gold/orange white head. The aroma is fruity belgian yeast, spicy, bubble gum. The flavor is fruity bubble gum, spicy, belgian yeasty. The finish is spicy, sweet, citrus. Medium in body, syrupy mouthfeel. Decent, interesting, not worth as much as they charge for this beer.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an amazing beer. Hop God is a very appropriate name since it is worthy of the gods. This is a beer from the brewery that is less than 3 years old. The beer they are producing is fantastic.
Smells of Pine forest, Citrus fruits, earth, Yeast and some banana and a bit o spice. Pours a very deep but bright gold with a great white thick head that last the whole time you drink your beer. Which is not long because it is so good. Almost full body with ample carbonation and a very crisp but smooth finish. Flavor is wonderful. One of the best IPA and the best Belgium style IPA I have ever had. Just full of hoppy goodness. Pne, Citrus, Spice, some sweetness but a great hop punch at the front and the end.. Amazingly Balanced and wickedly delicious that hides the 9.2% well...I will drink this again very soon.
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 GTMW. Poured a near clear gold with a near white head that dissipated lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of pine hops with a hint of citrus but a bit one note. Flavor was more complex with pine to citrus with a bit of spice and grain coming out in the finish.
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite fruity with a bit of soft malt sweetness. A little bit of vanilla comes through with this one. Light berry and a kiss of honey as well. Bitterness light and there is an odd sort of metallic character that I don’t really care for. Sticky and a little bit chewy. A touch of earthiness and an astringent fruitiness on the back. Comes across as quite medicinal.
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, New York, NY. Cloudy amber, small head. Rich aroma of marzipan and orange. Sweet and full bodied wtih clean, elegant malt, warming alccohol, grapefruity hops and evident almondy yeast character. Distinct, somewhat resiny bitterness. An intense, tasty beer.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barcade. I was confused when I got this as I expected a standard IPA and thought I had the wrong beer. Fortunately, this is correct. Pours a slightly copper bronze. Nose is All-American hops, piney and citrusy, coupled with phenolic Belgian yeast. Interesting combination. On taste, it’s missing something. Tons of hop character with the tripel notes distinctly coming through. Light clove notes with a clean hop character. Pretty decent.
jkwalking05 (4446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold in color with a large white head. Aroma is of hops and grain. Taste is of citrus, light grass, and hops.
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CruShed at the Crescent Moon. Lots of banana-y esters on the nose. Flavor is similar. The hops come through a bit in the finish but it’s mostly dominated by the tripel fruitiness of banana bread and pears.
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Medium gold with slightly opaque character. A long lasting off white head. Sweet cake donuts with some funk and leather. The taste has some funky leather with lots of orange rind in the finish. There is a strong yeasty note throughout, but it comlements the Belgian character. A big brew that is in your face. The aftertaste leaves your mouth dry and that helps to make it interesting. A good effort, but still far from my favorite style. I feel like the only one that doesn’t like Belgian styled IPA’s.