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Nebraska Reserve Series Barrel Aged HopAnomaly

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4282) - 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 (7194) - 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 (2749) - 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 (975) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2695) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
On tap at FoBAB 2015. Silver metal in strong pale beer. Pours a clear copper color. Aromas of grapefruit and citrus. Taste is bitter and vineous. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4721) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Sample at Strong Ale Fest 2015. Comes a cloudy dark gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and wine. Taste is citrus, floral, Chardonnay, and barrel. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Not as great as hoping. Chardonnay is light, but there. Hops are very light considering the name, assuming to allow for the chardonnay that is delicate. Very bubbly, but it’s not champagne so it’s odd. Tart. No aroma. Light yellow and bit of hazy. Bottle

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2553) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Hazy golden orange with ton of foamy white head... Aroma of Chardonnay oak, butter, citrus, candi sugar, vanilla... Flavor is citrusy, Chardonnay barrel notes are very prevalent, bitterness on palate is much more mellow compared to original... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange white head. Nose and taste of hoppy citrus, peach, oak, Chardonnay, lemon and alcohol - medium body

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1493) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed at the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 08. Recommended by Aly of Goose Island as we were talking about a number of things. The pour is a dark gold with a small head that just lasts and lasts. The aroma is heavy on hops. There is also a resounding dankness that melds well with all of the vinous grape scents that come from the barrel. There is a nice oakiness on the back end and a little spice. The flavor is also very hoppy for what I was expecting. The grapes and Chardonnay come through in force once you swallow it and its pretty well received. The mouth feel is thick and creamy, with a soft carbonation and a bitterness that just lingers. There is a little sweetness on the back end, but for the most part, this was just a great recommendation. Thanks Aly!


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