RateBeer
overall
64
70
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lucious ale with many layers, hazy orange color, generously hopped, notes of earth, spice & malt sweetness like no other.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
GCB: Nothing exceptional here. Just another craft belgian. Good but not exceptional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On tap in a shaker. Pours cloudy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, spicy yeast, and some caramel malts. Flavor the same with a good amount of hops for this style. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Growler--thanks, Bob! Pours a murky burnished dark gold with a billowing, sudsy white head that sticks around and around, leaving tons of lace. Big woody and darkly spicy phenolic nose, showing fresh-cut pine in among all the yeasty esters. Creamy medium body with plenty of lively carb. Darkened caramel on the mid-palate underneath fresh-cut wood and tons of spicy phenols. Very enjoyable and pleasant belgian ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
This was the first beer tasted at the brewpub in Oak Bluffs. The high IBU attracted me at 69. The hazy orangish beer has a nice white frothy head. The belgian malts are noticed from the start. I was expecting the hops to overwhelm the beer but there was a nice floral taste. The medium body beer had average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Fresh off the tap. Pours a nice cloudy peach color with excellent white lacing around the edges. Soft fruit aromas apricots, orange zest dominate. Thicker mouthfeel, the palate follows the nose very well with lively fruit up front and a nice dry finish. Very impressed, the balance is exceptional. Overall I wish this one was more available year round.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Location: Draft at the Brew Pub, 10/6/09

Overall Impression: Honestly, I was a little disappointed by this one. With a name like Hop Goddess I expected to love it, but instead I found it to be just alright, and maybe even a little lacking. Not a bad beer, but it is no hop bomb...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This Belgian Ale-India Pale Ale hybrid develops plenty of dried tropical fruitiness atop bulky honeyed malts, leading to a lasting piney, resinous hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the murky beige orange.
-This 2009 batch was a little stronger at 6.9% abv (the previous being 6.2%).
-The aroma is appealing, but not as intense as the flavor profile can be.
-Malts are big, but not as defined as the hops in the flavor profile.
-Gingery spiciness accompanies the citrusy notes in the hop profile.
-The dextrin level is higher than expected for this Belgian Ale base, and the carbonation much softer. A drier brew and more effervescent might have yielded a more cohesive and quaffable flavor profile.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Draught tulip at the brewpub, 9/3/07
Very hazy, brass colored beer has a small white head atop that recedes to cover, leaving moderate lacing.
Distinctly hoppy in the nose, with quite a wide range of hop notes from fresh cut grass to lemons and limes. Fairly low on the citrus, though still manages to be quite assertive and bitter. Yeast is clean and provides minor fruity esters which are mostly lost amongst the hops. It would be nice to see a little more yeast and malt character break through the hoppiness, but considering its meant to showcase the hops, it’s hardly a complaint. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma, no alcohol noted.
Perfumey, bitter, lilac and lime coat the palate with a very unfiltered, almost chewy texture. Carbonation is moderate and lifts some of the bitterness from the finish, clearing the way for bits of light maltiness (honey, dough, crackers). Good attenuation and very clean on the yeast, but the conditioning seems slightly questionable as all the haziness translates to a bit of blandness and astringency from yeast and hop sediment. As well, there is a light soapiness that builds up on the palate. Dosent ruin the experience of the beer, though, as the hop flavors are quite varied and enjoyable, but is certainly not a positive aspect. Definitely a fun beer, however, and very, very unique. Alcohol is well-concealed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
BBF 2006. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange color with a medium-sized white head. The aroma is largely citrus hops, and the taste is the same. Smooth, nice, though unspectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2007
BCTC 2007. Cloudy blonde body with a long-lasting medium white head. Light juicy body. Hops essence. Feels like a lot of dry-hopping juice an little alpha acids. The juicy flavour is of the grapefruit/tropical fruits nature. A little farmhouse on the nose and in the taste made it more enjoyable. Reminded me a bit of a Thiriez Blonde d’Esquelbecq but not quite as good. If all Goddesses were that exquisite then Aphrodite would be an average-looking chubby librarian with bad teeth.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50