Brewed by Great Leap Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Beijing, China
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Previously 6.8%ABV
The Hop God takes takes the spirit of the Little General to the celestial beyond. Weighing in at over 100 IBUs, the combination of 40% Chinese and 60% American hops gives our Imperial IPA a serious kick. The American hops result in a bitterness backbone, while the Qingdao Flower Hops add floral aromas.

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omhper (26221) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Keg at the brewpub. Clear deep golden, mid sized head. Light citrus aroma. Sweet with near full body and clean mouthfeel. Some syrup and citrus, but mostly just inky bitterness. Unbalanced and raw. Brutally bitter.

Oakes (19749) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Quite muddy darkish amber - Hop God is always an ugly pint. The aroma has piney hops, light citrus, maybe even tomato. The hops are Chinese, and they have a unique character that hints at American but with Asio-Australio influences. Good balance. There is a slight creaminess to the body with light resiny stickiness and a little bit of alcoholic muscle to balance this out. A go-to beer at Great Leap.

radagast83 (8763) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Buddy brought a growler back from China - this beer survived the trip. This one poured a slightly cloudy orange color with a pretty thick white head. Aroma was relatively non-existent, light malts, some hops. Flavor was a lot more robust. Plenty of citrus notes, oranges - some nice malt balance. This was a lot better than I ever expected it to be. Probably won’t have another chance to try this brew - was nice I had the opportunity.

Beersiveknown (5324) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 5, 2014
keg at the brewpub
dark ruby amber with dense white foam. Rich dank hop aroma, pretty better up front., a little soapy floral hoppiness, warming booze, a decent fist at a DIPa.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
Cloudy burnt orange with thick lasting head. Aroma of orange blossom, jasmine flower, orange essence, and passionfruit. Rich bitter finish lingers with orange and chocolate-orange with the solid malt character. Brilliant bitter finish. One of their best brews.

thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Amber colour. Fruity hoppiness, hints of apples. Very bitter. No compromise.

kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Deep copper colour with a white head that laces like a blanket. Looks delicious and dark but its an IPA. Low key, but balanced and strong. In other words the palate is medium but the hoppy, citrusy, resinous notes shine trhough while maintaining drinkability. You can tell its a strong beer on the finish though despite any lack of bite.

northropfrye (3753) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
A great double IPA on tap at Great Leap Beijing. Amber colour with a nice creamy head. Some sweetness here, not crazy bitter, but quite flavourful.

adasko (2233) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Aroma typical for the style - very sweet, fruity, hoppy and malty. Not that intense. Amber color, almost clear. Perfect lacing, tiny head. Pretty nice in taste. Alcohol perfectly covered, sweet with very bitter aftertaste which rises for a long time. Nice, solid imperial ipa.

GuideDogSaint (1834) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 21, 2014
Tap at #6 on 9/7/14. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Very hoppy aroma with a bitter finish. One of my favourite GL beers.

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