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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An artful creation which began with our HopAnomaly Belgian-Style IPA, enhanced by a 6 month maturation in French Oak Chardonnay Barrels. 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. We know of nothing that compares – enjoy!

2012 North American Beer Awards– Silver Medal- Other Belgian Style Ales
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition– Gold Medal – American-Belgo Style Ale
2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition – Gold Medal– American-Belgo Style Ale
2014 San Diego International Beer – Bronze Medal – Other Belgian-Style Ale
2015 Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beer – Silver Medal Strong Pale Beer Category

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4.5
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Draft at White Oak Tavern. Deep golden hue with substantial head and ample lacing. Citrus and fruity hops with Chardonnay on the nose. Complex flavor profile with sweet malt, citrus, oak tannins and dry white wine finish. A truly outstanding Belgian style trippel...

4
Maxbier (952) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Hazy golden with big white head. Musty white wine funk aroma. Slightly spicy white wine and funk flavors up front. Hoppy wine slightly tart finish.

4.3
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2014
750 bottle. Hazy pale gold with lacing. Tart banana bubblegum with granny apple nose. Mild sweet clove and apple flavors followed with spicey burning tart citrus bitterness. Than a wood vinous dryness. A very big complex beer. Usually this style would be more sweet. Very enjoyable and unique.

3.7
kambei70 (1036) - - FEB 18, 2014
Tried during Omaha craft beer week. 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
snoworsummer (5621) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at Max’s Sour Fest. Pours hazy bright gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like strong pine hops, resin, old grapes, funky, musky flavor. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like old fruits, grains, bready, and fermented.

3.8
sonnycheeba (5967) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Tap at Max’s Sour Fest. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is sour fruit, floral hops, cereal and biscuit malts, light caramel, and light barnyard grassiness. Flavor is fresh hops and sour fruit esters forward with supporting dry malts and finishing dry with a bit of tartness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
jahshuwuh (567) - USA - FEB 15, 2014
Hazy orange with fluffly white head. A spicy citrus farmhouse funk smell. Taste is very spicy, black pepper, salty, some caramel malt, very little sweetness though. A little alcohol burn. Spiciness is a bit much. Not bad overall though. A little bit of the barrel character but not much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle pours with a hazy gold body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up Belgian yeasty spices, a mix of sweet apple esters and citrus hops. Pretty big malt sweetened aroma. The taste is similar where I get a mix of malt sweetened citrus hops, apple to ripe peach like esters and then it dries out into the finish with lingering hop and grape skin tannic bitterness. Nice.

4
BeerandBlues2 (13210) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Tap at Frisco Tap House. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is Chardonnay, pear and apple esters, biscuit and honey malt, earthy yeast spices, light earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is moderate Chardonnay, sweet malt and fruity esters, earthy yeast spices and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
Iphonephan (6950) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On draft at Churchkey DC. Pours a hazy gold with a thick off white head. Funky nose. Flavors of Leno , tart green apple and sea salt. Smooth tart finish.


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