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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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3.9
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2013
750, capped. Pours a cloudy medium amber with golden bronze edges. Dense creamy whitish head. Big bright lightly citric nose showing white wine, backed with nice floral and peppery/estery complexity. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Floral, white pepper, and lemony chardonnay notes on the mid palate. Could drink this over and over without a doubt.

4.6
traviskurowski (27) - - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Tastes like an IPA sour--Chardonnay yeasts bringing the citrus flavor out of the 108 IBU hop flavor. Cloudy in appearance, orange color, thick foamy head that relaxes after a bit. Big mouthful. Lovely. Recommend, recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
On tap, clear yellow pour with creamy white head, smells Chardonnay barrel aged, tastes peach, apple sweet and and a tart aftertaste that leaves something a but funky, different

3.2
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Sample at Oakquinox 2013. Sweet fruitiness, mild citrus, muted hops, white grape, light oak, sweet muddled malts, and a bit grassy. Not really my cup of tea.

3.4
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle @ Oakquinox 2013. Golden amber pour with a white head. There is a really nice fruit forward aroma to this. Peach, apple, and some pineapple. Floral hops, wine, bread, and a touch of oak. The flavor is a bit on the astringent and bitter side. Some decent fruit character, mild wine, and a touch of oak. Lightly grassy and floral.

3.8
thornecb (5912) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Oak and citrus aromas. Soft with sweet yeast and citrus upfront turning to grape and oak in the lasting finish.

3.7
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
A - pours hazy effervescent dark apple juice golden with 2 finger very fluffy head. The head is dense almost like egg white. S - you can smell the barrel aging sour funky beer notes when the bottle was first opened, Chardonnay, funk, salt. After it sat for a few, aromas were more reminiscent of a saison. Hay, floral notes, and citrus up front. Subtle notes of apple, barnyard funk, and soap. M - Drier mf, lightly sweet first. Spicy on the back of the throat, bitter and thicker end . T - interesting play the mouth. Very discordant, all the tastes seem to come in at the same time in different parts of my mouth. Jangled but not in the most unpleasant way. Sweet fruity notes and sugary malts in the front of the mouth. Chardonnay grapes, fresh orange, muted lime mix with brown sugar, simple sugars, vanilla. A long lasting bitter citrus and grassy hoppy burn linger on the back of the throat. At the same time subtle funky notes, ripe apples, Belgian yeasts lay on the palate. O - interesting but muddled. 3.7 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Marheb (5755) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Le caractère de la double ipa met du temps à s’établir croulant devant la sécheresse du brett. Plus ça avance, plus le côté juteux ressort mais en général c’est l’équilibre que je retiendrai.

4.2
pkavulak (20) - Louisville, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Chard character and the hop profile mingle to create a very rich aroma. Persistent head in a tulip glass with great lacing throughout the entire experience. Grapefruit, Chardonnay, mango, pineapple and other tropical fruits dominate. Entirely different from the draft version

3.8
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Beer 36 Asheville trip, draft at Thirsty Monk. Hazy gold, nice head. Aroma is lightly of funk. Flavor is fruity, with some fruity hop notes (muted), followed by a bitter but winey finish. Interesting. I’m a bit of a sucker for Chard barrel experiments for some reason.


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