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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Pours a hazy peach color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of floral hops, earthy notes, stone fruits. The taste is stone fruits, bread, herbal and tropical hops, fruit cocktail. Full bodied.


3.9
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2017
6th September 2017
Hackney Bottleshare. Hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth, soft and light, reasonable fine carbonation. Soft and sweet malts. Nice floral mid into sweetish fruits and good white wine vibe. Finishes airy. Very well integrated and highly drinkable.

3.8
mR_fr0g (13158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle shared at Leighton's place. 06/09/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this oen. A light hazed deep orange coloured pour with a lively off white head. Aroma is midget gems, white grape, apple, hint of wood. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, white grape, jammy fruit, vanilla, oak, candied orange. Palate is semi sweet, frothy carbonation, medium bodied, Little oak and wood in the finish.,

4.2
WingmanWillis (407) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Leighton's pad. Big thanks to Kenny for this one. Pours hazy gold with a decent white head. Aroma is Chardonnay, some funk and a little peach. Taste is caramel, oak, Chardonnay and a little boozy spice. Really nice stuff.

3.5
Scopey (15431) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle at LKS. It pours cloudy orange - amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is fresh, fragrant, sweet white wine, candy, lactic, sour, tangy, sherbet, wood and gooseberry. The taste is crisp, dry, tart, tangy, woody, firm bitterness, bready, vinous, white grape, boozy warming, tinned peach, spice, hay and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I like the aroma. Taste boozy and woody though.

4
onceblind (10318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2017
Hazy deep gold with a lasting and generous white sticky head. Lovely woody Chardonnay nose with light fruity Belgian earthy esters and a gentle apricot/nectarine aroma. Big full and solid flavor that’s Belgian golden malty with fruity esters and a little bit of earthy dusty yeast with a great big smack of white wine barrel complexity. Big and filling and bold. Yet also delicate and layered.

4.3
harrisoni (19165) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle from GBBF 2017 and drunk at home. Hazy dark amber colour lasting beige head. Chardonnay buttery wood melon Esters. Hops. Aroma. Toffee good mouthfeel. Good coconut. Great mix of flavours. Hops toffee coconut butter melon banana. Pretty damn good. Some bitterness on the finish. Complex and rather delicious. Like the bitterness. Excellent.

2.9
kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2017
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Bottle shared at Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering ’17. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of green weedy hops, light fruits and caramel malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.9
Benzai (16526) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2017
Sampled @ 10th Danish Ratebeer Gathering, Ulfborg, Day 1. Clear lightly orange golden color, average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, some herbs or spices, alcohol, a bit winey. Hmm not my kind of beer I guess. Decent body and average to decent carbonation. Meh.

3.8
chrisv10 (18215) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle, 10.6%. Clear golden with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, hop and spices. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, hop, spices, medium sweet and white wine.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (22214) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2017
Sampled @ The Tenth Official Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2017, Day 1.
A clear deep golden beer with a mid-sized most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of sweet wood, yeast, strong yellow fruits. Taste of strong pale malt, yellow fruits, pineapple, vanilla, wood, nice!


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