KBald77 (10) - - JUN 30, 2015
Nice hop flavor - if you enjoy the hoppy beers. I feel like the hops are disguising some other flaws that I can't detect. All in all a decent beer.
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Pours an amber from the tap. Aroma is somehow smoky or meaty, bittering hops with little floral or pine notes. Weird beer. drsandman (1421) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle take away from brewery. Pours an opaque orange with light white head. Aroma is earthy hop, booze, plastic, old Orange rind, pine. Flavor is pretty bitter, light sweet, belgian yeasty funk on the back end. Medium body, healthy carbonation. Imaena (2315) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 16, 2013
GCB: Nothing exceptional here. Just another craft belgian. Good but not exceptional. jkwood04 (5448) - 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.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, 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. Foxbush (2004) - 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. 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. ben4321 (6391) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Location: Draft at the Brew Pub, 10/6/09
MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
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...
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.