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Hop God - Nebraska Brewing Company

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Hop God
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88
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A beautiful golden crossbreed of a Belgian Tripel and a West Coast IPA. A remarkable explosion on the palate with spiciness, tropical fruit, and a firm citrus bitterness that will leave you begging for more!

101 IBU

This listing is for the draft-only version of the beer that is NOT barrel-aged. Bottles should be reviewed here -  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 6504/56953 

(Beer added by: Rayek on 07-20-2009)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pint at the Beer Kitchen in Kansas City on 10/15/11.

Golden yellow with a white head with average retention and little lace. A bit on the cloudy side. More Belgian than IPA, but definitely keeping in the style. Earthy hops to go along with spicy, nutmeg characteristics. Big bodied and medium high carbonation.

LittleDon, Oct 21, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, NY. Highly carbonated, they had to pour several glasses and wait a bit to get the Belgian tulips filled properly. No problems, no rush and I ended up with an extra glass as a pay back for the delay.
Awesome looking brew, clouded, dull light banana/apricot, under a world class head. The head: tiny bubble off white, dense, long lasting, frothy, stunning meringue, coating layers of glass enveloping sheeting.
Spiced up nose, coriander, tropical fruits, light pepper. Nice
Love the style and this one had me early. Nose follows through to the palate. Quite tasty. Mixing the Belgian yeasty, spiced up, fruity elements with a respectable citric hop blast. Plenty of lime, more ripe fruit. Very enjoyable creation, highly recommended.

After enjoying this one so much, I'm Gonna drop the big bills soon to try the bottled chardonnay barrel version.

Billolick, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Tulip at Track 84

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, cloudy, gold in color

Smell: piney hops and small Belgian spices

Taste: big piney hops mixing with citrus hops, minimal spicing. The hops do mesh well together

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, bitter but not overly so

Drinkability: A good not great beer. I think this is a good hoppy drink. The hops are more complex than I am describing and I would have this again. The alcohol is really well hidden. That being said, I did not get a lot of Belgian spice from this and wished it had more.

tigg924, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of virinow
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

virinow, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +1.5%

bpfrush, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

doremite, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.35/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy yellow, looked more like a bretted beer than an ipa, but anyways, it had about 3/4" of white head on it, decent lacing.

Aroma, for something named Hop God, this was woefully inadequate in terms of its hop presence, much less any dry hopping. Phenolic belgian yeast is way more noticeable, and lots of alcohol.

Taste, ugh, jeez man, where's the dang hops? All I get is the belgian aspect of this. Lots of herbality and some pepper. Alcohol plenty easy to taste, its a large component of the flavor profile. Alcohol dominates, I can't really taste any citrus, hops etc. . . its just a bunch of alcohol heat and belgian yeast.

Really disappointed in this one. There's no way I shell out the huge bucks for a bottle of Nebraska stuff after having this. An even bigger disappointment than Mo Betta Bretta at the FW Invitational.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on draft at Mad Mex Robinson and had their IPA a few weeks earlier which I wasn't impressed with. This landed in my glass a glowing orange yellow hue with white bright head flowing thick. Fine even lacing lines the sides of my glass without difficulty. Aroma has bright pineapple/tropical fruit notes with underlying citrus hoppy tones, what a God send. Literally a beer that excited my senses from the first sip until the last of it. A bit of booze over ripened fruit content with citrus and herbal hops floating through the flavor profile, what really makes this beer a highlight is the overall flavor experience anywhere from high alpha hops to Belgian yeast spice, that just works with some tangerine fruitiness/grapefruit hop complexity. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied gotta love the Belgian style even smooth effervescent carbonation. As a whole beer doesn't get much better than this and we shall now track the different Nebraska beers, I know Black Betty runs 35 a bottle but I wanna try it.

WVbeergeek, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

sgttibbs, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +1.5%

richkrull, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of WaydeRafnel
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

WaydeRafnel, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +1.5%

RDW, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of distantmantra
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Nebraska Brewing Company. December 26th, 2011.

A: The beer poured a cloudy yellow-orange color, very reminiscent of a Hefeweizen. There was a tiny head of a creamy white foam that floated on the surface. Decent lacing clung to the sides of the glass throughout.

A: There is a very strong aroma of sweet malt, Belgian yeast and candy sugar, along with a nice backbone of citrus hops.

T: Very Belgian in a very big way. Lots of honey, yeast and candy sugar. The hops are more prominent than you'd think from the aroma.

M: Pretty heavy body with a thick mouthfeel. Intense carbonation which greatly helps with overall body of the beer.

O: Hop God is good, but definitely not the best Belgian IPA I've ever had. However, as this was the "flagship" beer at NBC, I had to try it. Worth your money if you find yourself in Papillion.

distantmantra, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nebraska Hop God
On tap at The Twisted Cork, Omaha, Nebraska 12/24/2012

Strong hoppy Belgian Golden Ale: Hazy deep gold body with an orange cast. Some golden highlights through the hazy body when held to the light. Bright white head holds well / creamy collar. Excellent lacing! Spice and malt in the aroma. Coriander. Mild bubblegum. Fruit. Wafts of grass and light yeast. Flavor: Spicy with coriander, perhaps cardamom, black pepper, clove, apple/citrus, alcohol, some minor yeasty chalkiness, bold bitterness. Hops in the finish. Impressive. Rounded, but to a certain extent, "unconfined". Nice. Well worth trying.

NeroFiddled, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

avisong, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of dbossman
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pretty nice golden color; very cloudy; nice head with pretty good lacing

S: Strong cloves and citrus, subtle banana

T: It's billed as a Tripel and IPA combination and it tastes like one, which works..kind of. The alcohol is a bit overwhelming at times...could be more balanced, but the citrus and hops still make this a solid tasting beer

M: Fine...a little thin on the backend

D: Okay for a strong beer but the alcohol becomes slightly overwhelming.

dbossman, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of VictoriaAnne
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

VictoriaAnne, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of nickd717
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft in 2009. Copied review from notes.

Clear golden-orange in color with a somewhat fizzy white head.

Aroma is sweet caramel malt and floral hops, good but somewhat unpronounced for an IPA that is meant to be West coast style.

Flavor is sweet caramel malt and pale malt, light fruit, and citrusy/floral hops that lend more bitterness relative to aroma/flavor than a West coast style IPA should have. Just a touch of yeast present. I see this is meant to be a Belgian IPA. Think it fell a bit short on the Belgian aspects.

Body and carbonation are medium.

Decent "Belgian" IPA overall, reasonably drinkable. Good for a Nebraska tick if nothing else.

nickd717, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +1.5%

russpowell, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of beerman999999
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

beerman999999, May 05, 2014
Photo of Gmann
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a pure white frothy head that settled into a chunky ring. The aroma is sweet, like a typical tripel. There is a floral & sugary sweetness with some clove, banana, and pepper. The taste is much the same, big sugary sweetness with notes of tropical fruit and pepper. There is a dry grassy bitterness towards the end. Definitely sides more on the tripel/belgian flavor than hop forward, which is how I feel the style should be. It could use a slightly bigger hop profile, though. Very nice Belgian flavors. Light to moderate feel with fizzy/airy carbonation, mainly sweet on the palate but some hoppy bitterness pops through. The high ABV also pops through quite often, needs to tone down a touch but you probably wouldn't want to age this beer unless you don't mind losing the hop flavor completely. Overall, great beer but the drinkability is limited due to the booze. Also it is quite expensive around these parts.

Gmann, May 01, 2010
Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +1.5%

sammo, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

waddellc2, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Pensfan0782
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Pensfan0782, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Forb
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Nebraska Brewing Co....

Appearance: A hazy, bubbly, golden body is presented here with little head.

Smell/Taste: A complex smell of spicy yeast, among vibrantly bitter hop notes. At 10% it present that sharp taste amid a convoluted taste of earthy hop elements.

Mouthfeel: Really carbonated with a dry finish.

Overall: A must try from this brewery.

Forb, Jul 31, 2011
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Hop God from Nebraska Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.