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Beer Of The Gods | High & Mighty Beer Co.

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High & Mighty Beer Co.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 05-28-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Fieldzy27
2.32/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

reviewed from notes

22oz bottle poured into pint glass

A-pours cloudy yellow with sudsy bubbles, Rocky head with great retention. Leaves small soapy bubbles and rings of foamy lace.

S-smells grassy with hints of hops. No real strong discernible smells.

T-Has a fresh clean hoppy zing but no way to tell what hops they are as it fades rather quickly.Not amazing at all and its over in a flash but slightly refreshing.

M-carbonation is a bit excessive and kind of distracts from the beer a bit. Really thin and fizzy.

D-overall cheap and easy drinking. Nothing special but not the worst thing in the world.

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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a big bottle into a crystal stein.

A: Cloudy, murky light golden tan with a nice frothy head...good lacing.

S: Nice aroma of hops and a yeasty smell. Notes of citrus, pineapple and earth.

T: Nice at first with a tangy, hoppy front. Carbonated like a semi-flat soda which i didn't find too appealing on the mouthfeel; gives the beer a watery overall feel. Bitter on the finish.

D: I'm not sure if this is something I'd have more than one of.

Value: I'm not sure because this was a gift. At $6 or $7 per sixer, I'd say it's decent but I have a feeling it's more expensive than that.

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Photo of GallowsThief
2.83/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 1 pint 6 oz. bottle into a Duvel Tulip.

A - Cloudy golden ale. Bit like pineapple juice. Pours a massive bubbly head that stays awhile. Nice lacing.

S - Very sweet fragrance immediately followed by a very earthy smell. You get the hops smell as well though not overpowering. Interesting all around but not appealing.

T - Well there is a powerful hops taste in this beer. It is just a bit bitter as well. Has definite citrus taste.

M - Very light. Fairly high amount of carbonation. Leaves just a bit of a taste on your tongue.

D - Well its certainly light enough to drink a few of these but all told I think there are many better blondes out there. As always grab on and try. It may be better on your palate.

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Photo of jgasparine
4.15/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from the bottle with a frothy, white proteinaceous head, which was reasonably retained and produced some sticky lacing. The body was a very pale, semi-opaque (transluscent) muted yellow body... no visible carbonation.

S- A lot of funky/earthy hop aromas in there, over a pale malt base. A little grassy overall. Kind-of reminds me of the same aromas you'd get off a Pilsener Urquell. Different, but I like it.

T- Very crisp crackerlike malt up-front, which is then completely dominated by these zesty, herbal noble hop flavors. Very simple, yet elegant and somewhat bold. The hop lingers very mildly bitter on the tongue with impressions of lemongrass.

M- A medium body with a somewhat coarse carbonation, with a slight texture presumably from unattenuated sugar and/or hop particulate. Low astringency.

D- A tremendously drinkable session brew that packs a lot of aroma and flavor (and body) for a 4.5% ABV.

End Note: Frankly, I find this stuff to be delicious. I expected the worst, given the reviews from other people here... maybe I got a fresh bottle? Maybe the recipe was recently improved? I don't know... all I know is, this beer is good, and I'm sticking to it!

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Photo of cjgator3
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is sweet with spices, citrus zest and some hops.

T- The taste starts out with some citrus zest and spices with a dry earthy finish from the hops.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount if carbonation.

D- Overall, Beer of the Gods is a decent beer but it is not heavenly like the name suggests.

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Photo of bruachan
2.79/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pale gold with rocky head (from big carbonation). lacing is acceptable

whispery cascade aromas--fairly clear, actually. no malt to speak of reaches the nose. frankly, i think i could reproduce that aroma with hops and a teapot

well...it tastes like cascade hop tea, with a (weenie) hint of sweetness from hints of soft malt. i don't dislike the taste, but zero points for degree of difficulty granted here--even the tamest of the regional european pilsners are more dynamic

with time i'm less sure it's a cascade brew--a little noble-ish:yeah...tettnanger? oh well

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Photo of Kallessin
1.06/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a very pale yellow with a foamy, fizzy white head. Tons of bubbles floating. The head sticks all over the glass, but not in a good way - almost cobweb like.

The smell is truly atrocious. It really smells like there's something wrong with it. Like a sickly musty lemon with a weird spicy twang - like someone vomited lemon cupcakes.

The taste is very hard to describe - I can't even swallow it - I took a few sips and spit it out. It has the same sickly flavor like musty old wet hay and old lemons with a weird spiciness.

There's no point describing the rest of it, because I really can't drink it.

I feel terrible giving such a bad review, but I can't let this one pass. If I did get a bad bottle, then I apologize to the brewer. Others, be warned before trying this one.

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Photo of maximum12
1.09/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Received this bomber recently in a local-for-local trade from a surely well-meaning BA who shall remain anonymous.

Left the sediment in the bottle as I poured this into two pint glasses for the wife & I, leaving a pale, hazy yellow beer behind. The smell - oh good lord - is truly nauseating. Nobody else mentions it. Perhaps the beer has turned? My wife says is smells like "something I clean up at the hospital".

I must ask what gods the Beer of the Gods was created for, & who they plan on smiting for it. I hate banging the drum on people who are trying to do good things & make good beer, but this is not good. There's a grassy, wheaty overtone to this, followed quickly by that stench.

This is awful. Drain-pour & one of the worst beers I've ever come across. My wife concurs.

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Photo of cbutova
3.41/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a murky yellow (blonde) color with a massive white creamy head that has Duvel-like ice cream properties and extreme retention. Should have poured this one a bit less aggressively, the head was a bit too much in this case. Clouds of thick lacing are left behind that make for a good looking beer. Smell has lots of yeast notes, breadiness and some funk even (?). The nose also has some grassy notes from hops, the overall aroma could be stronger and have a bit more to it. Taste is good for a while but seems to degrade. It has a nice malt backbone in the aftertaste and yeasty notes up front. The hops are pretty bitter and lend grassy and floral notes, some citrus too. The flavors up front tend to disappear and the beer ended up tasting soapy to me (not my glassware's fault for sure). The mouthfeel had a light body and medium carbonation. A decent amount of cream helps the watery feel and the beer leaves a coat of bitter hops. Drinkability is decent. The beer has a decent taste and a good price. The flavor seems to degrade a bit but this one could definitely be sessioned. Probably a one shot deal for me.

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Photo of BelgianPrincess
3.92/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had many experiences with this beer, both on tap at the Moan and Dove, in six-pack form when they used to do that, and in bomber form most recently. I feel that this brewer has trouble with consistency, and that is why I have had both good and bad experiences with this beer. With that said, I happen to know that Mr. Shelton outsources his work to either Saranac or Paper City (forget which), both of which are not the best breweries to say the least, so he only provides the recipe, and does not actually brew the beer himself. This is sad because I've had many draught and bottle experiences with this beer that have been pretty great, and others that, as people have mentioned, are a bit soapy and thin. Anyway, I hope he is in full control one day.

When I've had a good specimen:
A - I don't give a rat's patootey what any beer that I've had looks like. I'll save that for the fashionistas.

S - I love the hoppy citrusy, and I dare say "dry" nose. You can tell it's not going to be malt-heavy before you taste it.

T - Hoppiness abounds. Light classic-blonde taste, but, I'm guessing 3 times the amount of IBUs typical of this style... I likey.

M - Oh so bubbly, it dances on my tongue.

D - I could drink a six-pack of these (if they still made them) and still be rarin' for more.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.07/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a bomber for $3.99 at Whole Foods Dedham. Split into two glasses with my wife. A lot of sediment at the bottle of the bottle. Fluffy white head, but a stale hazy yellow colored body. Not much carbonation either. Had a somewhat hoppy and piney smell, which is odd for a blonde ale. Taste was soapy, with just a hint of citrus like a witbier to make it barely palatable. Extremely thin mouthfeel, borderline watery. I guess you get what you pay for. For $3.99, I wasn't expecting much. But if I paid decent cash for a pint of this at a beer bar, I'd consider it to be wasting my time and money.

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Photo of speter
4.19/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: For the first time ever, I managed to pour a completely full nonic with nothing but head. This was served at cask temperature, so I believe the carbonation is a tad overmuch. As someone who has lived in Germany, I'm familiar with the seven-minute Pils pour, but I've never had a 20-minute ale pour! Once the foam came down a bit (leaving a good rocky head), the beer itself is a very nice cloudy golden hue.

S: Citrusy and somewhat piney hops, with a little malt.

T: A remarkably well balanced American ale. The hops are the star, but the malt is not overlooked. The initial taste is hop bitterness, which carries through the center, but the finish is clean.

M: Good body with (as mentioned) ample carbonation.

D: If you can wait out the long pour, this is a very drinkable ale, and at 4.5% abv, one you can do several of.

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Photo of Phade42
1.76/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

22oz bottle Poured into a pint glass. Drawn in by the name but if this is the beer of the gods, it's the wrong religion for me

Pours looking like gatorade with a tall fluffy head

Aroma of soap... not very appetizing at all. Faint notes of grape

Tastes like stale, limed-up coronas with sweetness up front.

Mouthfeel: Sweet and carbonated, more like soda than beer

I probably wont even finish the one bottle. I'm 3/4 through and it's tough to get through...

Great name, mediocre beer

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Photo of jwc215
3.65/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle-

Pours hazed (from being unfiltered) straw yellow with a rocky, dense (almost too large) head. Foamy lacing follows body down the glass.

The smell is grainy, almondy, with tart lemongrass, and lime/orange fruitiness.

The taste is doughy/yeasty. Sweet graininess is balanced by tart fruitiness and bitterish hay/grass. Relatively well-balanced, with a doughy/yeasty and somewhat minty aftertaste.

Light-bodied with a rather aggressive carbonation level. Still, it holds up rather well and has a fairly long finish.

Not a bad interpretation of the style at all - has more character than typical, though yeasty aftertaste and carbonation level do slow it down a bit.

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Photo of ATPete
2.81/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle

Pours a very pale yellow, slightly chill hazed with a towering snow white head, lots of stickage. A rather funky nose, stale hops, pale malt and a mustiness about it, i actually thought Saison before reading the style here on BA, not necessarily a good one however. The mustiness in the nose is a bit off putting just before the liquid hits your lips. Brightly carbonated, some lemon skin, seltzer-like, bland and im sure a bit past its prime. Im sure this was/could be a better beer but i think this has become infected. Light in body, and very easy to drink. My first impression of High and Mighty was unfortunately not a good one.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.41/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a pale lemonade with a rapidly evolving and towering head that occupied a near 80% portion of the glass upon the initial pour. The head was paper white in color, foamy and calved to a rocky structure after a moderate amount of time, mostly around the outer edges leaving cavernous void regions throughout. Thick, clumpy patches adhere along the outer perimeter while a hefty dose of carbonation is observed.

S: The nose was soft with a light fresh grassiness and whole lemons. A soft dry touch of wheat was detected (even though this is a pilsner based malt I later learned). Overall the nose was light to the point where it was an almost non-factor in perception. You had to dig deep and long, sniffing to divulge the faintest of scents that in the end really wasn't worth the effort.

T: The initial flavor was fresh lemons with a light dry wheatiness. The flavor was fairly crisp with a dry lemon bitterness, a light dried grassiness and dry flowery hop cones being the most abundant. The flavor is mostly highlighted by a light tartness of lemon-grass that lingers a bit after the swallow. Nicely balanced with a refreshing lemon tartness and bitterness that was smooth making for a decent summer time quencher.

M: crisp and bright with a medium consistency and a slight bubbly nature giving this a lively feel. The finishing fade is slightly dry and tart lemon peels and dry bread coating the tongue.

D: refreshingly tart yet smooth making this fairly easy to consume. A smooth dry grassiness of pale ale proportions, a lager like smoothness and a relatively low abv all aids and helps things go down. A bomber feels about right here but I could certainly drink more during the summer time making this a decent quencher. This is fairly comparable to their Purity of Essence , which I enjoyed slightly better but worth checking out none the less.

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Photo of selecter70
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice alternative to so many similar summer beers, witbiers & hefes that everyone & their mom seems to churn out without any distinction. These guys definitely have brewed something a bit less polished than the others, but offer up an earthier farm style wheat beer. Less so a Belgian blonde, this pours a nice hazy & chunky gold with fluffy white full head & nice sticky lace. The aroma is definitely a wheat beer with stale biscuit, lemon citrus & spice in the nose. The flavor is earthy, with a seasoned hay/sour yeast quality. Some sweetness from the malt is held by the yeast & sour hop edging. Definitely do not drink too cold, or the complexity will be loss, making you wonder about this odd hazy hefeweise. A nice interesting farmhouse style wheat for a slow session.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.84/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured in an imperial pint glass.

Pours a wheaty gold with a big fluffy white head and some nice sticky lacing. Aroma is wheaty and yeasty, a bit bready as well.

Taste is sharp and wheaty and very unfiltered tasting, but in a good way. Chewy, earthy and grassy. A pretty solid beer I say.

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Photo of vrazionale
2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 fl. oz. bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Bottled on: Sep 02 2009.

A - Light, bright yellow body under a robust but ephemeral head that quickly backs down to a thin, inconsistent layer across the top of the brew.

S - Nothing terribly exciting - just the barebones of brewing: sweet malted barley, lightly fruity (think sweet citrus, lemon, and stone fruit) hops, and the floral and fruity esters given by the ale yeasts. After warming for just five minutes in my glass, the brew takes on a skunkiness that isn't enjoyable and detracts from the overall smell of the brew.

T - Unbalanced, clumsy, and boring. As I noted when commenting on the smell of this brew, the pieces are all there (barley, hops, and yeast), but they don't fit well together. The finish is weak.

M - I don't dig the way the carbonation feels. It's too prickly and rough. This beer's carbonation doesn't help to lift flavors off of the palate - rather, it only makes the beer feel more disjointed.

D - Not worth the money I paid or the title "Beer of the Gods." I find it to be sloppy and unfocused. If you're going to have the swagger to label a beer that you make so confidently, you'd better have much, much more to back it up. Weak showing from High and Mighty.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
2.36/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

High & Mighty- Beer of the Gods

A- Hazy light yellow with the biggest chunkiest head. Thick foamy lacing.
S- Very light hay/ straw with lemon and honey.
T- Sour sugary yeast with hay/ straw and lemon zest. Grassy bitter hops and lemon finish this 1 off.
M- Very sour and tart, lemony, and sugary yet watery and bland in the end.

Overall- Not good, bland yet a lemon sour bitterness comprises this beer.
High & Mighty's worst offering.

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Photo of Soozy
4.05/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Looks great. Orange/red with little to no head to it.
S - Very fruity, some strong orange with a little bit of cherry.
T - A pretty big malty, chewy taste with considerable citrus. Bitterness compliments nicely. Very good, really enjoyed this one.
M - Crisp, good for style.
D - Very good

I really enjoyed this beer and definitely recommend it. There might be inconsistencies in the brewery since it's so small and maybe I just got a good batch (considering the other reviews).

I'd give this one a shot if you come across it.

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Photo of RichThatchr
3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found this randomly at Bellport Beer and thought to give it a chance as I had heard some good things about the brewery from the distributor rep. It looked fairly common with good lacing, which told me it was fresh. The sweet malt and citrus notes were lightly present before the first taste and what followed was a plain and lightly hopped ale. I worked to find anything more than citrus ale and repeated tastes revealed little more.

Looking at some of the other ratings here I wondered if I had the same beer, but I soldiered on to complete the bottle.

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Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden color with a one-finger, foamy, white head. It left a little lace.

S - A good deal of lemony scents to start off. Light caramel malt aroma, too.

T - An interesting blend of sweet caramel, lemon and some bitter flavors. Not hoppy but still bitter.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light bodied ale.

D - This was really different from most blonde ales. The lemon aroma and taste was a surprise.

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Photo of krisandajt
3.65/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, light golden color with about an inch of bubbly head that fades not too quick, not too slow, leaving behind some very nice lacing.

Smell: Somewhat sweet, slightly grassy smell...nothing really stands out.

Taste: Very smooth with some very subtle hop bitterness mixed in with some sweet, grassy overtones. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, very easy drinking, with a very nice amount of bubbly from the carbonation. Goes down nice and easy.

Drinkability: Though not my favorite style, this beer was very refreshing. Low ABV and the overall easy drinking of the brew make it perfect for relaxing on a warm summer night. I would drink this again.

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Photo of deanhead
2.46/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hazy straw color. Nice clingy white head. decent head retention.

Grassy aroma with a slight hint of plastic and band aids.

Taste is somewhat woody. Not oaked, but like green wood, fresh trees. Bitter, with a persimmon like astringency. plastic, hints of DMS.

Mouthfeel is Clingy but finishes dry with hints of acetone.

Not impressed with this beer. It's got man off flavors, marginally drinkable.

Something about this beer rubbed me the wrong way. I would not seek this out again.

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Beer Of The Gods from High & Mighty Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 207 ratings
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