HopAnomaly | Nebraska Brewing Company

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176 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
nebraskabrewingco.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
(Previously known as Hop God) 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! Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and piney hops & tastes on the palate that tend toward pineapple, mango, and sweeter fruits. A big beer that was inspired by the West Coast – yet brewed by a Midwestern brewery not content with the status quo.

87 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/profile/16504/56953

Added by Rayek on 07-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.45/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy yellow appearance with substantial haze and almost an inch of head. Aroma was not hoppy. You had one job! Way more spice rack phenols and rubbing alcohol noticeable. Just inappropriate bro.

Taste was again, I guess a hop anomaly, because they just aren't here. All belgian ipa yeast esters. The heat is too pronounced. Would recommend everyone avoid this, especially at the price.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery (described as a cross of a tripel and an IPA):
Pours a light orange, hazy to cloudy. Head is foamy white when settled, mainly ringing the glass, but some surface coverage. Lacing is strong.

Nose is a bit muddled, but you get the fruitiness of the Triple (banana, pear), mainly, but also an earthy to piney hint of bitterness.

Taste is Belgian heavy, the esters of the nose taking flavor form. Pear, Apple, spice, banana all up front. It's heavier than a tripel, though, even though the carbonation is adequately present. Early to mid-taste, the bitterness starts to grab hold. Earthy in nature, tending towards grassy, I think it could be piney were it not combined with the fruity Belgian notes. The ending is dry, herbal, and lingering.

I'd suggest letting the beer warm slightly before engaging. It ends up feeling more like a nice, somewhat of a hip-leaning APA when all is said and done. The Belgian front would be the big divergence from this. Also, I can see my tongue wearying of this after a couple. Still an enjoyable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the best Belgian IPA produced in Nebraska.

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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HopAnomaly from Nebraska Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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