HopAnomaly | Nebraska Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States | website

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
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
176
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
21.56%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 176
Photo of nickd717
3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at David Copperfield's, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a full sweet malt with a balmy peppery hop.

The taste consisted of an upfront herbal hop with tones of pepper and grapefruit. There was a complimentary malt sweetness as well.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a residual hop spice.

Overall a tasty heavy duty IPA. Lacked serious esters however.

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Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of capra12
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed with Chrissy at Croxley's.

Appearance: poured a slightly cloudy orange/tan with 1 finger of head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: I get a licorice and with a hint of simcoe hop.

Taste: this opens with a malty piney hop profile. The licorice/anise from the nose come in at the middle to finish. There is a hoppy and malty finishs wich extends to the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, with moderate carbonation and slightly coarse

Drinkability: I would love to have this again and recommend this to those seeking a SOLID IPA with anise and caramell malts.

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Photo of Gmann
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tried a sample of this at the Great Brewers event in Manhattan a fortnight ago

A Poured into an oversized wine glass to reveal a murky sienna color, paperclip thin head, and long swiss cheesep lacing. Tight retention with slight rising bubbles from the side.

S: The nose gives off pine, rosemary spice, minor tangerine ester and biscuit.

T: Another great American hopped up Tripel similiar to Captain Lawrence Extra Gold. Starts off with a dash of sweetness followed by a sharp bitter finish.

M: Medium to thin appropriate to the style.

D: NBC's Hop God is a powerful beer with a varied flavor. I am quite fond of this one and look forward to more of their creations.

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Photo of papiojim
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

If you are one who enjoys having one High end ABV in a session, this is a great one to try.

I especially enjoyed the combination of both Hops and cleverly appearing citrus/bannana/clove tastes.

The alcohol content is not hidden in this beer, which is appropriate.

I will visit NBC on many occasions, and will always include one (and only one) of these in each session.

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Photo of dbossman
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of Rayek
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Extremely cloudy banana-peel yellow. A small pillow like white head sticks the hole way down and leaves a coating lace.

S: A heavy mix of cloves, pepper and citrus assault the nostrils. There's a bit of fruit sweetness in the background.

T: Starts with a pear sweetness that's quickly replaced by a citrus and spice bitterness. The bitterness becomes a touch metallic toward the finish. The metal quickly passes as the beer finishes with a lingering clove bitterness and a mild alcohol warmth.

M: The medium body has very fine carbonation that's just about right for this style.

D: This is a one and done beer for me, as the strength keeps me from partaking in more than one a night. An overall nice offering from Nebraska Brewing.

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HopAnomaly from Nebraska Brewing Company
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