Telegraph What Hath God Wrought

Posted: November 3, 2016 in Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Reviews, Telegraph Brewing Company

I picked this up knowing absolutely nothing about the brewery or the beer. I was hopeful that it would be decent, but had no idea that it would be this good.


ABV: 8.3%

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Trivia: According to, “In a demonstration witnessed by members of Congress, American inventor Samuel F.B. Morse dispatches a telegraph message from the U.S. Capitol to Alfred Vail at a railroad station in Baltimore, Maryland. The message–’What Hath God Wrought?’–was telegraphed back to the Capitol a moment later by Vail. The question, taken from the Bible (Numbers 23:23), had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellworth, the daughter of the commissioner of patents.”

Random: Part of me likes this beer more given the historical reference.

The beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly. Despite that, it still left some lacing on the glass and a small crown on top of the body. The body itself was cloudy and bright orange. High carbonation was visible through the haze. The nose was bright and citrusy with Meyer lemon flesh and peel along with coriander. It had some yeast too and a floral note that went really well with the lemon. The taste was equally bright with Meyer lemon, coriander and white bread. I got blood orange too. It had a perfume-like floral note and no booze was apparent on the taste. It had a thin body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with lingering coriander and Meyer lemon flesh. A bomber of this was $13 ($.59 per ounce), which I would happily pay to have it again. This was an exceptional beer and one that I will be searching out again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0


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