Toppling Goliath / Tree House David - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath / Tree House DavidToppling Goliath / Tree House David

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10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 164
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 69
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Lionhawk on 05-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Collaboration with Tree House Brewing. Originally brewed at TG May 2014.

Midwest meets the East Coast! Our friends from Massachusetts "Tree House Brewing Company" embarked on a twenty hour, 1,200 mile journey across the central United States to collaborate with us on this super hop-saturated Double IPA. We merged a grist of Pale and Caramel malts with a very liberal dose of Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops to produce a soft but extremely potent creation. Your nose will be greeted with aromas of bright citrus and tropical fruits before a sip unlocks a flavor much like biting into a ripe juicy orange. A complex bounty of hoppy/fruity flavors continue as a clean citrus bitterness balances things out propelled by tight carbonation and a luxurious mouthfeel. We find "David" to be absolutely delightful. . . the product of our respective brewer's dedication to an uncompromising, delicious product. David is fleeting and ephemeral, so enjoy him fresh with a friend and forget about life for a while.
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 164
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A - Straw, hay, yellow haze. Half inch head.
S - Hops! Mosaic and Simcoe, dripping wet. Has a touch of that familiar Simcoe earthy basement with the CItra/Mosaic balancing it incredibly well.
T - Crisp, floral hops with a perfectly balanced pale malt lingering with every hoppy sip. So juicy, nothing but juicy hop goodness here.
M - Juicy, quaffable.
O - The homer in me loves this beer, as we share the same name. I would put this IIPA up against any in the world. Regrettably have not had a chance to try King Sosus which, by many accounts, is the IIPA of 2014. Again, best IIPA I had in 2014. (849 characters)

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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Mostly clear orange amber body. Medium white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Grapefruit and orange hops. Very tropical A little bit of musty pine. Caramel malts.

Taste - Orange and grapefruit, in that order. Tropical fruit juiciness in the middle. Hefty caramel malt presence, but not too sweet. Lightly toasty malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. A little boozy?

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Toppling Goliath / Tree House David from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.