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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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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 44
Gots: 9 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Lionhawk on 05-08-2014)
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Made the trip up to Decorah last Friday to pick up a case of this. It was well worth the trip! It has an amazing smell, Taste, Texture...a true oh my god moment when it hits your tastebuds. I would highly recommend this if you can get your hands on a bottle. It's unfortunate it was a one time deal.

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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?

Overall - The technical execution is perfect, of course, but this doesn't hold a candle to King Sue. I would call this a well-balanced DIPA.

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Reviewing David, a collaboration imperial IPA between Toppling Goliath Brewing Company out of Decorah, Iowa and Tree House Brewing Company out of Monson, Massachusetts.

Score: 91

Bottle from the May 2014 release. Served in an Upland snifter and enjoyed on 06/11/14.

Appearance: Pours an orange color with a half finger of cream colored head that settles to a foggy cap. Great lacing and retention. Some floaties/sediment present. 4.25/5

Smell: Fruity, grassy hops with a light caramel sweetness and booziness. Behind that is a pine/resin character and a sweet tropical fruit nose. Does not quite jump out of the glass like Triple Sunshine did. 4.25/5

Taste: Big sweet/juicy fruity mosaic hop character with a little musty/funky orange towards finish. Booziness in the middle. Reminds me a lot of Sosus, but boozier. Grapefruit, sweet caramel maltiness. Lots of sweet juiciness, no real bitterness or pine quality to the taste. Solid integration. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Oily mouthfeel with a malty sweetness and light bitterness on the finish. 4/5

Overall: A nice and fruity IPA that is more in the vein of Sosus than Pseudo Sue. The mosaic hop fruitiness dominates the flavor (mosaic hops are not among my favorite variety) and there is no real bitterness or bite here. This beer is definitely well made, and definitely delicious. Alas, for me, it was merely good and not great, lacking some of the IPA bite that I was hoping for given the brewers involved.

Cost: $10 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Toppling Goliath / Tree House David from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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