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Winter Solstice Black IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Winter Solstice Black IPA
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 2.05%
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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed on the day of the solstice, this brew is Black as the dead of winter with a taste as bright as the golden sun. Better than frost, the bite of Winter Solstice BIPA is strong enough to lift you out of the winter blues!

72 IBU

(Beer added by: mdwalsh on 12-20-2010)
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Photo of mdwalsh
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Black is right. Very black in the glass a little brown on the pour. The head is about a one finger beige ordeal. 4.5

S: Aroma is not very strong; it's mildly hoppy with some roast. It's not bad, but I don't get enough hoppiness to really consider it good for an IPA. 3.5

T: Black roastiness is much more pronounced here in the taste than the hops. There's a slight, very minor astringency. Maybe some German hops? (I was told by the brewer it's actually all American hops, but not which) No big piney Cascade area/style hops at all. I like it, but I don't know if it's an IPA. But that's what they call it 4.0

M: A little thin/sharp, especially with the slight astringent taste. But the finish is smooth. I go back and forth between smooth and sharp. 4

D: Something just doesn't jive quite right with this beer to me. I'd almost be inclined to call it more of a hoppy porter than a black IPA. 3.5

mdwalsh, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Served in a shaker pint.

The body is an opaque, maple brown with golden highlights, only a white ring at the top of the glass.

This nose is very resinous, with some roasted malts and grapefruit hanging in the background. That is nice.

The resin-y hops and a nice wallop of bitterness kick things off. Then comes that roasted and smokey malt flavor. This black IPA finishes with a little sour citrus kick, some pine, and a crisp bitterness.

The body has some decent weight to it, nice and creamy.

Winter Solstice has a nice balance of roasted, smokey malt flavors and a very bitter hop profile that errs towards piney notes, just a hint of grapefruit. This was a fun beer.

Pintofbrown, Nov 04, 2013
Winter Solstice Black IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.