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Naughty Temple - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 81
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bismarksays on 08-03-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Palsie, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

weonfire, Sep 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jaminjohnson, Aug 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

cmdmzmjm, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

egrace84, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Short lived head, recedes to cap and collar. Bright orange body. Looks TEMPting.

Vanilla, rye whiskey notes.

Tropical fruits in the forefront, pineapples and mangoes. Contributing boozy barrel notes to finish. Hides the abv very well.

Very full mouthfeel for the style. Low carbonation, works.

BA notes reminiscent of Rye Wyne which I enjoyed a lot. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT!

Duff27, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bsuedekum, Jul 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jawneyt, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear deep orange. Small white head that doesn't last.

Smell - Nice whiskey. Oak. Some hops.

Taste - Great whiskey. Rye is very prominent. Pale malt. Some hops still, but muted. Boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Sharp finish. Medium body.

Overall - Good barrel and it's a very light beer. I'm impressed it comes out.

Alieniloquium, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

elliott1184, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BarrytheBear, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

striker2160, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DaveAnderson, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

first batch of Naughty Temple. Thanks Clark!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: orangish yellow bodied beer with a thick cap of white head that drops down to thin ring around the glass.

Smell: vanilla, whiskey, pineapple, and oak.

Taste: Vanilla, butterscotch, whiskey, rye barrel notes. Very barrel forward. Mild hops of pineapple and tropical fruit hop notes on the back end. Unique flavor profile!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation levels. Slightly boozey kick thats not too over board.

Overall: This is the best barrel aged IPA that I have ever drank! i know that this style of beer is not very common. The Templeton Rye notes are really prevolent. If you love Templeton Rye Whiskey...this is a beer you gotta try! Toppling Goliath yet again shows us that they are a kick ass brewery with a serious passion for craft beer! This beer really pushes the envelope for this specific beers style... in a good way!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Schlais, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

jjheinrichs, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

NathanFink, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

millelacsmark, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

RyanTheLion13, Jun 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Drucifer, May 12, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a waxed 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice. 2013 Vintage.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A huge rye whiskey forward smell with lots of barrel hints. Big barrel presence upfront with hints of rye whiskey, wood, oak chips, and vanilla. Sweet hints of brown sugar and molasses. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit and orange. Also some grassy hints. Big malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, dark roast, grain, and yeast. Its kind of hard to tell that there is a IPA here. A very whiskey barrel forward scent. Smells pretty good.

Taste: As big and whiskey barrel forward as the aroma indicates. Huge barrel presence throughout the taste with notes of rye whiskey, oak chips, wood, and vanilla. Some aged citrus hop notes start to come through with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, and pineapple. Also some earthy and grassy hop notes. Sweet brown sugar along with some molasses. Big presence of toasted malt with notes of caramel, toffee, roast chocolate, biscuit, yeast, and grains. One of the most unique "IPA" tastes I've had. Huge with the whiskey and very good.

Mouthfeel: Fairly full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, chewy, and very smooth for such a whiskey forward beer.

Overall: A very good whiskey aged beer. The barrel presence is huge and pretty much overpowers the IPA hop notes, but the whiskey and malt taste is very good and smooth. A little too pricey for the bottle, but well worth trying.

MattyG85, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

markcp, May 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Brocklanders34, Apr 22, 2013
Naughty Temple from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.