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Twisted Galaxy - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 47
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Pintofbrown on 08-22-2011

Back in orbit for a VERY short while. Outta-this-world single-hop, double IPA, showcasing the Galaxy hop. Weighs in at a theoretical 170 IGUs (that’s “Intergalactic Bittering Units”).
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Photo of mjstacker
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Possible that this was not an ideally fresh bottle, and would certainly like to try again.

Photo of HookemHoos
3.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JFeres
4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dicers
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BBB
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Berg77
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnalogErik
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quite bitter but very approachable. Was hoping for more upfront citrus in the flavor, but got more pine. The look probably tricked me into thinking i was getting King Sue!

Floral nose, good offering!

Photo of lupercmda
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a nice bright light orange color with some peach colored hues. Nice thin white head shoots up and recedes pretty quick.

Aroma starts off dank with grassy notes that are then enveloped by a piney and juicy resinous note. Tropical fruit and papaya are present in the nose. Slight caramel malt sweetness is present.

Flavor follows the nose pretty well. Dank and tropical with some piney resinous notes as well. Bitter but rounded and approachable for a DIPA. A fruity slightly sweet finish rounds out a semi dry mouthfeel that is light but slightly slick.

Photo of jruno
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Irishace9
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ri0
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured 22oz bottle into chalice.

A - Hazy apricot color with a thin 1 finger bright white head. The head fades into a thick ring and leaves behind very fat swaths of lacing on the glass.

S - The aroma is hop intensive with notes of mango and other tropical fruits. The grassy and piney bitterness from the Galaxy really dominates. Some hidden orange is with the bready malts.

T - As others have noted, this is a bitter IPA. The pine is very up front, with the light citrus character. Some tropical notes are found, but less than in the aroma. Some of the pale malt adds sweetness in the middle, but it finishes with a bitter blast.

M - Medium body, good carbonation. Very bitter and dry on the finish.

O - This is a good representation of the Galaxy hop. I have only had one other from Point Brewery of all places. I like this hop blended with others more than alone.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange body. Nice white head. Chunky thick collar.

Smell - Doesn't smell the way I expected it to. It's very tropical, but has a must or mineral aroma too. Kinda detracts. Doesn't smell that sweet.

Taste - Much more dynamic. Orange, some piney hops, lots of tropical fruit. Grainy and a little bitter in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe pushing medium heavy. Creamy carbonation texture.

Overall - Wasn't enthused at first, but this really grew on me. Very tasty.

Photo of ToadiesForCody
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smanson56
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeerfrontier
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Twisted Galaxy - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company - Decorah, Iowa - Imperial/Double IPA - 7.20% ABV - This fruit forward DIPA poured a hazy golden orange color with a small head that dissipates quickly. The nose featured pungent aromas of fresh peaches, juicy oranges, grassy earth, and bready malts that blend together subtly. The mouth was a bit dry, but featured flavors of oranges, peach, guava, and mango. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a crisp, sharp, and fruity finish that showcases the Galaxy hop well. This was a solid beer, but not nearly as good as King Sue, and some of @tgbrews other offerings. Thank you to, @billylightning for getting this one out to me! 93/100

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben7773
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Twisted Galaxy from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.