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Twisted Galaxy - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Twisted Galaxy
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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”).

(Beer added by: Pintofbrown on 08-22-2011)
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Photo of Pintofbrown
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at The Sanctuary in Iowa City.

Appearance: Very cloudy, light amber color body with almost no head to speak of, although I did not see the pour. The foam is very puffy and white in color. Almost no carbonation to be seen.

Smell: This one has a pretty interesting funky smell to it. It actually is not off putting at all. The hops are there, they are not bursting out of the glass, but they are there. They are definitely of the citrus variety having grapefruit, clementines, and an almost cough syrup scent at the end that is coming from that funk.

Taste: That is a darn good drink. Where on the nose you get that hop funk, on the tongue there is a herbal spiciness that hits the front of the palate. Then the hops start to bounce around hard and the grapefruit and orange notes really come out.

The bitterness and citrus feel lasts through the swallow, and is slowly accompanied by the slightest hint of biscuity malt.

Mouth feel: It is an extremely smooth swallow for a DIPA, and the alcohol is well hidden. HOORAY! That biscuit malt really helps to smooth things out and make the drink creamy. Little carbonation suits this beer just fine.

Overall: The special Australian hops in this brew really contribute to the shaping of the nose in this beer. Other than that, this is a very good DIPA, and a worthy beer to stand along other Toppling Goliath offerings like the Golden Nugget IPA.

If you find this wonderful DIPA, do not under any circumstances pass it up.

Pintofbrown, Aug 22, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Fairly hazed, bronzed orange color with a small, compact, light, fluffy white head. Disappears fairly fast leaving only faint patchy lace.

S - Very strong citrus/tropical fruit hop aroma. Grapefruit, peach, hints of passionfruit. Very inviting. Touches of sweet bready and cereal malt.

T - More bitter than the nose suggested, but other than that very similar. Huge citrus hop flavors with a background sweet cereal malt. Resinous and bitter flavors come in pretty strong on the finish.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty smooth but has a strong, crisp bitter finish.

D - Lovely hop flavors with just enough malt for balance. A touch too bitter and hoppy for me to consider it overly drinkable, but the wonderfully juicy hop flavors make me want more.

Notes: On-tap at Sanctuary. Very enjoyable DIPA. Alcohol is pretty much non existant and even though there is a strong bitterness, it isn't over the top. Galaxy hops are very well displayed. Another great IPA by Toppling Goliath.

FreshHawk, Sep 12, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy bright orange color. This one is almost glowing in my glass. A very inviting look. Head retention is average.

Smell: Very dank and viney smelling. Very intense hop aroma. A pleasent malt character shines through nicely also.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Dank hops and bitter citrus notes dominant the palate. Some rich toasted caramel notes seep through as well. Mouthfeel is very good also. Very good bitterness level along with a medium bodied balanced mouthfeel.

Overall: A very well done IPA. Very glad to have the chance to try this one. Love to try these single hopped brews.

ballz50401, Aug 30, 2011
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Twisted Galaxy from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.