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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 djrn2
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beigehead. Golden orange in color. Sticky lace left.

Flavor profile is very juicy. Pineapple, mango, papaya, and a mix of other tropical fruits I probably have never even heard of. Very citrusy. This beer is also pretty dank. Not weedy, but extremely hoppy. Fresh and earthy. Hop resiny. Has a bready malt profile. The bitterness is definitely there, but not in a bad overpowering way.

Overall, another solid ipa from TG. This stuff is very drinkable and very flavorful.

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

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

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Papaya, peach, lychee, but all with a rotten edge. Don't really care for this.

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Double IPA with, umm, Galaxy hops.

Pours dark gold. Smells earthy and green, like a mix of pine and peat moss. Pretty tame for a double IPA, but pleasant. Tastes sharp up front, starting off with big potting soil nodes and moving into a middle as so thick and fruity as guava nectar. Well, but not that thick and fruity, but still darn surprising after the boilerplate start. The fruit lingers through to the end, balanced out by bready yeast and a lightly toasty malt finish. Nice

Photo of bpfrush
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

Pours a lighter golden, sticky lacing. Grassy, floral nose. Juicy grapefruit, pine, orange rind hoppiness. Long finish. Good not great.

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

Photo of morimech
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hilgart1
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnParadee
3.49/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry, I just did not get this one. I love Toppling Goliath brews generally, but this was a slight disappointment.

Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Served in a snifter 1/1/15.

A- Hazy copper-orange body, half finger white head with short retention time. Not a ton of longevity. Not much lacing.

S- Tropical fruits, stone fruit, sweet bready pale malt, a bit of that spicy galaxy hop character, passion fruit. Very nice fruitiness especially as it warms up, complemented by the sweet bready/honey-like pale malt.

F- This is a pretty bitter beer at first, served chilled. Mostly bitter citrus at first, but as it opens up, I get more of that distinct tropical fruit, citrus character of Galaxy hops. There is a nice, particularly sweet pale malt backbone that really brings a lot of sweetness. At the same time it doesn't really balance out the bitterness on the backend, which is a bit of a weird dynamic.

M- Medium body, solidly carbonated. Crisp, dry with quite the bitter citrus and resinous finish. It makes it a bit less drinkable than otherwise should be.

O- Wish this wasn't as bitter. Not close to being the best Galaxy DIPA I've had- I would definitely nominate Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy and Pipeworks Galaxy Unicorn for that award. Still, decent effort by TG.

Final score: 4.00

Photo of Herky21
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overrated. Way too grassy for me.

Photo of bcm75
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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