Naughty 90 - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3.23/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a growler into a tasting glass.
A: Very hazy, light amber color with a fine peripheral ring of white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Heavily toasted grain is enriched by the obvious presence of oak. Sunflower seeds and very fresh coffee a suggested in the balance of qualities.
T: Begins dry, with rustic toasted grain and a fine thread of early bitterness. Carbonic acidity is generally moderate but inconsistent, seeming pronounced at times. Drying oak is present in the clean middle as bitterness continues to build. Roasted malt is surprisingly strong late alongside bitterness that finally peaks.
M: Medium viscosity, oily and acidic on the palate, with moderate prickly carbonation.
D/O: While this beer may check all of the necessary boxes to be called an IPA, it does not deliver a predictable IPA experience. While wood is evident in the nose as well as on the palate, it is unclear how much it plays into the odd synergy of this beer. It drinks more like a stout plagued by acidity issues more than an actual IPA. The drinker may be given pause to reflect on most other wood-aged IPAs, which are obviously dry-hopped after aging--which does not seem to be the case for this beer.
Serving type: growler
02-28-2012 23:39:37 | More by beagle75
3.55/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured like it was a muddy unfiltered cider, very little in the way of head.
The smell was an odd mix of light citrusy hops and vanilla and oak.
Wow the flavor is strange, very sweet and desert like, I get a huge blast of vanilla and caramel, mild oak flavors underlying with a touch of grainy malts, the hops are almost non existent in the flavor other than a mild bitterness. I am really enjoying the flavor, yet I would never describe it as IPA.
The mouthfeel is smooth with a nice bit of dry oakyness.
A very strange beer, it seems mislabeled as Oak aged IPA, taste like something completely different, but kind of interesting at leas.
Serving type: growler
02-26-2012 15:20:35 | More by bashiba
Naughty 90 from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.