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Naughty 90 - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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89
very good

194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 17
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Naughty 90 Oaked IPA was inspired by ocean bound, oak barreled brews of the 1800’s. Packed with hops on a 90-minute schedule, uniquely malted, then aged on a bed of oak, this IPA delivers a taste that is both innovative and timeless.

(Beer added by: FreshHawk on 11-15-2011)
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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

sacrelicio, Feb 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

richkrull, Mar 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Shaggy9356, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

thewimperoo, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of beagle75
3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

beagle75, Feb 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Chriscrundwell12, Aug 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

mmulebarn, Nov 29, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -17.1%

Bottle from the source, shared by RussianDragon. Many thanks.

The beer is amber with a thick, tan head. Aromas of bready malts, oak, alcohol, vanilla. The flavor is more akin to a light barleywine than an IPA. Little hop presence, with some chocolate notes and brown ale character. An interesting beer, but I have yet to find an oak aged IPA that I have truly enjoyed.

Huhzubendah, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

NWer, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

lionnusmb, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

tourdot, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

DarthKostrizer, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Dave_Treat, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Davepoolesque, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

josephwa, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

facesnorth, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

abuono, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Jmbbabson, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

darcange, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

einman, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Palsie, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of bashiba
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

bashiba, Feb 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Ben7773, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jtladner, Aug 31, 2014
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Naughty 90 from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.