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Intergalactic Warrior IPA | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Intergalactic Warrior IPAIntergalactic Warrior IPA

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Meet the Intergalactic Warrior, a fighter for justice and the common man. His fists of fury are loaded with Galactic and Warrior hops, ready to pound any evil-doing beer into submission. Saving the day, and your taste buds, is all in a day’s work for this hero from beyond the stars.

70 IBU

Added by siradmiralnelson on 08-26-2012

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 232
Photo of Jordanpaterson08
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really digging this beer. It's my first experience (to my knowledge) with warrior AND Galaxy hops. Really loving how they compliment each other. The aroma reminds me so much of pineapple juice... Not overly citrus in the taste but an overall great beer. Really love the TG IPA's

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into my SN IPA glass
A: Hazy light orange with a thick foamy head that coats the sides of the glass with lacing
S: Resiny pine and citrus
T: Grapefruit zest, lemon and pine. It tastes like it wants to be more bitter than it is
MF: Citrus and pine coat the mouth
the pine lingers long after everything else.
O: Another Top notch brew from Toppling Goliath

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Photo of kbwalters
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold into a tulip glass; couldn’t read the bottling date, but was bottled within the week, superfresh.
Look = 4.25 Pours a cloudy pale orange color with 2 fingers of just off white head; great retention and really great lace, as per usual.
Aroma = 4.75 Hop dominated; fruity, juicy, citrus and tropical fruits, mango, orange rind, maybe some mild spicy notes, super strong.
Taste = 4.0 Fruity hops lead the way (citrus and tropical fruit) on a pale bready malt backbone; significant orange rind in the bitter finish.
Feel = 4.0 Light to medium body with medium carbonation and a lingering resiny bitterness.
Drinkability = 4.25 More bitter than some of the other TG IPAs but drinkability is still incredibly high.
Overall = 4.25 Great all around IPA, fits in nicely with all the other TG hits.

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Photo of AnalogErik
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome nose, little thin on the mouthfeel - on tap at the taproom. I think this is a solid beer, but it was hard to compare next to nelson. Otherwise, the color was golden, good head - strong floral notes. loved it.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden color with an off-white head and good retention. Moderate citrus aroma with a little dank pine and bready malt. Flavor of citrus and tropical fruits. Good malt balance adds just a little sweetness to balance the hops. Very smooth and only a small lingering bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of drpimento
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really excellent aroma with toffee, caramel, fruit, hops, toast, grass. Flavor's like nose, but there's a hint of medicine in the finish. Otherwise it's just smack dab on.

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Photo of OneEye78
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy orange with a thin fluffy white head. Taste was mango, lemon, pine, with a soft bitterness. Really substantial in the mouth for a lower ABV. Enjoyed this way more than PseudoSue.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy deep orange. Almost murky. Medium white head with very nice lacing.

Smell - Hops are resiny and dank. A little grapefruit. Sweet pale malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. Toasted malt. Caramel and doughy sweetness. Grassy bitter finish alone with a touch of spiciness.

Mouthfeel - Feels heavier than a sub-6%IPA. Low carbonation. A little sluggish.

Overall - Another great IPA from Toppling Goliath. Less conventional than the other citrus bombs they make.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Loved the body of this one. Poured a super hazy straw orange. Really like when TG beers have that hazy look. Interesting semi funk fruity aroma. Were it really got interesting was in the taste. Was expecting pineapple because of the look, but really all I got was a huge bitterness. Earthy bitterness I couldn’t but my finger on. Eventually I figured it out. It’s like a citrus rind bitterness. Maybe comparable an aperitif.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle served in a TG snifter.

Pours a darker stone-fruit colour, full-on hazy with a two finger white head, nice retention and longevity, lots and lots of lacing. Looks just about perfect, like a NE IPA. Smells primarily of juicy grapefruit and to a lesser extent, spicy passion fruit, mild resin, pine, mellow caramel, pale malt sweetness. Pretty appealing nose if you're the type that enjoys the New Zealand hop varietals. Flavour is balanced; caramel, passion fruit, spicy hops, resin, a bit of grapefruit and pine, with a mild-moderate citrus rind bitterness that lingers on the palate for a while. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, easy to drink, a bit lower on the carbonation than expected, and pleasantly bitter, mostly citrus rind and resin. Very nice, not difficult to drink by any means. Overall, a nice IPA by TG, one of their better ones. I may possibly prefer this to zeeLander, which is saying a lot.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - Very nice hazy orange color. Fluffy white head on top.
S (4) - Not a lot of aromas here. A little fruit hop smell, but not much
T (4.5) - Pretty solid in the taste department. Definitely get that citrusy taste. Not overly bitter and a little bit of malty flavors.
F (4.25) - Light bodied and easy to drink. Good carbonation levels.
O (4.25) - Overall, this beer is solid. I bought two bombers, and will definitely buy again if I ever see it. I wouldn't drive across the state and wait in line to get it, but it's a solid beer.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for this one. Keep delivering the hops my friend! 22oz. bomber into a Carton Boat Beer glass.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with poor retention. Beer is a cloudy, dark grapefruit. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little retention. A bit below average actually.

Nose is outrageously aromatic and sweet. Hints of nectarine, tangerine and other sweet citrus fruits. A juicy hop presence floats in the back.

Opens papaya, starfruit and citrus fruit. Some tangerine and orange rind in the middle with a juicy hop presence. Some grapefruit hop bitterness on the finish balanced by a slight cane sugar malt presence. Aftertaste is hoppy with some more rind. Excellent.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and juicy in the mouth and goes down aggressive, prickly and dry. Finishes dry with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable with enough body to carry the flavor.

Certainly one of the more citrus-forward IPAs I've had and I really can't get enough! TG continues to impress me at every turn.

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Photo of JackieTH
4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy apricot-golden hue with a cap of creamy foam. Looks delicious. Smells of ripe papaya, mango and marmalade. Taste is juicy juicy..citrus, papaya, ripe pineapple. Moderate bitterness. Dank. Creamy texture holds a effervescent carbonation that is perfect for the style. I could down a growler of this stuff very easily.. it's excellent.

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Photo of mothman
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Juicy hop profile. Very dank and weedy. A nice citrus and tropical fruit flavor. Pineapple and papaya. Earthy with a bready malt backbone. Bitter and sticky. Ends with a hop resin aftertaste.

Overall, another solid ipa from TG. Never disappointed with these guys.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head that settles into a thinner creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and dank hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus fruit and pine. Big upfront scent of ripe hops with citrus fruit hints of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, and tangerine. Big scent of pine resin along with some weed like herbal hints. Soft pale malt backing hints of caramel, cracker, and yeast. A really nice hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and earthy hop dominated taste with big notes of citrus and pine. Upfront citrus fruit notes of juicy orange, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, and pineapple. Earthy and herbal hops with some notes of pine resin and grass. Light backing malt notes of caramel, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A very good hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, creamy, and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: Another great hoppy ale from Toppling Goliath. Big juicy citrus and pine flavors with a moderate bitterness. These guys are masters of hops along with the big West Coast brewers.

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Photo of CraigP83
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful up a, hazy enough that it would mask any imperfections. Nose is well rounded and some melon. Taste follows, it's good but nothing "pops", slight banana.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look is hazy orange but not as hazy as the recent sue batch.
Smell is lots of citrus. Busting with oranges maybe.
Taste is up front a lot of that citrus smell that and some bitter back up flavor.
Fell is the same as a lot of other TG beers, citrus aftertaste but nothing too lasting.
Overall this is another great beer from TG.

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Photo of gatornation
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Super cloudy golden apricot color with a fresh staying 1 finger head as you drink this IPA it leaves behind lots of lacing.. just a beautiful cloudy IPA
S- is citrus with light white fruit smells a slight dank garden weed smell
T- A delight of orange marmalade , tangerine, grapefruit hops delicious and fruity
M-non bitter with loads of tropical hops just enough to tickle the palate great slight dry finish its delicious
O-was very impressed with this IPA, if you like less bitter full flavored fruity / citrus forward IPA this one is for you

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Photo of WynnDavis
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Considering this is such an astringent hop, TG has done it again with a great appearance. Hazy like a damn street lamp at night. The aroma is a citrus bomb. The mouthfeel is delicate and soft which I love. The finish is the same Flavors are so fresh. This beer just dances in your mouth. Nothing is out of whack. Soft, juciy, and well balanced with this high alpha acid hop. Often this hop can be a sticky malt bomb trick to try and balance.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this one is a real treat from the tap, less intense on the hop front i think than some of their more well known brews, but every bit as good in terms of overall quality. warrior hops i think, less familiar, and maybe less pungent and distinct than say the citra or the nelson they focus on, but i think the base suits it, with a fair degree of pale wheat (i must assume), and a lower sweetness, letting the richness f the hop flower take care of that balancing act. pale yellow in color too, light for an ipa, and the abv is according, similarly low, which i think helps in a lot of ways. this is almost a session ipa, brilliant in its hopping, huge in its flavor, real different, yet conforming and drinkable in the conventional sense. maybe the least unique beer from these guys, but it doesnt waver in the least as far as quality goes. love these guys, well deserved place they have now near the top of the hierarchy...

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from Growler into Tulip.

A. Pours 2+ finger head. Thick lacing. Good retention. Colr is a hazy golden orange. Like a lot of TG IPA's almost looks like fruit juice.

S. No suprise it smells hoppy. Some nice bitterness, along with some fruity hop aroma, orange, apricot, a little bit of grapefruit, but overall pretty tropical and more sweet than bitter. The one thing that is almost constant with all TG IPA's is their amazing hop aroma.

T. Get some bitterness on the side of the tongue. Drinks fairly dry. Nice balance of bitter and sweet. Has a dry biscuity malt flavor. Bitterness really lingers on the tongue. This is a pretty bitter IPA.

M. Medium bodied. Medium/high carbonation. Lingering mouth coating bitterness.

O. Very good beer. Probably what stands out at me most is the mouth coating bitterness TG was able to get into this beer. Not my favorite TG IPA, but when Golden Nugget is one of your favorite IPAs of all breweries, you have to put things into context. Intergalatic Warrior gives some nice differentiation to the TG IPA lineup and showcases the endless possibilities of what can be done with hops.

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Intergalactic Warrior IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.