HOPSMACK! | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
First in the series, HOPSMACK! inspired us to launch the TG Hop Patrol Series “palate rescue mission”. Giant aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit jump from this enticingly complex double IPA. True to its name, this brew delivers a heavy smack of dry hops and a double dose of bitterness in the finish.

100 IBU

Added by gatornation on 09-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
394
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
6.5%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
50
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 394 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of WilliamBrasky
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter. Thank Steve for the hookup.

Pours a super hazy, milkshake golden yellow body with a one finger white head that reduces to leave nice retention and lacing.

Aromas are juicy, pears and citrus, guava, pretty tropical but more on the citrus side. Taste is lightly sweet with citrus and dank hops. Medium body with medium carbonation. Solid brew, solid competitor with NE style IPAs

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Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAFH
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Atodd21
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of tropical fruits - pineapple and mango. It taste sweet with tropical fruits and a strong bitter presence.

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Photo of jorgerod99
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schinebd
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Feldpausch
4.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EJJ1848
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of notchucknorris
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.55/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks like carbonated orange juice. Smells Amazing, citrus. Taste like a hopy screwdriver. Lots of good but no malty backbone. Feeling is a watered down carbonated orange juice. Overall it is tasty, but how is it a double IPA? Don't think it has any malt. More like a week pilsner flooded with hopy orange juice. Still good though.

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Photo of Cibsie
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrUse
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBarber
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy almost completely opaque orange in color with an off-white head. Clearly a DDH beer just based on appearance. Smell is a rich pungent aroma of orange, mango, pine and pineapple. Nice middle of the road balance between the fruitier aromas and the piney bitterness on the nose. Taste is very smooth with notes of tangerine, orange, pineapple, mango initially giving way to more of a piney, sappy bitterness. Feel is perfect for the style - drinkable, but not too thin. Medium carbonation. Very smooth and integrated. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA from TG.

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Photo of Userme59
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle. Murky and hazy orange. Smells of citrus, sweet pale malt, some alcohol, and a little tropical fruit. Tastes less sweet than I expected. Orange and a little bit of mango and fruitiness. Dries out with an alcoholic finish. Medium body. Pretty boozy, but it's flavorful. I wasn't enthused at first, but I enjoyed it quite a bit in the end.

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Photo of mmcurran
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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HOPSMACK! from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.46 out of 5 based on 394 ratings.
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