HOPSMACK! | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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HOPSMACK!HOPSMACK!
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

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
Ranking:
#349
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
571
pDev:
7.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
76
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 571 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of Chilmer
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jangoon24
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of treich001
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer was a beauty to look at. And the smell had a lovely bouquet of hops and tropical fruits, especially pineapple and passionfruit. But the taste was so mellow and watered down compared to the taste. I love TG, but this one just wasn't for me I guess. Not that it isn't lovely and bright, but I found it being dry, bland, and over carbonated on the finish.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.82/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My old neighbor is sharing a bottle of this with me whilst I'm in town for son's hockey tournament. It poured a murky yellow with no head and no lace. The scent had bitter fruit hop. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with juicy fruit presence. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of drstalker
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bgramels
1.98/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Very disappointing. I bought in a bomber, and I'm actually not looking forward to drinking the rest.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is really great stuff, cool to find it on tap. i like this better than some other beers from these guys in the same style, and dont really mind the haze here as much a i have in some of them. this smells insane, straight dry hopped glory, fresh cut pineapple, mango, and crushed white grape, it smells like white sangria straight up! of course there is some pae maltiness to support, as well as a vegetal hop bitterness thats rather obvious, but the aroma of this hop bill is amazing, goes right to the dome. its not quite as pronounced and unique to me in the flavor, but its not way off either, and i am introduced to some peach and apricot nectar character from the hops that i really like. some mosaic in here i think, but its hard to pick out what else. definite pineapple juice here along with some fresh citrus, so forward and good. i like that its also as bitter as it is, nice to have one of these juicy ones also pack a little punch at the finish, its not over the top or harsh, but it reminds you this is a double ipa. fuller body with the haze but not at all sweet, and a lot of carry for the hops. decent carbonation and a long, citrusy juicy orangey hop finish. great beer, worth the hype.

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Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fantific
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super cloudy pale orange with a big white head that fades away quickly, very little lacing. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit and some orange. Flavors match. Medium bodied, good carbonation. Hope I see this one again!

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Photo of kreg02
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmann08
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snyddb
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Srf19106
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big creamy head, murky hazy pale orange color

Nose big fruity citrus and stone fruit, apricot, little tangerine citrus, hint of pine and dankness, hint resin, little grassy earthy, creamy malt

Taste pillowy creamy malt, fluffy wheat oat flaked something, hop water little bitterness grassy hop tea, citrus, tangerine juice, little pith, stone fruit apricot puree, hint pine, turns very spicy chewy hop finish, sticky finish

Mouth is med bod, lemme creamy, decent carb, hint tingly alcohol

Overall pretty nice, not incredible but good

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bound4er
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a hazy, murky yellowish tan appearance with a one finger head. Smells like a hop garden - spicy earth, dank onion, light citrus. Taste leans toward that spicy citrus, dank side with nice lingering bitterness on the finish. Great mouthfeel for a relatively low ABV beer. Another very good DIPA from TG though not near their best hoppy offering.

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Photo of brandonld23
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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HOPSMACK! from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 571 ratings