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HOPSMACK! | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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4.38/5
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648 Ratings
HOPSMACK!HOPSMACK!
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#522
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
648
pDev:
7.08%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
87
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 648 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of Heftklammer
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheGent
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look isn’t a dark hazy yellow with a frothy white head.

Aroma is astrigent lemon with a candy style hop.

Taste is a herbal bitter lemon. So so so delicious.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The pour is a hazy pineapple color with a dense white head. The nose is filled with dank citrus aromas, and those aromas convert to flavor on the taste, with pineapple, passion fruit, and tangerines most prominent. Well done by TG.

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2/06/2019 BB date 6/06/19. Let warm to 50F +/-

Pours hazy orangey-gold, with (Wow) 31/2 fingers of off-white head.

Smells of tangerine, honey , floral (hops) , mixed tropical fruit, and a slightly boozy/solventy aroma. (Pleasant- don't worry about it. ;) ) . The open can smells of tangerine+pineapple+honey, very much like Annie (Good Nature Farm Brewery) , one of my favorite smells , beer & otherwise. I.e., I just want t strap it to my face. Points! :)

Taste is grapefruit, pineapple juice, tangerine, mango, grapefruit pith,(slight) key lime as it warms, slight booze. Medium grapefruit-pith-bitterness, that shows some pine late, and lingers a bit.

Feel is light side of medium, slightly creamy, with sharp, very fine, carbonation tingle. Some slight booze-warming , all over.

Overall, love this one. Only got a single, as have never had it before. Somewhat pricey, compared to the usual similar options, but SOMETHING about it stands out, I will go back for the full pack, if still there. A bit surprised that is only 7.7% .(Not on the can. C'mon guys!) The alcohol presence/warming had me thinking 9.5% +/- , especially as it's 4+ weeks old. That said, this is a wonderful beer. Highly recommend it.

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Photo of Zenboy99
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My can had a lot of sediment in it, but it was still a great beer. A good IPA for a hot summer day

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Photo of mickyge
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bl00
4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LostHighway
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotic_being
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Celtics76
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilaMila
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreightonSM
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevehagy
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left some specks of bubbles on the surface and a coating of bubbles running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pineapples are present in the nose along with hints of mangos.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has much stronger flavors of pineapples along with hints of mangos and papayas. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and somewhat juicy and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is bursting with flavors of pineapples and other tropical fruit flavors. It does a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of DrKingfish51
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great smell and citrus like taste. I liked it

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Photo of wafers
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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HOPSMACK! from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 648 ratings