Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #502
Ranked #1,661
4.28 | pDev: 5.84%
Jun 25, 2022
Apr 01, 2015
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.25 by edzo22 from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by sherrymj from Ohio

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by smalljon

Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Simply moseying down the hoppy trail, Toppling Goliath picks the ripe and roaring blend of Nelson Sauvin and Mosiac hops for a uniquely "down-under" flavor with a fruitier, dirtier and dankier overlay of flavor.

Deep goldenrod and held in a turbid haze, MoZee tops off with an ivory creme before billowing onto the nose with the over-ripened perfume of pineapple, mango, grape and lime. Peppery, earthy and green accented, the scent is soilish with a bold overcast of cannabis and geranium. Sweeter once on the tongue, the malt influence first has the flavors trending cereal-like with shortcake and honeysuckle.

Once the hops overtake the persistent malt flavors, the combined tastes of grapefruit, lime, kiwi, mango, orange, papaya, pawpaw, pineapple, passionfruit and dark berry all seem to be slightly bruised and earthen. Trending peppery with green herb, the finish is tea-like with spicy hints of grass clippings, spruce resins, tropical fruit rinds and lemon pepper.

More bitter than sweet, the finish is off-smooth as the peppery hops and their more dank counterparts leave the session laced with an aftertaste of cannabis with those bruised fruits in tow. Its definitely a more herbal and dank take on the hazy IPA styles than simply fruity.
Mar 04, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from can into tulip glass. Color is deep orange color very similar to grapefruit skin. Nose is very pungent. Taste is 100% grapefruit, nothing less and nothing more. Not a huge fan of this one due to the overwhelming grapefruit taste that sticks to palate.
Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Feb 19, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by HopBelT from Belgium

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2021
Rated: 4 by Lelampp from Ohio

Nov 06, 2021
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
16 fl oz can from a 4 pack:

Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Jul 08, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jun 21, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jun 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
-a turgid yellow-orange can pour with a thin foam cap that dissipates immediately and an aroma of grapefruit and kiwi.
The flavor is full with lemon, grapefruit zest, and peach as prominent flavors.
The mouthfeel is quite smooth.
This is really tasty.
Jun 06, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Lobina from Arizona

Jun 06, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

May 31, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

May 28, 2021
Rated by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Overall, an excellent New England style IPA.
May 27, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by Jaymgould from Minnesota

May 22, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by sd123 from Georgia

May 22, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

May 14, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
It's nice - a grapefruit and peach fruit smoothie of a beer, but drinks lean and clean - a classy profile - it'd be hard to take a pass on this one, fans of NEIPAs in particular... And overall, a really good beer for BAs of all style preferences - very representative of the style at its best...
May 06, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by cmsfish from Minnesota

May 03, 2021
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Modest half a finger head of just off white foam, settles into a thin if solid surface coating, wispy lacing at best. Bright yellow liquid, fully hazy and opaque, able to see bubbles rise as they press against the glass. Sweet mixed citrus, mint and tropical guava, mango, pineapple fruit dominate the nose, challah bread to scone notes, there’s tarry dankness but in subordinate proportion to the fruit, overall very good pungency. Medium-bodied, dry with a tacky mouth feel. Here things flipped on their head with the marijuana-esque dankness superior to all else. Still, no lack of tangerine to pink grapefruit citrus nor that pine to sort of minty aspect. More floral here and the tropical fruit is flavorful without turning sugary. Finish is fairly clean. For a 16 ounce can I could probably do two in a row, drinkability is good but it’s not crushable. Would buy again if I didn’t always buy something I never tried before. (Canned 3/5/21)
May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Can to snifter.

LOOK: milky hazy, light yellow color, healthy off white head.

AROMA: low strength of aroma. mostly citrus is what I get.
TASTE: lime rind, grapefruit, melon, grass, mildly sweet upfront while a bit overly tart in the finish.

FEEL: medium body, juicy (almost gelatinous) and creamy feel, very smooth with a slight dryness in the finish.

Not bad, but nothing special.

Apr 30, 2021
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Reviewed by gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
look: pale yellow hazy liquid, similar to orange juice, just a standard neipa look

smell: big mango and honeydew omg

taste: not as good as smells, mostly grapefruit, and some peach

feel: it might be a little too bitter,

overall: the freshness and tropical fruitiness falls short, and not so balanced, otherwise it could be just another master piece from TG, however nonetheless it is still a great beer that I don't mind keep drinking, cheers!
Apr 26, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by SpaethJam from New York

Apr 26, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by Zanico from Ohio

Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by prototypic from Ohio

Apr 25, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 3/5/21, so 7 weeks old.

Looks very good in the glass. Dull pale orange/pear juice colored body. Small white head shrinks to a ring and covering, leaving light scattered lacing.

Aroma lightly fruity and a little dank.

On tasting, getting some tropical fruit. It's a little dry, and a bit dank. All these merge together quite well. Faint bitterness. Well balanced.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish a lightly juicy dry black pepper.

Overall, another very good beer from Toppling Goliath. A lot of their beers have a similar profile, but it's a damn good one.
Apr 24, 2021
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can from Tavour. Murky yellow pour with a patches of white bubbles. Looks a lot like grapefruit juice. Aroma features subbdued ciiturs, floral and grassy notes, some light piney hops, all in harmony with each other. Taste starts with a little citrus, adding white grapes, light hops, fruity flavors. Juicy feel, zesty bitter bite. Really drinkable, with tons of flavor cuttign across many styles. Nice!
Apr 24, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I tried this beer at the brewery. It poured a hazy yellow with white head and that left some lace. The scent had tropical fruit peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical citrus presence and a nice fruit peel spice highlight. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Apr 17, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Apr 13, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My new fave NEIPA from TG. I found this better than their other dinosaur blends, which are good themselves. Seek this one out, you won't be disappointed.
Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Apr 11, 2021
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