Nelson Schmelsson
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 8.06%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
170
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  36
Gots
  29
SCORE
95
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Notes: Collaboration with Mikkeller.
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 170 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Tmyhre802 from Vermont

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aug 16, 2015
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Beersmuggler from Michigan

3.49/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a pretty drinkable India pale ale that was not all that bitter. Honestly, I think it was better than the King Sue that I traded for. I would recommend.

Aug 29, 2015
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markcp from Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 05, 2015
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Oldskool47 from Iowa

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great color, phenomenal nose. Perfect carbonation. Very well balanced beer. It's as good as it gets!

Jun 25, 2015
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N_Schleret from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 04, 2015
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Davida from Minnesota

4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 30, 2015
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PickwickHopz from Minnesota

4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Jun 26, 2015
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jbwimer from Kansas

4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 23, 2016
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mythaeus from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 01, 2016
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AnalogErik from Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Creamy mouthfeel, smooth to drink. The alcohol isnt that abundant for a IIPA, which was excellent. Orange look with bright white head - smells of citrus, grapefruit, oranges. Was awesome! On tap at the TG taproom.

Jul 21, 2015
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tleaver33 from California

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

Jul 19, 2015
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jgunther71 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 15, 2015
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ToddSoonerFan from Iowa

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 25, 2015
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_RL_ from Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is not hoppy but a more subtle flavor of grass and onion. It's not intense (like Solar Abyss or a Tired Hands IPA), but the subtlety goes a long way towards making a bomber drinkable. This is very, very good and might even be great. Not as aromatic/fragrant as you would think, but awfully tasty.

Jul 19, 2015
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Clownoisseur from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 19, 2015
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MLDucky from Texas

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

Jul 10, 2015
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Will_Edgar from Iowa

4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 13, 2015
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Shawner from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 04, 2015
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T_Hass from Georgia

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

Aug 06, 2015
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lonnie79 from Illinois

4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is the best Nelson sauvin hopped beer I have tried to date. As dank as it smells right when you open it , it goes down super smooth! Just wish I would of went back for more!

Jun 29, 2015
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ALC82 from Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 29, 2015
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Beestin from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 10, 2015
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Zekenyce from New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 04, 2015
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batfireman from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 28, 2015
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Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 08, 2015
Nelson Schmelsson from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 170 ratings