Scorpius Morchella | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed each spring to celebrate our brewery’s annual day off to go morel mushroom hunting, this excitingly hazy double IPA is a tribute to our love of great hops and morels. Created with a combination of Pacific Northwest and Southern Hemisphere hops, Scorpius Morchella is meant to be shared with friends on a warm spring afternoon.

Added by Scott17Taylor on 05-04-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#456
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
179
pDev:
6.53%
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Photo of TheGent
4.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Juicy, earthy, and bitter.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2018-07-04
22oz bottle served in a big nonic pint. Bottled on 04/27/18.

Pours a hazy pale golden with a big fluffy head that fades slowly and appears to be leaving huge clumps of lacing. Smell is delicious. Tropical and dank.

Taste is tropical, dank, and heavy bitter, in a very pleasing combination.

Mouthfeel is thick but resinous/dry. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjurczak
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Donkster46
4.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of RBuckley73
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raspy22
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bshaw22
3.94/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I don’t love this beer as much as everyone else.
There is some kind of wet cardboard flavor coming from the malts that almost make the hops taste old. I think they are going for balance but it doesn’t work for me.
It also finishes super bitter and dry - more like a West coast IPA. Not really a NEIPA except for the look.
On Tap at Rays growler gallery- fresh.
Good beer - not great. Wouldn’t go out of my way

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Photo of Negrelly
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, shared with my friend, Ken. Opaque pineapple juice colored ale with a creamy off-white head. Zesty aroma of citrus and passion fruit. Flavors are passion fruit galore, lemon-lime, grapefruit zest, and guava. Medium body, zesty and tart, moderately bitter finish. Very good NE style DIPA.

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Photo of markjknowles
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NelCet
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MilaMila
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smithole1818
4.12/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look--- beautiful golden hazy
Smell--- powerful smell of citrus hop
Taste-- smooth malty flavor all the way through
Feel--- a little heavy on the tounge but super delicious.

Overall--- a great drinking double.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i get it that these guys were one of the original makes of this sort of thing, not a trend follower, and that they have some of the most notable hazy ipa types out there. i also get that its exciting to drink beer from them, but this one really isnt that different or that great, and as much as i think its tasty, its probably better on its own than it is in the context of the rest of their hoppy portfolio. the aroma is fresh citrus, but so are a million other dry hopped beers like this. its juicy and its fresh, but that does not make it unique or special anymore. what bothers me here is the hop burn, its like so dry hopped that there is a distinct vegetal harshness about it, like it was hopped beyond its carrying capacity. sure those hops are delicious, they smell and taste incredible here, but the textural sacrifice is a lot to give up, and while this has plenty of grainy body, it also is a little hot and overly hoppy going down. subtle melon and pineapple here with the citrus, a nice mix of hop varietals and a fine technique, but these guys have clearly found a formula and a sticking to it, not unlike the early beatles songs, but just like 4/4 time and verse chorus verse song structure, this is becoming a little redundant and as much as i like it, i want a new experience every time i have a toppling goliath beer, or anything this hyped for that matter, and thats not what i got with this one...

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Photo of keith40
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

220z bottle undated purchased at Moonshine. Hazy orange color and citrusy nose. Citrus flavors such as orange, pineapple and mango are present along with possibly melon and definitely grapefruit that continues in pith form on a very long-lasting finish. Great creamy mouthfeel. Another enjoyable beer from TG.

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Photo of Holderness
4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled ~6 weeks ago.

L — Pours a hazed orange with 2.5-fingers of solid white head produced with fairly aerated pour. Good retention and lacing
S — Orange blossom, creamsicle, mango puree, pine resin, grassy herbaceousness
T — Quite resinous and herbaceous upfront. Crackery malts and grapefruit pith round things out
F — Crisp and trending dry. Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Moderate fluffiness. Decent drinkability, although not compared to some of the other TG DIPAs
O — The label artwork is quite fitting. This thing has some bite! Definitely more west coast-y while maintaining a NEIPA malt profile. Once again, a higher price for the bomber than it’s worth

81/100

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Scorpius Morchella from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 179 ratings