Fire, Skulls & Money
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Fire, Skulls & MoneyFire, Skulls & Money
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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #237
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #856
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 6.67%
Ratings:
633
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 05, 2021
Added:
Mar 06, 2017
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  96
SCORE
96
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Notes: Inspired by a trip to the west coast, designed to capture the wild spirit of adventure and brewed to be enjoyed with friends. This rich IPA is for those with wanderlust in their heart and fire in their eyes. Join our Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, and Nelson hops on a journey to the bottom of your glass.
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4.53 by Ox8840bo from Illinois on Dec 05, 2021
 
4.36 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 27, 2021
 
4.23 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin on Aug 08, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by 150lRoast from Missouri

The pour has a thick head that is slightly yellow. The aroma isn't as strong as I would have expected, but the floral notes shine through more than the citrus. The taste is nice. Its piney and acidic with hints of juiciness. The feel is a little thicker than expected with quick and prickly carbonation.

This is on par with the other TG hazy IPAs. To me, it' is just not as balanced to perfection as the single hop TG beers. However, This is still a great beer especially if you like hop bouquets. It's a TG beer, just try it.

Jul 27, 2021
 
4.16 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Jun 26, 2021
 
4.4 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 11, 2021
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3.06/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

Shared can at local tasting. Cloudy yellow colour, full of yeast, white head. Intense aroma of piney and grapefruity hops. Intense hoppy flavour too, very bitter. Over the top for me.

May 14, 2021
 
4.44 by Jaymgould from Minnesota on Mar 26, 2021
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4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by heymikew from California

I'm just lovin' the outstanding brews from TG!
I bought this to do a side by side comparison with Zeelander (and Pseudo Sue for a warmup) and was fully expecting to like Z more but was surprised.
It pours out thick and juicy with a pillowy small head.
Nose is pine and pineapple
Taste explosion of tart citrus with tropical fruit (this is where it edged Zeelander)
Superb smooth mouthfeel, (Zeelander got this one by a fraction). These beers go down way too easily.
The accolades are legit for TG.
Homerun.

Feb 20, 2021
 
4.37 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Feb 13, 2021
 
4.09 by chillin from Indiana on Feb 13, 2021
 
4.37 by McSeal from Connecticut on Feb 06, 2021
 
4.23 by aszatk01 from Pennsylvania on Feb 04, 2021
 
4.46 by fstone from California on Jan 27, 2021
 
5 by sentrynate from Wisconsin on Jan 26, 2021
 
4.44 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jan 24, 2021
 
4.33 by chewy6935 from Michigan on Jan 23, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Fire, Skulls, & Money from Toppling Goliath. Purchased 0n 4/1/21 for $ 4.00 (Including tax) for 16 oz can ($ 0.25/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. In reefer at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 23/1/21.
Stamped on the bottom “PKG 11/20/20, Best By 03/20/21”. Served at 48 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 53 degrees.
Appearance – 4.25.
First pour – Bright Pale Straw (SRM 2), hazy. Second pour is murky and produces a one cm head.
Body – Straw (SRM 3), murky and opaque. When rear-lite, same.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.2 cm, aggressive center pour), baby powder, medium density, average retention, leaving a three to eight mm crown with a jagged edge, fed by effervescence, and a thick partial cap. Some pieces of lacing remain on the glass as the head retracts.
Lacing. Good! Wide band of irregular three-dimensional lacing with tiny to small bubbles. See also above.
Aroma – 4.5 – Burst of pine when can opened, quickly shifts to pineapple, no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4.5 – Begins with generic citrus, no malt, no yeast. No alcohol (7.2 % ABV, according to BA, NOT marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Ends slightly bitter and refreshing.
Palate – 4 – Medium, almost creamy, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 (After deducting 0.25 point for not having ABV marked on the container). Definitely looks like a NEIPA, tasty and aromatic.

Jan 22, 2021
 
4.28 by o29 from Texas on Jan 22, 2021
 
4.66 by Zanico from Ohio on Jan 21, 2021
 
4.51 by teamgalt from Massachusetts on Jan 20, 2021
 
3.84 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Jan 17, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dd53grif from Michigan

A Tavour treat. Pours a hazy yellow color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is grapefruit. Tastes of and orange juice. Slightly bitter finish. Smooth and creamy.

Jan 17, 2021
 
4 by broadway848 from New York on Jan 17, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by bubseymour from Maryland

Dank to blend with the plethora of Exotic hops. Some bitterness and the end result is a west coast/NEIPA hybrid.

Jan 16, 2021
 
4.25 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2021
 
4.65 by schoon from Iowa on Jan 13, 2021
 
4.5 by dubers89 from Iowa on Jan 12, 2021
 
 
4.15 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Jan 09, 2021
 
4.5 by Monkeyknife from Missouri on Jan 08, 2021
 
4.59 by Beer21 from Florida on Jan 07, 2021
 
4.5 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Jan 07, 2021
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4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by hbeimers from Illinois

This beer is so hazy it's opaque. To me it tastes like a citrus/juniper bomb. Lots of fresh hop flavors and relatively little bitterness. A great beer to introduce someone to IPAs.

Jan 04, 2021
 
4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Jan 03, 2021
 
4.39 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.25 by TheWolf from Delaware on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.49 by LunchMoney from Minnesota on Dec 28, 2020
 
4.5 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Dec 27, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

yes, indeed, this is some serious stuff from a serious brewer.
L: drinking from the can & it's a seriously hot looking can. kind of like ghost rider meets bitcoin.
S: it's a bit too cold to get the full aroma. touch of bittersweet citrus & some pine.
T: totally delivers & then some. lime, pine, grapefruit. hoppy bitter goodness throughout. lingering bitter finish.
F: smooth, decent carbonation. resiny mouth feel.
O: killer, man, just killer. not to be missed.

Dec 26, 2020
Fire, Skulls & Money from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 633 ratings