Fire, Skulls & Money
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #234
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #839
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 6.67%
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
481
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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Ratings by dd53grif:
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.53 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.36 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by 150lRoast from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.16 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Jun 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.06/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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
 
Rated: 4.44 by Jaymgould from Minnesota

Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by heymikew from California

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.37 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Feb 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by chillin from Indiana

Feb 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by McSeal from Connecticut

Feb 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by aszatk01 from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by fstone from California

Jan 27, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by sentrynate from Wisconsin

Jan 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jan 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by chewy6935 from Michigan

Jan 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.28 by o29 from Texas

Jan 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.66 by Zanico from Ohio

Jan 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.51 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Jan 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Jan 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by broadway848 from New York

Jan 17, 2021
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Dank to blend with the plethora of Exotic hops. Some bitterness and the end result is a west coast/NEIPA hybrid.
Jan 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Jan 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.65 by schoon from Iowa

Jan 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by dubers89 from Iowa

Jan 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jan 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jan 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Jan 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.59 by Beer21 from Florida

Jan 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Jan 07, 2021
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Reviewed by hbeimers from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado

Jan 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by TheWolf from Delaware

Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Dec 27, 2020
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Reviewed by cjeep from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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