Toppling Goliath / Barrel Theory - Dolphin Sparkles
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Toppling Goliath / Barrel Theory - Dolphin SparklesToppling Goliath / Barrel Theory - Dolphin Sparkles
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,094
Ranked #7,489
4.22 | pDev: 8.53%
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
Toppling Goliath / Barrel Theory - Dolphin SparklesToppling Goliath / Barrel Theory - Dolphin Sparkles
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 25
Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

draft pour into snifter. pours a semi-hazy gold with minimal head. little bit of white lacing as the beer is consumed. smells of subtle tropical fruit, a little pine and even a hint of bubble gum. taste has more of that bubble gum i get on the nose as well as some pine and mild bitterness from the hops. feel is the highlight of this beer as it is full and smooth with a very good level of carbonation. overall, it’s a good DIPA but kind of on the unusual side for TG. prime example of how collabs between two good breweries can be hit or miss.

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Photo of maximum12
3.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Is someone trying to make dolphins the new unicorns in the beer world? 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pour is, shockingly, not in the vein of the northeast. Truly shocking. Looks like a classic pale ale, with an aroma. A little nose in the fruit in the nose, but pretty weak.

Dolphin Sparkles is a typical collab, a dumbing down of the best parts of each brewery, like a Kardashian sister and….another Kardashian sister. Despite the label copy, this doesn’t enter the mouthal orifice like a West Coast IPA, but juicy orange juice (which my wife has said, repeatedly), mango, & too much dank swamp for my tender tastes. Weirdly thick, & a sample of this would have been plenty.

Disappointing. A cut above mediocre, but a shallow cut.

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Photo of gatornation
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slight hazed golden color. Smell had ripe fruit of mango and citrus. Taste was dank with citrus and some tropical hops like mango and papaya. Mouth feel was sweet with a dank malt finish. While good Was not a fan of this one hops were subdued and it had a strange malt sweetness,Not a fan of bombers either.

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. White head. Minimally hazed golden orange color.

Mango, papaya, melon, honeydew. Earthy, zesty, citrusy hops. Light bitterness. Drinks like a hazy ipa.

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Toppling Goliath / Barrel Theory - Dolphin Sparkles from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 25 ratings