Soul Hunter
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #212
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,555
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 5.54%
Ratings:
72
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 09, 2022
Added:
Jul 16, 2021
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  3
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: Below the secret door and a devilish snare of bines rest the aromatic sorcery of thiols. The Soul Hunter's three hellhounds, bound to protect the aromatic sorcery of this fluffy DIPA. The crux of the matter is how to set these thiols free. The prophecy has been foretold that particular hops blended and introduced in harmony will mesmerize the beasts, opening the door and allowing aromas of passion fruit, citrus, and tropical berries to be released.
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Photo of HappyGuy12345
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

Poured from 16 ounce can into IPA glass.
Look: Hazy, cloudy yellow with about 2-2.5 fingers of white head with impressive retention.
Smell: Wide array of citrus fruits
Taste: If I were asked to do I blind taste test with this beer and King Sue, I would fail miserably. In my opinion, this beer tastes, smells, and looks like King Sue. Thus, this is also one of the best tasting IPAs that I have ever tried.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, full-bodied, and extremely smooth.
Overall: Essentially a clone of King-Sue: World-class on every level. This is the second beer that I have given a perfect score to. There is no room that I can see for improvement.

Mar 09, 2022
 
4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Feb 19, 2022
 
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 16, 2022
Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Can from Coastside 30A Dec 2021 — Canned July 2021 … remarkably still delicious well beyond ‘drink by’ date. This one must be super special fresh.

Dec 31, 2021
 
4.49 by ADG2995 from Missouri on Nov 25, 2021
Photo of Pivopijak
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Pivopijak from Washington

draught
Cloudy, medium orange, light amber highlights, in appearance. Lots of tangerine, tangelo pulp, as if the whole fruit was put into a blender, peel and all, with just a touch of allspice and some medium toasted caramelized malt, giving it an off-dry touch for the flavor, as well. Quite a lot of grapefruit, Mandarin and maybe a little lemon peels, up front. There is some medium toast malt, to provide some body and containment, on the citrus peel barrage, but not much. The citrus peel character is dominant throughout the taste, until the finish. The bite doesn't irritate too much and does trail off, in a fair amount of time.

Nov 21, 2021
 
4.29 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 08, 2021
 
4.3 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Oct 24, 2021
 
4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Oct 20, 2021
 
4.38 by mikerieder from South Dakota on Oct 19, 2021
Photo of Franziskaner
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Yellow gold in color with a hazy complexion. There’s quarter inch of frothy off white around the rim and covering half of the top. Lightly soapy lacing. The aroma is of melon and green veggies. I’m tasting cantaloupe and green veggies. The mouth is creamy and very smooth.

Oct 15, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Soul Hunter from Toppling Goliath. Purchased 18/9/21 from Shangy’s, Emmaus, PA for $5.15 (Including tax)/16 oz can ($ 0.322/oz). On room temperature shelf at store. Stored at home at 40 degrees. Reviewed 30/09/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Stamped on back label “PKGD07/16/21 BEST BY 11/13/21.” Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 56.4 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Straw (SRM 3), hazy.
Body – Straw (SRM 3), murky and opaque. When rear-lite, same. Unfiltered.
Head – Large (Maximum five cm, aggressive center pour), ghost white, high density, average retention, diminishing to a jagged four to seven mm crown and a rocky, thin complete cap. Second pour produces a 0.5 transitory head.
Lacing – Poor. A narrow band of tiny to small bubbles, having both stalactites and stalagmites.
Aroma – 4.25 – Initially sweet and fruity, slightly citrusy, no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4.25 – Flavor follows nose - no yeast, no malt, almost sweet. Mango and orange. No ethanol (7.8 % ABV, According to BA, NOT marked on container) taste or aroma. Eventual gastric warming. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, approaching creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25 Looks, smells, and tastes good but expected from TG – average for them, exceptional for others.

Sep 30, 2021
 
4 by plaid75 from New York on Sep 28, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on August 2, 2021.

Sep 21, 2021
Photo of Wasatch
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Wasatch from Colorado

16 oz. Can
PKG: 07/16/21
BEST BY: 11/13/21

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, guava, passionfruit, apricot, nectarine), with a pretty nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, guava, passionfruit, apricot, nectarine), with a very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty beer. Nice to see it around here. Orange Julius! Addictive! MilkShake!

Sep 18, 2021
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Sep 15, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 7/13/21.

Pours cloudy gold with an inch of white head. Retention and lacing is moderate. Dank and juicy in the nose. Cracked garlic, green onions, weed, and tangerine. Medium bodied with a tacky, sticky mouthfeel. Mango, orange, and candied peach on the palate. Finishes with minimal malt or bitterness and lingering dank juice.

Sep 11, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WoodBrew from Ohio

A friend from the 'Wego shipped a 4pck of this beer to our Fantasy Football draft which was held at Gunny's house in FLO-RIDA. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had dank stone fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with ripe dank fruit presence that finished slightly bitter. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Sep 08, 2021
 
4.35 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Sep 05, 2021
 
4.34 by DaveCash from New York on Sep 04, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by barnzy78 from Illinois

16oz can
PKG07/16/21 BEST BY 11/13/21
L: tall & frothy ivory colored head holds great retention atop an opaque and murky yellow ale
S: tropical fruit, citrus, green hops, grass
T: passion fruit, berry, tangerine, grapefruit, lemongrass, grassy green hops, pine, oats, wheat
F: full & creamy body, soft carbonation, tangy & moderately bitter finish with passion fruit and pine lingering
O: Riwaka hops are one of my new favorites; nice blend of hops in this one!

Sep 04, 2021
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4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

Look: very hazy golden with a thick white head

Aroma: tropical fruit, citrus, a bit floral/pine

Flavor: mango, citrus, maybe blueberries. The bitter after taste is leaning more towards pine resin than grapefruit rind and the aftertaste is shorter. Still it is really delicious like King Sue.

Body/Overall: medium body

Sep 01, 2021
 
4.44 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Sep 01, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Can dated 7/21/21 into pint glass. Pours a murky gold with a persistent, blocky, off-white head. Initial impression is apricot, pine, berries, grapefruit, and a little earthy dankness. Mouthfeel is soft and pillow-y. Finish is more citrus, fading to a slight bitterness. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable DIPA.

Aug 30, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by davisdahlberg6 from Tennessee

Canned on 7/16/21 and enjoyed in a 16oz Founders snifter on 8/26/21.
Appearance: Pours a pale straw-colored yellow (almost a pale watered down orange juice color) with about 2 fingers of foam after a vigorous pour. Very murky and opaque, almost has that look like it would glow in the dark if I turned the lights off. Great head retention and lacing down the sides.

Smell: Nose is brilliant with heavy amounts of grapefruit and subtle orange peel and a bit of lemon zest and melon. Earthy tones as well with sweet smelling grass and floral notes complimented a bit of onion and spicy garlic. Pine and resin also present but are more subtle than the citrus and earthy tones. I almost get a sourdough bread hint as well.

Taste: Wow! A plethora of bitter notes on the front end with considerable amounts of pine and resin, my tongue is tingling after my first sip. Considerable amount of citrus is present with grapefruit and orange rinds and the melon is much more prevalent. Earthy-grassy tones play a supporting role and increase as the beer warms with the perfect hint of garlic-oniony heat on the back end.

Feel: Very smooth. Haze creates a very smooth and thick mouthfeel. A small amount of alcohol warmness but the abv is fairly well hidden considering the 7.8% abv. Perfect amount of carbonation to be refreshing yet smooth.

Overall: This beer is Phenomenal! I would definitely buy it again despite the steep price tag of $18/4 pack or $6 for a single can. It certainly combines the best of the NEIPA without sacrificing the hoppy-piney bitterness we know and love.

Aug 27, 2021
 
4 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Aug 25, 2021
 
4.49 by cd34 from Illinois on Aug 23, 2021
 
4.56 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Aug 23, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a good-sized, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel and toasted caramel. Nice tropical fruit taste with sweet caramel and toffee. Sharp piney bitterness.

Aug 23, 2021
Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Pours opaque light gold--more shimmery straw than citrus juice here.

Aromas of berry, passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, apricot, honeydew, papaya, musk melon, and chivy/dank hops. Remarkable that there is so much happening here. Even more remarkable that all of the different fruit notes can be discerned and distinguished.

The flavors are similarly complex. Pineapple and grapefruit on the tip of the tongue. Berry arrives in midstream with melon and cucumber notes joined by white stone fruit. As the brew slides along to the finish, dank herbal goodness arrives, along with papaya, white pepper, and some almost coconut-like sweetness. The booze is just barely there.

Not quite "full bodied" but the brew is no lightweight. Creamy in general on the tongue, it has very long drying finish.

Possibly the best TG I've had since the Sues.

Aug 22, 2021
 
3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Aug 22, 2021
 
4.23 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Aug 21, 2021
 
4.42 by WEW from Illinois on Aug 21, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

Ok, yet another very worthy offering from the folks at TG. Keep it up!! Best by 11/16/21, consumed 8/19 so thanks to my local for getting it to me fresh.
L: from the can and it’s another v stylish can from them
S: distinct pine and citrus even from the small can mouth. Hint of darkness. Very inviting
T: delivers on the nose with authority. Very dank, spicy citrus. Delicious
F: Nice rich mouthfeel. Drying bitterness on the finish.
O: Hell yeah, it’s a winner for me, baby. Seek it out!!

Aug 20, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Canned on: 07-16-21

A - Opaque dark golden tan color with dense, creamy, white lacing.

S - Dank passion fruit, citrus, and berry.

T - Follows the nose with loads of dank citrus, passion fruit, peppery citrus rind, and finishes on the sweeter side with lingering spicy citrus.

M - Pillowy soft mouthfeel that's a little chewy, full bodied, and dry on the back of the tongue.

O - This is definitely a solid D-IPA and one worth checking out.

Aug 19, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours a completely opaque color of grapefruit juice with a finger of head. The nose has exquisite grapefruit notes. The flavor profile also has definite grapefruit notes. The finish has dry citrus qualities but it's not particularly bitter.

Aug 19, 2021
 
4.33 by dfillius from Iowa on Aug 19, 2021
 
4.25 by einman from Minnesota on Aug 18, 2021
 
5 by wolverine0712 from Missouri on Aug 18, 2021
Soul Hunter from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 72 ratings