Flying Seahorses
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #631
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,462
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 5.62%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 23, 2022
Added:
Sep 09, 2021
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  4
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Collaboration with Vitamin Sea Brewing

Legend has it, Flying Seahorses cannot be caught. Challenge accepted! We dispatched ourselves on an aquatic adventure with our Dino-mite buddies at Vitamin Sea to capture these majestic creatures. These miniature, magical, quasi-equestrian sea dwellers took us on a merry-go-round ride of flavor, featuring PNW-grown Citra, paired with personally selected Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Sunrise hops from Hop Revolution. Strap on your snorkel and let this hard-to-catch Double IPA take you on your own journey of mythical proportions.
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Rated: 4 by shigg85 from Japan

Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A nice presentation of Nelson comes through from behind the Citra, but this seems a little watered down to me. Definitely drinkable as have been *every* Goliath I've ever had, but it won't be my go-to compared to Sues or Pompeii.
Mar 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Feb 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Jan 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Jan 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by einman from Minnesota

Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Copper to gold in color with a hazy complexion. There’s a three quarter inch densely packed dishwater white head. Moderate soapy lacing is present. The aroma is of earthy green veggies. I’m tasting green onions and veggies. The mouth is smooth and quaffable for the ABV.
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Dec 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by plaid75 from New York

Dec 12, 2021
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Rated by Beeman4251

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Very nice!
Dec 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.84 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Dec 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mattias from Sweden

Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This beer was the end of the keg. Decent head which leaves spots on the glass. Cloudy, dirty gold color.

Strong grapefruit rind aroma.

Oddly thin bodied with ample carbonation. Smooth pale malt start. The hop is not nearly as pronounced as the smell suggests creating a nice balance. No noteworthy alcohol presence.
Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.2 by lic217 from Connecticut

Nov 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by cd34 from Illinois

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Nov 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Nov 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by DaveCash from New York

Oct 28, 2021
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Reviewed by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
These guys just keep banging out great NEIPAS. Tons of citrus all the way around-I get a lot of grapefruit in this one. Super drinkable and smooth. I am going to grab as much as I can while it’s around. Recommended.
Oct 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by MJSFS from Florida

Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours from the can an opaque orange, solid 2" head that settles out to a quarter-inch ring, good lacing. Nose is standard tropical fruits and light diesel. Taste is a bit mute - fruit juice tries to emerge but is balanced out by some flat bitterness that has an overall dampening effect. More subtlety as it warms, with the more bitter, grapefruity citrus elements emerging earlier in the drink. Mouthfeel is full, even a little sticky. Overall, a solid take on the style by people who know what they're doing, but nothing ground shaking here.
Oct 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.79 by Hallertau from Wisconsin

Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.11 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Oct 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.32 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by Allurex from Kansas

Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.79 by Chilmer from Iowa

Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - thick super hazy slight tannish yellow with a great white head
Smell - lots of juicy smells citrus slight tropical
Taste - slightly dank juicy citrus orange grapefruit with a slight bite
Fell - medium full body with a slight cream but also a slight crisp
Overall - really tasty
Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by woodchipper from Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a can stamped "BEST BY 01/08/22" to a Nonic at fridge temp.
The body is super hazy apricot color. The head is puffy with mulit-sized bubles, alot of glass cling and pure white. Head lasts a good 10 minutes and never goes away completely. I would say lacing is present, but not spectacular.
The aroma is a big smack in the olphactory of hops with a background of rind. I've had a lot of meh aroma beers lately, this one makes up for quite a few of those.
Taste is a wallop also, the Nelson is standing in front, citrus pith in the middle, and a pretty dry after glow once another sip is required.
Mouth feel is medum to creamy but a healthy, not over the top carbonation cleans it up nicely.
I really enjoyed this beer, especially the aroma.
Oct 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.67 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Oct 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by warnerry from Michigan

Oct 16, 2021
Flying Seahorses from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 69 ratings