Flying Seahorses
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #773
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,926
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 5.15%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
35
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  1
SCORE
91
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.
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 35 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by brewme:
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Long Ridge Wine & Spirits for about twenty dollars. My twenty first brew from these guys. This is pretty good, not outstanding.

Sep 27, 2021
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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

Yesterday at 12:35 AM
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hockeypuck from Maine

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 25, 2021
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MDDMD from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 08, 2021
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Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wednesday at 02:27 AM
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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 07, 2021
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Mickt465 from New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 10, 2021
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can.

Pours an opaque orange gold color with 2 fingers of frothy off-white head. The head's got moderate retention. Leaves a few random dots of lacing.

The aroma has some peppery spice, as well as some grape skin, grapefruit, fresh pineapple and passion fruit. Lightly dank throughout.

Strong pineapple and melon up front, followed by some grapefruit and tangerines. There's a bit of mango in there, as well as some passion fruit, stone fruit and white grapes. Finishes bitter and earthy.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a lingering bitterness.

Overall, a very good NEIPA. The aroma is a bit underwhelming but the flavor explodes with fruity hop goodness. Nicely balanced and quite drinkable.

Oct 10, 2021
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Dakin from Utah

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 07, 2021
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dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 02, 2021
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger white head and minimal lacing . Smell is citrus,apricots berries and white grapes . taste is tropical citrus ,melon, and berries ,notes of mango and white wine. A soft mouth feel more sweet than dry,Tasty for the style .

Sep 22, 2021
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chrismattlin from Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sep 27, 2021
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CHickman from New York

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Every IPA I've had from Toppling Goliath has been excellent. Nice cloudy orange color with a 2-3 finger thick head that faded very slowly and left excellent foamy lacing coating the sides. The nose was full of citrus and the flavor was dank with the usual lineup of citrus like tangerine, orange peel, grapefruit, orange juice, honeydew melon and lemon, plus additional fruit like guava, pineapple and mango. Light caramel and some bread or biscuit in the finish, which was smooth with a mild bitterness. The ABV was masterfully hidden and I drank a few of these and they went down so easy that I may go get more. A really impressive and tasty DIPA.

Wednesday at 03:31 AM
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TheHopsman from Nebraska

4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 05, 2021
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warnerry from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Saturday at 02:18 AM
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lemmy187 from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 06, 2021
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liquorpig from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 19, 2021
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hopsputin from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: super hazy burnt orange color with no head. Looks like orange juice

S: oranges, pineapple, mango, white grapes, earthy dank. Vanilla, tangerines, clementines, grapefruit

T: earthy dankness upfront. Mango and pineapple. Grapefruit, peach, creamsicle ice cream

M: fluffy medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation

O: well made beer, but a bit to herbal for me. Raw citrus and some burning happening

Oct 08, 2021
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can. White head. Lace. Hazy sunset golden orange color.

Earthy, floral, soft, juicy, soft. Classic TG. Hoppy, but tropical. Orange, mango, papaya. Melon. Honeydew.

Very enjoyable.

Sep 25, 2021
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Fitzy01 from Maine

4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Saturday at 10:34 PM
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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.

Saturday at 10:42 PM
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paulish from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yesterday at 02:58 AM
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can dated 09/03/21

Hazy opaque gold color with a white foam head. Notes of huge grapes, gooseberries, passionfruit, mango, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, kiwi, subtle berry, orange citrus, lime, grapefruit, lemon peel, a hint of spice, with floral dank earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Overall a nice DIPA with Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Sunrise hops.

Sep 29, 2021
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Can bottom is stamped PKG09/10/21 BEST BY01/08/22'.
Hazy, darker straw colored body. Two fingers of white head upon pouring. Leaves trails of lacing.
Aroma is citrus hops of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple. Slight spice note, and dank.
Taste is hop citrus juice, with orange, grapefruit, and pineapple, along with some melon. Slight harsh bite of dankness. Dank and citrus continue into the aftertaste.
Soft, thicker mouth feel. Good carbonation.
Has a hop bite of dankness but not really bitter. Citrus juice and rind rule. Overall, this is not really sweet but has a soft body with a dank bite.

Friday at 02:20 AM
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bpkrippner from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 11, 2021
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 35 ratings