Flying Seahorses
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #685
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,493
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 5.4%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
57
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  3
SCORE
92
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: 14 | Ratings: 57 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hockeypuck:
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hockeypuck from Maine

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 25, 2021
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Mattias from Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Friday at 09:47 PM
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Patches826 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 17, 2021
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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
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MDDMD from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 08, 2021
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SweetChicken from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 20, 2021
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a77cj7 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 30, 2021
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Hallertau from Wisconsin

4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Oct 22, 2021
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Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 13, 2021
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.61/5  rDev -15.3%
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
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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -3.8%
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 -8.9%
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 +3.3%
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 +0.2%
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 -5.6%
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 +6.6%
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 +4.2%
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.

Oct 13, 2021
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TheHopsman from Nebraska

4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
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 -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 16, 2021
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MJSFS from Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 23, 2021
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kevindp9 from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 03, 2021
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lemmy187 from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 19, 2021
Flying Seahorses from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 57 ratings