Witch's Broom
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,729
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,065
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 7.79%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
39
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
89
Very Good
Witch's BroomWitch's Broom
Notes: With her eyes to the night sky, this witch is ready to hop on her broom and take you for a journey. So, lace up them sneakers, and get ready for some hocus pocus; but don’t worry, this curse-sader does not have wicked intentions. Just spells of enchantingly delicious hops and malt from our sacred cauldron. So join our coven of (computer-generated random selection of hops) and enjoy this magical ride.

Cashmere, Citra, Idaho 7 & Galaxy hops to bring forward a brew honoring the women before, currently, and to come putting the “craft” in craft beer.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 39 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 11/11/21.

Pours cloudy yellow with a short head of white. Minimal retention or lacing. Candied citrus in the nose with peach, pineapple, mango, and white grape. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. A bit dank and green on the palate with overripe tropicals. Apricot ,nectarines, pineapple, and papaya. Finishes juicy and tropical.

Nov 20, 2021
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can
PKG 10/04/21
L: murky yellow body; frothy off-white head coats the glass in foam
S: zesty citrus, tropical fruit, grassy green hops, melon
T: pungent green hops, zesty grapefruit, passion fruit, grass
F: fuller body, moderate carbonation, very dry finish is pungent with a hop burn on the throat
O: this one didn’t do it for me; which is very rare for TGBC

Nov 14, 2021
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Teku glass canned on 10/08/21. Pours a very attractive orange yellow with a finger plus sticky white head that leaves thick streaks of lace with excellent retention. 4.25

Aroma honeydew, pineapple, coconut, mandarin, apricot, and some white grapefruit rind. 4.25

Taste follows honeydew, pineapple, mandarin, coconut, and a little hint of grapefruit. 4.25

Mouthfeel is above average, not dry or sticky, soft gentle carbonation, and well I don’t know ABV assuming 8%, but not marked on the can but it is loaded with flavor. 4.25

Overall this brewery always delivers a well made and tasty beer. This is unique in my opinion. 4.25

Nov 06, 2021
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mwilbur from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from pint can into proper pint glass.
A: Pours a super thick and hazy orange yellow hue with two inch frothy/bubbly white head with excellent retention.
S: Bitter orange, grapefruit, tangerine zest, pine resin, white grape, lemon, and lime.
T: Mango cream, bitter orange, grapefruit, pine resin, lemon, lime, white grape,
M: Medium body with a thick and juicy feel. Loads of citrus and some tropical fruit too. Creamy with an extra dose of hop bitterness.
D: Well, that is definitely an interesting mix of hops. Very nice offering!

Nov 01, 2021
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dfillius from Iowa

4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very strong offering from TG. A very sharp, catty, tropical, bitter and maybe slightly astringent hazy. No sign of heat or warmth. High IBUs and no vegetal notes. I love that TG’s hazies have such pronounced bitterness. The biggest negative is the appearance is a little murky for my idea of ideal. Otherwise this one is darn near perfect.

Oct 21, 2021
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gatornation from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden sunset color with a fresh white head . Smell is juicy floral and tropical . A 4 hop 2IPA this one has noteS of citrus pineapple,melon and mango. A soft and sweet mouth feel with juicy fruity notes. For the style on point, easy to drink, it’s good.

Oct 19, 2021
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - slight orangish yellow with a slight white head and lacing
Smell - floral perfume tropical scent
Taste - dialed back floral perfume more citrus
Feel -medium full body with a slight carb
Overall - ok hazy

Oct 17, 2021
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the more assertive flavor hops of Galaxy and Citra, but then with the supplemental softer hops of Idaho 7 and Cashmere, the flavors that come out of Toppling Goliath's hazy imperial IPA is simply wizardry.

Turbid in it's haze and colored like lemon curd, Witch's Broom tops off with a cottony white cap before mesmerizing the senses with a tropical, tangy, citrus and tantalizing perfume. As the forbidden flavors grace the tongue, a firm cracker-sweet, cereal, pastry and slightly doughy malt profile eases the palate into the session.

As the malt sweetness drifts away, the full brunt of hops share a bold taste of white grapefruit, tangerine, passionfruit and white grape with an slight sugar glazed ripeness and a soothing softness of coconut cream. Both delicate and bold, the ale trends much more bitter than the standard hazy ale with a grassy, stemmy and herbal bite of green tea, verbena, lemongrass and white wine.

Medium bodied and trending spicy with hops, peppery with resins and drying on the palate, the hazy ale finishes decidedly on the bitter side of bittersweet with an herbal extension of hemp and gin-like botanicals.This witch is seductive but has a rugged edge as well.

Oct 15, 2021
Witch's Broom from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 39 ratings