Witch's Broom
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,064
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,188
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 7.39%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
44
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 24, 2022
Added:
Sep 13, 2021
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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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.
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From a can dated 10/08/21. Sampled June 24, 2022. Old can here

The appearance is a cloudy, hazy orange-amber with a foamy cream colored head.

Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruit, a tad dank, with a low profile cereal grain.

The mouthfeel is medium.

The taste is almost sweet and bready to start with the stale grapefruit and tropical characters bringing up the rear. Probably was better 7-8 months ago
Jun 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by SpaethJam from New York

Apr 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Mar 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Taenim from New Jersey

Mar 08, 2022
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Reviewed by MrBoz21 from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look - Juicy orange with thick white head
Smell - Tropical: melon, mango, tangerine, orange, pinapple. Generally moderate.
Taste - Orange juice, tropical notes. Finishes with a bit of sweetness rather than rind-like bitters.
Feel- Juicy. Moderate carbonation. Slightly slick.
Overall - Tasty and fresh with decent balance. A bit sweet and fruity in general.
Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota

Feb 10, 2022
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy pale yellow nice fluffy white head with good lace.

Aroma is tropical fruits , pineapple, mango, melon with some citrus/pine light bitterness hints.

Taste is lightly peppy and fruity notes mostly those mentioned above normal fruity hazy notes. Finish is lightly bitter with normal c hops but also some hints of spicy herbal notes that make it a little tingly and makes me wish this was a tad fresher.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation is lightly peppy and seems to play well with the hop bitterness.

Overall this one is so close to being really good that I believe if it was younger then 3 months it might push it over the edge.
Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by einman from Minnesota

Jan 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip.

Pours cloudy lemony-gold with solid head, moderate retention, and excellent lacing.

Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and honeydew.

Pale crackery malt on the tip of the tongue and mid palate. Plenty of tropical sweetness on the front half of the tongue. Mango and pineapple. In midstream, white grapefruit, peach, and apricot. It's there that the more "savory" hops take over, with some grassy, chivy, and finally resiny flavors. The finish is white pepper and juniper.

Medium bodied. Creamy but drying at the finish.

TG keeps putting out NEIPA after NEIPA without mailing them in. This is another really good one.
Jan 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Dec 18, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
nice hoppy ipa nit as much hop flavor as their "sue" nothing special
Dec 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. Can
PKG: 10/08/21
BEST BY: 02/05/22

Poured into a Trillium glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow/orange color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very 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, melon), with a pretty nice little diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, melon), 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. Orange Julius! Addictive! MilkShake!
Dec 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Straw yellow in color with a hazy complexion. There’s over an inch of densely packed off white on top. Faint lacing. The aroma is of green veggies and onions. I’m tasting onions and a light amount of green veggies. The mouth is light and smooth.
Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by deereless from Colorado

Nov 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
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
 
Rated: 2.86 by vfgccp from New York

Nov 17, 2021
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
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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Rated by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can from Canton St Nov 2021
Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.36 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 12, 2021
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on November 5, 2021.
Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by Benish from Utah

Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by Chilmer from Iowa

Nov 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by cd34 from Illinois

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.51 by Allurex from Kansas

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by Hallertau from Wisconsin

Nov 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
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
 
Rated: 4.08 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Nov 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

Nov 01, 2021
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
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
Witch's Broom from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 58 ratings