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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,386
Ranked #5,547
4.15 | pDev: 6.02%
May 21, 2022
Oct 04, 2021
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Notes: When we get together with our convivial pals at WeldWerks Brewing to kung fu some brew, we bring to you a hip hoppy DIPA featuring an expressive combo of Citra, Idaho 7, Talus and Cashmere hops!
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Ratings by Danmullens1:
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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Jan 31, 2022
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4.25 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana on May 21, 2022
4.25 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Mar 03, 2022
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3.49/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 16 oz. can with a BB date of 2/12/22. Sampled Feb 9, 2022.

The appearance is a pulpy looking orange-amber with an off-white head.

The aroma is cereal grain. Vaguely. Orange and tropical fruit for sure. That is how these IPAs go.

The mouthfeel is about medium with a creamy sense in between

The taste is sweet with a cleansing cleaning grain character. Grass. Not unique but really a part of the modern IPA fanclub.

Feb 20, 2022
4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Feb 17, 2022
3.99 by AD17 from New Jersey on Feb 11, 2022
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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by ColoradoPhil from Colorado

is there a beer tasting class I could take. I hand another Goliath that was better than this delicioius West Coast Style IPA.
And this is good. I like the Office Space Jennifer anniston reference, I am a little buzzed, went back and got the can and got the joke! Nice. A very good beer. I suppose I should start pouring them into a glass pint glass. Heady Topper sez not to do it, why would I do it for any IPA?

Feb 09, 2022
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by 150lRoast from Missouri

The pour is a cloudy lemonade. The head is fluffy and white with lots of lace. The smell is citrus but not one distinct overall smell. The taste is nice, not bitter at all and also not too much acid. It has a little of the IPA bite and some pine on the back end. The feel is much thicker than expected and leaves a nice coating behind. Overall this is a nice beer.

I do think this is a fun beer with the label's reference to Office Space, the collab with Weldworks, and the 4 different unique hops (Idaho 7, Citra, Talus, and Cashmere). However, its just a lot going on that not one thing shines through. So, fun to buy and try.

Feb 07, 2022
4.23 by BarrelAgedG from California on Feb 03, 2022
3.75 by shigg85 from Japan on Jan 30, 2022
4.18 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jan 23, 2022
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3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Captain69 from Illinois

hoppy ipa not as good as some of their other ipa not enough flavor

Jan 06, 2022
4.38 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia on Jan 02, 2022
4.02 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Dec 30, 2021
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3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

16 fl oz pull-tab can served into a fancy beer glass (I think it's called something like Rastal Mastercraft or some other such marketing jargon hullabaloo):

I like the hop profile but don't love it. Feels like a mismatch of more classic citrusy hops and some of these new hipster hops that all the kids are into these days.


Dec 29, 2021
4.52 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Dec 26, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Poured into a Nonic.

Pours white grapefruit gold with a very fine head and lacing.

Aromas of white grape, peach, grapefruit, vanilla, honey, and grass.

Flavors of pale malt, lychee, white grapefruit, peach, lime, grass, faint resin, and chive. Well balanced.

Moderate body. Nicely carbonated and drying.

TG has perfected the art of the well-balanced NEIPA. This is another one.

Dec 18, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

16oz can from Tavour. Hazy golden pour, foamy white head. Fruity aroma, sweet, citrusy notes, hops arise. Hops move front and center in the taste, citrus zest, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple. Sharp bitterness.

Dec 16, 2021
4.24 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 14, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Forcing a sense of hop decoration upon the tastebuds, it won't take much of a push to get hop heads to pin this beer onto their drinking sessions. Decorated with Citra, Idaho 7, Cashmere and Talus hops, the palate has its work cut out for it.

Pouring a pastel amber orange, a creamy and foggy appearance leads to a creamy swath of foam that hosts a bevy of fruity hop aromatics that range from citrus, to tropical to stone fruit and to a pungent citronella potpourri. Sweeter though to taste, the upstart in flavors start with the malts- creamy, sweet, cereal-like and laced with a hint of vanilla, suggestions of honeysuckle and light caramel come to mind.

As the show quickly turns back to the hops, the starchy malts simmer underneath to support the fruity hop impressions and to keep them rounded and balanced. Tangerine, red grapefruit, apricot, mango, papaya, passionfruit and lime all embolden on the middle palate before the plump and radiant sherbet-like character develops an herbal, fragrant and perfumy bitterness late in taste.

Sharper with peppery hop resins, the finish comes with an assertive bitterness that acts counter to the linger of cereal grains and associated sweetness. Malty dry and trending refreshing but plump, a finish of fruit peels lead to an aftertaste of hemp, tea, sassafras, chive and fresh grass clippings

Dec 09, 2021
4.29 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Dec 05, 2021
4.31 by Chilmer from Iowa on Dec 05, 2021
4.29 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Dec 05, 2021
4.14 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Dec 03, 2021
4.3 by deereless from Colorado on Dec 02, 2021
4.18 by mkh012 from Colorado on Nov 30, 2021
3.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Nov 30, 2021
4.23 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 30, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Look is apricot-orange. Looks like fruit juice instead of hazy IIPA. Smell. Wow! All kinds of fruit! I don't know the difference between papaya, guava, and mango, but all tropical fruits seemed to have sent representation. Very unique! Quite intense! The flavor has the "buttery electricity" that Toppling Goliath Brewing is known for, but imagine drinking a blend of all the fruits in the Chiquita banana lady's hat, but not like you would blend it. More like a valkyrie would blend it for your first beverage in Valhalla, after falling in a glorious battle. The mouthfeel is vivacious, champagne-like, and effervescent. Overall, this is a new chapter of success for Toppling Goliath Brewing, with an assist from WeldWerks Brewing, who I am a huge fan of!

Nov 29, 2021
4.23 by WDJersey from Colorado on Nov 29, 2021
4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Nov 29, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

On draft at Brew Bank Topeka. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left minimal lacing. It smelled of pineapple, grapefruit, orange and sweet caramel notes. Nice tropical fruit taste with toasted caramel and a sharp bitterness.

Nov 28, 2021
3.86 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Nov 28, 2021
4.35 by Nunya from Ohio on Nov 28, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mothman from Minnesota

On tap. Hazy golden sunset.

Dank, weedy, west coast hops, but fruity and juicy as well. The nose is outstanding. Tropical fruits with grapefruit citrus. Very well done.

Nov 27, 2021
4.25 by prototypic from Ohio on Nov 27, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pkalix from California

burnt on the NEIPAs... just too rich for me.... although this one seems less rich and a little easier to put down. typical melon, lychee etc... and i think Joan has an Adam's Apple

Nov 25, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Wasatch from Colorado

16 oz. Can
PKG: 10/15/21
BEST BY: 02/12/22

Poured into a Trillium glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow 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 very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, apricot, nectarine, 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, apricot, nectarine, 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!

Nov 25, 2021
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 64 ratings