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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,290
Ranked #5,533
4.16 | pDev: 6.01%
Jan 06, 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 WDJersey:
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WDJersey from Colorado

Nov 29, 2021
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3.33/5  rDev -20%
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 -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

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 +2.2%
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 -5%
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 +1.2%
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 +3.4%
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
4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Arizona on Nov 29, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +2.2%
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 -3.4%
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 +6.7%
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
4.23 by GOBLIN from Ohio on Nov 24, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

16 ounce can into a 16 ounce pint glass.
L: Pours a milky clouded dusty gold with a 1.5 finger eggshell white head. Fair retention. Good tight carbonation and light sticky lacing.
S: Cat pee and a Christmas tree, yeast, pie crust, pine, fairly floral and pleasantly dank.
T: Pine, light citrus, tangy rhubarb, buttery pie crust, light melon, lemon zest. It is lightly sweet and mostly tart but not overly so. Moderately bready & earthy. Very lightly bitter in the finish.
F: Fairly lush, semi-juicy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with a medium length finish that is gently drying.
O: A very good offering from TG Brewing and excellent tasting. It's slightly different from many of the NEIPAs they offer in that it isn't very tropical. It is very excellent in it's style.

Nov 23, 2021
4.64 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Nov 23, 2021
4.25 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

I admit in advance I am not a huge fan of NE Style IPAs, but I am a HUGE fan of IPAs in general. The more bitter the better. This has bitterness on the backend. That is the good. The initial taste, like many NE style ipas, onion taste which is off putting. There you go, bad onion taste, but great bitterness.

Nov 23, 2021
4.25 by sd123 from Georgia on Nov 22, 2021
4 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota on Nov 20, 2021
4.1 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Nov 20, 2021
3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Nov 20, 2021
4.37 by Monkeyknife from Missouri on Nov 17, 2021
4.19 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Nov 17, 2021
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 53 ratings