Naughty Temple | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
He ventures to the Naughty Temple, weaving through its intricate web of slithering sensations, while bitter lovers dance playfully upon his tongue. Slowly, slipping into madness, he surrenders himself to the sweet sip of seduction. As he emerges in the wake of ecstasy, he is greeted with a warm, tender kiss. A wave of bliss washes over him, and happiness is all that exists.

90+ IBU

Added by bismarksays on 08-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
17
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 version, served in a snifter glass. Pours a medium-darker brown body, one finger offwhite head, good carbonation, short retention and no lacing. Smell is clean whiskey, aroma, toffee and oak. Caramel sweetness lingers in the back. Flavour follows; caramel, toffee and a fair amount of whiskey flavours; light smoke, heavy wood presence, lots of bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, whiskey on the finish. A beer that is heavy on the whiskey, good mouthfeel, a bit one-dimensional.

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

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

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

Photo of npachl
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
2.84/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Not much of an IPA. Since this is a bit old, all of the flavor and aroma hops seem to have vanished leaving only the bittering. What I do get is a whiskeyed sweet ale.

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Photo of amano_h
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Naughty temple '14 vintage

Pours a mohagony, coppery color, with a small, creamy head.

On the nose, a pungent bourbon oakiness is clearly the most dominant aroma of the beer. The beers more typical ale characteristics are defined by outstandingly wooden malts, revealing a toffeeish sweetness, which blends directly back into the profound Bourbon. Reveals cinnamon spiced marzipan with a warming leathery note to it, creating the most unusual, well smelling ale I have yet experienced.

Has almost no carbonation left, leading to a surprisingly full body, also due to the omnipresent Bourbon foundation, actually revealing a pleasant hot burn during the finish. This is crazy for the beers relatively low abv.

Drinks very soft, with an aqueous, silk beginning, immediately coated up by bready, earthy malts, which then turn suddenly much, much sweeter. This uprising toffee sweetness gets easily balanced by very distinct Bourbon, bringing warming, old wood to the palate, as well as spiced toffee. Even in the finish, the beer doesn't loose its soft mouthfeel, although the flavors changed, pointing into a caramel sweet direction, pumped up by very present Bourbon woodenness.

The most startling aspect about this is the ales focused Bourbon nose, evoking the impression of an extremely huge, full-bodied beer, which gets partly mirrored by the taste. There are no hops detectable at all, while the beers profound, sticky sweet maltiness blends amazingly well into the decadent Bourbon. A very unique beer, reminding me of an unusual Barleywine with a very distinct Bourbon backbone, going all the way.

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Photo of shehateme
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jw1978
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ALC82
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Such a great beer aged to it's current state ....soooo gooood!

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Photo of italianstallion
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wcu80
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the tits. Absolutely amazing.

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Photo of warmbier804
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StrawbzT5
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jruno
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HawkeyePA
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jas45678
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SJ-IABrews
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Herky21
3.42/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Naughty Temple from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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