Naughty Temple | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Naughty TempleNaughty Temple

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States

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

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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 17
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden caramel brown. Head fades fast.

Whiskey and oak. Vanilla. Earthy, but malty. Very malty and barleywine like. Slight bitterness. A very interesting beer.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear deep orange. Small white head that doesn't last.

Smell - Nice whiskey. Oak. Some hops.

Taste - Great whiskey. Rye is very prominent. Pale malt. Some hops still, but muted. Boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Sharp finish. Medium body.

Overall - Good barrel and it's a very light beer. I'm impressed it comes out.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Short lived head, recedes to cap and collar. Bright orange body. Looks TEMPting.

Vanilla, rye whiskey notes.

Tropical fruits in the forefront, pineapples and mangoes. Contributing boozy barrel notes to finish. Hides the abv very well.

Very full mouthfeel for the style. Low carbonation, works.

BA notes reminiscent of Rye Wyne which I enjoyed a lot. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT!

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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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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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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

first batch of Naughty Temple. Thanks Clark!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: orangish yellow bodied beer with a thick cap of white head that drops down to thin ring around the glass.

Smell: vanilla, whiskey, pineapple, and oak.

Taste: Vanilla, butterscotch, whiskey, rye barrel notes. Very barrel forward. Mild hops of pineapple and tropical fruit hop notes on the back end. Unique flavor profile!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation levels. Slightly boozey kick thats not too over board.

Overall: This is the best barrel aged IPA that I have ever drank! i know that this style of beer is not very common. The Templeton Rye notes are really prevolent. If you love Templeton Rye Whiskey...this is a beer you gotta try! Toppling Goliath yet again shows us that they are a kick ass brewery with a serious passion for craft beer! This beer really pushes the envelope for this specific beers style... in a good way!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a 12oz snifter.

The whiskey is all over the place on this one. Right up front it overwhelms the nose. The body is a tad nondescript, but to me it feels like it was built to carry the whiskey barrel aging. The medium malty backbone gives the palate a bit of a reprieve before the whiskey rages back at the end of the mouth and leaves a nice warm lingering flavor. At first I had a hard time believing this beer was only 8.2%, but I was deceived by the whiskey notes. I am glad they didnt go any higher on the ABV because it would have distracted.

This beer was really beautiful and well done. Glad I was able to get a bottle of this stuff and look forward to more bottle drops by Toppling Goliath in Madison.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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Naughty Temple from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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