Twisted Galaxy | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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4.25/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No time and no space. Life beyond life. An experience transcendental, originating from within and projected through the third eye. Relax. Take a journey of the mind. Open up to the possibilities beyond your mortal coil. Follow the lines that lead to your inner twisted galaxy. Unravel it, question it, understand it.

100+ IBU

Added by Pintofbrown on 08-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,300
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
240
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
3.08/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Not bottling date.

Pours a hazy peach tone with a ton of chunks and sediment at the bottom; not entirely appealing, but the overall appearance isn't horrible minus the chunks.

Aroma is bitter mango, pineapple, and lime; fairly muted, but straightforward.

Taste is overwhelmingly earthy, almost gritty, yeasty; dank citrus and some herbal tones dominate throughout.

Mouthfeel is the best thing about this one, maintaining a smoothness that verges on soft; can feel slick at times, but not enough to throw things off-balance.

Incredibly underwhelming from TG, from the particles to the generally muted profile. Not sure what as up with this one, but it wasn't great.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.1/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I passed on this a few times, but ultimately gave in. The good IPA market is getting awfully crowded to continue to invest in $10 bombers. Split with my wife.

The pour is riddled with chunks. Big ones, like what would be floating in pineapple juice, which this evidently is. The nose is bitter pineapple & mangos rubbed with dirt. Meh. Bet it tastes the same.

Twisted Galaxy is thinner than most session IPAs. That’s the first impression – weird that it’s a IIPA, because it’s watery. There is a nice pineapple flavor, cut with liberal amounts of backyard dirt, citrus, & lots & lots & lots of yeastiness. Finishes dry, with pine needles. Half a bomber will be plenty.

The mouthfeel really kills this one for me, along with all the dirt I’m licking off my fingers. Not up to the standards of TG & won’t encourage further high-falutin’ bomber purchases. Dull & mediocre.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Label notes: "Showcasing the alluring tropical notes of the Galaxy hop. Twisted Galaxy is a juicy double India Pale Ale that pushes the citrus and pineapple notes of the beloved Galaxy hop to the foreground."

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. No bottling date found on bottle.
Murky, pale gold colored body. Lots of particles in the bottom of the bottle. One finger of bright white colored head. Leaves behind some spots and strings of lacing. Tried to leave the bits and particles in the bottle.
Very aromatic upon the opening of the bottle. Peach, orange, and a little pineapple. A little grassy too.
Juicy but not real sweet in the taste. Has considerable hop burn bitterness. Orange, pineapple, and peach, with a lot of citrus pith and rind. Very numbing and dry on the tongue.
Full mouth feel. High carbonation.
Overly hopped beer. Beautiful appearance. Taste is rather harsh rather than juicy and sweet. I would pick other Toppling Goliath IPAs before buying this again.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Twisted Galaxy from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 240 ratings