Twisted Galaxy
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Twisted GalaxyTwisted Galaxy
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #375
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,303
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.75%
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
393
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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Wants
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Gots
  43
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Twisted GalaxyTwisted Galaxy
Notes: 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
Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 393 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ichorNet:
Photo of ichorNet
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'd consider myself a fan of TG's IPAs, though I definitely prefer some more than others. Luckily, Galaxy is among the best new-school hops, so I'm psyched to see what they can do with it!

This pours a kind of typical opaque, chalky-looking, dense, orange juice-like color with a ridiculously-huge head of bone-white foam that settles down pretty quickly to about a half-finger, leaving behind a ton of lace and bearing some alright legs once it sinks down. I think if you know TG, you kinda know what you're getting with their IPAs, and this delivers that expectation handily.

The nose consists of the scents of pure pithy grapefruit, mango, and sticky pine resin immediately presenting themselves to my senses. Intense! There's a bit of grassiness and an almost rye-like spice here as well, which lends some character to this very hoppy experience. Passion fruit, guava notes, and pineapple juice are all present here in varying amounts as well. This really smells like a treat... really digging the focus on Galaxy here. It's almost got a Citra-esque element, just with more saturation in just about every way. Very good!

On the tongue, this is nice and smooth with a crazily detailed palate that belies how dirty the beer looks. I kind of expected it to be one-note for some reason, as some NEIPAs I've had lately get a bit homogeneous with all the yeast and the intense hop loads piled into the recipes, but this just stands out. There's a reason TG is well-loved, of course, and I shouldn't have slipped up and forgotten about that... pineapple, orange, tangerine, and passion fruit soaked hop flavors meld perfectly with a deep, balanced maltiness and a slight expression of the 8% ABV which give this a solid score in the realm of drinkability. Mango pulp and more pineapple toward the finish with a slight grassiness that nevertheless leaves nothing sticky or oily on the tongue. Surprisingly crisp and deft finish with a quality that keeps me coming back for more, sip after sip. I think this might be on the same level as King Sue for me, and slightly below my personal favorite TG IPA, MoZee. Great stuff!

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tall can into a tulip.

Pours hazy/cloudy orange-gold with a nice fluffy head, solid retention and good lacing. It looks every bit an NEIPA.

The nose is hit with ruby red grapefruit, orange, pineapple, lemon, lime, mango, and white pepper.

The brew is well balanced between solid malt sweetness and citrus hop bitterness, with plenty of white stone fruit and tropical fruits as well.

Well balanced, medium-full bodied. It is creamy, yet well-carbonated and moderately crisp.

An excellent NEIPA.

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Photo of schinebd
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bum732
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of hoosier222002
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of geneseohawk
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjones5045
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tyjohnson55
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bismarksays
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange body. Nice white head. Chunky thick collar.

Smell - Doesn't smell the way I expected it to. It's very tropical, but has a must or mineral aroma too. Kinda detracts. Doesn't smell that sweet.

Taste - Much more dynamic. Orange, some piney hops, lots of tropical fruit. Grainy and a little bitter in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe pushing medium heavy. Creamy carbonation texture.

Overall - Wasn't enthused at first, but this really grew on me. Very tasty.

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

Photo of theminutemen
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of bpfrush
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of dafla67
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.57/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: spiced juicy grapefruit hops, dry clean finish. Same with the nose. Gold hue, hazy, with a white head and some lace. medium body. For all the IBUs this not bitter which I like. 100 IBUs

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Photo of rab53
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.5

Twisted Galaxy from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 393 ratings