Twisted Galaxy | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Twisted GalaxyTwisted Galaxy

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

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

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.98/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had the chance to try this on-tap at the brewery and next to Sue, this is easily my favorite beer I've had from TG so far.

It looked absolutely killer in the glass. A beautiful hazy blood orange with a great 2 finger head that stuck around for the duration.

The smell of this made me realize that Galaxy hops are possibly my favorite hop variety I've ever had. Just pure dank, citrusy goodness that would fill up the room if I wasn't outside at the time.

The taste. Wow. Another testament to my love for Galaxy hops. I got a nice slap of bitterness up front but was soon greeted by that HUGE dank, earthy, and citrus goodness that this hop provides.

The mouthfeel was definitely was sticky, but mouthwatering. I was smacking my mouth a bit and almost drooling from this beer. It really makes you eager to drink more, but it's not dry so it's also easy to sip on.

Overall, this is one of my favorite offerings from TG that really show off the goodness of the Galaxy hop. It's a must try if you're at the brewery. It's a true show case of how good a single hop beer can be. Amazing stuff.

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4.95/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.87/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on December 18, drank on December 19th. Poured into a PseudoSue pint glass, not much head on it maybe a cm or 2, it faded quickly and just hangs around the edges. Enjoyed in my favorite recliner.

L: Hazy orange. Can't see through it, can barely make out light on the other side. Think of a thick wheat beer. Leaves a good lacing as you drink it down.

S: Orange and Grapefruit... That's it that's all. Tropical.

T: Grapefruit right up front, mellows to oranges, all the while an earthy dank flavor takes over. Green onion and onion heavily present, but in the best way possible. Not overly bitter in anyway.

M: Hop tingle up front, then turns into a smooth thick yummy thing. One if the smoothest IPA's I can recall.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KillerJigger
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The amazing hop taste blew me away! Well balanced with the malt for a clean finish which i'm always looking for in a beer. Well done!

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4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big two finger off white head that slowly settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A very juicy and dank hop driven aroma with a scent of tropical fruit and pine. Citrus hop scent of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, melon, guava, and papaya with some pineapple and peach. Earthy hop scent of pine resin and grass. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker with some yeast. A little honey like sweetness as well. A very good juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a really juicy and dank hop dominated taste with notes of tropical fruit and pine. Upfront citrus hop notes of orange peel, mango, grapefruit, guava, papaya, and melon along with some peach and pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine and grass. Backing malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains along with yeast. A little honey like malt sweetness. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy, oily, and fairly sticky.

Overall: Another great juicy Double IPA from Toppling Goliath. Very nice citrus fruit and pine resin flavor.

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Twisted Galaxy from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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