Twisted Galaxy | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Twisted GalaxyTwisted Galaxy
BA SCORE
4.27/5
181 Ratings
Twisted GalaxyTwisted Galaxy
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,259
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
181
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beigehead. Golden orange in color. Sticky lace left.

Flavor profile is very juicy. Pineapple, mango, papaya, and a mix of other tropical fruits I probably have never even heard of. Very citrusy. This beer is also pretty dank. Not weedy, but extremely hoppy. Fresh and earthy. Hop resiny. Has a bready malt profile. The bitterness is definitely there, but not in a bad overpowering way.

Overall, another solid ipa from TG. This stuff is very drinkable and very flavorful.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
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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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by jc1762. Thanks man.

Light orange body, moderate haze, white head of broken bubbles. Aromas of cantaloupe, sweet, ripe, tropical fruits on top of a malty body. Light in body, especially given the over 8% abv. Light malty aftertaste. Tasty.

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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Served in a snifter 1/1/15.

A- Hazy copper-orange body, half finger white head with short retention time. Not a ton of longevity. Not much lacing.

S- Tropical fruits, stone fruit, sweet bready pale malt, a bit of that spicy galaxy hop character, passion fruit. Very nice fruitiness especially as it warms up, complemented by the sweet bready/honey-like pale malt.

F- This is a pretty bitter beer at first, served chilled. Mostly bitter citrus at first, but as it opens up, I get more of that distinct tropical fruit, citrus character of Galaxy hops. There is a nice, particularly sweet pale malt backbone that really brings a lot of sweetness. At the same time it doesn't really balance out the bitterness on the backend, which is a bit of a weird dynamic.

M- Medium body, solidly carbonated. Crisp, dry with quite the bitter citrus and resinous finish. It makes it a bit less drinkable than otherwise should be.

O- Wish this wasn't as bitter. Not close to being the best Galaxy DIPA I've had- I would definitely nominate Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy and Pipeworks Galaxy Unicorn for that award. Still, decent effort by TG.

Final score: 4.00

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Photo of JohnParadee
3.49/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry, I just did not get this one. I love Toppling Goliath brews generally, but this was a slight disappointment.

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2/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Papaya, peach, lychee, but all with a rotten edge. Don't really care for this.

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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.5

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Twisted Galaxy from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 181 ratings
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