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Naughty 90 | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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410 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Naughty 90 Oaked IPA was inspired by ocean bound, oak barreled brews of the 1800’s. Packed with hops on a 90-minute schedule, uniquely malted, then aged on a bed of oak, this IPA delivers a taste that is both innovative and timeless.

100+ IBU

Added by FreshHawk on 11-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,027
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
410
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
44
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 410 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of NICKtheTITAN
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tokyob
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark reddish brown color with an off-white head. I'm sure that this beer picked up a lot of it's dark color from the time spent in the barrels. The nose features a lot of oak, biscuity malts and some fruitiness. The taste like the aroma is malt up front, vanilla, oak, and some bitterness in the finish. Despite the 100 IBUs, this one is not overly bitter from the hops.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Couldn't tell what style of beer this was until I looked it up. The oak dominates the nose, flavor, and mouthfeel. The hops and bitterness are masked by the wood. A little too unbalanced to love

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Photo of russpowell
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent caramel. Traces of lacing & head retention

S: Coffee??? Oakyness, toffee

T: Mocha, vanilla & dryness up front. Toasty dryness as this warms, more mocha, a little hazelnut as this warms. Finishes dry, toasty with sweetn vanilla & hazelnut

MF: Medium & slight carbonation

This alright, probably the weakest beer I've had from these guys. Seriously doubt this an EIPA

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ale_addin
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WilliamBrasky
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallertau
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of majorbase2
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a DFH IPA glass. Pours a very cloudy copper color with a large, active beige head. Decent retention, after about 4 minutes leaves some pretty heavy lacing on the sides.

Oak is very strong in the aroma, and booze is definitely there as well. Fairly sweet caramel malts. Some subtle herbal and grassy notes as well.

Taste is very strong with oak, and not much else at first. As it warms, the oak starts sharing the spotlight with some very pleasant peach, grapefruit, and pineapple notes. Definitely not as strong as the tropical flavors in most TG brews, so this balance is a very nice touch. The flavors of oak and citrus really work well together here. After a while, the woody flavors take control again and meld with the caramel malts in the aroma. Very well done.

Medium bodied, perfectly carbonated, and supremely and dangerously drinkable at it's ABV. This is a dangerous beer; good taste but the flavors aren't so strong that it overpowers the tongue, and it can make for a fun time at 8%.

Overall, an excellent entry by TG and a nice break from their typical IPAs. Flavors are achieved very well and overall, this beer is worth the price of admission in every aspect.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown caramel like I color with small beige head
Aroma is oak, woody,malt, sweet, caramel, vanilla,
Taste is pure oak, wet wood, malt, little sweet, little vanilla,

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Photo of mychalg9
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle into a clear glass mug. Caramel color, with a thick light tan head and a generous amount of lacing, There's a lot going on here. First and foremost is the oak, which is all over the nose and palate. There's quite a bit of tannic astringence on the tongue, along with some sour notes like you might get from chewing on an oak chip. This is pretty aggressively hopped and boasts 100+ IBU, but the hop bitterness is obscured somewhat by the oakiness and the strong malt presence. An interesting and complex beer, but not a sipper in my book. I think it needs food (e.g. aged cheese) to balance it out.

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Photo of Nuro0101
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jpb123
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robear
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark IPA, decent head that dissipates quickly.

Really nice example of oak, especially in a style so familiar. A nicely hopped IPA (strong hops, curious about what this would be like fresh without oak) stuck on oak for awhile. Gives the drinker a good sense of what wood can actually do to a beer. It's not difficult to pick out the wood here, this should give you a benchmark when looking for oak flavors in other wood-aged beers.

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Photo of BYOFB
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschrei
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Naughty 90 from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 410 ratings
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