Naughty 90 | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
402
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
43
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 402 |  Reviews: 47
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4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of n2185
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WilliamBrasky
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallertau
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of majorbase2
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -6.5%
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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3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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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4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jpb123
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robear
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschrei
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Virby44
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braker649er
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The oak! The oak!

I've never had an IPA with the barrel so prominent. This beer definitely stood out for me.

L - amber with a nice head that swelled, then dissipated. Not a "sticky" IPA.
S - made me sniff and go back again several times. The oak comes first, but then it is also obvious there is IPA sharpness.
T - standout flavor. Oak and vanilla. Then bitter too. Malt too! All in good balance.
F - smooth. not the dominant trait
O - again. exceptional. Lots of oak and I think this flavor is celebrated in the IPA form without bourbon of many BBA stouts. Cool!

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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: big roasted malt, earthy hops, bold oak notes with clean finish. Complex woody oak nose. Copper color, semi clear, with tan foamy head with some lace even for an oak ale. Full body. Alcohol sneaks up on you and you also don't taste that the IBUs are at 100.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My kind neighbor and great friend shared this tasty treat. It poured a clear amber with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had oak and hints of vanilla. The taste carried oak and vanilla bean roast. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's an interesting beer and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of novamat
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Naughty 90 from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 402 ratings.
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