Naughty 90
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Naughty 90Naughty 90
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Style:
English India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ranked #8
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Ranked #7,692
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 10.33%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
451
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Naughty 90Naughty 90
Notes: 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
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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 451
Reviews by BYOFB:
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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of braker649er
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
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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Photo of markcp
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Muddy brown in color, with little head; caramel, oak, maybe a little coffee on the nose; oak and caramel dominate the taste, some dark fruit lingers on the palate. I do get alcohol--easy to believe this new bottling is 8.2%. Don't really get any IPA characteristics other than a vague bitterness--tastes more like a BA scotch ale. Something different (for me) and very enjoyable.

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/9/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange peel, peach, pear, pineapple, light pepper/pine, vanilla, caramel, toffee, toasted oak, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, light grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange peel, peach, pear, pineapple, light pepper/pine, vanilla, caramel, toffee, toasted oak, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, light grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/pine bitterness and oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange peel, peach, pear, pineapple, vanilla, caramel, toffee, toasted oak, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/tannic mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming for 8.2%. Overall this is an outstanding oak aged English DIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; with smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Very unique for the style, but very complex from the prominent oak influenced flavors. A highly enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22oz bottle into chalice. Burnt orange in color with an off white 2.5 finger head and some spotty lacing. It has a nutty toasty aroma, with carmel, toffee, along with hints of oak and coffee. Flavor is similar to the nose, but it does include a light pine hoppiness. The sweetness along with the nutty and oak flavors really bring this beer together. Feel is medium with soft carbonation and a slight dry finish. This beer is really nice for a fall sipper.

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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Naughty 90 from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 451 ratings