Biter | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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11 Reviews
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Biter has taken on a cult following almost as big as the beer itself. A perfect blend of 6 hop varieties will overload your taste buds with gigantic flavor. At a whopping 154 IBUs, take a bite of the beer that bites you back!

Added by FreshHawk on 04-05-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
49
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
15.44%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 49
Reviews by bashiba:
Photo of bashiba
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Was served a hazy golden/orange with a thick fluffy white head, good retention and light lacing.

The smell was very typical IPA, lightly citrusy, a bit of juniper, and a touch of fresh cut grass.

The flavor had a nice light crackery malt, has some nice grapefruit and juniper flavors. The bitterness levels were good, but had a plastic flavor quality that seems to develop in beers that have to much columbus.

The mouthfeel had a bit of thick oily quality to it.

Overall while drinking this I had no idea it was a double IPA, It seemed more on par with stronger single IPA's and could have been good as that, but I found the Plastic finish a bit distracting. As a double it seems a bit more underwhelming, especially on the dry hopping.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huskermike12
1.5/5  rDev -62%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RubbleRubble
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshHawk
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A very nice golden bronze color with a fairly thick, creamy, smooth, white head. Great retention leaving a nice lace. Looks enticing.

S - Seems a bit muddled with the different hop aromas fighting to come out but none really take control. I guess a resiny pine aroma is the strongest. Some grapefruit citrus as well. A nice balanced malt backbone though.

T - Struggles from the same issue as the aroma. A bit muddled to start with. Some alcohol heat coming out as well. As I drink it, the flavors meld together better though. Grapefruit citrus starts coming out stronger with some sweet fruit and pine resin. A nice bready malt backbone providing for a very balanced IPA. Great biter kick on the finish.

M - Medium body with a healthy level of carbonation. Crisp and clean feel.

D - This is a beer that got easier to drink and tastier as I drank more. Started out a little hot/harsh but it balanced out nicely as I drank more.

Notes: A perfect blend of 6 hop varieties will overload your taste buds with gigantic flavor. At a whopping 154 IBUs, take a bite of the beer that bites you back! This wasn't my favorite beer from TG, but overall it wasn't bad. Toward the end of the glass, I was liking this more and wouldn't mind another. It takes a bit for the flavors to really meld and then you start getting new flavors coming out on the finish.

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Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 32 oz growler. Pours a light orange color with a frothy head. Smell is garden hops one the vegetable side Taste was very dank with earthy hops some citrus peel . Mouth feel had a dank hop and a citrus rind with a slight bitterness in the finish. Tried this one its good lots of citrus rind not as bitter as i thought it would be and not that great.

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Photo of moysauce
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thebrewdude08
1.14/5  rDev -71.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Had on tap at the taproom in September or October of 2016. Super hazy, had a strong aroma of autolyzed yeast that overpowered all the hop aroma and the flavor was no different. A smokey meaty dead yeast bomb. Very disappointed and the staff had no clue what I was talking about when I brought it up.

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Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drahodo
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MykeJ
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

IBU's are crazy awesome. Skates on the side of something English. Lacks the fruit forward feel of most of TG's IPA offerings but I'm loving the bite on this one.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josephwa
3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid DIPA. On tap at Short's in Iowa City.

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Photo of npachl
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Biter from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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