Biter | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.89/5
55 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#12,818
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
55
pDev:
15.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 11
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Travitten
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
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 josephwa
3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours a thick, golden orange with a one finger, creamy white head. Tons of lacing
S- Bitter juicy hop smell with a good amount of malt.
T- Quite a bit of malt in this one. Definite bitter taste that goes down smooth. Citrus taste, more of the melon and pineapple variety. Piney resin finish.
M- Creamy! Unexpected. Slight warming.
O- This is a unique one. More of an East Coast IPA. Big bitterness.

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4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Cedar Falls, IA.

Tepid pour, dark gold with very little haze. Looks like a homebrew where the yeast didn't quite take.

Smells of cat pee and grapefruit. Unbalanced and hop dominant, but still nothing off putting.

Tastes like it smells: lots and lots of hops and not much else. Nothing off, there's no syrupy finish, but the hop profile never really comes together. It's not bad, but not really good, and I can't see it making it to mass market without some major tweaks.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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1.14/5  rDev -70.7%
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a little more bitterness here than a lot of their other hoppy beers have, less dry hopped focused, although that element is still very much in play. still soft and pale and hazy and juicy, but there is a heavy bitter punch on the back end, cranked up ibu, shows the booze a little bit and accents the spicy aspects of the hops, of which their appear to be quite a few varietals at work. starts kind of delicate with citrus and pineapple up front and on the nose, but it evolves quickly into a very robust and intense beer. super fresh though too, almost tastes and feels like a wet hop, with a lot of oily and fresh vegetal leafy hop qualities. intensely flavored beer, but i like the mild cereal grain base, maybe some white wheat in here balancing it out a bit, softening the edges. sharp in the finish, especially powerful as it warms up, but another wonderful hoppy beer from toppling goliath, who in my experience warrants every bit of the hype that they get. this is something a little more classic, but still with their signature hop juiciness and freshness. citra heavy it seems, but lots going on in terms of the hops.

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Biter from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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