Biter | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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55 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
15.15%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Thebrewdude08
1.14/5  rDev -71.2%
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 huskermike12
1.5/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of Beerlover
3.16/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josephwa
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rbrandt22
3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bashiba
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
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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Photo of mynie
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
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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Photo of drahodo
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

10oz pour on draft. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a clear golden light yellow body, one finger white head, good carbonation, bits of lacing. Smells of grapefruit, floral, resin, zest, a bit of grassiness. The different hops seem to come all over the place, and while it's not bad, it seems a bit discombobulated. Flavour is similarly odd, fairly hoppy with a medium caramel presence. Floral, grapefruit, grassy, zesty hops are all over, again a bit messy. Lighter medium body, good carbonation, moderately heavy resinous bitterness. Nothing too special but a fairly bitter beer with a bit much going on in terms of the hoppiness. Not a great beer, a solid IPA but not anything like the others that this brewery produces.

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
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 jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Minneapolis. Enjoyed on 10/15/2016.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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 mattmarka1
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DSWeller
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moysauce
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Biter from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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