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Biter | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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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:
#13,005
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
55
pDev:
15.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of StonedTrippin
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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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 batch.

White head. Golden yellow color. Clear.

Very hoppy and dank. Resin. Stickiness. Pretty bitter. Some floral hops. More of a west coast IPA.

Solid dipa. Very sticky and weedy.

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Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
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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3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
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 jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of drpimento
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yum, yum, yum, yummm! Served at a good temperature with a nice sized, foamy, frothy, cream colored head that lasts a while and plenty of lace. Color is slightly hazy, brown amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is hops, resin, malt. Flavor is very similar, massively hop bitter, yet somehow now so overdone as so many hop bombs are. This beer works very well. Body is spot on - the combination of fullness without the highpoints of conflicting acid and bitter. Finish is like flavor, average length, and very good. Solid effort.

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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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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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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatornation
3.85/5  rDev -1%
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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4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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