Intergalactic Warrior
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Intergalactic WarriorIntergalactic Warrior
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #61
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,304
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.34%
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
466
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  50
Gots
  50
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Intergalactic WarriorIntergalactic Warrior
Notes: Galaxy and Warrior hops join forces to create a beer with a bitter punch. Big body, bold flavor, with a boost of citrus rind and just a kick of spiciness in the finish, Intergalactic Warrior is an India Pale Ale worth fighting for.

60 IBU
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THE_VANDAL from Arkansas

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrus, melon, and light dank from the Galaxy and Warrior buds jump out on the pour and subsequently in the mouth, with a touch of peach and spice added in for good measure. Nice grain exhale with subtle bitterness. A superb WCIPA from this outstanding brewery that hits the mark every time.

Tuesday at 06:47 PM
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Pentastar from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: A murky orange with fluffy white foam head.
Smell: Melon, citrus and a touch of spice.
Taste: Nice malt character with mild hop flavors. Melon comes through, some orange.
Feel: On the light side, not a heavy beer. Good carbonation.
Overall: I wish the ABV were a little higher, but pretty good.

Sunday at 01:13 AM
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint can into a tulip.

Pours opaque cloudy and orange. A very nice fluffy head. Good retention and lacing.

Tropical fruit, floral, and melon notes on the nose.

The brew is honeydew-sweet on the tip of the tongue, with tropical and mild citrus flavors arriving in midstream to join the party. Cucumber, pineapple, orange, pepper, and solid grain. Finishes fairly tingly with a touch of booze.

Great mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied but good attenuation delivers solid carbonation and a drying finish.

Another well-above-average TG brew, but it's mostly just evocative of other better ones. Almost like an effort to deliver a less-boozy version of King Sue, or a bit juicier Pseudo. Still, a tasty one.

Oct 18, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

3.59/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a muffin top pint glass; canned on 05/05/20.
A: Pours an opaque, dark orange color with a two to three finger, foamy, fluffy, white head, rim and parameniscal retention and tongues of lacing.
S: Floral aromas of melon and papaya evident with healthy amounts of barley and caramel. Chemical note: acetone?
T: Semidry. Palate hard to characterize: not terribly fruity, maybe some citrus, barley, and pepper that blends with the bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Meh. Have really had much, much better. Rating seems more consistent with "cult of personality" of the brewery than reality.

Aug 01, 2020
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minterro from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought at hazels in Boulder. Canned: 05/13/20 Consumed: 07/05/20

A&S: Completely opaque deep orange colored beer. Fizzy head pours about a finger then retreats to just the rim. Fresh orange peels, pineapple, grassy, with a bit of floral hops.

T&M: Less fruity than I expected from the aroma. Juicy peaches with just the right kick of resiny hops. The texture is sharp from the carbonation, but sticky as well.

Overall: I bought this with TGBC's Pompeii and I wish I could combine the smell of this beer with the taste of that one.

Jul 05, 2020
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davillanx from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 5/13/2020, poured into a Duvel tulip chalice. Quickly dissipating head, medium lacing. Smells like mustache wax and cigar smoke... no, wait. ;-) Citrus fruit, pineapple aroma. Pineapple with orange aftertaste, very nice! Medium linger / mouthfeel, orange prominent. Overall great beer! Never disappointed with Toppling Goliath!

Jun 30, 2020
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Tomwarren66 from Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a great freaking beer. I love me some Pseudo Sue but this is right up there, different but also amazing. Whoever said this beer looks and drinks like a NE IPA but also drinks like a regular IPA is absolutely right. This is so drinkable, just the right balance of body and bitterness, a tour de force in brewmaking.

These folks really know what they are doing. Put this blind next to Focal Banger and Alter Ego and see what you like better.

Jun 28, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 5/13/20. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy and cloudy yellowish golden; creamy white head that sticks around leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of tropical fruit leading the way, especially pineapple. Some orange notes. Malts are there, but the hop aromas shine. The flavors follow the nose. More pineapple leading the way along with some more orange. Nice blend of tropical and citrus fruit. Some subtle black pepper notes in the mix. Moderate to low sweetness. Solid bitterness. Malts do their thing without dominating. Finishes juicy. Alcohol goes unnoticed for the most part. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a great IPA. Great aromas and flavors. This looks like a "New England IPA" and drinks like one too, but it also drinks like a regular IPA as well. Great stuff. Well done.

Jun 15, 2020
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Shiredave from New York

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer is a sort of gray-ish tan with a weak head and only smatters of lace. Too murky to notice any carbonation.
Aroma is floral and malty sweet with some lemon zest and a yeasty dough note.
Flavors are fuzzy - there's the carbonation - which seems a bit astringent and adds to the bitter.
Sharp grassy hops bite the tongue but then some thick and rich malt sweetness washes in, then washes away just as quickly leaving a smoldering hoppy aftertaste and a cottonmouth dryness.
Body is full on medium and the abv, which can't be much since it didn't even occur to me until the end where it finally shows up in a burp. (UrP!)
Not very complex or interesting so... Iz gud not grate... but better than T-Rex Sue!

Jun 03, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, dated 05.13.2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a hazy and cloudy golden straw color with a nice foamy white head, about two fingers tall that has great retention and lacing. The aroma is very nice, dank and weedy, nice green grass with a piney and resinous quality while there is a nice bright floral element as well that brings out the citrus and fruitiness with lingering cereal grains. The flavors are good, juicy citrus, tangy tropical fruits with a great dank weediness, very green and piney with a nice floral character and assertive cereal grains. The mouthfeel is good, medium body that feels a bit on the weaker side but it coats well and finishes easily with a light dry bite.

Verdict: A nice IPA from Toppling Goliath. There is a nice earthiness to this beer that really drives this forward and brings out a nice citrus and floral bouquet but it could use a bit more heft in the body.

May 30, 2020
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy bright yellow with a large white head, decent retention, minimal lacing. Aroma is faint citrus, mostly orange. Flavor follows the nose, faint sweet citrus with only a wisp of hop bitterness in the finish. Feel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Overall a bit of a disappointment considering the brewery, although given the high marks it's been given here I'm in the minority with my opinion.

May 28, 2020
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Treb0R from Oregon

2.92/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not for me. Too thin and fizzy like someone poured an IPA into Orangina soda. Orange candied hop aroma and flavor with grassy and tropical notes. Chunks of floating yeast sediment of various sizes.

Mar 16, 2020
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Burgy from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tap into a pint glass. This beer is just about as hazy as can be, with almost no head.

Potent aromas of orange and grapefruit before the beer reaches your lips. The beer is thick and juicy, with more grapefruit notes on the back end. I really, really like this one.

Dec 09, 2019
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 64oz growler poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark yellow with a hint of brown, about a finger of white fluffy head with good retention and lacing. Very murky while letting the tiniest bit of light through Iif you had a spotlight!) Smell is pungent-very exciting! Strong citrus and pineapple tones with faint bitterness in the background. Taste is citrus juice up front with a delightful dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth with a lingering bitter aftertaste. This is a well put together beer. I hesitate to compare to some of Trillium's offerings, but this is dang good!

Nov 27, 2019
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Pray_For_Mojo from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: completely opaque with haze. Color is a baby yellow/tan hybrid. The head forms a white 1-finger that fades quickly.

Aroma: super aromatic: grapefruit zest, sawdust and light onion, but in a good way. The grapefruit is the headliner. The aroma is powerful enough to announce its presence from across the table. A blind man would know what style of beer this is from the nose alone.

Flavor: the onion comes through in the flavor, which is then followed by grainy, toasted bread flavors - almost like a biscuit malt. The bready flavors dominate the finish.

Mouthfeel: a bit on the heavier side of medium. Heavier than I'd expect for the style.

Overall: another excellent offering from TG.

Nov 16, 2019
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Intergalactic Warrior IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Co
America IPA. 6.2 abv. 70 ibu best by 12/27/19
Galaxy and Warrior hops
16 once can pour into a can glass
Fluffy 2 finger dissipating head
Aroma was citrus rind and a hint of stone fruit
Taste follow aroma it’s bitter up front but in slightly sticky way
Full mouth feel and slightly prickly. Medium to low carbonation
Finishes slightly astringent and dry
I put it in between Pseudo Sue and King Sue if I was rating those 3 beers on my favorites from TG

Nov 10, 2019
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into a pint glass. Packaged 9/10/19, so 2 months old.

Standard TG orange juice colored body. Small white head maintains in some form throughout leaving some nice lacing.

Light fruity aroma.

Upon tasting, it's slightly bitey on the tongue. No real citrus flavors come through. The bitterness only appears at the end. Tastes good overall. Somehow manages to be both strong and restrained.

Mouth well above medium, finish slightly soft, with a bitter hint

Overall, not King or Pseudo, but a pleasant and drinkable beer.

Nov 08, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy(but not dense) orange. White head.
Smell is pineapples and maybe some earthy vegetables.
Flavor definitely follows they with the vegetation. The fruit is still there and then it finishes bitter and dry. So I really wouldn’t call it it a juicy refreshing ipa.

Nov 03, 2019
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Super hazy body, just a hint of translucency, a light orange color and a off-white head. Persistent cap and a coating up the glass, lots of small bubble lacing.

S - A nose full of orange and zest, a bit of creaminess, and a touch of grassy hop. A touch of sourness.

T - A soft, orange citrus open, a mild sweetness in the middle gives way to a more sour juice note, which slides into subtle bitterness in the close, hinting grapefruit.

M - Mild carbonation, some astringency, and a touch of weight that lingers in the close.

O - A solidly drinkable hazy IPA. Lush citrus and well-meshed sweetness, sourness, and bitterness make for a real pleasure.

Nov 02, 2019
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MNAle from Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is hazy, murky burnt orange with white floaties. IOW, prototypical TG look. Tall white head, that has good retention, a frothy / rocky appearance, leaving good lacing as it recedes and as you drink.

Aroma is a bit subdued, citrus, grapefruit, generic tropical fruits.

Initial taste is the citrus, with citrus-driven bitterness beginning right away and carrying through to the finish and aftertaste. In the middle, the bready malts are detectable, but the hops remain dominant. The aftertaste lingers with citrus and bitterness on the tongue, toward the dry side, but far from bone dry... there is a stickiness and breadiness there as well. Excellent balance.

Mouth feel is initially smooth, moderate body tending just a smidge toward the thin side, but right away there is a noticeable citrus rind type edge.

Overall, an excellent midwest-style AIPA, only hazy.

Oct 28, 2019
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 2 Bros. Pours a hazy dirty pale yellow with an inch of frothy head. Lots of lacing. Sweet and fruity aroma with some grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and skittles. The taste is soft and sweet fruit. Tangerine, pineapple, peach and grapefruit. Some berries at the finish with more pineapple and grapefruit. Light to medium body with a mild alcohol presence. Lots of carbonation.

Oct 23, 2019
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Gajo74 from New York

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Dive Bar, NYC.

Pours a hazy orange color with a well retaining white frothy head. There is a ring of lacing throughout.

The nose is fruity with notes of freshly squeezed orange juice, grapefruit rind, passion fruit and peach. There are also some notes of pungent and herbal dank aromas.

Juicy and fruity hops dominate over a neutral dry cracker malt. Flavors of tangerine, orange, peach and passionfruit align with the aroma. There is some resiny bitterness that develops and intensifies further into the drink. Notes of piny and grassy hops provide a clean spice.

Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The finish is dry with some bitterness.

Solid hazy IPA that has juicy flavors yet some nice bitterness. I would have this again.

Oct 23, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange with three fingers of yellowed head. Dissipates slowly and unevenly leaving thick, soapy lacing.

Melon, light peach and citrus in the nose. A little floral and slightly peppery. Perfectly pleasant, but a little boring for late 2019.

The taste follows pretty closely with more melon, light peach ring, creamy citrus hard candies and finished with some pithy bitterness and pepperiness.

Full bodied and lightly creamy feeling with moderate carbonation.

This is a fine beer, but despite the multiple flavors still feels a little watery and shallow for an IPA. I do like the creamy candy note and both the head and lacing are really top-notch.

Oct 20, 2019
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rex_4539 from Greece

4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Very hazy, thick, juicy, orange color, two finger white head, messy lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, hops, fresh. Smells wonderful.

T: Tropical fruits, hops, smooth, juicy.

F: Light bodied, plenty of flavor.

O: Nice NEIPA.

Oct 19, 2019
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dcotom from Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold from 16-ounce can into a "snulip" glass. Hazy dark yellow colored body, with a thick, soapy three-finger white head that left lots of sticky lacing as it settled. This is a citrus bomb, with big aromas and flavors of orange, grapefruit, and Meyer lemon and notes of poft pine, pineapple, and mango. Lots of citrus-zest bitterness, with a medium mouthfeel and a crisp finish. Another great offering from TG, and highly recommended.

Oct 17, 2019
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 466 ratings