Intergalactic Warrior
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Intergalactic WarriorIntergalactic Warrior
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #47
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,046
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
384
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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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Intergalactic WarriorIntergalactic Warrior
Notes: Meet the Intergalactic Warrior, a fighter for justice and the common man. His fists of fury are loaded with Galactic and Warrior hops, ready to pound any evil-doing beer into submission. Saving the day, and your taste buds, is all in a day’s work for this hero from beyond the stars.

70 IBU
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Photo of JamFuel
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange with soft, soapy head.

Smell is juicy with notes of melon, pineapple, grass, grapefruit and fruity hints.

Taste is juicy and intense. Notes of melon, grass, grapefruit and hints of sweetness and licorice and a pretty solid punch of hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft, pillowy and well carbonated.

Overall, a great IPA with amazing texture.

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Photo of jlindros
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 8/29/19
Pours a large creamy foamy head with good lacing, great retention, hazy cloudy orange pale color

Nose starts with loads of citrus and some tropical fruit, green pineapple, orange rind, very pithy and a little herbal earthy pine hop later, light cereal grainy malt, little sweet tangerine juice and generic tropical

Taste mild sweet doughy grainy malt, cereal grain with big creamy oats and maybe flaked wheat, hops bring citrus and tropical, big pineapple, orange juice, quite pithy, mild tangerine and orange cream, generic tropical, turning a little spicy piney hop later, mostly big pithy citrus and pineapple, drier but sticky finish, lingering pithy citrus and pineapple, bitterness started light but finishes around medium

Mouth is med bod, feels a bit fuller and rich, creamy and juicy, medium carb

Overall a pretty solid NEIPA, which this is clearly an NEIPA as it hits all the categories for it. Nice hop profile, nice malt juicy creamy, pithy, etc, but without too much chalky mineral, and not papery

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Photo of beergoot
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dirty yellow body topped with a thick, soapy head; sticky patches and globs of foam cling to the glass. Strong initial scent of freshly cut grapefruit and tangerine; some mild toasted grain in the background. Malty, grainy backbone taste with a well-rounded hop bitterness and low-key citrus flavors; citrus pith; cracker. Medium-heavy body; crisp and acidic, a bit prickly on the palate; dry overall on the palate.

Bottom of the can lists: PKG09/16/19 09:46:29 BEST BY 01/14/20. This is a decent, well-balanced hazy IPA, but really seems to fall in the middle of appeal and uniqueness when compared to other beers of this nature. The beer seems to have a bolder, more prominent cereal grain character than anything juicy or bitter (although those elements are noticeable to varying degrees).

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper and very hazy in complexion. There’s an inch of frothy off white on top. The aroma is herbal to green vegetables and freshly mown grass. I’m tasting green veggies, with a touch of melon. The mouth is surprisingly smooth and easygoing.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 8/29/19, poured into goose island nonic pint glass.

Juicy, creamy hazy orange with a tall creamy head of 3 fingers, gradually receding to a thick ring with sparse lacing left behind.

Aroma is of fresh pineapple, wintergreen life savers, orange juice, white peach, white grapefruit, mango, blueberry, pine, and slight grass.

Flavor brings wintergreen/spearmint, white grapefruit, pineapple, orange, orange pith, blueberry, dank, peach, and slight mango.

Feel is juicy and acidic, semi-creamy, appropriate moderate carbonation, good resins that cling a little, and mild to moderate alcohol heat.

Overall this is an incredible IPA and I highly recommend it. Very tasty, great juice, good stuff.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is top-notch hazy orange. Small head, with light runny lacing. Aroma is super fresh.. tropical and citrus. Tastes like a tropical bomb, lots of pineapple up front, which mellows as the beer warms. Mild bitterness throughout. MF is medium, a bit oily.

A very well done 6% beer.

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Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left lots of webbing on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrus - grapefruit and lemons seem to stand out in particular - are present in the nose along with notes of peaches.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of grapefruit citrus along with notes of peaches. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp, and slightly juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is absolutely packed with lots of hops and in some aspects seems like a hybrid between an American IPA and a New England IPA.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Vasser40
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a fantastic IPA. Pours a nearly opaque yellow, grapefruit juice type color. Nice white head. Smell is juicy with a sweet undertone, slightly more dank as it warms. I was waiting for a juice bomb IPA flavor, but it's not, and what a pleasant surprise. Much more dank and funky than the smell implied, even after warming a bit. A lovely month feel, creamy, yet a touch prickly on the back of the tongue.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into an imperial pint.

Appearance
Hazed-out, cloudy golden-blonde. 1 finger of creamy white head. Sweet can illustration.

Nose
Dank, wintergreen, pine, peach, passion fruit, blueberry, candy sugar, and Fruity Pebbles.

Taste
Pine sap, dank, wintergreen, and eucalyptus. Peach, passion fruit, and grapefruit zest. Slight blueberry and Fruity Pebbles. Light candy sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, smooth, juicy, and lightly bitter.

Overall
Toppling Goliath really puts some magic into these beers. Just fantastic!

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Photo of zeff80
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, guava and orange. Nice tropical taste with sweet caramel and a sharp bitterness.

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Photo of 57md
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours the color and consistency of grapefruit juice with not quite a finger of head. The nose is straight-up citrus. The flavor is juicy but the bitterness is less potent than expected. The mouthfeel is resinous.

Update: I decided to subject my last two cans of the four pack to the Heady Topper test - Drink from the Can! It had a slightly different taste from the can. The flavor was more piney and definitely more bitter. The citrus notes are unfortunately muted when consumed out of the can.

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Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about fifteen dollars. My fourteenth brew from these guys. Good to see a TG brew priced between Psuedo & their big IPAs (KS, FSM etc)

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Photo of q33jeff
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**
09/26/19

Can to pilsner.

LOOK: hazy deep yellow. Medium off white head, never completely fades, excellent retention.
AROMA: little bit of a musty smell, but there's a little bit of sweet fruit, so you can chalk it up to pulpy Peach or nectarine.

TASTE: citrus, pine, hay, peach,

FEEL: medium body, good carbonation, touch of creamy early, but a dryish finish.

Something is very nice about this, even though neither Warrior nor Galaxy are davorite hops of mine.

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Photo of Storm_Rryder
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok. now this one is really hoppy ! I would not say it is like drinking grass juice, but close :P In a good way, very hoppy but still enjoyable. Not my favorite style of beer, but to go for this hoppy, this is quite good !

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 16.04 (Including tax)/4-pack of 16 oz cans ($ 0.251/oz) at the brewery. Reviewed 9/21/19.
On bottom of can “PKG 09/10/19 BEST BY 01/08/20” Four-pack traveled in my cooler by day and spent the nights in hotel reefers.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Bright yellow, murky.
Body – Yellow, murky.
Head – Large (Maximum six cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, high density, long duration, diminishing to a three mm crown and a thin complete cap. Lots of chunky lacing remain on the glass as the head retracts.
Lacing – Good. Irregular undulating bands of tiny to medium bubbles. See also above.
Aroma – 4 – Citrus fruit and some weaker conifer.
Flavor – 4.25 – Begins mildly bitter with a generic citrus fruit taste with some piney highlights. Tastes very fresh. No alcohol (6.2 % ABV) flavor or aroma, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25. Very bright, citrusy, tasting with some pine background and maybe a hint of malt. Pleasing appearance and smell. Overall, very desirable.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz can into shaker pint glass. PKG 08/29/19. Best by 12/27/19.
A: Pours a dark hazy orange hue with 1+ frothy white head with excellent retention.
S: Sharp orange, grapefruit, and pine resin. Hints of lemon and tangerine.
T: Sharp, slightly under ripe orange, tart grapefruit, pine resin, sweet/tart lemon, and a hint of lime.
M: Light-medium body. Sharp and fresh sweetness. Mildly bitter throughout. Slightly oily feel.
D: Solid IPA, but hard to beat several of TGs other offerings!

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Photo of barnzy78
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, PKG 08/29/2019. Hazed peach colored ale is capped by a frothy cream colored head. Aroma is zesty and juicy tropical fruit and citrus. Great flavors of pineapple, tangerine, peach, lemon, and pine. Full creamy body that is a bit resinous, ample carbonation, modestly bitter finish that remains juicy throughout. Great beer as expected from TG!

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Photo of laketang
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dense orange and an okay frothy white head, some nice lacing
Citrusy, earthy, dank.evergreen pine. Pungent.
Grapefruit, big hop, pine,subtle malt sweetness. Firm bitterness, lemon.
Light / medium body, sticky, resonous. Carbonation good.
In the look it is neipa like. Bitterness is there tho.
I prefer other offerings from them, but was real good none the less.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on September 6, 2019. 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.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled fall 2016; drank 10/8/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE eggshell head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Peach, mango & fresh soap notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Peach & mango flavors up front; sharp pine bite on the finish. As this warmed, mild caramel notes emerged.

Nicely balanced & tasty, if a bit too much pine bite for my taste. Well done.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange color. Nose is good, citrus, oranges, and candy. Taste is less hoppy and maltier than expected. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not my favorite IPA from them.

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Photo of briandgilbert
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-golden with hazy top
S-mood hop smells and bold citrus notes
T-even balance of hop and citrus taste, not overly powerful like other TG IPAs. This is easier to drink quicker.
F-Overall a nice IPA that is tasty and has nothing bad about it.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy. There is an inch of thick, long-lasting, white foamy head. Extensive and sticky lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is absolutely fantastic. Dank, a touch of pine, tangy, and zesty citrus. The taste is both dank and juicy at the same time, bright and tangy citrus juice, with a dry and quite bitter finish. The bitterness increases between sips, ramping up to the clean finish. The beer drinks smooth and refreshing.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.38/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange-amber with a large frothy off-white foam.

I'm smelling citrusy hops with pineapple, pine and biscuit, and tasting earth, pine, tropical fruit, starting soft up front, but quickly turning sharp and stinging of bitterness overall--maybe the most I've had by TG.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light orange with one finger fluffy head.
Aroma is passion fruit, malt, pine, walnuts, hops
Taste is pine, nuts, malt, bitter hops, passion fruit, little dank, bitter finish, silky soft.

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Intergalactic Warrior from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 384 ratings