Smoove Opferator | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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272 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This hearty brown ale is named for its original brewer- our awesome Beerman Chad Opfer. Smoove Opferator started out as a very small experiment taproom-exclusive brown ale named “Brown Sugar.” Since then, it has undergone a name makeover and an expanded distribution to Iowa and Wisconsin. The taste is still the same as when we brewed the first small batch. Deep mahogany color with a hefty malt body. Robust flavors of roasted almonds, hints of chocolate with a slight bitterness in the finish. Oh so smoove!

50 IBU

Added by redblacks75 on 12-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
272
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
51
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

awesome beer from TG. amazing.

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Photo of JordynDixon
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ta_hagen
4.96/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of LehighAce06
4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MNPikey
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Herky21
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of AlexDSM
4.72/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bretribution
4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sour_Lord
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seefeldt
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomClem
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of YalovaIA
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Ristaccia
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: The beer pours bright dark brown with ruby highlights under a 3” tan foam collar with a very fine bead. The foam is clingy and persistent taking 8 minutes to drop to about 1/3 its original size.
S: The nose is nutty with some dark sugars, faint chocolate and spicy grain. T: The palate starts with lightly sweetened chocolate, some light caramel and light nut flavors with traces of tart fruit in the background. Malt flavors are medium high while the hop flavors are low and the bitterness and sweetness are medium.
F: Very creamy smooth medium to medium full body and fine soft carbonation.
O: Full flavored and easy to drink.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justin-m
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with hints of amber. Moderate amount of bubbles and a slight finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A toasty, nutty, and sweet malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Upfront toasted malt with hints of chocolate, coffee, almond nuts, toast, biscuit, and yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar and cream. Light hints of earthy hops. A very solid toasty Brown Ale aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely toasty, nutty, and sweet malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Toasted barley malt with upfront notes of chocolate, coffee, almond nuts, biscuit, toasted bread, and yeast. Sweet taste of brown sugar along with some cream. Subtle background notes of earthy hop bitterness. A very good nutty Brown Ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a Brown Ale. Good malt notes of chocolate and coffee with lots of nuts.

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Photo of WynnDavis
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redblacks75
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 64oz growler filled less than a day prior at the taproom.

A: A dark brown hue. Minimal head, and retention. Light does not penetrate it's brown, mahogany body. Slightly oily look.

S: Chocolate, bread, nuts, toasty. Alcohol comes through on the nose also.

T: A medium sweetness, followed by a light bitterness.

M: Full bodied for a brown ale. A true highlight of their interpretation. There is an oily, and slick feel on the palate. Medium carbonation, and a long dry finish.

Overall: This has become my favorite Brown Ale period. I do not see what they could have done to improve on this one... seriously. I say this, and I do not navigate toward Brown Ales normally. They have packed allot of good flavor into this 5.5 ABV beer. I highly recommend trying when you see it on tap. It's hard to disagree with.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Bomber

My 2700th review.

Thanks goes out to jwc215 (Joe) for sending me this one, much appreciated.

Poured into a true pint glass, a very nice dark brown color, with some nice carbonation, which leaves a small creamy/fizzy light tan head, with some nice sticky lacing and a big island in the middle of the glass. The nose is malty, with a very nice chocolate/toffee/coffee note, some sweet vanilla. The taste is very nice, malty, with some roastyness, lots of chocolate, toffee, slight coffee, slight vanilla note, sweet. Medium body with a very slight dry finish. Overall a very tasty brown ale, almost more of a stout taste. Very glad to have my first Toppling Goliath brew. Thanks Joe!

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Photo of CMLinder
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For a $4.99 bomber...let's call this one an absolute steal. I was wholeheartedly impressed with the overall character and taste of this beer (especially when it served as an intermediate beer between far more expensive bombers). TGB continues to impress me.

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Photo of hollywood_15063
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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Smoove Opferator from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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