Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #15
Ranked #229
4.48 | pDev: 6.47%
Apr 22, 2023
May 05, 2013
Notes: In his most notable mosaic work, Sosus of Pergamon depicts doves sunning atop a golden chalice. The image was said to be so enticing that real birds flew into it while trying to reach their stone companions. This single-hop showcase is inspired by the beauty of divinity of the Sosus mosaics. Just as the doves discovered their golden nectar, discover the irresistible nature of the Mosaic hop.

100+ IBU
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Rated: 4.49 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by ear-bending from Texas

Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by bret27 from California

Dec 05, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

May 21, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by akopczyk from Ohio

Feb 16, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio

Dec 29, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Khaack from New York

Sep 22, 2021
Rated: 4 by wolverine0712 from Missouri

Aug 18, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by micada from New York

Aug 09, 2021
Rated: 4.77 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle - review from notes

I've been meaning to get my hands on this one. A double IPA from one of my favorite Ipa-making breweries. And this doesn't disappoint, with massive pine and floral notes. Smells (and tastes?) like a bottle of pine-sol

great stuff
Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 4 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by Jmalo from Ohio

Jun 17, 2021
Rated: 3.15 by CarpeDiem33 from Minnesota

Jun 16, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by GFK from Michigan

Jun 15, 2021
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Medium haziness of orange for coloring with a white soapy foam composition of one inch. Sticky strands of lacing. Strong carbonation factor.

S: Really sweet sugary peaches, watermelon and guava. A bit of strawberry-lemonade. Good strength. Has a bit of juicy Gatorade flair.

T: Dry flowery hopping, citrus, and orange grind with a bready malting.

M: Bready malty consistency for mouthful.

O: Overall loved the nose, fruity and berry like, fresh, wet and Gatorade like. The flavor was a bit less impressing, less complexed and basic.
May 26, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by Blazer22 from Colorado

May 07, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by forum8417 from New Jersey

Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by o29 from Texas

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 4.74 by jwerner23 from Minnesota

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Review 1491

I enjoy Toppling Goliath Beers, I have yet to try their darker beers. The best by date is in a week, I need to get this one gone. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour created a bright white foamy and airy two-fingered head. The dissipation of the head left abundant lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 5, pale straw, with golden hues. The beer is mostly clear with some haziness lurking within. The appearance of the beer is elegant.

The initial aromas in the beer are pine needles, grapefruit rind, floral esters, and herbal. Nosing further in the glass, I detect toasted bread crust, lightly toasted malts, oranges, lemons, papaya, and a touch of solvent.

The flavors in the beer are grapefruit, oranges, melons, lemons, guava, pineapple, herbal, floral esters, bready, lightly toasted malts, pine needles, phenols, wet grass, and peaches.

The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated, astringent, and crisp.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-plus carbonations, and a fuller finish.

The one thing that is off-putting in this beer is the carbonation, it is strong, bubbly. The flavors of the hops are wonderful but bitter with a steady malt backbone. A pleasant DIPA, not sure it is worth the high score that it has. I have better DIPAs with the harmony finessed.
Apr 14, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by koerns311 from Indiana

Apr 09, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by anteatr23 from Massachusetts

Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by Taenim from New Jersey

Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by chewy6935 from Michigan

Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Dillpickle315 from Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice dark yellow color. Strong citrus notes and very hoppy. A lot of sediment at the bottom. Definitely a bit weird to have that much but overall a very tasty Double IPA.
Mar 24, 2021
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Reviewed by clktex from Texas

4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Maybe it was an off can or I was just not in the right mood, but my first exposure to this last week (from Tavour) was very meh, especially compared to the other TG offerings I've had. Fortunately I have a couple more cans and will try again soon.

Bitterness was really the only thing that stood out to me.
Mar 22, 2021
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Rated by GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
pineapple indeed on the nose. Sharp pine gives way quickly to fruit and a slight, subtle sweetness that finishes dank. A depth in this beer.
Mar 14, 2021
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Nice beer! Guava, pineapple, and hoppy bitterness. Good stuff!
Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by stevemak78 from New York

Mar 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: A pale murky yellow, with a slight greenish and warm orange tints. Two fingers of stark white sticky foam with great retention and some splotches and wide bands of lace on the glass. The lacing is really beautiful.

S: Earthy papaya, and greener aromas such as green papaya and underripe pineapple. Both piney and peppery.

T: Still insanely bitter on the palate, but the other flavors are quite soft in contrast. And wow that bitter dryness goes on and on. I do like it though. Most would not pound this back - it's a sipper.

F: Smooth and mostly dry. Medium weight and decent carbonation.

O: I rarely call anything too bitter. This one is pushing limits. Overall I don't think it's my favorite from TG, (that might be Scorpius Morchella) but it is a really nice drink, that I hope to repeat.
Mar 08, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Gaddabble from Ohio

Mar 07, 2021
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours cloudy amber with a bunch of floaties drifting around inside. Aroma is hoppy citrus. Taste is hop bitter with some citrus notes. Feel is a bit astringent but not unpleasant. Overall it’s an interesting hoppy DIPA.
Mar 06, 2021
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Reviewed by deleted_user_995920

4.02/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a semi translucent golden color with a nice egg shell colored head, which if left undisturbed turns into little cream like dollops,A noticeable amount of sediment is present. This is a very fresh beer. Smells like mild fruit loops,fresh grass ,some conifer.Taste pineapple bread like profile, the mosaic hop is definitely well showcased in a subtle malt bill, almost wanting a bit more malt. Feels medium body, finishes juicy.Overall a very good DIPA showcase beer. REVISION: 3/22/21, this beer is tasty but the amount of sediment on the bottom of a Teku glass looks about 2 Teaspoons. It sort of turns me off. Is it yeast? some hop pieces? not really sure.
Mar 03, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by shelby415 from Oregon

Feb 27, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by kuhndog from New York

Feb 17, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned 12/24/20. Pours a moderately hazy light gold, robust 2" egg shell head with excellent thick lacing. Nose is dank, juicy, and hempy, even nearly two months. out. Tropical fruit, mango juice. Thyme, pine, poultry spices. Only the smallest hint of rawness from the hops deep in the nose. The taste is more subdued than the powerful nose; slight oily, spicy, resinous, and bitter notes throughout, even numbing like a sichuan peppercorn. Moderate juicy sweetness, but the hop spiciness is strong enough to prevent it from taking a leading role. Mouthfeel is typical - round and soft, light carbonation. I was more impressed with the aroma than the taste, but its spiciness was enjoyable.
Feb 14, 2021
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