bigda83 (310) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is slightly hazy orange with a small foamy white head. Aromas of citrus, bread, grass, and some dirty dishwater. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, doughy, and some mildew. Iím guessing the bottle had a little age on it since this wasnít what Iím used to from Toppling Goliath, but it was still not bad. Medium to lighter body feel and nicely carbed.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Glenwood Springs hotel. Thanks to HeyKevin! Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a tan head. The aroma is initially herbal followed by a huge punch of mango, tropical fruit, and pineapple. Soft bitterness. Some minerals. Herbal and bready. Lots of juicy fruits. Pretty easy to chug but not as good as some of their IPAs.
Steve_0 (2909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Glenwood Springs with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is clear orange with a small white head great lacing. Grapefruit, orange, biscuit, straw, lemon, lightly spicy, and grassy aroma. Taste is orange peel, bread, lemon zest, dough, and slightyl resinous with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Pretty tasty.
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of my trip to Iowa for the jNW Game. Pours a nice golden orange hue, a bit dulled from the firmer hazed body and a bigger whitish head atop that stays as a nice sized layer, decent retention and lacing overall. Aromas present a rich fruity hop mťlange, firmer orange and pineapple meet juicy tropical fruit, some mango and florals meet just a dollop of pine. Sweeter malts beneath, big juicy fruit element. Bright and big, perhaps a bit sweet. Initial is a touch sweet, pushing a firm fruity profile of juicy pineapple, tropical fruit and sweeter sticky malt body beneath. Some firm to strong hop bitterness permeates as we press on, big florals and citrus rind, bitter hop oils and earth meet pine, gentle sweet fruits keep jabbing in and out. Tropical, citrus and some firmer malt girth beneath support. Backend is a bit toasty, still firm and bitter with some lingering and tapering fruit character. Overall, this has a big wicked hop character as youíd expect from TG but also a firmer, sweet sticky base beneath, seeming outside of what Iíve come to expect from them. And while the bottle has a bit of age on it, Iím not sure itís as dialed in as some of their other offerings. Solid stuff, potent fruit hop flavor, but a bit unbalanced and big for me overall.
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another tasty beer from TG. Color is golden straw with large bubbles. Aroma is a bit lacking with some light fruits and very mild vegetal notes. Taste is much better then the aroma puts off. Moderate sweetness with lots of pineapple and tropical fruits. Yummy.
Stine (1637) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy haze of bright orange. Adhesive hop syrup nose. Cannabis, pineapple, white grapefruit. Sandalwood, alcohol, trace pale malt and honey. Seeming to be stronger than it is, but reasonably balanced. Pleasant floral backing. Tropical notes present but restrained, with slight vegetal pungency, garlic oil especially.
Basic hop syrup flavor. Biting plant oils. Astringent medicinal bitterness with pine, apricot, distant pollen and floral spiciness. Hugely hoppy and viscous; while never unpleasant, itís simply very hard to find any balance in this. The delicate moments that are plentiful in the aroma are fleeting at best here.
This is ultimately the fault of the weighty, junky palate, too encumbered by alcohol and gum syrup texture, which is a bummer of a surprise for this alcohol level. Nothing offensive at all about this, though for me it doesnít reach the quality level expected of this brewery.
joet (2245) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sets up a nice pillowy head of fine white foam, receding quickly but persistent. Golden liquid lightly hazpy. Aromatic volume is low medium to low. Pine, tropical fruit, sweetness, light caramels, touch of astringency and biscuit. Nice but the low aroma volume is a bummer.
PhillyCraft (3519) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Bill, pours hazy orange with medium head. Light lacing. Aromas and flavor are sugar, orange hops, and sticky mango. Very sweet in smell and flavor, could be a few weeks old.
TheEpeeist (3414) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a frothy white head. Nose is orange peel, mango, pineapple, toffee and pine. Resiny, medium to full body, getting hot and sticky with a brisk buzz. Taste is pink grapefruit, green mango, pine and cane sugar; a bit cloying.
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Paul. Pours a golden orange with big white head. Aroma is mango and pine. Mouthfeel is medium with bright citric hop profile, light dank character, mango, fresh pine and funky melon.