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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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He ventures to the Naughty Temple, weaving through its intricate web of slithering sensations, while bitter lovers dance playfully upon his tonge. Slowly, slipping into madness, he surrenders himself to the sweet sip of seduction. As he emerges in the wake of ecstasy, he is greeted with a warm, tender kiss. A wave of bliss washes over him, and happiness is all that exists.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Toppling Goliath, a 7% "IPA" beer aged in Templeton Rye barrels. IPA is a really loose definition, but an English IPA is probably the closest definition you’ll get to the base beer. This light (both abv and color/character) of a beer in a barrel usually doesn’t work, but they put together a pretty interesting package with a restrained hand in the barrel aging. Lots of wood tannins, spicy rye and light vanilla on something slightly dry but with a little bit of sweetness and herbal hop character. Interesting combination that stands out as being fairly unique, though not in the realm of mind blowing. Great label!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4812) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Dominated by whiskey. Medium sweet, like a barleywine or American strong ale. Too much whiskey character for my taste, but it is a well crafted beer. I did not think of this as an ipa when I was drinking it, the hops are mostly lost.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Bottle. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose/taste of citrus, caramel, rye, whiskey, oak and cherry. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Ruby pour with tan head. Dark malts, some active hop aromas. Some earthy herbal hops with sweet malty tones, this has essentially become a barrel aged barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6448) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
and there they saw a rock .. . shared by scott, with hinkle .. . dark honey orange .. . lots of barrel and rye, also disappointed dreams and slag.. . very warming and mucky .. not all that enjoyable, too much .. . . I don’t care what your dog’s name is, I’m calling him Biscuit and you can just deal with it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Ryan, thanks! Pours a hazy amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong whiskey note with a bit of pine and sweet grain coming through. Flavor has sweet grains and strong whiskey with just a hint of pine hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (211) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2013 bottle shared at tasting. Pours clear golden amber. Strong boozy and sweet notes...similar to a Barleywine. Tastes the same with a little character. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle shared at Steazy’s place - thanks guys. Hazy dark Amber pour. The bottle is a year old. Holy caramel batman, what an unusual beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7383) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bomber from Ryan - thanks! 2013 version, has kind of transformed into a barley wine, which is awesome. Sight pine, caramel, rye, wood. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2408) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks Ed. Big coconut note, caramel, soft vanilla. This is very good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to a guy from the Midwest. Poured into a snifter. Nose is straight rye whiskey. While I’ve never had Templeton, I do like Crown royal, and this is like smelling straight crown royal. lots of peppery rye character. hard to pick out any hops. Has a slight funkiness to it as it warms. moderate wood tannins. Pour is hazy deep red with a minimal off white head. some notes of dried fruit. taste is immediately peppery with lots of wood, tannins and booze. hardly an IPA by any means. slight floral character, but I think that’s because I am digging and looking for it. a slight alcohol warming. hard to believe this is only 7.2%. overall, it’s ok, but the barrel and booze are the focus here. this is like the black Tuesday of IPAs, just 1/3rd the boost.


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