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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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India pale ale aged in a Templeton Rye barrel.


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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 youíll get to the base beer. This light (both abv and color/character) of a beer in a barrel usually doesnít 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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7003) - 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 (160) - 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 (1725) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle shared at Steazyís 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 (6972) - 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 (2311) - 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 (2136) - 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 Iíve 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 thatís because I am digging and looking for it. a slight alcohol warming. hard to believe this is only 7.2%. overall, itís ok, but the barrel and booze are the focus here. this is like the black Tuesday of IPAs, just 1/3rd the boost.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3518) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, medium creamy beige head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is rye forward, caramel, a bit of pine, vanilla, oak. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, lots of vanilla and oaky rye. Medium body, just a tiny bit of astringence, lingering bitterness that strengthens to the finish. I love templeton rye aged beers, and this is no exception.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DesertDevil (555) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2014 bomber. Over-the-top boozy aroma of straight-up rye whiskey with the briefest hints of caramel. Pours a clear light copper color. Like the aroma, the flavor is dominated by super alcohol heat with minor traces of cinnamon, tobacco, and old leather. The boozy flavor is so strong that is almost tastes like some beer was spilled into a tumbler filled with Irish whiskey. Astringent mouthfeel with a hot, dry conclusion. Just way too much whiskey heat to be anywhere close to enjoyable; Iím not sure that even extended clear time will mellow it out enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6324) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle @ De Struise Brewery @ The Old School. Courtesy of Jeremy and Urbain, huge fucking thanks! Pours dark amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma is malty, caramel, wood, vanilla, rich bourbon, some light hop notes. Flavor is maty, wood, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, some light bitter hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. 020814

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1267) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle @ Struise, thanks to Jeremy! Pours deep amber with a slight light beige head. The nose is incredibly nice: full of bourbon vanilla, nice caramel and oak touches and a bit of a salty touch. The body is then a bit thin compared to the richness of the nose. The taste is bland; no real IPA flavours nor bourbon barrel aged character. The only IPA reference is the dry finish. Yet overall a nice beer.


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