mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
All this from a cellophane-covered, refrigerated sampler in a wine glass (thanks joet for preserving me a sample, and next time I’ll jump in the car immediately). Tropical and leather hop aroma volatiles give way to green onion nose with malt core throughout. There’s a prominent saline/mineral flavor that is not coarse, nor present in mouthfeel, not much bitterness either- yet huge hop flavors: green onion and tropic....in a complex good way. Medium body, refreshing carbonation. Either really hard water, or it’s the mosaic. Not dry or sweet in finish, but lasting flavor. THis one is tight.
sitzds (288) - - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hunahpu’s Day 2014, poured into souvenir taster glass on the second run through the TG line after catching the last bit of King Sue. Cloudy light orange body with an off-white head that looks creamy. Aroma is citrus, mango, pine, caramel malt. Taste is mild citrus sweetness complimented by the caramel, moderate citrus peel and pine bitterness. Medium body, oily, creamy, and slick texture, average carbonation, long bitter finish.
Krjukoff (16) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden yellow with nice aroma. Sweet citrus fruits and a nice bitter aftertaste.
dfroms (230) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow-gold with film of white bubbles. Aroma is sweet mango nectar, lychee, orange, honey, light pine. Really nice. Taste is sweet orange, lychee, and bitter honey with a trace of well-integrated booze. Slightly syrupy. Exceptional beer from Toppling Goliath.
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
#100 DIPA. Thx! to Kraddel. 650 ml. bottle sampled @ Barely Legal Tasting Room. Hazy golden with some white bubbles for a head. Smells of sweat actually, sweet dough, mellow grass and light bitter grass. Taste of light bitter grass, coupled with sweet dough, touch bitter hay, light fruit, orange, sweet bread. Body is sweet dough and yeast. Nothing wrong here is an an enjoyable DIPA, easy enough to drink but nothing overly impressive which is a bit puzzling seeing Toppling Goliath’s reputation and this being the first beer that I try by them.
joshmcg000 (314) - Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy gold. Aroma is tropical fruit. Big tropical fruit notes, mango and lots of citrus. Nice full caramel body balances it well but the hops are the star here. Very hop juice, very good.
kraddel (2957) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thnx to geoffrey !
Pours clear blonde , small , fast fading white head .
Scent is less intense than expected . Fruity hops .
Taste is intense , fruitpounding , bitterness . Stonefruits .
Its a very nice ipa , but less than others by TG . Maybe the hop aint my tadte ?
jcartamdg (1919) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a bright gold with a thick white head. Aroma of bold citrus, grain and subtle pine. Taste is bitter citrus, so big, slight pine and fresh grain. Maybe the best ipa I’ve ever had.
_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours clear golden with a frothy and slightly bubbly offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet, fruity and slightly herbal with caramel, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine needles, passion fruit, star fruit, watermelon juice, orange zest and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity and slightly herbal with caramel, grapefruit juice, watermelon rinds, passion fruit, unripe pineapple, freshly cut grass, pine needles, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky, slightly astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and slightly fruity with caramel, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine needles, orange zest, lemon zest, passion fruit, star fruit, yellow winegums and water melon rinds. Fresh and very tasty... Possibly slightly too sweet.
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange pour with a 1 finger white head. Aroma is huge tropical fruit hops, a little grapefruit, biscuit and toast. Flavor is the same with a really explosive bitter grapefruit and passion fruit finish. Creamy entry with a light, but sharp and blanketing carbonation and acidic hoppy bite. Awesome.
kballweg20 (8) - - MAY 25, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Elegant hop floral aroma. Golden straw color. Very smooth and approachable for a double ipa