Toppling Goliath Reviews


PotjeBier
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA 3.9
22 oz bottle from de Bierkoning, shared at Beer Temple with Benzai & MarcodL. Hazy, pale yellow color. Big white head with large bubbles. Lots of citrus and resin in the aroma, with initially light plastic that disappears after the remainder in the bottle has cooled down. Retronasal thereís citrus, resin, dank hops. Flavor is moderate bitter, fruity. Light to medium bodied. Nice herbal and flowery bitter finish. Lovely, especially after cooling.
Sunday, February 14, 2016

DSG
Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 3
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at a hotel lobby bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Cloudy golden. Oniony hops aroma. Sweetish malt flavor with bitter oniony hops. Medium-bodied.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

DSG
Toppling Goliath Morniní Delight 4.3
[1/31/16] Draught sample at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Black, motor oil-like, thick and viscous. Huge chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, cookies, maple, nuts. Sweet. Really thick, slight booziness. Wonderful.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

_angst_
Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale Ale 3.6
Bomber courtesy of Henrik. Pours hazy tiny burnt pale golden with a small frothy white head that leaves lots of spotty trace on the glass. Smell is fruity, grassy and woody with crackers, white bread, grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, grass, pine needles, cedar, lemon zest and hints of cardboard. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, fruity and tiny grassy. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny dry, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with crackers, white bread, grapefruit juice, pineapple, grass, pine needles, cedar wood and lemon zest. Solid at this age but I suspect itís damn good fresh!
Friday, February 12, 2016

rlgk
Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale Ale 3.8
Bottle at Extra, extra tasting at Koppmansgatan GŲteborg, 160212. Hazy golden/orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy pine aroma, citrus, cedar, floral, grapes, peach, passion fruit, some wood and perfume. Hoppy citrus flavor, passion fruit, cedar, hay, grapes, floral, woody, hay, some caramel. Good APA with attitude.
Friday, February 12, 2016

sjogro
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA 3.8
At Maakunís. Can shared thanks to Maakun. Pale golden with white head. Very hoppy, weed, lemon, tangerine, sweet fruitiness, plantlike, green leaves. Under medium sweet with over medium but still mild bitterness. Fullbodied, chalky texture, very nice. A little licorice/leather/old shoe in the finish.
Friday, February 12, 2016

Maakun
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA 3.8
Can shared at home, thanks to Santa bytemesis. Almost clear golden with big fluffy lasting white head. Lovely smell of a field in spring. Light grassy, flowers, soft lime notes, grapefruit peel. After a few sips the deep bitter citrus peel notes are taking over from the more grassy and flowery aromas. Thereís a light underlying maltiness with some caramel and a roasted touch. Under medium sweet and a bit over medium bitter. Medium bodied. Nice.
Friday, February 12, 2016

MarcoDL
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA 3.8
Bottle, shared by Potjebier, thanks! Golden pour. Aroma of citrus, caramel and mild malt. Fresh flavor of citrus, caramel and mild raisin. Cripsy feel. Good stuff.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

flatearthman
Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 4.1
Pours with short lived head. Slight malty nose. Nice flavorful brown with a bitter sweet front pallet and a small lingering bitterness finish.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

ericdmorris
Toppling Goliath King Sue 4.6
An absolutely fantastic beer again from TG. Poured from bomber into Snifter. Pours a hazy orange with a solid white head with great lacing. Floral and fruity aroma. Awesome citra hop bomb.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Theydon_Bois
Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 3.9
Bottle split in hotel lobby post RB best í16, 31/01/16. Golden orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is pine needle, dank hop, citric tinged straw, mandarin, tangerine. Taste comprises pine needle, orange pith, light grapefruit, peach, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a skunky hop bitterness. Solid IPA.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

rumproasts
Toppling Goliath pseudoSue 4.7
Can. Golden orange with small head. Crazy orange and grapefruit flavor. Just loaded with citrus. Medium to low bitterness. Right up there with Zombie Dust - this is fantastic.
Monday, February 08, 2016

hackobock
Toppling Goliath Assassin 4.5
July 18, 2015. Bottle, 2014 vintage at Quebec tasting. Received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Dense pitch black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is quite intense roasted malts, bourbon, toffee, dark chocolate, licorice, milk chocolate, toasted wood, hints of raisins, vanilla, dark berries and warming alcohol. Taste is sweet, rich, roasted bitterness, some warming alcohol and light spicy woody notes. Finish is sweet malty with toffee, dried fruits, vanilla, berries, bitter chocolate notes and warming bourbon alcohol. Full bodied, oily sticky texture, almost flat carbonation.
intense and tasty but didnít beat the BA Vietnamese Speedway we had at the same tasting.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Theydon_Bois
Toppling Goliath Morniní Delight 4.1
Keg at RB Best í16, 31/01/16. Black toppped with a moderately appointed tan covering. Nose is rich malt, chocolate, coffee grinds, light spice, tar. Taste comprises chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit rinds, raisens, light spice, toffee fudge. Full bodied, oliy feel, warming alcohol in the close. Solid impy, well balanced, drinks below the ABV, good coffee hit.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

blueshockey24
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA 3.7
Can. Pours Golden with off white head. Aroma is fruity citrus mango and grapefruit. Taste is sweet fruitiness up front with a hoppy citrus finish. Pretty good.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

joeneugs
Toppling Goliath Morniní Delight 4.2
On tap at RateBeer Best 2016. It pours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma is extremely intense with coffee extract and mild hints of maple syrup. Very chocolaty as well. The flavor is equally intense with chocolate brownies, coffee and more mild hints of maple syrup thatís perceived more in the mouth feel than the flavor. Coffee roast and chocolate in the finish. The body is very thick and decadent. Pretty awesome stuff. Glad to have tried it.
Friday, February 05, 2016

mjmoen
Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale Ale 4.1
Pours an orange/gold color with white head. Nice hops aromas and flavors without being too bitter
Friday, February 05, 2016

drowland
Toppling Goliath 1492 IPA 3.7
2/5/16. 12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes. Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head, good lacing. Crazy aroma, dank, loads of fruitiness, something reminds me of a sour beer, weirdly enough. Light bitterness in the flavor, fruity, citrus, light tart citrus and tangerine aspect. Tasty.
Friday, February 05, 2016

drsordr
Toppling Goliath Dorothyís New World Lager 3.2
Bottle provided by alexsdad06 pour clear avg gold with rapidly dissipating minimal white head. Nose crystal malt, biscuit, bready, hint of apple. Taste moderate bitter bite up front. Then crystal malt, fairly clean flavors, and sharper hop bitter like European hop. Easy to drink just not that exciting.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

DocLock
Toppling Goliath Rover Truck 3.9
Bottle via PUBíR. Poured hazy black with tan head. Nose was roasty dark malt, cacao, some smoky notes. Tasted rich, dark malty, with cacao, hops, molasses. Complex finish.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

DuchessOfIowa
Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 3.1
Poured from a bottle. Dark chestnut color with a thin light tan head. Medium roast with hints of toffee. Subtle coffee and walnut flavors with a lighter body than expected and very crisp.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

DuchessOfIowa
Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA 3.4
Poured from a bottle. Bright straw golden hue with big fluffy white head that laces nicely. Some apricot, orange and hints of wet hay stand out in the aroma and flavor. Medium dry and bitter finish on the palate as it is pretty balanced.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

DuchessOfIowa
Toppling Goliath Morniní Delight 3.9
Shared bottle. Deep molasses, coffee, and chcolate notes. Palate is very, very sweet. Has a nice dark mahogony hue with a thin vanilla/tan head. Itís a very good beer, dense with flavors.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

GJF
Toppling Goliath Xhops Series - Gamma 3.8
I just wrote a review where I didnít have anything to say because nothing stood out. This one is the opposite, itís just damn good. Big, malty, fresh hops, and tropical fruit flavors.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

KyotoLefty
Toppling Goliath Morniní Delight 4.3
Tap at the Rate Beer Awards Festival. Huge aroma of coffee and cocoa. Sweet, rich flavor of maple syrup, coffee, chocolate syrup. A bit of prickly pepper in the finish. Also some hints of raspberry and cherry. Really lovely stout. Pretty much lived up to the hype.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Sledutah
Toppling Goliath Morniní Delight 4.2
On tap at the RB festival
Black with a medium sized tan head, lots of lacing. Aroma of dark malts and maple syrup. Tastes like eating pancakes with maple syrup
This would be great with breakfast

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

DocLock
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA 4.3
Bottle via PUBíR. Pours turbid and bright golden with frothy white head. Nose was piney hops, honeydew melon, grapefruit, pineapple. Tastes crisp,with notes of piney hops, mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, white pepper, and a complex and juicy finish. This one is as good as advertised.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

riversideAK
Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 4
Really nice fruity tropical nose - passion fruit guava grapefruit light pale malt nose little sweetness. Pours hazy orange nice head and lace. Flavors of tropical Nelson hops pale malt bread notes light white sugar toast. Lingering tropical fruit hops. Drinks really well. Solid abv. Fuck yeah rare.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

bvc
Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 3.8
22oz. Hazy golden. Tropical, mostly pineapple some pine. Malt is a little doughy in the taste and aroma. A little flabby, but this is really a quite well rounded ipa.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

VsXsV
Toppling Goliath Morniní Delight 4.4
Draught at RateBeer Best festival. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, raw sugar, light ash, raisins and dried fruit. Taste is medium to high sweet and light bitter with notes of coffee, vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Great, very nice.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

hackobock
Toppling Goliath pseudoSue 4.4
July 18, 2015. Bottle at Quebec tasting, thanks for sharing!
Cloudy orange with a medium sized white, Aroma is very fruity with nice dank and resinous hops, lots of mango purťe, orange and pine. Taste is sweet, juicy fruity with lots of mango, some papaya, orange, very soft bitterness. Finish is juicy, fruity and soft bitter. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture.
Very juicy, fruity and easy drinkable.

Tried a 3 month old bottle from Mikkeller webshop which had held up quite well, not the same fruity hoppy punch in the aroma but still good.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

50belair
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Gold 4.1
Bottle. Cloudy orange/yellow pour with a white head. Tropical fruit hops. Tropicana fruit hops dominate with hints of grapefruit and resin. Nice balance with a sturdy caramel malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Ferris
Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA 3.8
Bottle - Mandarin and mango. Clear gold with a small white head. Sweet orange, Mandarin and grapefruit. Big citrus goodness.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Leighton
Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA 3.9
Bottle shared during RBWG 2016 - cheers! Pours mostly clear gold with a frothy white head. The nose has some notes of melon, tangerine, pale bread, honeydew. Medium sweet flavor with moderate peach, apricot, tangerine, melon, mild piney bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous with pleasant citrusy hops, gooey apricot. Nice stuff overall.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

VsXsV
Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA 4.1
Bottle, thanks STLWill! Light hazy orange liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, lime, weed, pineapple, light grain and mango. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of tangerine, citrus, light mango, pineapple and lime. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Solid. Very hoppy. Nicely fruity.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

mR_fr0g
Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 4
Bottle shared at rbwg 2016. Translucent golden orange coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma so odd, dank hop, refried brans, lemon, juicy. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, base grains. Orange rind. Dank lemon, dank, lemon. Palate is semi sweet, highish carbonation, grainy, good.
Monday, February 01, 2016

fidelis83
Toppling Goliath 1492 IPA 3.8
Hazy dark gold to orange pour with a two finger fluff off white head that has great retention. Aroma is caramel, cereal, light biscuit, earthy, citrus, and light spruce hops. Flavor is sweet cereal, light pale caramel, earthy, herbal spicy and spruce hops. Medium, slightly juicy, mostly syrupy entry, medium, sharp carbonation and dry finish. Good stuff overall.
Monday, February 01, 2016

after4ever
Toppling Goliath 1492 IPA 3.7
Bottle. Thanks, R! What an awesome surprise! Great beer, too. Pours a hazy medium golden amber with a loose whitish head. Nose is citric; oranges and maybe some kumquats. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mild toasty caramel underneath a fair bit of oranges and other sweet citrus on the mid palate. Mild pleasant finish. Very solid beer.
Monday, February 01, 2016

after4ever
Toppling Goliath Rover Truck 3.8
22, capped. Thanks, R! What an awesomely cool and unexpected treat. Pours an opaque black with a small thin dark tan head that fades. Rich nose of milk chocolate and cocoa with some gentle sweet campfire notes in there. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Very pleasant and balanced cocoa and milk chocolate mid palate, with a bit of roast and a tinge of campfire in the background. Mild sweet finish. Quite a nice beer.
Monday, February 01, 2016

DuchessOfIowa
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Gold 3
Poured from a bottle. Hazy to almost murky orange hue with big fluffy white head that laces well. Very big juice flavor and aroma that has some stale bread thing going on too. Mouth-feel is a little less mineral than some of the last stuff Iíve had from this brewery. Kinda a weird roller coaster of good to unpleasant experiences with this one.
Monday, February 01, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 3.9
22oz bottle pours out a hop hazed golden topped with a white head. nose is lots of hops a nice citrus crisp notes and a nice light malty sweetness. taste is more of the nice crisp hops some melon and a nice malt balance.
Monday, February 01, 2016

marcus
Toppling Goliath Morniní Delight 4.3
On tap st Rate Beer Best. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a magnificent dark molasses flavor with dark coffee and a dry finish. Excellent!
Sunday, January 31, 2016

JulienHuxley
Toppling Goliath Morniní Delight 4.6
On tap at ratebeer best. Opaque black pour with brown head. Aroma is so rich beautiful coffee aroma, super sweet, rich chocolate. Taste is super coffee forward, rich caramel, sweet roasty flavor. Palate is rich, super heavy, good carbonation.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

koleminer20
Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 4
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. Got this beauty from Al! Thanks dude. The pour is a great dark brown/light black with a lighter tan head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty great. There is a ton of chocolate with a little nuttiness and a nice roast that I didn't see coming. It's pretty plain for a brown, but very good. I'm a fan. The flavor is very thin. There is a light chocolate and a hint of nuttiness again, before it turns to a nice roasted malt. It's simple and nice. The mouth feel is pretty good. You almost have to work the carbonation out, which isn't that great. Overall it's quite thin and lightly carbonated. The aftertaste is great. It's lingeringly roasty chocolate and little nuttiness. This is a pretty good beer. One of the best Browns I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, January 31, 2016

ebone1988
Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 4
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is nutty, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, just really really good. Appearance is brown, hazy, light brown head. Taste is very nutty, malt, a touch light at first but then a nice dry chocolate, bready finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, a resounding nutty roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, this is a very well done Brown.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Japalo
Toppling Goliath Rover Truck 3.5
Bottle@home. No head. Black. Sweet roasted dark malts. Coffee. Sweet slight fresh tart. Fine bitter dry finish. Smooth delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, January 31, 2016

b3shine
Toppling Goliath SR-71 Blackbird (2015 Bottling / Draft) 3.9
Bottle to taster. Looks good; a mostly opaque very dark cola with beige lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and roast, with a slightly hot full-bodied mouthfeel. Good stuff.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

marcus
Toppling Goliath SR-71 Blackbird (2015 Bottling / Draft) 4.2
At ratebeer awards bottle share. Pours Near black with a tiny tan head and a huge treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a lovely pappy finish.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

adnielsen
Toppling Goliath SR-71 Blackbird (2015 Bottling / Draft) 4.2
Bottle at RBWG. Big thanks to djd07 for getting me a taste. Black appearance with a dark brown head. This has a rich chocolate flavor with some whiskey, caramel, and coconut. Super smooth and drinkable. I like.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

jbruner
Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 3.6
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bomber with thin bubbly white head. Aroma of oxidized new world hops and light malt. Taste follows, a bit of funky gym sock and lemon. Better than the nose on the taste.
Saturday, January 30, 2016