Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior

Music for this review: Sun Ra, The Heliocentric Worlds of.....Or, maybe a Star Wars soundtrack would be better? Or, just pop in my favorite bad movie, Star Crash, with Marjoe Gortner, David Hasselhoff, and Christopher Plummer? No, we'll stick to the former Herman "Sonny" Blount, aka the Man from Saturn. While we drink a Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior IPA. Decorah, Iowa. ABV,...?

It's a hazy yellow color, with a vast cloud-white head, sticking to the sides and leaving lace. Looking great.

Aroma is all tangerines and litter box. Powerfully pungent. Popping with citrus and tropical fruits. And appropriate amounts of feline liquid waste.

In the mouth: Starts out slightly sour, quickly replaced by bitter, increasing bitterness, spreading to all corners of the palate, and the nooks and crannies of the mouth entire. Medium-bodied, never-ending beautiful bitterness, pretty danged tasty.

I'm going to tell you what the label says. "Meet the Intergalactic Warrior. A fighter for justice and the common man. His fists of fury are loaded with Galactic and Warrior hops. Ready to pound any evil-doing beer into submission, saving the day. And your tastebuds. Is All In a day's work for this hero from beyond the stars."

Pretty good IPA, there. Not the greatest, just...pretty good. Pretty, pretty good.

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