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XHops Pale Ale (Red Label) - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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XHops Pale Ale (Red Label)XHops Pale Ale (Red Label)

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BA SCORE
94
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139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BottleCaps80 on 12-15-2013)
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-10-2014 02:45:34 | More by DNICE555
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 04:27:39 | More by DaftPatrick
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Ravenz98

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-11-2014 19:45:15 | More by Ravenz98
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77apm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-16-2014 04:58:38 | More by 77apm
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-06-2014 01:29:08 | More by Dbrulet
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

12-18-2013 03:24:40 | More by bpfrush
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-29-2013 22:04:18 | More by stereosforgeeks
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-04-2014 13:34:37 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-17-2013 19:41:01 | More by roostor07
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-19-2013 00:14:49 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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fthegiants

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-04-2014 23:48:34 | More by fthegiants
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2014 15:13:07 | More by huskermike12
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markcp

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-22-2013 02:31:52 | More by markcp
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.76/5  rDev -11.5%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours with a small white head. Chunky collar. A bit of lacing.

Smell - Kinda dank. Citrusy. Some pepper. Really interesting.

Taste - Grapefruit. That same pungent and kinda peppery herbal flavor. Cracker malt and some spicy bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. More bitter than others.

Overall - Odd hop flavor, but fascinating. Keeps me interested more than the others.

02-18-2014 01:02:17 | More by Alieniloquium
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-26-2014 21:42:15 | More by waddellc2
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mlhyatt

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

Don't see a bottle date but it still tastes very fresh.

A - looks like any other IPA. golden amber with a decent size head that doesn't really ever go away. Looks fine but they all look the same really.

S - a lot of pine on the nose with citrusy notes hidden in there. Really getting a lot of orange zest with hints of pineapple. The smell really delivers. The malt is really sweet.

T- much like the nose with a fairly good bitter bite to it. The pine is strong throughout the journey through your mouth. the fruit notes are there but are pretty subtle. The biggest fruit that comes through is pineapple. The malt comes through and really smooths out the hop character.

M- carbonation it pretty heavy. The hop bite lasts throughout but it is somehow kind of pleasant. The malt really smooths out the beer. Keeps the beer tamed from getting carried away with the hop character.

O- This is a great pale ale but it has the hop presence of an IPA. However, the taste really brings out the balance between the malt and hops. Overall, an excellent pale ale. Wish I had the rest of them to try.

03-25-2014 03:57:43 | More by mlhyatt
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-02-2014 19:58:04 | More by Hendrick24
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Nivek43

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-10-2014 18:01:30 | More by Nivek43
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Beestin

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-06-2014 03:06:22 | More by Beestin
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-17-2014 20:17:32 | More by MooseBoose
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-06-2014 01:58:56 | More by largadeer
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-26-2014 01:05:32 | More by bismarksays
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev -9.4%

We did the blue, red, green, and yellow xhops side by side last Wednesday.

All these xhops have a similar light straw golden color.

Predominantly pepper hops smell. Really unique. Not sure how I feel about it. Kept me interested.

Smooth creamy mouthfeel.

Pepper is somewhat stronger in the taste. Not offputting just unexpected. Aftertaste smoother than others ending with a citra type flavor.

I did a little blending and really like this blended with the blue.

01-25-2014 02:31:37 | More by mendvicdog
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 01:15:47 | More by HopsHopenstein
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-12-2014 04:36:34 | More by oline73
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XHops Pale Ale (Red Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.