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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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133 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-01-2014 22:02:41 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-15-2014 17:31:39 | More by spycow
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-06-2014 01:51:34 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-12-2014 04:36:34 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-25-2014 21:50:22 | More by yourefragile
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-05-2014 21:34:51 | More by XmnwildX12
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-23-2014 19:22:18 | More by duceswild
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

02-26-2014 15:08:02 | More by drummermattie02
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-05-2014 03:17:45 | More by jrallen34
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Orange/oak colored...minimal head...nice lacing..

S-Softer aroma....a bit catty with some garlic/onion...also overripe citrus fruits (oranges/tangerines).

T-Nice flavor to this but not as assertive with the hops as some of the other TG pale ale offerings. Reminds me of a Psuedo sue light...a bit dank...catty...citrusy....malt meshes perfectly as it seems to in all these TG beers (an underrated aspect)...malt is clean, and malty in a crackery way....

M-Feels like a pale ale and definitely not an IPA

O-Reminds me of a lighter, less assertive pseudo sue....good beer...better than a lot of pale ales but not as good as a lot of the others TG produces...

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 05:40:02 | More by ZAP
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-09-2014 22:00:39 | More by Axnjxn
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12%

12-18-2013 03:24:40 | More by bpfrush
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-03-2014 03:37:41 | More by eawolff99
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-26-2014 19:51:12 | More by Holland
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-06-2014 01:56:08 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-06-2014 01:57:17 | More by kscaldef
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

02-09-2014 14:55:34 | More by KAF
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-23-2013 02:56:38 | More by seeswo
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-05-2014 17:17:45 | More by LoveStout
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-22-2014 06:22:37 | More by hollywood_15063
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XHops Pale Ale (Red Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.