XHOPS Pale Ale (Green Label) - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Green Label)XHOPS Pale Ale (Green Label)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 101
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 2.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: nickapalooza86 on 12-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Deep in the labs at Toppling Goliath, through the vaulted door, down the steps, and past the room labeled “Beware the Leopard” lies a series of experiments long forgotten. The Xhops series - a biological hybrid of many experimental hops. Each color a unique flavor of pale ale. Released throughout 2013 and 2014, this beer begs to make a return, but can you handle it?
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 101
Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange body. Small white head. Faint surface wisps, very little lacing, and a thin collar.

Smell - Peachy and oniony hops. A little tropical. Faint grain.

Taste - Less peachy. Less oniony too. More grapefruit. Still some tropical fruits. Cracker malt. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The best of this series so far. The best aroma from the hops. (448 characters)

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

All these xhops have a similar light straw golden color.

Excellent strong pineapple mixed with citrus smell

Smooth creamy mouthfeel.

Similar taste to smell. Somewhat harsh cloying and minty finish. The worst part. Really sticks with you. The taste does not live up to the smell sadly.

I did a little blending and really like this blended with the yellow. (435 characters)

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poured 22oz bottle into snifter. This was bottled over a week ago.

A - Hazy light orange in color with a 2 finger white head. Fades into a thin collar around the glass and leaves many spots of lacing.

S - Big aromas of citrus, tropical, and some dank hops hit the nostrils. I pick up a sweetness akin to Pilsner malt and honey.

T - Tastes like sweet orange and very bitter grapefruit. As I mentioned, there is a slight sweetness akin to Pilsner malt and a bit-o-honey. The finish is citrus and bitter.

M - Well carbonated with a medium body and slick oily feel.

O - On par with the other TG brews I have had. Very full tropical flavor with the bitterness to quench thirst. IPA's are certainly their signature beers. Always worth hunting these down when they appear in Madison. (786 characters)

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Green Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.