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

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Blue Label)XHOPS Pale Ale (Blue Label)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HawkeyeNation on 01-09-2014)
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mattafett

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-27-2014 02:46:34 | More by mattafett
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the best emerging breweries in the country, and this series of beer is a great testament to that. blue is a unique pale ale, strange dried orange and cake-like hop complexion over a really solid ambery base beer with a touch of pleasant residual sugar, mild american yeast, and a well carbonated full bodied palate. its a real beauty, and just like its supposed to, the hops are at the forefront. unique desserty hop character, nothing ive ever had before. its fresh and resinous, but smells almost like mosaic with that tropical fruit element. i could see this used both as a late kettle and a dry hop when and if it ever becomes known and commercially available what the varietal is. more interesting and weird in a good way than some of the other xhops beers. a very cool project being done quite well. i hope we get more information on these before long! score this one if you can

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 13:19:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

06-21-2014 21:16:51 | More by MarkyMOD
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-21-2014 01:10:23 | More by Fr0stb1te
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NathanFink

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-09-2014 02:11:35 | More by NathanFink
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Baab200

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

05-04-2014 21:52:47 | More by Baab200
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CLaBarre

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-19-2014 19:30:04 | More by CLaBarre
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N8tronics

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

04-17-2014 04:50:43 | More by N8tronics
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-16-2014 02:14:02 | More by CWhite
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-15-2014 12:10:19 | More by ShanePB
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Beestin

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-02-2014 17:42:46 | More by Beestin
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77apm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-01-2014 04:30:45 | More by 77apm
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Hopbully

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-31-2014 19:19:59 | More by Hopbully
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-28-2014 15:13:44 | More by DantheMan75
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-26-2014 01:05:55 | More by bismarksays
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aliving1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-23-2014 18:57:54 | More by aliving1
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-20-2014 02:55:37 | More by Cyclone8
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

03-18-2014 20:59:16 | More by Axnjxn
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

03-17-2014 20:18:15 | More by MooseBoose
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

03-17-2014 14:11:38 | More by ToadiesForCody
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-17-2014 00:25:01 | More by PickwickHopz
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Wolberjs

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-16-2014 02:47:59 | More by Wolberjs
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Bamwaterski

Missouri

5/5  rDev +31.2%

03-16-2014 01:45:40 | More by Bamwaterski
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darthvohn

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glass Used: Nonic pint

Appearance: A bit of a hazy honey orange with a thick creamy thumb thick head.

Smell: Light citrus & mild fruitiness with a backend of onion-garlic robustness.

Taste: Big garlic up front with a mid hop presence, ending with a hot onion finish. Not digging this one.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. The after taste is hot and heavy like when you crunch a fresh white onion.

Overall: My least favorite of the XHOPS. I didn't dig the big allium flavors on the nose and palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 02:34:57 | More by darthvohn
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gio540

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-12-2014 15:33:11 | More by gio540
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XHOPS Pale Ale (Blue Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.