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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%


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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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Small white head. A little bit of surface wisping.

Smell - Kinda like simcoe. Grapefruit with that garlicky aroma. Not as intense as simcoe, though.

Taste - More orangey here, especially up front. A little bit grainy. Resiny in the back, but it's minimal. The dank-ish simcoe flavor is gone here.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Slight astringency in the back. Minimal bitterness.

Overall - I like this slightly better than Orange. Not an enormous difference, side by side I can make a distinction.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 01:05:04 | More by Alieniloquium
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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.

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