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

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow Label)XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow Label)

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very good

98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 1
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: HawkeyeNation on 01-09-2014)
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

From notes on 1/16/14

Pours a cloudy orange with a small head. Light hoppy sour smell. Had an orange citrus flavor. Not much normal hop taste. Mostly citrusy. Its ok. Just drank pseudoSue so this one had a lot of pressure to measure up, but doesn't.

kkleu357, Tuesday at 02:28 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

kingsuecac, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

nate19red, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

redblacks75, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

BBB, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Mplsmetro57, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

mattafett, Jul 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

ffshore545, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MarkyMOD, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Fr0stb1te, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

NathanFink, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Knapp85, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

millerbuffoon, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

djrn2, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

DaveHack, Apr 26, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -14.1%

Thanks to Jeff for this one. Bomber into Tired Hands stemware. I've never come across a beer designated by the color of the label before...

Pours a 1 finger fine white head with moderate retention. Beer is a cloudy orange. Lacing is stringy and layered with good stick. Pretty average.

Nose is pine and resin hop presence with just the slightest citrus peel and grassiness. Aromatic. Solid.

Opens pine and a tree sap hop bitterness. Barky and grassy in the middle with a waxy hop bitterness at the finish. Some citrus flavor lingers in the back too. Decent.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down crisp and clean. Finishes semi-messy with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable and refreshing.

Just slightly above average overall. There's nothing that really stands out about this beer. Very drinkable but the flavor, body, and aroma are forgettable for the most part.

SpeedwayJim, Apr 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

CLaBarre, Apr 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

N8tronics, Apr 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%

i like this one a little less than the orange, less unique hop here, more familiar to my palate, but still an extremely well made pale ale that flirts with the ipa line pretty unabashedly. paler in color, more yellow looking, than the orange, which makes me wonder if the x hops blue will have a blue tint? seriously. there is a ton of yeasty bits in this one, but they stay in suspension rather than settling out, and dont distract me much. the nose is like dried pineapples, not juicy and bright, but sort of muted and sweet. some bitterness towards the finish, but the takeaway here is a dried fruit complex offered up by this hop varietal. less dynamic than others, but useful probably more so in another style context. softness on the palate is welcomed, and abrasive bitterness never comes, although with the well carbonated finish comes a slight green tea earthiness than seems maybe a little out of place. frothy stuff on the tongue, enjoyable beer, but less memorable than the others. i hope we get some information about these hops before too long!

StonedTrippin, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Beestin, Apr 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

ShanePB, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

77apm, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Hopbully, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DantheMan75, Mar 28, 2014
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XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.