XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow Label) - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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3.41/5 rDev -14.5%
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.
04-25-2014 00:12:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.96/5 rDev -0.8%
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!
04-10-2014 18:08:35 | More by StonedTrippin
XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.