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

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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%


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

3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

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

Smell - Very oniony. More than the last one, which I also thought was a bit oniony. Minimal cracker malt. Some light citrus.

Taste - Grapefruit. Some herbal notes. Kind of nondescript. Like a medley of hops. It does have a nice tropical fruit flavor going on, though. This one is significantly more bitter than the others.

Mouthfeel - Bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

Overall - I don't get the dramatically different ratings on these. It's another well made beer, even if this hop varietal isn't very exciting.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 01:27:40 | More by Alieniloquium
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CLaBarre

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-19-2014 19:31:26 | More by CLaBarre
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N8tronics

Iowa

5/5  rDev +24.1%

04-17-2014 04:51:20 | More by N8tronics
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 18:08:35 | More by StonedTrippin
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Beestin

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-02-2014 17:42:10 | More by Beestin
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

04-01-2014 12:17:35 | More by ShanePB
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77apm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-01-2014 04:31:26 | More by 77apm
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Hopbully

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-31-2014 19:20:16 | More by Hopbully
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-28-2014 15:13:58 | More by DantheMan75
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aliving1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-23-2014 18:58:43 | More by aliving1
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-20-2014 02:54:37 | More by Cyclone8
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-19-2014 21:42:56 | More by roostor07
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-18-2014 20:59:04 | More by Axnjxn
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-18-2014 20:39:28 | More by bccrosley
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-17-2014 20:17:02 | More by MooseBoose
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-17-2014 14:13:23 | More by ToadiesForCody
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-17-2014 00:25:35 | More by PickwickHopz
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Wolberjs

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-16-2014 02:48:25 | More by Wolberjs
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Bamwaterski

Missouri

5/5  rDev +24.1%

03-16-2014 01:44:45 | More by Bamwaterski
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TaborTime

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-12-2014 22:39:31 | More by TaborTime
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gio540

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-12-2014 15:33:58 | More by gio540
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darthvohn

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass Used: Nonic Pint

Appearance: The head is a nice pearl color, with the consistency of a barely whipped egg white foam. A high sheen hits every angle you look from, like a meringue. The body is a bright hazy golden yellow. Copious amounts of lace is left in the wake of the head, which stuck around for five minutes or so. Enticing beer.

Smell: Floral hops hit your nose first, followed by some sweet chive undertones. I get a bit of tropical citrus with some biscuity malt. Good smelling pale ale.

Taste: Tropical fruit flavors tease in the beginning only to move out of the way for the floral hops. The sweet malt backbone supports the hoppy profile pretty well. The finish is resiny and almost graham crackery. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and carbonation. Refreshing.

Overall: A very enjoyable pale ale. Easy drinking, with a nice fruit and hop aroma and taste. Looking forward to trying the Blue, Red and Orange. Thanks again Pintofbrown for another great trade.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 03:07:38 | More by darthvohn
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-02-2014 22:46:37 | More by arlingtonjoe
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XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.