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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
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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mattafett

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-27-2014 02:47:00 | More by mattafett
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

07-07-2014 02:17:54 | More by ffshore545
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2014 21:15:56 | More by MarkyMOD
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-21-2014 01:11:15 | More by Fr0stb1te
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NathanFink

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-09-2014 02:11:17 | More by NathanFink
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-27-2014 01:01:57 | More by Knapp85
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-26-2014 22:47:56 | More by millerbuffoon
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-26-2014 22:46:44 | More by djrn2
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-26-2014 22:46:38 | More by DaveHack
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 00:12:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
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markgugs

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

04-20-2014 18:51:54 | More by markgugs
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CLaBarre

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

5/5  rDev +25.6%

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Virginia

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.