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

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Orange Label)XHOPS Pale Ale (Orange Label)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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 01-27-2014)
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Chilled in a snifter

A - hazy amber, pure white head, fades to a persistent half finger lacing

S - piney, mango, predominates, but solid presence of malt

T - crisp and bitter hops, mango, orange follow, and a cracker backbone

M - smooth and crisp, easy drinking

O - Great offering from TG

ncketchum, May 14, 2014
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great beer here, more of an ipa than a pale to me, with this amount of hop intensity, but call it what you like, its delicious. the color is about as orange as the highlights on the label, while the head is snow white and drifting up several inches along the edges of my wine glass. there are some yeast floaties too, but not nearly as many or as chunky as some of the other x hops beers. how cool to get experimental varietals on display like this. this one bears aromas and flavors similar to its color designation. tons of sweet orange and other citrus on both the nose and taste here. a malty first second or two turns into an orange grove in full bloom, some honey sweetness, and a zesty bitterness in the finish. its awesome really. so refreshing and different. not at all like the new zealand tropical hop stuff, or the west coast high alpha resin bombs, this hop has a profile all of its own, and i reckon its versatile enough to work in hop forward beers like this, as well as some lighter stuff. curious to see where this one goes for toppling goliath and others, but it is very new to my palate. the rest of the beer is also tremendous, balanced enough and nice and frothy in feel with a quick yet bittersweet finish. wonderful brew, fresh as can be. this series has been wonderful.

StonedTrippin, Apr 10, 2014
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XHOPS Pale Ale (Orange Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.