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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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very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 88
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 2.61%
Wants: 0
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:
Beer added by: HawkeyeNation on 01-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Deep in the labs at Toppling Goliath, through the vaulted door, down the steps, and past the room labeled “Beware the Leopard” lies a series of experiments long forgotten. The Xhops series - a biological hybrid of many experimental hops. Each color a unique flavor of pale ale. Released throughout 2013 and 2014, this beer begs to make a return, but can you handle it?
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Appearance - Clear orange body. Small white head. A little bit of surface wisping.

Smell - Equal parts herbal and grapefruit. Reminds me of Nelson. Resiny, too. Some caramel and toasty malt.

Taste - More grapefruit. Less herbal. Toasted malt backbone. Slightly astringent in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Drinks like an IPA. Heavier than I thought it would be. Medium carbonation.

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A - Hazy light apricot color with a 2 finger white head. Nice retention and good amounts of lacing.

S - Sweet mango and other tropical notes up front. Light sweet malts and breadiness also linger.

T - The flavor is less sweet that the nose. I pick up more bitterness from the hops, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit that provides the bite. There is a light sweet malt presence.

M - Clean, smooth and lighter body with awesome carbonation. The hops linger a bit.

O - On par with the other TG brews I have had. Very full tropical flavor with the bitterness to quench thirst. I've had fun tasting all of the XHOP varieties. (684 characters)

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Orange Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.