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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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90
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.11%
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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Reviews by darthvohn:
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass Used: Nonic pint

Appearance: Hazy and golden yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. About two fingers thick.

Smell: Tropical fruits and citrus with some resin.Malt is light in this one.

Taste: More of the tropical fruits and citrus on the palate, bigger malt profile with bursts of hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body and a bit dry. Refreshing quality.

Overall: Kinda reminds me of Hops & Grain Zoe (pale lager). A very good XHOPS offering here. My second favorite to the Yellow label. NIce series to try out. Thanks again Pintofbrown.

darthvohn, Mar 19, 2014
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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.

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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.

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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.

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Orange Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.