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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
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
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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Reviews by nickapalooza86:
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.84/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear golden orange with a finger of head, nice lacing

Smell is tropical and citrus, apricot, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus peel, a little light white wine in there as well like some New Zeeland Hops.. Light bready malt

Taste is a lot of orange, tangerine, mango, lemon peel, grapefruit, a small pine presence, light bready malt, bittering citrus in the finish

Mouthfeel is medium light, heavy carbonation, slightly dry but clean in the finish.

Yep this is my favorite X Hop... I am going to have to see if I can find any more bottles of this! Wow this has a great flavor... I would almost describe it as cross between PsuedoSue (citra) and Zeelander (Nelson Sauvin)... I hope they continue to develop this hop!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 21:18:32 | More by nickapalooza86
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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

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Orange Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.