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XHOPS Pale Ale (Rainbow) - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Rainbow)XHOPS Pale Ale (Rainbow)

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very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 79
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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: Rilesmiles on 03-14-2014

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 - nice full head on top of an opaque orange color. Quite beautiful

Smell - strong citrus up front and lots of hops on the back end. Is this a Pale Ale or IPA?

Taste - This one goes from sweet to bitter and back with a bitter finish. Very bitter finish as well. While good, I am confused between IPA or Pale Ale.

Mouthfeel - while very carbonated with left quite a bitter taste.

Overall - Wish I could get more TG near me. Quite the fan of the brewery and I am glad I got this in a trade.

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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Nice white head. Faint wisps on the surface.

Smell - Orange hops, A bit of an herbal character. Light doughy malts and a hint of grain.

Taste - A little less exciting, but still nice. Slightly nondescript orange citrus hops. The herbal notes are lost. Doughy malts make a brief appearance, but the finish is grainier.

Mouthfeel - Light and drinkable. Medium carbonation and low bitterness.

Overall - Well made pale ale. Better made than most, but isn't earth-shattering.

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A: Pours a very hazy marmalade-orange with large, creamy head.

S: Orange, pineapple, banana, and slight floral.

T: Orange, grapefruit, some floral with mild bitterness. The malt presence doesn't seem as prevalent as in their other pale ales. Finishes rather dry. Definitely improves as it warms, the resinous pine starts coming through much more.

M: Med-light body. Clean and refreshing, but comes off as almost watery.

O: A pleasant drinking pale ale overall, worthy of purchase in my opinion.

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Rainbow) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.