XHOPS Pale Ale (Rainbow) - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by millertime416:
3.4/5 rDev -12.4%
Very hazy orange-yellow appearance. Way way over carbonated, about 10 oz almost overflowed a 16 oz glass with a very gentle pour. Never had anything from TG this carbonated.
Good aroma (not Sue level). It smells of citrus/lemon, mango and tropical fruit but is also slightly stale.
Very unusual middle of the palette bitterness, perhaps from the carbonation. Really distracts from the flavor and makes me crave a glass of water. Otherwise flavor is fine; there seems to be an interesting fruit flavor going on in the background but the strange bitterness makes it hard to distinguish.
Mouthfeel is fine, fairly creamy except for the prickliness due to carbonation.
Overall, not bad but not something I'd prefer to drink. I also had Red and Green (red was the best) but this was definitely well below the other two I tried. Definitely not up to TG standards…but then again it was an experiment. Glad I got to try, but also glad there was a 1 bottle limit..
03-14-2014 03:19:39 | More by millertime416
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3.94/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
04-14-2014 22:34:55 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.63/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
05-05-2014 23:14:41 | More by Alieniloquium
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
22oz bomber poured into tulip.
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.
03-24-2014 01:53:43 | More by d5001986
3.94/5 rDev +1.5%
A- light orange hazy color. White head with good lace. A thin cap keeps up as the glass empties.
S- fresh baked pastry dough, dole canned pineapple, goose bury.
T- starts out with a minerally citrus, a bit of pear, some grapefruit and a round gooseberry, New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. The finish shows some roast character.
M- appropriate pale ale carbonation. Smooth finish.
O- overall, a good pale. Unsure what the hops are but I'd bet it's something from New Zealand.
03-17-2014 17:11:54 | More by Greggy
XHOPS Pale Ale (Rainbow) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.