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Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA

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BA SCORE
94
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854 Ratings
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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 133
Gots: 85 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 06-06-2011

This spectacularly golden, medium bodied IPA was crafted from a winning combination of Golden Promise malt and Nugget hops.

Fall in love with the big hop aroma of our Golden Nugget as it mingles with fragrances of citrus and evergreen, followed by a floral sweetness. Tropical fruit flavors entice your taste buds before immediately captivating you with a bold, hop forward taste and a pleasant bitterness that lingers in the finish.

56 IBU
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Photo of lanciloti
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fooferjw
4.98/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kwm5067
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phocion
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber pours into my glass with a mostly clear, bright yellow-golden body and a massive white rocky head that barely falls after five minutes. Big, soapy chunks of lacing.

Surprisingly well-balanced on the nose. Big piney Nugget hops play well with the Golden Promise giving its characteristic nutty and toasted wheat bread aromas. Extremely floral; smells like I'm sitting in a garden. Dank resins along with a subtle grapefruit and orange aroma. Pleasantly catty.

Very clean flavor. Hops are more flavorful than bitter with a healthy dose of floral and resinous notes. Light fruitiness that leans more citrus than tropical. Chewy toasted flavors on the back end. Dry, clean, but only lightly bitter finish.

Light-medium body and moderately carbonated. Clean and refreshing with the carbonation being just enough to make this crisp, but not filling. Very drinkable.

Yikes, this glass is disappearing way too quickly for a 6% beer. If BA still used the ancient "drinkability" category, this would definitely get a 5 for that. Hop-forward but surprisingly and pleasantly well-balanced for an IPA. I love SMaSH beers done right, and this is one of those. This is a perfect example of a very well-crafted and simple, but delicious beer.

Photo of TampaRainman
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ironstutz
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stanzman
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanson56
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bshaw22
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of browntrout
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZionsvilleBeerDork
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paccamacca
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danieljamesrhoads
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mayxday
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KillerJigger
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you have smelled a Nugget hopp flower before you will appreciate this IPA. Good job TG.

Photo of pmangold
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nicole309
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vicirus
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.