Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dope:
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
There's a section of the label for the month this was brewed but nothing is checked off. I trust this is fresh, regardless.
A: Clear amber pour with a tall, frothy and fizzy light tan head. Great head retention as it seems to last forever. Nice vertical streaks of light but fluffy lacing.
S: Ahhh. So nice. I'm honestly not sure what hops are used in this (I assume at least nugget based on the name). It has a nice citrusy, lightly spicy and ...melony aroma? It's not harsh, it's a strong but soft aroma. Very pleasant and inviting.
T: Hop flavors much bolder and sharper here. It's still hard for me to really put a label on it. There's lots of oranges up front with some decent sweet melons (canteloupe?) with a little spice. Lots of spicy pine and maybe even black pepper in the middle and into the finish. Really stands out. Light bready, crackery malt in the finish. Candied oranges linger in the aftertaste with hints of cracker and light spices. Quite dry to boot.
M: Medium bodied, smooth and very dry.
O: One hell of an IPA. One of the things that really stands out is the very smooth transitions between flavors. Lots of complexity but the flavors overlap and flow smoothly. Really drinkable as a result, despite the strength of the hops and the flavors in general. Quite dry, almost parching between sips (really makes you want to drink more). Not overly bitter but the hop flavors are very strong. Really nice IPA, well done TG.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2014 04:12:22 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is mostly clear golden amber with an off white creamy head and a strong lacing. Nose has a fair bit of floral notes, some tropical fruit and ripe grapefruit. Taste follows suit perfectly, floral presence, moderate grain bill underneath and a hint of caramel malt with an assertive tropical fruit finishing strong grapefruit but light hop bitterness. Assertive carbonation, medium body, good feel, semi dry finish.
Serving type: growler
07-15-2014 15:42:57 | More by cpetrone84
4.24/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Backlogged review from when I had no service/Wifi in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND. Full notes taken to my phone.
A- Semi hazy golden body with some apricot hues as light is shining through. A creamy white head rises up to one finger with decent retention. The small small ring remaining leaves webs and spots of lacing.
S- Juicy fruit hops are the emphasis with canteloupe melon and mango really coming to mind. Some citrus, tangerine and floral as well as dank mint. Pretty much clean besides light honey, caramel cracked grains.
T- Citrus comes to life a bit more as well as a slight bit of pine joining in with the juicy nectar feel. Mint, tangerine, apricot, melon and cantaloupe with grapefruit and oranges. Very clean almost impressively so for the ABV and the citrus builds with time.
MF- Body is of medium thickness with a lightly creamy-fizzy texture. Carbonation on the high side pushing the hop and the moderately high bitterness in the finish.
Juicy cantaloupe and melon at first but a zesty grapefruit citrus and some resinous pine comes out with time. Another great hoppy brew from TG.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 04:36:47 | More by cbutova
4.59/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at Alchemy cafe 7/13 but have also had a handful of bottles as well
Pours a semi-hazy golden orange color with about an inch of white head
Smells of citrus with only a mild pine or resin scent
Tastes of citrus fruits.. Grapefruit mango and a hint of pineapple.. Delicious
Overall.. This was one of my favorite beers before I had it on tap.. Now it jumped to my top 10.. Keeping in line with a very common theme TG has another beer that should be sought after.. Congrats
Serving type: on-tap
07-14-2014 00:43:00 | More by BarrelAgedG
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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