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Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA

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460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 105
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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:
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

(Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 06-06-2011)
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Dope

Massachusetts

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
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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.

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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.

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Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.