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Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA

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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 123
Gots: 50 | FT: 5
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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Reviews by Stevedore:
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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8oz pour at the Great Amherst Beer Festival today, 10/12/2013. Poured into a plastic cup which was then transferred into my Cigar City snifter. I've actually had this twice in the past on tap at Brickhouse in Madison, Wisconsin.

Looks like a pale ale with its clear golden body, no haziness whatsoever. Comes with a nice thick white head that dissipates slowly into the beer. Lots of lacing.

Smells very dank and resinous. A mix of citrusy lemons along with a rather floral nose. A little bit of the bread and toffee malts come out, but this is a very hop-forward nose.

Flavour is rather citrusy, but dominated by a thick, leafy presence that makes me wonder if this is wet hopped. Floral bitterness definitely dominate throughout. Some bready malts pop out, but this has that heavy floral bitterness dominating the beer throughout. I dig it.

Medium bodied, very well carbonated. Feels wet on the tongue without drying it out too much. A rather drinkable IPA.

Very good IPA, I prefer Zeelander to this. And of course pseudoSue is my preferred pale ale from TG, even though this is an IPA. Still, I recommend this to anyone who has a remote interest in IPAs.

Stevedore, Oct 13, 2013
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Bottle split at Proof Happy Hour bottle share. Pale straw color with an uneven bubbly white head. Sticky legs and the head had some damn good staying power. Aroma is muted floral and grassy hops, grassy grainy malt and some tropical citrus. Taste is lightly bitter, but the sweet grass grain and floral/citrus hops play well together. Light body and low carbonation despite the big head.

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Golden Nugget has a big grassy, herbal hop nose.
It pours brilliant straw gold under a 2” off-white foam cap that produces good lace.
The palate starts with rich malt sweetened with caramel, biscuit and sweet tropical fruit flavors that support rich, herbal hops that grow richer as the beer warms. There is some hop based astringency on the finish but it is balanced by malt sweetness.
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Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A ripe, juicy, and earth hop dominated aroma with big hints of tropical fruit, grass, and pine. Citrus hops with good hints of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, mango, melon, and apricot. Big presence of grassy and floral hops. Dank hints of pine resin as well. Hops smell nicely bitter and juicy. Soft malt background with hints of cracker, grains, straw, and yeast. Slight hints of honey sweetness. Very hop forward. A pretty good IPA aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a very juicy and earthy hop forward taste with big notes of citrus, grass, and pine. Big upfront taste of earthy and floral hops with notes of grass and evergreen. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, melon, pineapple, mango, and apricot. Dank and spicy notes of pine resin. Soft backing presence of pale malt with notes of grains, cracker, straw, and yeast. Very hop forward and juicy with a nice bitterness. A very good IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, crisp, and somewhat oily. Finishes pretty dry.

Overall: Another great IPA from Toppling Goliath. Very good mix of juicy citrus, grassy, and piney flavors.

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Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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