1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

291 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 291
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.91%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 291 | Reviews: 47 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Stevedore:
Photo of Stevedore
Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2013 02:58:00 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
Photo of Cynic-ale
Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-16-2014 22:48:27 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of d5001986
d5001986

Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Pours clear golden with medium off-white head.

S: Citrus,melon, honey, grass, and slight alcohol.

T: Tangerine, floral, and some breadiness. There's the typical malt to balance. Light bitterness.

M: Med-light body, moderate carbonation. Clean and smooth.

O: A solid brew from TG. It's not going down as my favorite, but has that signature TG taste that is always so drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 22:26:26 | More by d5001986
Photo of Kurmaraja
Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-14-2014 05:08:23 | More by Kurmaraja
Photo of Drew26
Drew26

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2014 01:24:38 | More by Drew26
Photo of mverity
mverity

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 01:10:38 | More by mverity
Photo of will1256
will1256

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-14-2014 00:05:26 | More by will1256
Photo of SixPack6
SixPack6

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2014 23:15:28 | More by SixPack6
Photo of Ri0
Ri0

Wisconsin

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured 22oz bottled into chalice. Bottled just over a week ago.

A - A clear light golden hue with a 2 finger white head. The retention is superb and it leaves a collar and lacing all over.

S - Aromas are sweet, tropical, some herbal, floral hops. Sweet buiscuit and honey make up the malt. It really is a hop forward aroma.

T - Ripe juicy tropical hops with herbal and leafy notes. The bitterness is contained by the sweet biscuit malts and honey. This blend really works well for my taste buds.

M - Lighter body, perfect carbonation, and a bitter sweet after taste.

O - Sensational IPA from TG. Very happy I was able to get a bottle the next day after it arrived.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 17:36:44 | More by Ri0
Photo of oline73
oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2014 02:55:23 | More by oline73
Photo of jzlyo
jzlyo

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-12-2014 21:42:53 | More by jzlyo
Photo of markasparov
markasparov

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-12-2014 12:18:17 | More by markasparov
Photo of ChimRichels
ChimRichels

Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear body, very light golden color. Head is stiff, bone white. plenty of lacing

S - I swear that TG slips some citra into all their beers. I can definitely get some of the tropical fruits that their other beers have, although the nose tends to be bring more pine and citrus than others.

T - Pretty much follows the aroma, light tropical fruits, with a finish that brings a good deal of bitterness. Bitterness seems to be getting more aggressive as it progresses, which I seem to appreciate.

M - A little thin, but not in a way that is detrimental to the beer by any means.

O - Another pretty solid beer from TG, I look forward to try some of their beers that aren't IPAs

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 05:09:02 | More by ChimRichels
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-11-2014 23:22:22 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of assman79
assman79

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-11-2014 14:36:52 | More by assman79
Photo of RobinLee
RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-11-2014 04:17:13 | More by RobinLee
Photo of SkinniePost
SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-10-2014 18:21:40 | More by SkinniePost
Photo of Apatschinn
Apatschinn

Iowa

4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

App. - Beautiful golden pour with a little bit of head. About a finger and a half to be precise. Much lacing down the sides of the glass

Smell - Piney with complex citrus. Orange, Grapefruit.. Reminds me of Christmas for some reason. Smells delish!

Taste - Taste doesn't quite follow the smell. A bit underwhelming but still phenomenal!

Mouth. - A bit lacking here. Could use a bit more carbonation for my taste. Still very smooth and very drinkable. Love!

Over. - Great brew from a Brewery that I've been inclined to expect greatness from. Very pleased with this IPA. Wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 03:33:25 | More by Apatschinn
Photo of lonewolfcry
lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-09-2014 19:06:35 | More by lonewolfcry
Photo of millertime416
millertime416

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-09-2014 04:11:56 | More by millertime416
Photo of Travitten
Travitten

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-08-2014 03:50:29 | More by Travitten
Photo of duceswild
duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2014 03:48:53 | More by duceswild
Photo of skubas86
skubas86

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-08-2014 00:09:43 | More by skubas86
Photo of Sunn
Sunn

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-06-2014 01:38:03 | More by Sunn
Photo of jtladner
jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-05-2014 17:29:14 | More by jtladner
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.