Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.66/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Draft service into a nonic glass at Red's Alehouse in North Liberty, Iowa.
A: Crystal clear, light amber color with less than one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Clean, but not really attention-grabbing; subtle hops qualities detectable in the smell include earth, spice, and vegetation.
T: Begins barely off-dry, with piney hops aromatics that give way to earth, savory spice in the middle that is almost cumin-like. Malt is understated--restrained--with a rye-like crispness. Clean flavors reign late, with mild bitterness and delicate floral hops that may have been stepped on earlier in the flavor profile.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This beer is more similar to the IPAs of other, ordinary, breweries than to many of the other pale ales produced by Toppling Goliath. Although it possesses less unique character than a beer such as Zeelander, it is found to be a solid, middle-range offering for the style. It is also found to be remarkably clear; the pale ales of Toppling Goliath used to have a reputation for rather extreme haziness.
Serving type: on-tap
12-10-2013 01:33:02 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden Nugget - Toppling Goliath
APPEARANCE: Pours a star-bright 24 karat gold with shimmering hints of apricot rim variations. Massive light fluffy white head. Very attractive beer especially in the natural light, the carbonation is really dancing.
AROMA: This is a very feminine beer, bouquet of rose petals, sweet perfume and baby powder. Hints of citrus fruit with a light nice pine sent. Very inviting nose that begs to be taken in.
TASTE: Clean, refreshing. The perfume nose translated into a nice honey taste up front. Caramel, pine and the rose petals I got on the bouquet come through. Floral and light with a slight bit of candied oranges and those peaches-O's gummy candies.
MOUTHFEEL: Lots of vivacious carbonation. Medium body. Crisp and clean with a great short dry finish.
OVERALL: This is only the second TG beers I've had, both have been really light and feminine in style. Very nice change up from the palate wreckers I usually go to. Very drinkable and I really was enjoying all the floral and perfume notes that came out in this ipa.
RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads!
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 01:59:37 | More by BeerZombies1
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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