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
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
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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