Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by daledeee:
4.97/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Sometimes the best things are discovered by accident. I went to Elkader and the OTHER bar was closed. Walked into a different bar that featured mostly Iowa beers.
I ordered a large. It came with a beautiful white head and a cloudy bright yellow body. Lacing was good thorughout the glass.
Nose was really fresh with floral, citrus and hops all the way.
Taste....Well.. In a nutshell, this is why we drink our beer fresh. This has the most beautiful fresh citrus blend of orange and lemon and the lemon rind bit you hard at first. There wasn't much spice but the hop profile was as good as it gets. I am told this is made with Golden Nugget hops. My mouth was loaded with hop flavor for some time after the visit. And it was a good aftertaste. A rare treat.
Mouthfeel was just heavy enough with good carbonation. I can't say enough about this beer. I truly think that for me personally this is the best IPA I have had. Just shows what fresh quality beer can do for you. I could only have one, I will go back. Next stop may be the brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
11-14-2011 02:05:16 | More by daledeee
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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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