Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by daledeee:
4.97/5 rDev +15.9%
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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4.45/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 07:03:09 | More by MattyG85
4.49/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served slightly chilled
A - pours a clear amber, thin layer of pure white head, a good amount of lacing
S - pineapple, lemon, cracker
T - pineapple juice, followed by a piney bitterness, with a bit of a crisp cracker backbone
M - smooth, well-carbonated
O - another excellent offering from TG, would love to have this regularly
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 21:30:39 | More by ncketchum
4.51/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours clear golden with a patchy head. Trailing lace sticks.
The smell is of robust, pleasant nugget hops that give a citric fruity aroma.
The taste is absolutely delicious! Tropical/citric fruitiness from the nugget hops. The bitterness of the hops is balanced by a kiss of honey-like, biscuity, malt sweetness. The malt stays as a backbone allowing the hops to shine! Vibrant, long finish.
It is creamy, chewy - full-side of the spectrum without being too thick. Bitterness hangs on it a refreshingly dry way.
This brewery really knows how to showcase a hop. Great combination of hops and malts! A wonderful IPA! Very drinkable!
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 17:49:42 | More by jwc215
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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