Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.56/5 rDev +6.8%
Growler filled at Casanova Liquor in Hudson, Wisconsin yesterday. Tasted 17 February 2014.
Pours clear pale golden orange. One finger of whitish head, good retention and delicate lacing. A solid column of bubbles rising up.
Smell is big juicy hops, backed well by a solid sweet malt base. Oranges and peaches with an acidic twinge. Delightful.
Taste is clean and crisp, with just the right amount of hop bite. It's the tiniest bit chalky, but that backs off quickly. Has the same clean-ness that I've found in other hoppy Toppling Goliath beers, almost like a saltine cracker pulling the badness out before you can taste it. And the citrusy hops come through far better than they do in most IPAs. Delicious.
Feel is outstanding. Medium-bodied, just the tiniest bit sticky. Carbonation is plush, like a pillow of slightly-prickly foam to dance across. Fantastic.
Another big hit from TG. I don't understand how they make all their beers so freaking good, but I feel lucky that I get to drink them. Not quite the best of their beers that I've had, but really really good. I would drink this any day over just about any IPA around. Reminds me of a higher-IBU sibling of PseudoSue. I bought one growler of this; wish I'd gotten half a dozen, and I'm very happy I have half of the one left for tomorrow.
02-18-2014 05:13:10 | More by zeledonia
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4.05/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
04-14-2014 01:10:38 | More by mverity
4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
04-23-2014 07:03:09 | More by MattyG85
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.