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Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA

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BA SCORE
94
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654 Ratings
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 124
Gots: 49 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This spectacularly golden, medium bodied IPA was crafted from a winning combination of Golden Promise malt and Nugget hops.

Fall in love with the big hop aroma of our Golden Nugget as it mingles with fragrances of citrus and evergreen, followed by a floral sweetness. Tropical fruit flavors entice your taste buds before immediately captivating you with a bold, hop forward taste and a pleasant bitterness that lingers in the finish.

56 IBU

(Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 06-06-2011)
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1.48/5  rDev -65.2%

Timotheus1, Sep 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

kscaldef, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

largadeer, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

chadwicktorres, Oct 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Soneast, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of bashiba
3.18/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a nice yellow with a off white head, very sticky and lots of lacing.

The smell is light and citrusy with mild hops and a light bit of bready malt.

The flavor is good, but nothing special, a light slightly bitter and a big centennial like citrus quality. The malt is almost non existant, just a light bit of underlying sweetness.

The mouthfeel is light and a touch resiny.

This beer doesn't have any real faults, but is a bit on the boring side, was hoping judging by the name that it would have some nugget hop charachters, but there is none to speak of.

bashiba, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of rudzud
3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear darker golden huhue ith a one finger whiter head that leaves a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of earthy, herbal, tea, faint pine and citrus. Light sweet malts, just really herbal. Not digging this.

T - Taste is the nose, just in my mouth. Sigh. Tea, herbal earthy, a rather unappealing bubblegum taste that doesn't really fit with this beer. Argh.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, would like some more.

O - Overall I was incredibly unimpressed by this beer. Was just a mess for me.

rudzud, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

miketd, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Fr0stb1te, Jan 23, 2014
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tourdot, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

tvv375ia, Mar 12, 2012
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inkdemention, May 04, 2014
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LukeGude, Aug 15, 2014
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vissai, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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lupercmda, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

mattafett, Jun 23, 2013
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Nichols33, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

fredmugs, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

WiscoTerr, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Guzzle_McBrew, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

irespectbeer, Sep 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

dheldman, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

deereless, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank you Slatetank for sharing this with me. Ive heard a lot about this brewery and im excited that this was my first of their offerings. It pours a hazy golden color with an off-white cap. Some spotty lace clings to the glass.

The aroma includes notes of mango and caramel malt with plenty of hoppiness that comes across like melon or cantaloupe. Some alcohol adds to that fruity feel as it warms up.

The taste is pulpy and pithy with that previously mentioned melon or cantaloupe yeasty green feel. Some caramel grain sweetness with grass and fruity alcohol. This is modestly bitter and unique but im not completely sure if I like it.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. It is very melon-like which I was not crazy about but overall it was decent and im glad I got a chance to try it. Thank you again Matt.

stakem, Jun 13, 2014
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Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.