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Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA

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510 Ratings
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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 116
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 510 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-18-2014 17:16:59 | More by Kevin_Young
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jburns301

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-18-2014 04:21:56 | More by jburns301
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jstark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-16-2014 22:09:00 | More by jstark
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jadenmiller

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-16-2014 20:46:19 | More by jadenmiller
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-16-2014 12:56:26 | More by JamesShoemaker
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SrMonkey

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-15-2014 18:42:01 | More by SrMonkey
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-15-2014 06:24:44 | More by mnredsoxfan69
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cd34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-14-2014 13:21:50 | More by cd34
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -17.3%

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.

06-13-2014 18:24:07 | More by stakem
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ahommell

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-11-2014 05:00:03 | More by ahommell
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-11-2014 04:46:02 | More by CraigTravor
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MrNate

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-11-2014 03:49:34 | More by MrNate
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clay23

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-07-2014 02:41:02 | More by clay23
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Williaar

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-07-2014 00:49:31 | More by Williaar
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Rborre321

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-06-2014 21:15:06 | More by Rborre321
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-06-2014 04:49:07 | More by ucsbmullet
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virinow

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-06-2014 01:54:18 | More by virinow
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-04-2014 15:55:53 | More by kristougher
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%

thanks to Weinando for the trade -enjoyed chilled from the bomber in a willybecker.

The color is deep golden clear with 2 fingers of white cream crowning with fine bead. The smell is strong with hop scents that are herbal with lots of floral nad slightly lemon rind in the nose with slight grass and pine odors. The feel is great moderately bitter with medium carbonation and some spice in the texture with slight tangy feel and gentle malt backing with semi-dry finish and very low alcohol/sweetness in general

The tast has a very intense nugget influence right off -of course with dank earthy and tangy citrus rind floral notes and slight astringent aspect in the background with the floral citrus being the most dominant in the taste with the golden promise adding a slight sweet quality to balance and moderate orange rind comes to mind with low astringency in the mostly dry finish. Overall excellent IPA in every sense -not as complex as some blended hop IPA's but Nugget holds its own well in this - thanks again Ryan!

06-03-2014 13:57:53 | More by Slatetank
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2014 15:06:20 | More by TubaDan
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-31-2014 23:10:39 | More by ADTaber
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darthvohn

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Glass Used: Nonic

Appearance: Crisp golden color, with

Smell: A big blast of evergreen, floral and citrus fill the nose. A pleasant sweetness lingers in the nostrils after each whiff.

Taste: Lots of floral and herbal notes mingle with tropical citrus (pineapple-lime) followed by a mildly sweet malt foundation and ending with a pleasing astringent finish. The bittering hops linger around but does not overstays it's welcome.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and clean; bittering tang coats the tongue, but not in a negative way.

Overall: I really enjoyed this offering from TG. I put it above the XHOP series but a wee bit below PseudoSue. Thanks Pintofbrown for this excellent offering from TG.

05-31-2014 03:40:13 | More by darthvohn
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-31-2014 01:44:53 | More by flipdog0
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mgr78704

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-29-2014 14:33:41 | More by mgr78704
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kalthaus223

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-27-2014 20:48:37 | More by kalthaus223
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.