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Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA

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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 122
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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

CSO, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

hansenm72, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

djrn2, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

acurtis, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

lswilma, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

CLaBarre, Apr 19, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
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

ncketchum, Apr 18, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
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!

jwc215, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Scalzo, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

CraftEyeDoc, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

canadianghetto, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

N8tronics, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Cynic-ale, Apr 16, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Pours clear golden with medium off-white head.

S: Citrus,melon, honey, grass, and slight alcohol.

T: Tangerine, floral, and some breadiness. There's the typical malt to balance. Light bitterness.

M: Med-light body, moderate carbonation. Clean and smooth.

O: A solid brew from TG. It's not going down as my favorite, but has that signature TG taste that is always so drinkable.

d5001986, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Kurmaraja, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Drew26, Apr 14, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mverity, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

will1256, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

SixPack6, Apr 14, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured 22oz bottled into chalice. Bottled just over a week ago.

A - A clear light golden hue with a 2 finger white head. The retention is superb and it leaves a collar and lacing all over.

S - Aromas are sweet, tropical, some herbal, floral hops. Sweet buiscuit and honey make up the malt. It really is a hop forward aroma.

T - Ripe juicy tropical hops with herbal and leafy notes. The bitterness is contained by the sweet biscuit malts and honey. This blend really works well for my taste buds.

M - Lighter body, perfect carbonation, and a bitter sweet after taste.

O - Sensational IPA from TG. Very happy I was able to get a bottle the next day after it arrived.

Ri0, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

oline73, Apr 13, 2014
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jzlyo, Apr 12, 2014
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markasparov, Apr 12, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear body, very light golden color. Head is stiff, bone white. plenty of lacing

S - I swear that TG slips some citra into all their beers. I can definitely get some of the tropical fruits that their other beers have, although the nose tends to be bring more pine and citrus than others.

T - Pretty much follows the aroma, light tropical fruits, with a finish that brings a good deal of bitterness. Bitterness seems to be getting more aggressive as it progresses, which I seem to appreciate.

M - A little thin, but not in a way that is detrimental to the beer by any means.

O - Another pretty solid beer from TG, I look forward to try some of their beers that aren't IPAs

ChimRichels, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.