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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: 24 | 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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Catlin

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-04-2013 01:56:50 | More by Catlin
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-02-2013 18:06:39 | More by Brewzma
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Palsie

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

10-01-2013 05:20:17 | More by Palsie
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joe1510

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Growler
$14.00
Coffee Grounds - Eau Claire, WI

Golden Nugget is golden to say the least, pale and bright with perfect clarity. There's not a touch of haze in this beer. Your standard pour produces a billowing, fluffy, pure-as-the-driven-snow white head that leaves behind towers of lace with each drink. This is a great looking IPA!

The nose is loaded with fruit upront, soft spruce, and candied citrus peel in the back. Cantaloupe and tangerine dominate the nose with the soft spruce, gin-like botanicals, and candied citrus all following in their wake. Soft caramel is the maltiness present but Golden Nugget is a hop showcase. The more I smell the more the gin botanicals grab hold of this IPA. Exceptionally unique and interesting!

I didn't think it would happen but the flavor is as expressive as the aroma. Tangerine hits before the cantaloupe, those botanicals are intermingled throughout, candied citrus peel and soft spruce are more noticeable in the finish. The sheer amount of flavor profiles is staggering and they all work in harmony. Caramel malt eases in and out. Outstanding!

This is a supremely drinkable IPA. The bitterness is on the light side of moderate and the body the body is velvety. The bitterness grows with each successive pour but never beyond moderate. Absolutely delicious!

Golden Nugget is one of the best IPAs I've had in a while and I've been drinking a lot of them lately. This beer is expertly crafted with perfect balance and exceptional flavor. I can't get enough and the glutton in me wishes I'd have gotten another growler.

09-29-2013 01:19:02 | More by joe1510
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mrjbrown27

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-28-2013 01:04:43 | More by mrjbrown27
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-27-2013 20:56:21 | More by Woodman70
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-24-2013 14:08:59 | More by EJJ1848
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-21-2013 23:12:31 | More by MNBeer1017
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-20-2013 18:33:44 | More by teamwiggum
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-18-2013 15:38:13 | More by williamjbauer
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%

I feel like I'm wasting my time reviewing it because the description sums it up perfectly.

Clear body, golden color. Go figure. Dense white head with generous spotted lacing.

Orange peel and mango, grassy, and a light pine aroma.

The orange and floral (bordering grassy) flavors are most prevalent. Light pine in the finish. The malt is biscuit.

Mouthfeel is light, sticky, with average carbonation.

A damn fine IPA with a hop profile that runs the gamut.

09-17-2013 03:26:11 | More by Vonerichs
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-16-2013 01:22:15 | More by CCutch
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ThreeKingdoms

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

09-06-2013 02:19:24 | More by ThreeKingdoms
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bigbadmatt

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-05-2013 06:12:06 | More by bigbadmatt
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einman

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-01-2013 03:14:35 | More by einman
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henrichsj

Iowa

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%

A - Just as the name suggests, golden in color, nice amount of head on top

S - Some citrus smell, some lemon; slightly hoppy

T - Citrus hops, Kind of caramely, yet spicy; I've heard beers described as 'grassy' and not known what that means, although now I think I do; some nice bitterness afterward

M - Light to medium bodied, good carbonation, refreshing

O - Was a little bummed that I couldn't get PseudoSue in a growler. That was the beer I was excited to try on my recent visit to Decorah. But I was able to get a pint of it and fill a growler with Golden Nugget. Had the wife and kids with me so couldn't go crazy, but loved this beer! Big fan of TGBrews!

08-29-2013 21:48:20 | More by henrichsj
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-26-2013 20:19:53 | More by stereosforgeeks
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-26-2013 16:09:27 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-21-2013 21:43:34 | More by Jeffrey2310
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-21-2013 15:49:06 | More by kawilliams81
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Etan

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

On-tap at Brickhouse BBQ in Madison.

A. Clear orange-gold with a small white head.

S. Fresh citrus, tangelo, sweet grain, mild leafiness.

T. Grapefruit, mango, pine, hint of vanilla, dry breadiness.

M. Light-bodied, creamy carbonation.

O. A very nice, drinkable IPA. Not the most memorable beer, but definitely well-crafted.

08-21-2013 01:31:08 | More by Etan
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-17-2013 04:18:19 | More by jschott75
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NWer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-15-2013 22:49:59 | More by NWer
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-15-2013 14:44:33 | More by Hopsiam14
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-13-2013 20:57:00 | More by Chriscrundwell12
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.