Golden Nugget IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
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
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
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
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
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.