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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: 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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Photo of John_M
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden amber color, with good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive as well, with some light tropical fruit, some orange citrus and light celery salt. The flavor profile replicates the nose for the most part, though I get a bit of heat on the finish that is a bit disconcerting. The beer has good bitterness on the finish otherwise, and mouthfeel is suprisingly full fo such a low (relatively) low alcohol beer. Frankly, I was surprised that the abv. was a low as it was... I would have guessed something in the 8% range were I to sample this beer blind.

A nice, solid IPA, though obviously not in the same class as the APA made by these guys (the pseudosue). Still, this was a beer I was happy to be able to try. Thanks again Sean!

John_M, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

BARFLYB, Oct 05, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%

TheFizzinator, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of richkrull
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

richkrull, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a nice bubble show that leads to a three-fingered head; excellent retention and the lace is webbed

Smell: Floral aromatics, with cantaloupe wafting among the usual citrus and tropical fruit tones

Taste: Just a hint of the biscuit and then its all about the hops, with grapefruit, papaya and cantaloupe tones; very delicate and floral, after the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An excellent beer from Toppling Goliath; love the delicate way they have to present the hops with just a touch of malt in the background

brentk56, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ttylicki, Oct 05, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -7.8%

stolee, Oct 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

kmanjohnson, Oct 04, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +10.6%

ffshore545, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

SweetChicken, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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

lupercmda, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Buttermilk, Oct 02, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%

SadMachine, Oct 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

bellbw, Oct 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

chadwicktorres, Oct 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

atone315, Oct 02, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

jhawkvol, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Walkerjgt, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of RutgersEng
4/5  rDev -5.9%

This is a light IPA with a clear yellow in the glass with a two finger plus head. It leaves a lot of lacing along the glass.

Smell is concentrated pine with some earthy tones, not much citrus on the nose.

Taste was all pine that jumps out at the first sip and throughout the glass. The citrus is not as evident if you are looking from light citrus ex. orange/grapefruit etc. The citrus comes with a good bit of acid taste like grapefruit skin. Not as pleasant as Citra hop beers.

Overall, a nice drink with a lot of piney flavors with a citrus skin bite. I like this beer for easy drinking with a meal.

RutgersEng, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Axnjxn, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

bufante, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Carb-Overlord, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

TThurling, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Carlalwin
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%

Carlalwin, Sep 29, 2014
Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.