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1492 IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Single-hop IPA showcasing the Columbus hop.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: Pintofbrown on 12-13-2011)
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Reviews by quaybr:
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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No substantial head, just a little foam ring around the edge. Body is a beautiful hazy burnt-orange.

Smells of piney hops with a little citrus every now and then. Sweet caramel malts are quiet but present. Columbus hop profile is really excellent.

Same hops come through on the tongue and in a big way - bitters taste more like a DIPA (i.e., delicious). Surprisingly listed at only 45 IBUs. Caramel and toasted biscuit malts, as well.

Feel is thick, nearing chewy. Carbonation is a bit too low, but still works alright with the thicker body.

Good things are happening in this ale. Kudos to Toppling Goliath.

quaybr, Dec 19, 2011
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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Root Note in La Crosse.

A - Rich cider color. Very little head or lacing, but I've poured Toppling Goliath IPAs from a pitcher with beautiful 2-finger head, so I think the bartender could have built it more.

S - Citrus and pine with earthy undertones.

T - Bold grapefruit and a little bit of alfalfa. The bitterness lingers on the roof of your mouth on the finish. A bit sweet for an IPA.

M - Medium weight, but crisp and easy to drink. Medium carbonation.

O - Toppling Goliath has a strong grip on their IPAs, and 1492 is no exception. I've been following them as new taps are added in La Crosse and I'm excited to plan a trip to visit them soon!

aleric, Oct 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright golden orange color with an average sized, tight, creamy, smooth, white head. Average retention with a decent lacing left over.

S - What I tend to expect from a Toppling Goliath single hopped IPA. A slight bready malt backbone with the hops jumping out of the glass. Strong citrus hops with a faint spiced herbal/floral aroma.

T - Similar to the nose. A nice malt backbone that allows the hops to shine. Citrus and a spiced herbal/floral hop flavor. A surprising bitterness toward the finish.

M - Medium body with slightly below average carbonation. Has more of a slick/oily feel.

D - I had no problem polishing off my glass. Nice balance with nothing being too strong. A touch on the bitter side but nothing too intense.

Notes: Similar to other TG single hop IPAs with a nice malty backbone that allows the hops to shine. Nothing spectacular or anything jumping out that will really make you crave this, but a well crafted, easy to drink IPA. A little more bitter than I expected but nothing too intense. Another nice IPA by Toppling Goliath.

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A-pours a cloudy apricot color with a small fresh white head small amount of lacing i like the look of this brew
S-dank herbal smells with citrus some bready malts
T-dank herbs and dank hops a mixture of more citrus hops a touch of onion,veg herb on the back end
M-medium carbonation with hop resins and prickly bitterness on the finish
O-another solid single hop IPA from TG this one has a nice brooding dankness about with just the right amount of malt and bitterness

gatornation, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed golden. A thin head stays and leaves lacing.

The smell is of grapefruit with a hint of pine/resin.

The taste is of bitter grapefruit with some pine. A biscuity sweetness rounds it out. Just a touch of warming alcohol comes through. It has a refreshingly dry, long finish.

There is a bit of astringency at the start, but it soon mellows to a smooth texture. I almost lowered the feel slightly, but the carbonation level and the appropriate fullness more than make up for the slight astringency of the first few sips.

This is a pleasant hoppy brew. It showcases the Columbus hops well, with just enough malt to keep it all together. Another well-done hop-forward beer from Toppling Goliath!

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1492 IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.