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1492 IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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1492 IPA
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90
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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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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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 03:56:53 | More by aleric
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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was had at the Toppling Goliath taproom. It was served in a shaker pint.

Appearance- The finger of white foam is as thick as a New York cheesecake slice. It has excellent retention; every sip yielded a new ring of lace.

The body is so golden, it is luminous. Somewhere in it's cloudy body is a shining, hop sun.

Smell- Straight up Columbus hop. It gives the impression of slight citrus, but really what stands out is the peppery and herbal character.

Taste- Another impressive IPA on the tongue! The hops are not brutalizing my taste buds into submission, but it is doing a nice job of bittering up the drink.

The flavors start out with some peppery and herbal qualities. As the drink sails along, some passion fruit starts to show itself. The herbal and citrus flavors take their time diminishing at the finish.

About half way through the glass, I actually picked up some sweeter, biscuit malt. Just makes this one all the more drinkable.

Mouth feel- This is a nicely done medium body that is more slick than coating. The carbonation is not over done, and as a result, feels pretty creamy.

Overall- In the end, this single hop offering does not rank quite on the same level as say, Golden Nugget or Alternate Galaxy, and I think that stems from the hop choice itself.

The more peppery and herbal hop is good, but not as bombastic as what TG usually deals with. Still, calling this anything less than good would be doing it a great disservice.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2011 17:38:49 | More by Pintofbrown
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1492 IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.