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1492 IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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1492 IPA
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90
outstanding

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
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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jwc215

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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!

05-09-2014 17:44:43 | More by jwc215
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-09-2014 22:34:17 | More by XmnwildX12
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

White head with some lace. Color is a hazed sunset yellow.

Flavor profile: dank and weedy. Very fresh. A bit of an onion flavor. Some floral notes, but not fruity or tropical. Some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: bitter and sticky. Medium bodied. Ends with a little hop resiny flavor.

Overall, a good Colombus hopped ipa. Not overly oniony which is good. Easy drinking.

05-03-2014 16:43:13 | More by mothman
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-05-2014 20:54:42 | More by Duff27
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-05-2014 01:48:27 | More by bpfrush
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-04-2014 22:57:50 | More by egrace84
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bashiba

Iowa

3/5  rDev -26.7%

05-07-2012 14:49:36 | More by bashiba
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%

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

05-03-2014 19:06:39 | More by gatornation
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Herky21

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-24-2014 16:25:24 | More by Herky21
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

02-04-2012 04:17:05 | More by FreshHawk
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-23-2014 15:17:13 | More by josephwa
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-26-2013 17:59:13 | More by Localdrinklax
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-05-2014 01:03:26 | More by SkinniePost
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-29-2014 12:11:59 | More by oldvines
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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-07-2012 03:42:53 | More by sprucetip
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-06-2014 04:47:32 | More by ucsbmullet
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-23-2014 15:46:06 | More by PHBoiler
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theminutemen

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-18-2011 02:55:07 | More by theminutemen
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durlta

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-06-2012 22:25:20 | More by durlta
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-17-2014 16:15:02 | More by PappyVans
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-12-2014 23:05:21 | More by jarrgal
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-08-2014 00:05:51 | More by Hendrick24
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-03-2014 23:18:34 | More by Ristaccia
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-19-2014 20:45:05 | More by MNBeer1017
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-29-2014 03:34:46 | More by Jeffrey2310
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1492 IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.