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1492 IPA - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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1492 IPA
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90
outstanding

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
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%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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Herky21

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: growler

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

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-17-2014 16:15:02 | More by PappyVans
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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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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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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-29-2014 03:34:46 | More by Jeffrey2310
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Iowa

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 65 ratings.