Goldihops | Nodding Head Brewery

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Nodding Head Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by llllDrGONZOllll on 02-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a pint glass

Appears a golden color with a firm paper white cap. Sheets of lacing coat the glass.

Hops leap out of the glass, like a punch in the face. Dry pine needles, grapefruit, oranges, all fresh and bright. A clean malt backbone lays low.

On the palate, hops are the feature. A clean malt bill and a fruity yeast strain are secondary as loads of fresh pine needles carry through the middle. Bright hops carry through before a finish that is of dry pine needles, grapefruit, oranges, and a swift bitter rush.

Medium body, clean and crisp. A nice sweeping bitterness comes and goes with every sip. At this ABV, this is easily sessionable.

A hoppy little number that definitely delivers what you're looking for. Clean, crisp, bitter and refreshing.

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Photo of gatorbreath
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good beer here...not my scene nodding head was...

Stumbled into what i thought was the joint here in PA for my friends wedding, turned out to be a gay joint, and I am straight. The brews were flowing, no offense to anyone, and the brews were great.

Had a Goldihops, enjoyed it

A-Orange, typical IPA im thinkin

Smell-enjoying this lots of floral citrusy IPAesque notes

Taste.MF-slippery IPA mouthfeel with bitter hoppy IPA expected notes of citrus and floral hops as expected

Overall-i think they call this one the 'session DIPA' or something like that i may be mistaken, but this one felt less hoppy than their house IPA, which i also enjoyed. this place is maybe your scene external to the brewed offerings but the beer is definitely something nice to fall back on, and the darts..


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Photo of BARFLYB
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a pint glass at the bar. A session DIPA, if you will...

Goldihops is a perfect name, because the color is str8 golden and a scent of hops is smelt from the glass. Golden blond in color with a bright white firm foam from the hand pull, nice lacing.

The aroma hops on this are huge and smells more powerful than it is in nature. Big burst of citrus with underlining pine and barely a trace of any biscuit malt or the like.

Taste is bold but the body is light. I get alot of tropics, grapefruit, mango, some pine, biscuity malts, pale, A nice bitterness is afterwards.

Feel is light bodied with a sharp bite of hops each and everytime. While the malt is not huge in taste or smell, it is felt after gulping this down, it is felt, it serves it's purpose, well. A nice smooth feel off the pump.

This is super drinkable and tasty. I love the sessionable IPA's coming out lately and Golihops brings it. Hopwe this one is brewed on a regular basis.

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Photo of llllDrGONZOllll
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A gloden colored cask ale served in a shaker glass.

Off white head fades fast leaving a ton of lacing. The ale is a very light yellowish golden color. The overall aroma is citrus with a hint of funky yeast. The body is quite thin with huge hop flavor. Orange peel and grapefruit meld with a floral tone. Very little bitterness, however at 4% ABV it is the dominant of the flavors. A very drinkable session DIPA.

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Goldihops from Nodding Head Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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