XHOPS Pale Ale (Red Label) | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Red Label)XHOPS Pale Ale (Red Label)

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep in the labs at Toppling Goliath, through the vaulted door, down the steps, and past the room labeled “Beware the Leopard” lies a series of experiments long forgotten. The Xhops series - a biological hybrid of many experimental hops. Each color a unique flavor of pale ale. Released throughout 2013 and 2014, this beer begs to make a return, but can you handle it?

Added by BottleCaps80 on 12-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Overall amazing on par with Sue and other top APAs. Sweet, not too bitter, perfect feel with a smooth finish. Very balanced with plenty of depth and highly drinkable. Surprised by the critical reviews.
Pours nice amber with a bit of off white head. Smell heavy on citrus orange and lemon. Taste right on par with nose and a nectar like feel in a medium body.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy orange color, half finger of head, nice lacing

Smells like the green label, just with more pungent citrus, grapefruit, still some tropical, pine, very close to Sue

Taste is pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit, cantaloupe, orange peel, earthy hop flavor, sweet underlying malt, HUGE and I mean IPA or bigger huge Grapefruit bitterness on the back end, and it sticks around!

Mouthfeel is medium, average carbonation, finishes rather wet, not drying at all.

Great APA, I feel both of the XHOPS are very similar to SUE the Red more then the Green but both have that familiar flavor, Yeast?, Water?, Hopping schedule? Whatever it is I am not complaining, they are all great and have there differences.

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Red Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 155 ratings.
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