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

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Green Label)XHOPS Pale Ale (Green Label)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

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 nickapalooza86 on 12-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
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2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange body. Small white head. Faint surface wisps, very little lacing, and a thin collar.

Smell - Peachy and oniony hops. A little tropical. Faint grain.

Taste - Less peachy. Less oniony too. More grapefruit. Still some tropical fruits. Cracker malt. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The best of this series so far. The best aroma from the hops.

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We did the blue, red, green, and yellow xhops side by side last Wednesday.

All these xhops have a similar light straw golden color.

Excellent strong pineapple mixed with citrus smell

Smooth creamy mouthfeel.

Similar taste to smell. Somewhat harsh cloying and minty finish. The worst part. Really sticks with you. The taste does not live up to the smell sadly.

I did a little blending and really like this blended with the yellow.

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Green Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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