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

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow Label)XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow 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 HawkeyeNation on 01-09-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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From notes on 1/16/14

Pours a cloudy orange with a small head. Light hoppy sour smell. Had an orange citrus flavor. Not much normal hop taste. Mostly citrusy. Its ok. Just drank pseudoSue so this one had a lot of pressure to measure up, but doesn't.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jeff for this one. Bomber into Tired Hands stemware. I've never come across a beer designated by the color of the label before...

Pours a 1 finger fine white head with moderate retention. Beer is a cloudy orange. Lacing is stringy and layered with good stick. Pretty average.

Nose is pine and resin hop presence with just the slightest citrus peel and grassiness. Aromatic. Solid.

Opens pine and a tree sap hop bitterness. Barky and grassy in the middle with a waxy hop bitterness at the finish. Some citrus flavor lingers in the back too. Decent.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down crisp and clean. Finishes semi-messy with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable and refreshing.

Just slightly above average overall. There's nothing that really stands out about this beer. Very drinkable but the flavor, body, and aroma are forgettable for the most part.

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Yellow Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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