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

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Orange Label)XHOPS Pale Ale (Orange 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 HawkeyeNation on 01-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by ZAP:
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4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is delicious. What a hop showcase this is. Incredible aroma of tropical fruits (mango, papaya, pinneaple), peaches, white wine, a hint of cattiness and a fresh floral impression as well.

The taste follows suit....tropical fruits, a little marmalade, peaches, white wine....malt backing is clean and does not leave a strong impression...maybe a little bready...

Spot on carbonation and drinks like a pale ale should. This is fantastic. Reminds me of New Zealand hops...

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3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Small white head. A little bit of surface wisping.

Smell - Equal parts herbal and grapefruit. Reminds me of Nelson. Resiny, too. Some caramel and toasty malt.

Taste - More grapefruit. Less herbal. Toasted malt backbone. Slightly astringent in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Drinks like an IPA. Heavier than I thought it would be. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Good pale ale, but not anything all that remarkable.

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XHOPS Pale Ale (Orange Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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