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

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 88
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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Comparing to red which I liked more. This one pours golden with nice lacing that leaves spotty clouds. Smell of grapefruit, floral and a bit of earthy notes. Taste follows suit reminding me of Nelson with a mellow bitter orange, grapefruit and a biscuit mellow malt profile. Feel has a perfect rolling carb and semi thickness

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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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