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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)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States | website

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
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
88
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 88
Reviews by nickapalooza86:
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4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear golden orange with a finger of head, nice lacing

Smell is tropical and citrus, apricot, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus peel, a little light white wine in there as well like some New Zeeland Hops.. Light bready malt

Taste is a lot of orange, tangerine, mango, lemon peel, grapefruit, a small pine presence, light bready malt, bittering citrus in the finish

Mouthfeel is medium light, heavy carbonation, slightly dry but clean in the finish.

Yep this is my favorite X Hop... I am going to have to see if I can find any more bottles of this! Wow this has a great flavor... I would almost describe it as cross between PsuedoSue (citra) and Zeelander (Nelson Sauvin)... I hope they continue to develop this hop!

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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
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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