Imperial Golden Nugget | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tis a devilish time for man; an era where the primitive animal reigns supreme. A time where man, who had become far too arrogant, fell from grace. A new emperor takes to the throne - Emperor Penguin. He rules the land with gold plated iron fists, and has but one demand - create the greatest beer in the land. Following the prized recipes of yore, he discovers his holy grail - the golden nugget. Send praise and rejoice with Emperor Penguin’s Imperial Golden Nugget.

100 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,297
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
250
pDev:
7.69%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 250 |  Reviews: 34
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big two finger off white head that slowly settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A pretty juicy and earthy hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus, pine, and grass. Upfront citrus hop presence with a scent of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, and lemon along with pineapple. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker with yeast. A very nice ripe and juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus, pine, and grass. Juicy and bitter citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, and tangerine along with some pineapple. Malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains along with yeast. A very good juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, oily, and drying.

Overall: A very good Imperial version of Golden Nugget. Big citrus and earthy hop flavor.

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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markcp
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.51/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Nice white head with good lacing.

Smell - Herbal and grassy hops. Caramel. Lightly earthy notes. Smells sweet.

Taste - Herbal and a little grapefruity up front. The sweet pale malt kicks in immediately and amplifies that citrus flavor. Bitter in the back end, but not strong enough to overcome the sweetness. And the bitterness has a light woody quality.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Too sweet. Also not a very interesting hop profile. Nothing really bad about it, but doesn't live up to Toppling Goliath's high standards.

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Imperial Golden Nugget from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 250 ratings