XHops - Gold
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

XHops - GoldXHops - Gold
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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #11
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
97
Ranked #513
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 6.59%
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
490
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 08, 2021
Added:
Dec 22, 2015
Wants:
  80
Gots:
  73
SCORE
97
World-Class
XHops - GoldXHops - Gold
Notes: Amped up with an electric selection of hops and a sunburst color that would give Les Paul all the vibes; X-Hops Gold is a melodic blend of Strata, Citra, Simcoe, and Sabro hops. This super-saturated haze for dayz shredder has really struck a chord with us. Rock on.
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Rated: 4.53 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 28, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I tried this beer at the brewery. It poured a hazy yellow with white head and that left some lace. The scent had tropical fruit peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical citrus presence and a nice fruit peel spice highlight. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by d5001986 from Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
2021 batch. 8.4 % abv.

This is a completely different beer than the former Xhops. It’s now essentially a hazy DIPA, rather than the classic APA it once was. Pour is turbid with stiff white head. Aroma is reminiscent of pineapple. Flavor is apricot and mango, very tropical. Overall, excellent!
Mar 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.58 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by dubers89 from Iowa

Jan 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by SirBentham from California

Dec 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by Burgy from Minnesota

Dec 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.52 by dunklevice from Wisconsin

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by eddiefl from New York

May 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by rking1226 from Wisconsin

Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.64 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Apr 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.3 by jjsipsjj from Minnesota

Apr 21, 2018
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Reviewed by omahawk from Nebraska

3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pous extremely foamy and cloudy. Lots of yeast in the bottom of my glass. Looks like an overcarbonated new england IPA with lots of murky turbidity. Smell is very nice - citrus hoppy with fresh tangerine smell. Taste is instantly grassy & spicy hops with a range of tropical fruit and citrus rind. For me, the flavor profile leans to the bitter side with little malt flavor - a little too one-note for me. I’d like more juiciness, more tropical, less carbonation, less grassy and bitter on the palate. I usually love TG beers. This one is not my favorite.
Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by bgramels from Indiana

Apr 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by Half-full from Illinois

Mar 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Mar 19, 2018
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
No bottled on date.

Deep hazy orange color, a good two fingers of frothy white head and thin, spotty lace.

Lots of honey on the nose, hints of hop and citrus peel. Similar nose to Pseudo, but sweeter and more pronounced. Much more malt present as well.

Lots of malt flavors hits right away. Sweet citrus peel, hints of grapefruit bitterness. Clearly a pale, but without that strong pale bite. Lager qualities as well, with the honey returning with hints of corn grit as well.

Good body, slightly sticky m. Crisp, slightl dry. Very clean.
Mar 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.54 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Feb 26, 2018
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Hazy, apricot yellow body; thick, sticky, sculpted head. Powerhouse aroma full of pine, citrus and heady floral notes. The taste starts with a big citrus juiciness; grapefruit; ends with a slowly developing but ultimately intense hop bitterness on the back of the palate. Heavy body; coarse and prickly; starts sweet and juicy and finishes with a stupendous hop dryness.

A beer to seek and love. It's damn good...
Feb 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.71 by MJSFS from Florida

Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.3 by krl2112 from Illinois

Feb 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.44 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by leitmotif from Romania

Feb 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has dank, grassy and vegetal hop notes. Taste is really hoppy and grassy, dank, a bit bitter on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, feels quite soft and smooth. Really hoppy and easy drinking.
Feb 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It pours a slightly hazy gold with a nice white head.
The smell is very nice with mango, cannabis, watermelon, wheat, bubblegum.
The taste follows with some resiny hops. Very balanced, not overly bitter. Very well crafted. Quite dank. Some sweetness but not that much. Some candied grapefruit notes. Some white grape skin, some lychee. Wheat. Pine needle
This is really crisp. The mouthfeel is semi-dry with a low carbonation.

Overall it's a very enjoyable pale ale. Very much in style
Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by REVZEB from Illinois

Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota

Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Feb 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by WKyle from Indiana

Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Jan 20, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours an unclear light orange, with fluffy head.

The smell just packs all the fruit in there, apricot, peach, citrus mango... delicious!

And the taste... well, damn if this isn't one of the past pale ales I've ever had. Tons of tropical fruit and just a perfect bitterness. This goes down almost too easy!

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

World. Class. Pale . Ale.
Jan 20, 2018
XHops - Gold from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 591 ratings