XHops - Gold
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

XHops - GoldXHops - Gold
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #12
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
97
Ranked #395
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.58%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
584
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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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Reviews by lookrider:
Photo of lookrider
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of WreckedPalate
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super solid pale ale. Malt base tastes like sue's, this one is tropical and far more to my liking than any other of the xhops. Nectarine, honey dew melon, peach, and green pineapple come to mind. Hazy looking, smell almost matches the flavor. The best one in my opinion, glad I grabbed a bunch.

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Photo of kez
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Golden orange color. Fruity nose. Strong mango hoppiness. Crisp and clean. Many beers with this level of hoppiness can be muddy, but this has a clean clear taste. Excellent beer. Fun to drink.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow body with small white head. Aromas of orange, pineapple, mango. Fantastic. Orange creamsicle and tropical fruit flavor. Mild alcohol presence with soft bitterness. Juicy and delicious.

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Photo of winningwes91
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy juice bomb batman! This exceeded my expectations. Nice juicy fruit notes along with a nice bitterness to balance it out. This is better than pseudo sue and close to ks. Holy cow. Peaches, pineapple, oranges, grapefruit. Epic. Tg can make a good hoppy beer. Epic cloudy look. Best pa I've ever had.

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

20 oz draught in a nonic glass at the TG taproom

A: Golden-yellow in color with a nice finger-width head. Nice thick lacing. Good clarity, though with a very slight haze.

S: Light aroma of citrus and piney hops with sweet malt undertones

T: Citrusy with a nice light bite of hoppy bitterness at the end.

M: Light, crisp, and well- carbonated. Goes down very smooth.

O: Great pale ale. Would like to try out a bomber of this liquid goodness to see how it compares.

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Photo of nmann08
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HawkeyePA
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Academymike
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hardy008
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber with a one finger white head, which has good retention and lacing. Very nice aroma with citrus, pineapple, mango, and melon.

Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness with grapefruit, melon, pineapple, mango, citrus peel, and pine.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink. Definitely worth buying again.

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Photo of epyon396
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DubiousGopher
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeantownBrews
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like hop juice, hazy orange with a moderate head
Smells juicy pineapple, mango etc. but also little like a spice ball, grassy
Fruit forward fades into citrus rind ends with a slightly bitter finish
Mouthfeel is a bit shy of the velvety goodness I anticipated, slight astringency as well
Overall glad I got to try this but I think I'll stick to psuedosue

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Photo of maximum12
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle dated 3/8/16 split with my wife.

Pour is light orange & very active. Very nice tropical scent on this baby, with the sharp, tangy twist of pineapple ascendant. Zesty & nice.

Xhops - Gold harks to the lovely tradition of Pompeii & Sue more than the sadness that has been some of the previous Xhops ventures. The tropical fiesta continues through the taste: mango, pineapple, citrus, those weird little genetically engineered Halo things (they are oranges, right?). Electric bitterness backs up the fruit, mild earthiness, light sweetness. Very dry & nicely drinkable.

I find most ‘tropical’ IPAs to bear too much fruit & too little IPA sting - this one brings both in spades. I could lush out on this. Excellent beer.

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Photo of moneynoobject
3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of esktime
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregcordle
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of batfireman
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffreed61
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Undated bomber. Another TG winner. Love the transition from big, juicy citrus (like orange/grapefruit, but also the bitter rind) up front to the dry, hoppy moderately bitter finish.

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XHops - Gold from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 584 ratings