Golden Nugget - Mosaic Dry-Hopped
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Golden Nugget - Mosaic Dry-HoppedGolden Nugget - Mosaic Dry-Hopped
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #311
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,242
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 5.35%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
210
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  3
Gots
  22
SCORE
95
World-Class
Golden Nugget - Mosaic Dry-HoppedGolden Nugget - Mosaic Dry-Hopped
Notes: Formerly NugMo
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 210 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FBarber:
Photo of FBarber
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer has usual Golden Nugget label - date stamp indicates that it is dry hopped with mosaic. Look for date stamp to determine if beer is dry hopped o not.

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Photo of maximum12
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber that theoretically has a late December date on it that I can’t see. But I’m old. I can barely see my big print computer screen. Split with my wife. At least I hope that’s my wife.

The pour is NE IPA cool before NE was cool, or some such nonsense Opaque orange. Smells like every yellow & orange fruit in the world was dropped into a horse-sized blender. Nice.

Nugmo is so dry my asshole is puckering. The tropical fruitiness is overwhelming & unique in a weird way, like there was some fruit with a spiky outside picked from the Lord of the Flies island & dunked in the beer. The dankness is complementary rather than off-putting, hardened pine sap, pineapple, peach. Dry dry dry. Nice to be able to drink plenty of this. I’d take my wife’s half, too. That’s my wife, right?

This is what happens when T.G. is on their game. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Super opaque, light orange with a shadow cast, white head, full and fat, with a light orange cast and while it fades some, it persists with a thick rocky cap, and lacing which is both thick and ropy.

S - Superb nose full of mango and peach, old school orange juice, and a undercurrent of grapefruit and zest. Holy cow, what a nose.

T - And what a taste! Delicious full fruit range, lots of stone fruit and citrus, a strong grapefruit bite, and a tart finish with bitter pith undercurrents that lingers. What a great juicy experience.

M - Pillowy softness, a bit of dryness, and definite resin residue that lingers on the tongue.

O - This is a phenomenal beer. It defies easy categorization, but whatever inspires it, this is a delicious beer out of NE Iowa!

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Photo of Jae61
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zknight
3.38/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmyj6
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomMorris
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmbeerdude91
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of laketang
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale hazy orange with a beautiful white head with fair retention and lacing

Pineapple, mango, orange, pungent and earthy

Tangy, good bitterness, mango. Pineapple grapefruit and some lemon.
Nice balance of hops and malt.

Medium body, creamy, medium carbonation

For me, fantastic beer, not the best of the best, but a top shelf beer.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eppie82
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hoppity1
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophead7117
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DSWeller
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden Nugget - Mosaic Dry-Hopped from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 210 ratings