XHops - Pink | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
76
pDev:
5.71%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
Trade:
1
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 76
Reviews by DamienArk:
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4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Greywulfken
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/31/17. Medium gold body, opaque with haze under a bright white head that left plenty of lace sheeting behind. Grapefruit comes across big - like someone ripped the fruit open and the juice sprayed in the air over a bed of flowers in wet, dark soil. Bright and fresh zesty aromas were followed by more grapefruity impressions on the sip. The drink had at once a drying quality, something dank and earthy, and the distinct powdery sweet-tart vibe that I associate with lupulin powder and double dry hopping... The feel is tingly and light, with big bitterness enveloping the tongue, and the aforementioned drying coming through on the finish. A real grand slam, possibly the best APA I've ever had.

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Photo of daledeee
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

They just keep coming out with new ones I must try.

Pours into a favorite glass with great lace, very cloudy orange yellow and a medium head. The nose is floral and fruity.
Taste is grapefruit almost exclusively. Grapefruit rind might be a better description.
Nice smooth mouthfeel with the right carbonation. Another winner from TG. Make it again please!

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Photo of afinepilsner
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vande
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bound4er
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Was at the brewery on 6/16 and the bartender recommended that I look for this beer at a local shop. Boy am I glad I found a couple of bottles. Pours to a hazy, turbid burnt orange appearance with a puffy, two finger head. Smell is a bit on the shy side with pineapple and citrus. Taste makes up for the reticent nose with tropical flavors in spades - citrus, pineapple, mango, etc. Feel is what you'd expect for a pale - on the medium side with good carbonation. So far TG is batting 75% on the Xhops beers I have tried with Silver, Gold and Pink being in the positive column and Teal being the only clunker. Wish this beer was distributed in the MKE area.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle. Hazy peach juice appearance. Small white head. Smells of tropical fruits that quickly get drowned out by garlic and onion. Tastes of sweet peaches and melon. Garlic bite. A little bit of resin, grapes, and grapefruit in the finish. Sweet pale malt and peachy juiciness in the finish. Medium body. Another solid pale ale from TG.

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Photo of EdFed
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
3.69/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerRay
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of einman
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a teku glass

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a thin film floating on top

S- citrus forward aroma with a emphasis on tangerine & grapefruit. Light floral undertones, along with sweet honey & freshly cut grass

T- juicy citrus jumps out immediately with highlights of freshly squeezed tangerine, grapefruit zest, orange pith and a hint of lemon. Mid-palate continues the juicy onslaught, with a bit of tartness kicking in. As it nears the finish, soft floral notes pop up, which leads to an earthy and herbal finish with lingers of tangerine and grapefruit

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into the finish

O- a great mix of citrus and floral hops that remains juicy and highly drinkable, an awesome pale ale

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of umichfan
4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampled 4/7/17, poured into a Teku Glass.

Pours a hazy, bright straw color with a nice bright white, pillowy head. Laced nicely and lingered sufficiently to enjoy. This is a juicy pale ale with strong citra and earthy tones in the nose. The front end is loaded with a strong hop note that mellows as it washes over the palette. The middle notes trend strongly to the citrus side with some pine and earth subtleties that add layers of complexity. Finishes a touch dry, but bold throughout. As far as TG hop series goes, this is a close contender with DDH & King Sue. Get your hands on some while it lasts!

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Photo of YalovaIA
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakea
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

XHops - Pink from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 76 ratings