XHOPS (Teal Label) | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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98 Ratings
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XHOPS (Teal Label)XHOPS (Teal Label)
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:
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Added by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover on 05-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
24
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
6.16%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of johunnic
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful orange color. The nose is amazingly tropical, with notes of guava, pineapple and citrus. An incredible silky smooth body delivers similar tropical notes with just the slightest bit of pine on the finish. Wish the taste could match the amazing aroma though.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Piney aroma with some citrus. Hazy, turbid orange. 1/2 inch white head. Nice looking, but it could be a bit brighter. Taste is consistent with the aroma, piney but not overly bitter, with some citrus/orange flavor in the finish. Just enough body and malt foundation. Good balance. More of a traditional APA than the juicy style TG is known for, but I like it. It is a very well done APA. Too bad it is a one-of.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Allurex
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrsockless
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- pours a beautiful, hazy, mango Orange. Has a very large, white, foamy head. It leaves a lot of leasing behind. Plenty of carbonation.
S- a smell that is hard to beat. Lots of hops, citrus in malt smells. Included are lots of melon smells.
T- lots of Juicy Citrus Hops and pine resin. A good amount of malt to help smooth things over. Plenty of hot bitterness that sticks around and resonates up through the nose. Not as much Citrus juice flavor that you get on a lot of the other X hop series. Has a bit of spice.
O- overall, another great IPA from Toppling Goliath.

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Photo of JoeMarinello
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deereless
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy, orange in color with one inch head. Taste is apricot, orange zest, and hay. Medium bodied, slightly bitter with moderate carbonation. Makes for a juicy and enjoyable pale that I wpuld get often if it were local.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy sunset orange. White head.

Interesting hop profile. Has a melon flavor. Fairly juicy but still earthy, floral, and hoppy. Some orange peel. Easy drinking. Light bitterness.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle
A - tall off-white head fades to a frothy foam atop an opaque tangerine colored ale
S - grassy, lemon-lime and passion fruit, mango, and pineapple
T - juicy, zesty, grassy, passion fruit, lemon and lime zest, mango, wheat malt
M - medium body, resinous and bitter with a dry finish
O - great aroma and great flavor! Glad I grabbed a bottle when I saw it.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear gold with a large head. The aroma features sharp lemon peel, pink grapefruit, sour watermelon, and sharp floral qualities. The flavor is full of bright citrus peel and pink grapefruit flesh with underripe kiwi and other acidic fruits, and a hint of chalky soil. The mouthfeel is light and fairly astringent, with a chalky texture at the finish. Overall this is not an exceptional beer - it is a bit bright and harsh - but it is still very tasty.

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Photo of jak
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Calamo
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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XHOPS (Teal Label) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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