Golden Nugget
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,021
Ranked #2,951
4.2 | pDev: 7.62%
Aug 31, 2023
Jun 06, 2011
We’ve mined and secured a winning combination of Golden Promise Malt mixed with Nugget, Simcoe & Amarillo hops to bring you our beloved Golden Nugget India pale ale. trust us, there’s a nugget of goodness in every sip!
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Reviewed by Iowa3stew

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer revolutionized my tastebuds. Way back, when Ipa's intimidated me a bit this beer launched my IPA passion. Delicate compared to some, but with all/most of the qualities that make us love these beers. Not for West Coasters maybe. Mouthfeel, tropical fruit overtones, easy drinking by IPA standards. Classic. A first kiss (from a pretty girl) that I still reminisce over.
Aug 31, 2023
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Three cans from a variety pack purchased at Kilby's Crossing
Oct 17, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Sep 16, 2022
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Rated by BlueMountain from Iowa

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My favorite beer.
Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Apr 05, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2022
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Canned on 12/22/21. 12oz can poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy yellowish golden; small white head that fades leaving decent retention and lacing. It looks like your typical New England IPA.

The aromas have a subtle blend of floral, citrus and tropical notes. Malts are there.

The flavors basically follow the nose. Some pineapple, orange and grapefruit leading the way. Some fresh grass along with some damp grass. Subtle hints of pine. Solid bitterness. Subtle sweetness. Malts do their thing. Finishes juicy but very clean. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, spritzy, crisp, smooth and slightly fluffy.

This is a solid New England IPA. It's not mindblowing or unique, but it's still enjoyable and well crafted. It's clean, crisp and refreshing. Not bad at all.
Feb 02, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Curt3 from Ohio

Aug 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Jun 11, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 3.24 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by dubers89 from Iowa

Jan 12, 2021
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.37/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Something must have happened to this beer. I'm convinced of it because it was supposed to knock my socks off - and it's rated so highly! No date printed on can - maybe this one had been sitting on the shelf for too long? Pours a clearer golden color with just a touch of haziness, nice fluffy white head and some small rings of lingering lacing. Smells a little odd - sweeter pine and malt, a little bread and vanilla, very faint hoppiness. Odd. Tastes similarly, way too sweet and the piney hoppiness was so faint. Where was all the fruity citrus hops? Maybe the balance was off because it was too old. Mild thin mouthfeel, no stickiness, carbonation faded quickly. Almost reminded me of a malt-heavy lager. Not good, Toppling Goliath - and ordinarily I love your beers!
Jul 26, 2020
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 12, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by Maxmiester27 from Arkansas

Jan 21, 2020
Golden Nugget from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1937 ratings