Golden Nugget
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #978
Ranked #2,937
4.2 | pDev: 7.62%
Jun 04, 2022
Jun 06, 2011
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Notes: 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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5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BlueMountain

My favorite beer.

Jun 04, 2022
4.49 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Apr 05, 2022
3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Mar 19, 2022
4.36 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2022
4.24 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2022
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3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by BB1313 from Ohio

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
4.25 by Ox8840bo from Illinois on Dec 05, 2021
4.1 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 19, 2021
4.25 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Aug 10, 2021
4.25 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 11, 2021
3.92 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Apr 10, 2021
4 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
3.24 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
4.35 by dubers89 from Iowa on Jan 12, 2021
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3.37/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by beersampler6 from Michigan

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
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 12, 2020
4.43 by Maxmiester27 from Arkansas on Jan 21, 2020
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3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

16 ounce can, thanks to Brutaltruth for this one! Served in a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like pine and citrusy (tropical fruit, pineapple, mango and citrus peel) hops, along with some bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of a bit of peach and white pepper flavors. Taste does seem to have less of a kick compared to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was a decent enough IPA, worth a try if you've never had it before.

Jan 19, 2020
4 by McSeal from Connecticut on Jan 12, 2020
4.37 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Dec 25, 2019
4.06 by Burgy from Minnesota on Dec 09, 2019
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

16 oz can from Tavour. Normal enough looking pour, Golden body with small foamy head. Aroma is fruity, Citrus, grassy. Taste comes in sweet and juicy more citrus with some nice savory hops on the back end pretty solid ale.

Nov 06, 2019
3.67 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Nov 02, 2019
4.39 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Oct 24, 2019
5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas on Sep 28, 2019
4.21 by PugsandBeer from Florida on Sep 25, 2019
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

Sampled in the tap room. Im a little confused with all of their Pale Ales and IPAs. I feel they are all very similar, except maybe this one did not have the citrus flavors like Pseudo Sue, Hopsmack and Pompeii. Im not trained enough to see big difference. Was good though, like the others not too hoppy, easy to drink.

Sep 24, 2019
4.23 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Aug 26, 2019
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4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jadejaws from Missouri

Amazing beer. Great mouthfeel and robust flavor profile. The pour shows this beer means business with lots of sediment evident as you pour. It smells of a complex IPA with a strong hop floral array. One of the things that will turn me off on an IPA is an overly piney taste. It is not present here. Taste of floral tropical with a pleasant bitter hop aftertaste.

Aug 24, 2019
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4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by SolarPower36 from Florida

6/9/2020 Retrieved the last Nugget from cold storage and a reminder of my initial review > One of the best beers I've ever had! ...I hope and hop Toppling Goliath goes with more Golden production!

Purchased @ Total Wine & More 160 E Altamonte Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Aug 07, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jdbigsky from Montana

Hazy yellow orange pour. Tropical citrus nose with mango/papaya. "Old School" IPA. Small bitterness taste but nice tropical flavor. Good malt aftertaste. Well worth the time.

Aug 01, 2019
4.21 by barrycothran from California on Jul 11, 2019
3.99 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jul 06, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DoghouseReilly3946 from Kentucky

On tap mini review: 07/05/19.

Not the most aromatic beer out there as nothing seems to pop on the nose beyond sweet citrus fruits and sticky sweet and rich caramel malts. The taste is supaaa juicy, I mean juicy to beat the band with only a touch of bitterness creeping in at the end, wow! Mango, papaya, stone fruit, pineapple and the list could just keep on going. Assorted tropical fruits everywhere. Sweet and rich caramel malts explode and meld with the citrus toward the finish. The beer takes on a sticky sweet flavor but thankfully not syrupy and it never gets cloying. All around solid, approaching world class. I would love to find cans of this one as I fear the on tap temperature is hiding some aspects of this beer.

Jul 05, 2019
4.27 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Jun 18, 2019
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Floatinfoam from Florida

Golden 50% visibilty on the haze smell is tropical pinnaple pine tase is the same but just the right amount of sweetness. One of the best IPA’s I’ve had in a while and I prefer this over their Psuedo Sue.

Jun 14, 2019
3.78 by dansmcd from Australia on Jun 13, 2019
4.25 by HopBelT from Belgium on May 22, 2019
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1934 ratings