Golden Nugget IPA | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA
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4.2/5
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Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This spectacularly golden, medium bodied IPA was crafted from a winning combination of Golden Promise malt and Nugget hops. Fall in love with the big hop aroma of our Golden Nugget as it mingles with fragrances of citrus and evergreen, followed by a floral sweetness. Tropical fruit flavors entice your taste buds before immediately captivating you with a bold, hop forward taste and a pleasant bitterness in the finish.

56 IBU

Added by AmericanGothic on 06-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,175
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,854
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
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189
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334
Trade:
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Photo of stanale
3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic head retention. Hazy opaque orange appearance to the body.

Citrus and herbal nose, fairly dank and peppery.

Very light and hoppy on the palate, appropriate for the ABV. Fruity up forward, with a huge dankness that dominates the second half.

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Photo of CisPiece88
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holly1215
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazed gold with a thumb+ of rocky pearl colored head. Better than average head retention & average lacing, some floaties, always a detractor for me for the most part

S; Explosion of orange peel & pulp, passion fruit as well

T: Orange, grapefruit, a little mango & dryness up front. Orange, mango & pink grapefruit as this warms, just a little dryness & pineyness. Finishes with passion fruit & orange & a little grassyness & dryness

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, lovely balance

Well put together NE IPA on the verge of greatness. Will certainly buy this again, a big fish in a small pond around here...

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Photo of rking1226
4.92/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mmoore9363
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kaey
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patlee3324
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wcampbell69
4.87/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy yellow with a thick white head.

Aroma is bitter herbal hops.

Taste matches aroma. Lots of herbal buttering hops. It’s got a new New England IPA look with an old school taste.

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Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcel371
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Damngoodrx
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scotorum
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

TOPPLING GOLIATH GOLDEN NUGGET IPA 11/18/18

Single bought on sale. Probably a few months old.

a: Cloudy orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and fairly dense spotty-patchy lacing.

s; Citrus leaning slightly to tangerine/orange.

t; Follows the nose with a prominent bready malt base and moderate lingering bitterness over the dry finish.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; A fine NE style IPA, higher end of sessionable yet tasty and satisfying. If reasonably priced and more available (Iowa brewery with the top rated brew on BA, but usually not seen in my east coast state) this would be a welcome addition to my regular rotation.

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3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,854 ratings