Golden Nugget IPA | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA
BA SCORE
4.2/5
1,677 Ratings
Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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:
#1,092
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
1,677
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
186
Gots:
296
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,677 |  Reviews: 223
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KAP1356
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BeerHawkeye
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeroLife
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was poured from a keg into pint glass.

Look: clear golden copper with 1 finger of white head, substantial lacing that remains.

Nose: not much nose to this beer. Hard to get anything out of this* glass, just has a wetness.

Taste: resin, a little pine, mainly the hoppiness coming through.

Feel: not a lot of carbonation but medium feel with a little flatness in a good way.

Overall: we were recommended this beer by a friend at the local bar. Tried it first in a sample glass and enjoyed. Enjoyed much more so in the pint glass. At 6% it's well balanced and plenty of hops for our palate. Would definitely purchase again.

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Photo of madelf66
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light honey color that is filtered. Fluffy white head with good retention.

Aroma is pretty classic west coast. Citrus, grapefruit, and pine.

Taste packs a nice bitterness up front. More citrus pith and pine. Some dankness.

Overall, a surpringly classic take on an IPA from TG. Nothing revolutionary, but the beer is done right. I see it pairing well with pan seared cod with a mango relish. It gets a 84/100.

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Photo of jooler
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look is golden clear but yet hazy
smell is citrus
taste is hop forward. drinks like a west coast IPA
overall, not bad, but really bitter in the finish

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Photo of Tokyob
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cmurphy7
3.26/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jhavs
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JDizzle
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of brenn79
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, thanks bro- Pours lightly hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is citrusy, floral, grains, spicy hops. The taste is bittering hops, citrus, and pine, but those flavors are fairly muted here, more grain, bittering hops without being too bitter. This day in age it's all citrus bomb IPA's and fruit, this really isn't that, pretty straight forward, but really well crafted, long dry finish that retains it's bitterness minutes after the swallow.

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Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jamesd345
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Excellent colouring to the beer with a nice head and a good aftertaste. It goes down smooth. The hoopy taste is balanced nicely with the citrus flavours.

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Photo of CaptD
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is a nice golden color with a white head that lingers. Nice pine and citrus flavours that last from start to finish. The hops are also on the front and last thru the entire experience. Just hoppy enough.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StormAles
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,677 ratings
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