Golden Nugget IPA | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,651
Reviews:
216
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Wants:
186
Gots:
295
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,651 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of Jpb123
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: hazy, amber, nice amount of head, lacing
Smell: citrus, floral, grassy, fruit
Taste: dank, hops,
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, bitter, alcohol after
Overall: 4.25

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Photo of mschrei
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned in late July, poured into a snifter. Appearance lives up to its name – golden color with a bunch of floaties. Healthy foam and lacing, not much carbonation. Big hop presence on the smell, a little less on the taste, still a very hoppy beer. Mild bitterness, zesty, a little fruit presence. All in all, a very very good beer.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hope to try a Decorah brewed version at some point.

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Photo of Ivan52
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silva11ha
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours semi transparent golden color with thick foamy white head spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Nice grapefruit and orange aroma, pine resin and mild hop notes

Taste - Great grapefruit and mango flavors. Hints of bitter pine and hops. Floral flavors on the finish.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated fairly dry finish.

Overall - A very good IPA bitterness well balanced with fruity flavors.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeswasgui
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmsfish
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wvsabbath
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Toynk
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WetBandaid
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monty79_1997
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- pale orange with light carbonation and light fluffy head

Aroma -dankness up front from the nugget hop.

Taste- I am not a huge fan of smash beers. One on the one hand u get to really appreciate the golden promise grain and the nugget hop, but at the same time the lack of complexity holds back what this could be.

Mouthfeel- light with moderate to strong carbonation.

Overall- I enjoyed this beer but feel this could be so much better with a little crystal malt, and some adjuncts to boost the body.

89/100

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Photo of hashmads
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 1,651 ratings.
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