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): 6.80%

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:
#1,186
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
1,763
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,763 |  Reviews: 245
Photo of jcoleMA66
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Craftballer
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into 20oz Sauvin glass. Can't find a canning date on the can.

Look: Pours dark yellow in color, with obvious unfiltered look. I achieved about 2 fingers worth of a frothy white head, which rapidly dissipated. Moderate residual lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: Orange, pinapple, lemongrass and an earthy, grassy like smell. Not very strong smelling, but what is smelt is nice. Minimal hop presence, as I said, seems more earthy and florally.

Taste: Follows the nose, with greater emphasis on the floral/grassy aspects. Hop profile is moderate, with minimal citrus. Easy drinking.

Feel: Medium in body and somewhat moderate to high carbonation. Easy drinking as I said before.

Overall: This is a simple and easy drinking beverage. Though not my favorite from TG, it still is a well made offering. As always, I am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of liquorpig
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: poured from the can - no freshness dating. Body is hazy golden-honey with a small fluffy white head. Some lacing.

S: citrusy hops and a bit of tropical fruit - grapefruit peel and tangerines, along with a touch of pineapple juice

T: follows the nose, with tropical fruit (mango and pineapple) and citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) over a faintly bread malt.

M: Nice pillowy feel to it. Call it medium I’m heft, carbonation is light.

O: good stuff. A New England-style IPA from Iowa. Huh.

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Photo of calebc10410
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ronl12
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours bright yellow to light orange, with 3 fingers of head (for this glass) on a non-aggressive pour. Relatively large bubbles, and the head dissipates fairly quickly. I guess the original Nugget wasn't supposed to be a full on NEIPA, but look at the photo here... This thing is murky as hell.
Smell: Very tropical-fruity. Not as pungent compared as some of the other NEIPAs I've been having.
Taste: Let me just start by saying: "I love this!" Follows the nose in the whole fruity thing, but then there is also this citrus taste to it as well. This, to me, is what a mass-produced NEIPA should taste like; it's a new reference point.
Feel: Very nice for the style. Very juicy, medium-to-low-carbonated, and light.
Overall: Oh man, I'm so glad I got this beer. I've had a couple other hoppy releases from TG — couple variants of Pseudo Sue, and MoZee, but I thought this will be lesser somehow. I will admit that I think that MoZee is better, but this is still fantastic. Really glad I have another can waiting for me. TG hasn't disappointed me yet, and I hope they never do. (4.5)

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Photo of Kdouble
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can

Pours cloudy hazy opaque orange gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like some super dank tropical fruitiness, big notes of tropical pineapple, mango, guava, passionfruit, fragrant berries, grapefruit, orange citrus, lemon zest, evergreen, bready crackery caramelized malt, with dank floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like juicy tropical fruits, big notes of pineapple, tropical mango, guava, passionfruit, berries, grapefruit peel, orange citrus, lemon zest, evergreen, bready crackery caramelized malt, with dank floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels juicy, thick medium-full bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice IPA.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Pinkylives
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ocalafox
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Booner818
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeer711
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of MeIquiades
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,763 ratings