Golden Nugget IPA | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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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:
1,669
Reviews:
221
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Wants:
186
Gots:
297
For Trade:
9
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Photo of RyanK252
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer that

S: Floral and green herbal notes, mild citrus, biscuity malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Floral, light citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon, mild piney green herbal notes, biscuity malt, and a touch of caramel/honey sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Straight forward easy drinking IPA. I dig it.

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

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful hazy golden with 1/2 inch puffy white head that leaves behind icicle Christmas light lacing. Nice, not overpowering hop taste with just enough bitterness. Light to medium bodied. This is a solid, easy to drink IPA.

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Photo of ScottishMacD
3.14/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ale_addin
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian74
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rand
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into a nonic pint glass

Yellow-tan appearance, a gentle pour yields a 1/2 inch head that dots the glass with lacing.

Earthy, floral nose. Green tea and grassy notes are distinct. Multi-grain bread edges the bouquet.

Hop forward on the palate, piney and bitter. Citrus-rind and lemon-pepper play of notes off freshly cut grass and grainy crackers. A touch of alcohol pokes through toward the back of the sip, which closes with a dry, refreshing finish.

Tasty, straightforward IPA, clean and refreshing for the style.

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Photo of Mxsluis
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rawfish
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerJ
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright gold with a huge foamy and rocky white head with good lacing. Smells of sweet crushed grain, grass, hay, herbal and slightly ashy. Tastes very earthy overall. Touches of sweet tangerine, but more of that hay and herbal presence. Feel is balanced, crisp, medium carbonation, but "dirty". Overall, this is a good IPA, but very unique. Not one I'd go to regularly, but old skool and delicious nonetheless. Cheers!

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Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Honeybourne
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brolo75
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can poured into a tulip, canned 4/24/17

A: Pours a clear orange color with white head, good amount of lacing.

A: Notes of pine needles, resin, slight floral notes, bready, biscuit malts coming through in the finish.

T: Up front, there's note of pine, resin, needles, moderate amount of bitterness with more pine and slight floral notes lingering in the aftertaste, as the beer warms the pine increases.

M: Medium/light bodied with a good amount of carbonation, finish is pine needle dry.

O: Second beer from Toppling Goliath canned and brewed in Florida, not as good as I was expecting, a lot of hype surrounding Toppling Goliath and I have not tasted the hype, this is good, very pine forward just how I like my IPAs and I'd drink this again but at $14 a four pack there are better price options in my area that equal or taste better.

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Photo of AngEo
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of megamick
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Bones10
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wardt16
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

out of growler filled 4/8/17, drank 4/10/17

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

Photo of MidwestBA
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 1,669 ratings.
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