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Golden Nugget IPA | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Golden Nugget IPAGolden Nugget IPA
BA SCORE
4.2/5
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1,682 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:
#1,107
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
1,682
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
299
Trade:
9
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,682 |  Reviews: 224
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
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

What a delightful beer! I bought this at random since I'm going through a "new IPA" phase, and wow, it's excellent! The taste experience is a blend of a number of flavors - a bit of citrus, a hint of pine, and an overall medley of tropical flavors, nothing overbearing. An upbeat, fun-to-drink IPA that is not too heavy or hoppy, almost an "IPA Lite," but in no way is that a problem. I'm a hoppy IPA guy, but I plan on drinking more of Golden Nugget. Enthusiastically recommended.

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Photo of Khaack
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
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 -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ale_addin
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian74
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rand
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of TylerJ
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
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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Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,682 ratings
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