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:
1,644
Reviews:
214
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Wants:
186
Gots:
294
For Trade:
9
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Photo of mush
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Epopt
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Canned Feb 27, 2017, so just at a month old. Nice lacing from the finger of head on top of the mostly clear golden pour. Not as bitter as expected, given the namesake' Nugget hops. Really nice floral notes layered on top of pineapple, guava, and mandarin. Not as bursting with flavor and intensity as the most favored IPAs of the moment, but a very well executed, restrained ale with above average complexity.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold amber. Thick, medium, white head that lasts a while with good lacing.

Smells citrus, malt, juicy, light dank and hints of pine.

Tastes citrus, orange peel, pine, bready malt. Finish is dry with a light piney linger. Medium to full body. Creamy medium carbonation. Very well balanced beer

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Photo of uncleotis
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of philday
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlakeAM
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLover99
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.66/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsh420
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmoore32
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of harsley
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of laketang
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 16 oz. can dated 2-27-17
bright clear amber, medium white head
head is smaller , but lasts thru drinking, and good lacing
citrus, pine on the nose, floral notes
balance leans towards hop bitterness for sure.citrus. muted orange
nice clean finish.just a little linger of tang on the tongue

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

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 12/12/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon/orange zest, pepper, pine, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for awhile. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, moderately crisp, clean, and refreshing from the mellow bitterness. Very bright, floral, and earthy on hops; nice malt backbone without being sweet. A really enjoyable offering.

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3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siege06nd
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Larueminati
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cueball52
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden Nugget IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 1,644 ratings.
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