1492 IPA | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

1492 IPA1492 IPA
BA SCORE
4.01/5
376 Ratings
1492 IPA1492 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Set sail with 1492! This unique single-hop IPA is brewed with all Columbus hops. Expect a bold, dank body, strong earthy aroma and a dry herbal bitterness that pack a mighty punch in the finish.

45 IBU

Added by Pintofbrown on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,865
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
376
pDev:
9.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Photo of kevanb
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, purchased at Toppling Goliath so assumed fresh, poured into a Toppling Goliath Gold Assassin Teku Glass. Enjoyed on 1.22.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright copper color with orange hues, hazy complexion with a foamy white head, two fingers tall with great retention and nice swatches of soapy lace. The aroma is extremely piney, very green, herbal and earthy, tons of hops oozing from this, bitter citrus peel, light wildflower with strong and sweet amber malt. The nose is quite aggressive, really showcasing how bitter and intense those Columbus hops can be. The flavors are no different, very piney, very sappy, resinous with light spice, very bitter, strong amber malt, light cereal grain. The mouthfeel is decent, thicker heavy medium body, almost syrupy texture with a dry and crisp finish.

Verdict: A very intense bitter experience. The Columbus hops are in full force and really dominate this beer and there isn't much respite from the earthy, green bitter flavors. While a demonstration in what Columbus is capable of, I'm not sure I want more.

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Photo of ale_addin
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed amber with 2+ fingers pf fluffy ivory head. Stellar lacing & head retention

S: Faint orange peel,

T: Pomelo, dryness, a little grainyness & breadyness up front. Pomelo, a little mango & tangerine, plus dryness as this warms. Finishes with pomelo & a little grapefruit

MF Medium body, slightly over carbonated, pretty good balance

Drinks easy, but expected more

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper / burnt orange with layers of white head that cling and stick after each sip. Robust in your face citrus and juicy hop flavors. Piney, dank, an clean and refreshing on the palate.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GorillaBean
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngEo
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.67/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cfred371
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber, so presumably a Decorah brewed 1492

Look: 1492 pours a nice hazy golden, with a fluffy white head appearing up top, but it is maybe half a fingers width. Carbonation is ample, and bubbles periodically flow towards the top.

Smell: a lemon, citrus dominated nose starts the aroma off, and after a swirl I get some nice tangerine/orange notes.

Taste: the lemon and orange meld together at the start of this beer, some melon pops up, and mid palette dankness comes in hard. The finish is almost all earthy dank flavors and some pepper. About the best I've seen Columbus hops utilized.

Feel: the mouthfeel is medium full, slightly creamy, with some drying and bitterness in the finish. The beer still is fairly soft compared to the majority of IPA.

Overall: I've had the Brew Pub version of 1492, and, while I like the contracted version, the Decorah brewed version adds complexity in taste, a hazier look, and a bit softer of a mouthfeel. If you see the bomber form of 1492, grab it, and prepare yourself for a treat.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dms1767
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdeese21
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brent_B
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of megamick
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chadbo
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaypaul522
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with some foamy head. Smell is hoppy. Taste is strong, and hoppy and bitter. Feel is normally bodied for an IPA. Pretty much a standard IPA.

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

Photo of afinepilsner
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imiller21
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light and very hazy copper with lots of particulate. Fairly aggressive pour resulted in a three finger head.

Smells of orange and pine with just a hint of pineapple and melon.

Better tasting than it smells. Hits hard with orange, tangerine, and apricot with a nice bitterness. The sweetness lingers on afterwards with a bit of a grassy aftertaste and finishes pretty dryly.

Overall, I like it! Will drink it again.

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1492 IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 376 ratings
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