1492 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: 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
Ratings:
373
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
69
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 373 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of andrewjraab
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GorillaBean
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngEo
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.67/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cfred371
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
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 -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dms1767
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdeese21
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brent_B
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of megamick
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chadbo
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaypaul522
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
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 -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afinepilsner
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imiller21
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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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Photo of tommy5
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjb215
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crinkletalk
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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1492 IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 373 ratings.
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