1492 IPA | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

1492 IPA1492 IPA
BA SCORE
86.2%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 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:
#3,819
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
376
Liked:
324
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
9.23%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 376 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of iowapat
1/5  rDev -75.1%

Photo of BeerForMyHorses
2.13/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hustadaj
2.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Did not care for this one at all, one of if not the worst TG hops I have had yet.

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Photo of bashiba
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of SPD656
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mynie
3.1/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Resembles a decently hopped homebrew. The carbonation was off—no sound was made when the cap was removed, as if I were unstopping a bottle of Sam Adams Utopias. It glugged out with minimal fizz and smelled pleasant but uneven. The unevenness continues throughout the flavor, with green and fruity hops blotting out everything else, ending on nodes of juice and water.

Not horrible--I was able to finish without problem--but not what I expect from TG.

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Photo of Savan
3.11/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky straw with three fingers of frothy head that lingers but becomes tacky .
Smells very subtle of pine and some unnameable spice. Has a light taste ... nothing noteworthy here :\
but not unpleasant at that so.... I cant be unfair and say its a bad brew... just not wowed but it. The feel is rather silky and pleasant. Overall ...... I would revisit in summer as i think this is a sessionable IPA but not one that you get for its complexities. Good if at a cheaper price for a ball game, yard work ect. Not what i'm looking for to end an evening.

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Photo of hardy008
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy dark gold to light amber color, with a one finger white head. The aroma is earthy, herbal, and floral.

Tastes much like it smells. Also tastes like citrus peeling. Not much malt sweetness for balance.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes dry, and biter. Not a bad beer, but I don't know that I would seek it out again. Glad i was able to pick up a single bottle.

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

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.26/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy orange body with an ample white head. Smells heavily dank, herbal, dirty and earthy. Stupid columbus hops. Taste is equally dank. Grapefruit. Earthy and bitter. It actually tastes good. Medium body with medium carbonation. So columbus hops just don’t belong in any single hop beer, but this is still pretty good.

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Photo of JohnParadee
3.29/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hoppity1
3.31/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I have tried all of the 'regular' beers from TG that have been available to me (over the last few months) with small roadtrips and I think all have rated above 4, a few well above that. Not this one. The beer was bottled on 5/27/15. I bought it less than a week later and have kept it in the fridge. Almost no sound when I popped the cap, very little head. All I could taste was bitter. I didn't get any of the fruit or citrus flavors others talk about. And I am a huge IPA fan, so bitter doesn't bother me, but that is about all this offered. Drinkable, but I'll take anything else I've tried from TG over this.

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Photo of WiscoBrewsco
3.32/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 Wainzilla
3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 masterofsparks
3.42/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
3.42/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I get some of what they say in their description. In aroma I mainly get cardboard. Flavor's wet hops and some malt. Decent body. Not one of my favs from them.

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Photo of tommy5
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesMN
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Date on the bottle of 8/27/15.

Appearance: Medium caramel color and hazy with hop/yeast particulates. Thin off-white head.

Aroma: Some muted citrus and spicy notes from the columbus hops. Bit of biscuit.

Taste: Solid earthy bitterness up front that is matched by a semi-sweet caramel breadyness. Some pungent notes of black liquorish, as well as citrus, and herbs come through in the hop character. Bitterness rises in the finish and cascades over the palate in the aftertaste. About the right depth of flavor that I'd expect for 6% ABV, but also in pale ale territory based on the bready flavors from the malt.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body, which is a bit thinner than expected but it's never watery. About average carbonation for the style and drinkability that is only hindered by the somewhat strong bitterness.

Final Thoughts: I wish I was getting some of the danker flavors that columbus can provide, but those subtleties may have been more prevalent at bottling. All in all, a good beer that delivers what is described on the label. Would I drink it again? Not before exploring the rest of TG's line-up.

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Photo of Abbbp
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OmahaKF
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell is pine, caramel, dankness, and a hint of brown sugar. Taste is predominantly citrus, lemon peel, with a bit of malt sweetness. I was intrigued by a beer that only uses Columbus hops, but was a little underwhelmed with the result.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.49/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 86.2% out of 100 with 376 ratings
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