1492 IPA | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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375 Ratings
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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:
375
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Nliemandt
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DemoniChris
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjc3151
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ken_P
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Wayne303
4.97/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of NateMac13
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky golden appearance, with a small head.

Definitely has a fall-esque flavor, with some fairly strong earthly flavors, combined with various autumn spices. Carbonation is refreshing, and bitterness is at a good level. If you go into it expecting brilliance from this Toppling Goliath brew, then you'll probably be disappointing. Yet, without the expectations from the reputation of their brilliant upper-end program, this is still a most enjoyable beer.

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Photo of NappyB
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Savan
3.11/5  rDev -21.3%
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 HippieDave56
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Taybeh
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from a single into a spieglau ipa glass
a: huge 3 finger head with outstanding retention and lacing, sitting on an clear apricot body
s: earthy and melony juiciness, some pine, a little slightly dull spiciness
t: like the nose, but a little more satisfying...I get a lot of melon.

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Photo of thumperskibum
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cramerican
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of invalid665
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yes, I'll agree it dank. The hops almost taste burnt with big, bright apricot over an easy body. It's a deep juicy flavor but still drinkable. Tasty beer.

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Photo of ZAP
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very few do IPA's like TG does and this single hop Columbus is a dandy if you like this hop. Big pine impression on the aroma and taste....some ganja....some tobbacco leaf.......black tea....oily hop flavor to this....hops dominate but never borders on too one dimensional with a light caramel malt backing.

If you are looking for a citrus laden IPA this is not it. If you want something floral, piney, and a bit grungy this is it. Some mild bitterness.....body is medium.....perfect carbonation...oak colored...light head...nice lacing on glass....

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Photo of n2185
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, date stamped 08 OCT 2015
A - frothy off-white head settles atop an amber colored IPA
S - juicy burst of grapefruity citrus with caramel and grain
T - juicy grapefruit and piny mango, a bit earthy and herbal, faint passion fruit in the background, caramel malt, toasted grain
M - thinner side of medium for body, resinous, quite refreshing & easy to drink
O - very solid American IPA with plenty of juiciness, but no wow factor for me. However, they have excellently showcased the Columbus hop with this single-hopped IPA. I don't think I'd get it again even though I'm very happy to have found it.

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1492 IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 375 ratings.
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