Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
American IPA
Ranked #39
Ranked #1,275
4.3 | pDev: 7.21%
Feb 18, 2024
Jan 31, 2013
Inspiration for our newest Hop Patrol IPA comes from the House of Faun in Pompeii, Italy. At this site, some of the world’s most famous mosaics were preserved under layers of ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In this fashion, Pompeii IPA preserves and showcases the luxurious taste of the Mosaic hop. This single-hop IPA offers a floral aroma and a truly complex “mosaic” of taste: dark citrus and pineapple flavors, with deep earthy undertones and a persistent bitterness in the finish.

60 IBU
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Rated: 4.52 by Z-Hoole from Indiana

Feb 18, 2024
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 oz can from Florida with a May 2023 canning date stamped on the bottom.

Poured into a .6L beer glass that should be more than large enough to hold a 16 oz beer. It wasn't quite and some of the tall white foamy head went up and over the top. The mouthfeel did not suggest too much carbonation except that it did feel a little thinner than expected. The aroma is more dank and less fruity than the flavor.
Jan 17, 2024
Rated: 4.01 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2023
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pkg date of 05/05/23. Poured a cloudy, golden tangerine color into a Sam Adams Tulip glass with a large, fluffy off white head that left plenty of delicate lacing. Aromas of light grainy malts, tropical fruit, grapefruit with notes of pine also present. Flavor is well balanced and follows nose with a round kinda juicy sweetness to start through mid mouth but finishes with a slightly bitter bite. Medium in body with light carbonation on the tongue. This is a great example of a single-hopped IPA that showcases the Mosaic hop beautifully. Well done!
Oct 16, 2023
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours pale pinnapple juice looking, small white head ok lace.

Aroma is great pineapple, mango, tangerine light dankness.

Taste follows the nose as far as fruit notes go. Finish is dankness along with some herbal notes for a good hop bite.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation had a light kick to it, could be more mellow.

Overall a good juicy IPA but with a good hop bite just the way I like them.
Sep 27, 2023
Rated: 4.26 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Neelbeer from New York

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy straw/orange color, big white head, amorphous lacing. Smells honey and grapefruit. Taste: Pineapple, mango, pine, some peppery bite in the back, touch of sweetness. Simple and crisply structured APA.
Aug 13, 2023
Rated: 4.85 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Aug 09, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look - hazy gold, soapy white head, scattered lacing
Smell - tropical, mango, pineapple, grapefruit
Taste - pineapple, mango, pine resin, tangerine, grapefruit, earthy
Feel - thin body, well carbonated, citrus bitterness lingers
Overall - 6.3% ABV. Had this a couple years ago at 5.8% and it was pretty good. I think it's even better now. A little thin but Pompeii has nice tropical flavors, pine resin and a citrus bitterness that lingers. Solid brew that pairs well with Through Glass by Stone Sour.
Aug 06, 2023
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Rated by Mcgarro from Japan

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On can. I love Mosaic hop. I really enjoy this fantastic beer. In my podium favorite beer. Please try.
Aug 03, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Jazzberrio from Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On draft at Jerry’s in Lincoln Square. My first Toppling Goliath. Loved it. Plenty of citrus without being overpowering, great mouthfeel, just really well constructed. Super drinkable, with lots going on all the way through to the finish.Will absolutely be looking for this again.
Jun 10, 2023
Rated: 4 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

Apr 14, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by ArtfulDogeR from Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Best American IPA I've had in a while, straight out of a 16oz can. Perfect bland of pine and malt and gravity. Nice head. Nice color. Wish it was more widely available in PA. It would become my regular.
Mar 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Jaminrice from Oklahoma

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had this beer several times, but never super fresh, hence the lower rating.

Poured from a 16oz can (dated 12/01/22) into a Trinity Brewing Co. pint glass

Look: hazyish light orange with tiny suspended floaties and some bigger chunks settled on the bottom
Smell: yeasty orange tropical mango
Taste: same as smell with some peppery bitterness
Feel: has a little bite to it on the back end, otherwise smooth
Overall: excellent beer that I would drink again. Hoping to find it super fresh someday.
Feb 24, 2023
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From a can packaged 1/11/23. Cloudy orange color with a thick layer of white foam. Floral citrus aroma. Medium body. Tastes of pineapple, grapefruit, and pine with a little juicy sweetness. This is great!
Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jan 30, 2023