Pompeii | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BarrytheBear on 01-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#845
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
1,181
pDev:
6.94%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NathanBeets
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canalfisher22
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dnmyrick
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRBLUE12
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop
Price: $4.59
Purchased: Oct. 13, 2018
Consumed: Oct. 19, 2018
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Best by Jan. 19, 2019; Reviewed as an American IPA

Was looking forward to this one. Toppling Goliath obviously kills it (4.28 average for me for seven beers) and with this one being a single-hopped Mosaic IPA I can’t imagine this being anything different. Online description read, “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.” Saw this beer as an American IPA and a New England Style, but settled on an American IPA.

Poured a bright gold-to-light amber hazy color with two fingers of frothy white head, which stayed still on the top. Lots of bubbles creeping up along the sides of the glass. World-class spiderweb foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled big whiffs of Mosaic, dank, pineapple, tangerine, passion fruit, floral, peach, lime, Juicy Fruit, mango, papaya and mango. Not as much Mosaic, but more tropical and citrus fruit out of the can. (Smell - 4.75)

Taste was not quite as good, but still very flavorful. Got Mosaic, dank subdued resin, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, tangerine, papaya, peach, floral, Juicy Fruit, apricot, lime and just a tad of lingering spice. Kind of surprised that Simcoe is not part of this bad boy. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Just loved this beer. Another killer beer from Toppling Goliath. (Overall - 4.50)

4.46 | 99 | A

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Photo of ppavlick
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gshak
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, but I don't remember it being particularly better than any other IPA.

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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeytdietz
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My current favorite. Very very juicy and tropical. Smell can come off a little dank, and can be a tad bitter, but the juicy flavor is so good.

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4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger creamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, mango and pineapple.

T - The taste is orange, pineapple, grapefruit, toasted biscuit and floral hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Very solid IPA. The flavors are bright and juicy with a nice floral finish.

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Photo of dshansen1184
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbarletto
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magnapinna
3.17/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JaBloeme
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of antonyliu
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a pint glass

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Look
Pours a murky, pale apricot color with a foamy cream head.

Smell
Big passionfruit and tropical nose. Citrusy.

Taste
Lots of nectar sweetness, grapefruit, passionfruit. Then citrus bitterness, some herbal spice, alcohol esters

Mouthfeel
A medium body that felt flat, with less-than-preferred carbonation.

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The smell of this beer is wonderful. The taste follows with a nice balance of sweet and bitter citrus hop bite. No lingering bitterness, just finishes clean. Mouthfeel feels flat leaves much to be desired.

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Photo of adosen01
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wfreitag
3.51/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this beer on tap and had an aftertaste,probably a dirty line,was really diappointed as this was my first toppling goliath.i hope it was just a dirty line

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Photo of pkalix
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

creamy and beautiful pour!!!

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Pompeii from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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