Pompeii | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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
Ratings:
852
Reviews:
146
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
165
For Trade:
6
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3.87/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another great hoppy submittal frim Toppling Goliath. Had it on tap at Growler USA in Omaha. Pours a hazy copper. Great hop nose and taste. The malt is nice but doesn't get in the way of the hop flavors and aroma. As good as American Pale Ales get.

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Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorgeous
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a relatively clear pale gold. Great balance of floral and citrus aroma. Definite pineapple taste with this beer. It's overwhelmingly refreshing.

= This beer has one of the most interesting complexes I've had. Amazing scent while the taste leaves you wanting many more.

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Photo of pdonovan16
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopley
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Beerbom
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaximus
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bdubz94
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a fridge temp. 750mL bottle bottled on 3/8/17. A little under two months here so hopefully the hops have held up well enough.

Pours a hazy golden color with quite a few particulates as you pour from deeper into the bottle. Decent one and a half finger head that leaves tons of thick lacing.

Aroma is so fruity and sweet. I get lots of mango, tangerine, pineapple, and honey. Hops are present but the fruity tones are the real show here.

Taste is on point. Pineapple, mango, piney mosaic hops, and a touch of malts. Sweet and not too bitter at just 60 IBU. This is such a juicy IPA.

Mouthfeel is light and juicy upfront, slightly dry on the finish. Moderately high carbonation.

Oh man this one is right up there with Pseudo Sue. Just a fantastic, so very drinkable IPA. Well done TGB! These guys really know how to make the best fruity IPAs. If these come to your area, pick up a few because this one tastes great with 2 months on it.

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4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours light hazy, gold. Thick, tall, white head that lasts a while with lacing.

Smells tropical mango and pineapple. Citrus orange, malt.

Tastes Tropical pineapple and mango. Light citrus, grapefruit and bready malt. Finish is dry with a light bitter citrus peel linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrew8626
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NodakEric
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

from a growler filled 4/8/17, drank 4/10/17

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4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TCOlson
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Burgy
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ffshore545
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of derkfromwi
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of umichfan
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pompeii is my go-to, everyday IPA. Like with just about any of Toppling Goliath's IPAs & pale ales, it's got a solid nose. Honestly, that's one of the biggest virtues of TG are the noses on their beers. This pours a warm amber color with a great head that sticks around for the party. A bit maltier than some of the rest of their portfolio, but still plenty of crispness and bite.

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Pompeii from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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