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): 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:
#495
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
1,121
pDev:
6.93%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Theogre83
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeast
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTHomer
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A; cloudy; medium gold in color; 1+ finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; little lacing;

S: nicely balanced; grapefruit, cat pee, herbal, and a little spice;

T: herbal up front, cat pee in the middle, herbal on the moderately bitter finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: nice complexity;

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy yellow gold with a white head that quickly fades, no lacing.
Aroma is pineapple and mango, taste is tropical fruit with a malt backbone.
Medium bodied, nicely carbonated. Very good stuff.

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Photo of notoryous
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mosaic hops are the true star. Super hazy. Pineapple all over. I enjoyed it more than the citra bomb of Pseudo

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Photo of Outerbnks1
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really tasty, easy to drink IPA.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayAre46
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smutty33
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: fairly hazy bright golden yellow. A medium-sized frothy white head.
Aroma: tropical. Mango, pineapple, some berries.
Taste: not surprisingly tropical. Some berries and faint resin. Cracker malt backbone.
Feel: medium bodied with a dry finish. Clean.
Overall: outstanding. Not my favorite Mosaic IPA but well done.

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Photo of wlfmaldon1
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good IPA.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a towering cap of sudsy, cream-colored foam. Aroma evokes pineapple, mango, and fresh-baked bread.

Full-throated, effervescent carbonation buoys a balanced flavor profile that pits biscuity malt against a grapefruit and pineapple hop character. Warming reveals notes of tangerine and a slight herbal character. Medium body makes for a substantive mouthfeel succeeded by a super-dry finish.

Overall, this is a really nice IPA that doesn't get bogged down in a one-dimensional hopfest. The presentation is gorgeous and the mouthfeel keeps the palate invigorated as the hops and malt achieve detente. The rare case of an IPA that I wouldn't mind sessioning, and a promising first foray into the realm of Toppling Goliath.

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Photo of biointen
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Icka31
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolvmar
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour: 16oz can. Not sure of canning date but have had infridge since the spring when a friend brought it back from Chicago. Poured into a highball glass. Golden hazy color. Small white head that leaves a thin ring.

Nose: grapefruit, mango, some pine.

Taste: very dry and crisp with grapefruit rind, mango dominating. Slight bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: typical hazy IPA with fairly high carbonation. Improved as it sat and carbonation mellowed or I got used to it.

Overall: very drinkable, refreshing NEIPA. Not my favorite (still M-43) but a good drink in the summer or anytime. Would pair well with most foods.

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Photo of swierczt
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcelstein
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good, not great. Certainly not world class.

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Photo of Kaliphungi
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Surprisingly bold flavor for a single hopped IPA. Consumed it right out of the can, as the alcohol flavor does not become overbearing as the can gets close to being empty. Very consistent taste throughout. Tropical aromas, mild bitterness on the palate. Belching provides very pleasant dank, piney notes. One of my favorite IPA choices.

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Photo of h4ger
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pompeii from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,121 ratings