Pompeii | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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:
#488
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
1,084
pDev:
6.93%
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Photo of arizcards
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 4-pack of tall boys from Binny’s on Grand Avenue in Chicago on May 11th for $9.99. Canned on 4-17-18.
Finally getting around to reviewing this at home with the final brew of the pack.

Beer poured a cloudy orange with a two-finger soap bubble head that has some great hang time.

Nose is juice forward, orange and pineapple sweetness are present along with some mango.

Taste is mango and pineapple forward over a nice malt base. Finish is orange peel to let you know this is an IPA.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a solid tropical forward IPA that definitely was worth seeking out and buying!

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Photo of davillanx
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured hazy. Very New England Style looking. Aroma is fruity and juicy but surprisingly not as intense as I was expecting. Flavor follows suit in both character and intensity level. I look to Toppling Goliath as a brewery that makes beers that are super flavorful and aromatic. This one is a little less dynamic than I want but still good.

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4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden color with 1 inch of fluffy white head that retains nicely.

Aroma is of super juicy tropical fruits. Overripe mango and papaya dominate. Light citrus zing, but primarily sweet citrus.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a moderately thick feel. Taste again is pure tropical juice. Overripe papaya and mango with hints of orange zest and juice. Light bitterness on the finish with maybe just a little green hop character. Full of hops yet light and creamy fruit notes with little bitterness.

Overall, I actually think I like this beer more than pseudosue. Definitely in my top favorite IPAs as of late. This paired well with a slightly spicy gumbo ya ya. It gets a 98/100.

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4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cliffy21
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber color. Moderate head which settles to rim bubbles. Nice ring lace.

Traditional New England IPA aroma of grapefruit rind smelling hops and a fruity pale malt base.

The malt is nondescript but the hop kicks in harshly bringing a long bitter aftertaste. Moderate body with high spritzy carbonation. Dry finish.

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

Photo of trevorpost
3.66/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Motogoose11
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Zenboy99
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crisp and clean taste, good summer drinking IPA

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Photo of cp45
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Chilmer
3.13/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mjmeyer
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great citrusy IPA!

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

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: gentle mosaic hops, crisp clean finish, herbal and some malt sweetness. Floral garden hop nose. Golden hue, clear, tall white foam head with a sticky lattice of lace. Medium body. Enjoyable to the last drop. 60 IBUs

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3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Junior
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - pours hazy bright orange with a soft thick white head.
S - malt with citrus and pine
T - bready malt with tropical fruit and a piney slightly bitter finish.
F - soft
O - very good beer.

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Photo of aclockworkchris
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Docscape
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours darker yellow bur clearer than the scorpious double ipa of the same brewery. Fruity smell and fruity flavor. Definitely milder than the scorpious. 13Oz draft $8 @ The Fix in Worcester,MA.

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Pompeii from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,084 ratings