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:
#824
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,153
pDev:
6.94%
 
 
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100
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Photo of ChrisG523
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PicoPapa
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 2 Bros. Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with an inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is a good deal of citrus hops. The taste is citrus and tropical fruits. Floral hops as well as some pineppale and orange. Lightly toasted malts more prevelant at the finish with some more pineapple and floral hops. Medium body with a bit of a dry mouthfeel. Solid ipa I’m glad made it to CT.

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

Terrific Mosaic hop-featured regular IPA, great aroma strength and very easy drinking. Perfect balance of earthy, floral, and tropical/citrus fruity hop notes, and really complementary bready malt - overall very refined and impressive.

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Photo of skyfra
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imagine yourself dreaming, being... anything that you want to be, all that you have ever wanted... I take a sip, I am there: on a beach, with her - my perfect other. I can die in happiness. Because when I take a drink, Pompeii takes me there.

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Photo of GregDBoston
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So hazy it's almost chunky. Beautifully drinkable. Really tasty, too.

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Photo of eafowler7
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

TG has way too many hop-bombs. Is it really that sophisticated to overpower a beer with hops? I would imagine it just covers up any imperfections because it masks all other flavors. An overrated beer from an overrated brewery. Drinkable but uninteresting .CHEERS!

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Photo of pants678
2.99/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Stark orange, white lacing.

Orange, alcohol.

Bit of spice, some citrus and a little medicinal. These weren't made at the main TG were they?

Carbonation is a little much.

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy bright orange, with above average head. The beer exhibits pretty decent head retention, and good lacing. Smell is really pungent and bright, dominated by sweet citrus notes. Taste follows the nose perfectly. In terms of feel, this is a spot on NEIPA — somewhat fuller body, low carbonation, and no perceived alcohol. This a fantastic IPA. I could drink this all the time!

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Photo of CayseyW
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gowens18
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours clear, gold in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is tangerine, pine and lemon. Juicy, medium-heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, and slightly bitter. Makes for a very good IPA. One I will look for again.

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Photo of KShophead
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DMC43
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Unfiltered orange beer, off white head, few big globs of lacing left behind. Sweet citrus aroma with oranges, grapefruit, mango and some pineapple. Nice fruity flavor with just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness. The bitterness is pithy and a little bit floral. Really great beer.

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Photo of bpkrippner
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No canning date, but says best by 12/21/18.
L: Murky dark yellow in color with a slight copper hue. About a finger of head that didn't last long. As it settled, it left generous amounts of lacing with a nicely retained ring. The head can be revived with vigorous swirling, which adds to amount of lacing left on the glass.
S: Very sweet and fruit-forward on the nose. I get alot of tropical fruits, such as mango, papaya, guava, and passion fruit. Tied for second is pineapple, green apple, lemon, pear, grapefruit and orange. Hops are subtly noted on the nose. Somewhat earthy and grassy, resembling lemongrass and black pepper.
T: Follows the nose. Dominating fruit flavors of mango, papaya, guava, pineapple, lemon and guava. A little more citrus in flavor than on the nose, but it is a welcome addition. The finish is sweet with slight bitterness, which then cascades back into a residual fruit sweetness that lingers. Aftertaste is pleasant.
F: Light to medium in body but somewhat heavier in weight. Carbonation is noted but not overly done, giving a slight fizz to the beer. It is smooth and very easy to drink.
O: I am very grateful to have tried this. As a first timer, I am impressed. I wish this was something that I could pick up regularly. It is delicious. Cheers!

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Photo of snapp1422
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

16oz can dated best before 12/6/18.

Pours cloudy yellow-gold with a short-lived head and zero retention. Dank and garlicky in the nose with green onions and faint bubblegum. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Pine-rubbed grapefruit and light malt on the palate with a balancing bitterness. Finishes dank and resinous.

Tasty IPA but nothing amazing.

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Photo of Jbrady65
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mdodge8837
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pompeii from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,153 ratings