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): 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:
164
For Trade:
6
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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerCrazyCrow
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great smell. Very Fruity. Another great beer by TG.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of craigbelly
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect..

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jpuetz
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer had a light gold in color with semi's use of Orange and apricots very delicious taste with a ton of flavor definitely one of my favorites from toppling Goliath

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far one of my favorite IPAS by Toppling Goliath.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

good beer, but first disappointing beer I've had from toppling goliath, it just doesn't have much to it. It's more of a session ipa or pale ale, just a very light body, aroma and taste. I've been tring to figure out if the date on the bottle is the "bottled on" or "drink by" date. Today is 12/12/15 and the date on the bottle is 12/03/15, soooo with past toppling glorious experience I'm guessin the date is the "drink by" date, sadly. boo hoo hoo... wee ooo wee ooo wee oooo. toppling is still one of topps in my book!
RE-RATE....!! Had a FRESH kegged tapped at Whistle binkies old world pub on 4/25/17 my old rating was :3.5,3,3,4,3. For a total of 3.13 New rating PERFECT 5. Wow! Everything here is so perfect including the mouthfeel, ridiculously JUICEY, very cloudy and hazy. Perfection in a glass!

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of lochraneg
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best IPA I've ever had

I cant say enough about this beer. It's amazing. Everything about it. The citrus, hops, the balance of the mosiac with the other hops.

Find it... buy all of it!

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4.99/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.98/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.92/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of KarlHungus
4.91/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a hop hazy red-orange color. The head is a solid half inch in height, and recedes slowly leaving nice lacing. The aroma is big. t was detectable upon pour. It is full of grapefruit, cantaloupe, musk melon, tangerine, very bright. The taste is similar to the aroma with a chalky-sweet tart candy thing that makes all of the fruit pop. There are also some nice dank melon flavors going on in the finish that contrast well with the bright fruits on the front end. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a velvety texture, and restrained carbonation. Overall, this is one of the best pale ales I've ever tasted. Like most of Toppling Goliath's beers I want more.

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4.91/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: A lighter golden brown and hazy. Not different from the latest pS batches.

Smell: A little on the fruity and earthy side. Get a little of the blueberry I've heard others mention, but with a little bit of a Zeelander backdrop of that earthy (ever so slightly) oniony goodness.

Taste: Really impressed me here. Just the right amount of hop bite for me, albeit a little low compared to a traditional IPA. Starts a little sweet and fruity, and ends dry, and really lightly bitter.

Feel: Just a hair light in feel for my taste for a traditional IPA.

Overall: Didn't have much expectation, first time trying this one, and the first beer I've tried since the new guard has taken over. If this is a sign of beers to come from TG, they are in good hands. A really interesting tasting, hazy, easy drinking IPA. Kind of like a Mosaic pseudoSue, but (as a friend coined perfectly) "...like pseudoSue, but turned up to 11". I'm admittedly a huge TG fan/supporter, and had some concerns about this batch of beers, but this thing is world class. REALLY hoping Clark and the boys keep making this one.

Cheers!

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Pompeii from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 852 ratings.
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