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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
Ranking:
#433
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
931
pDev:
6.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
191
Trade:
7
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Photo of DrederickTatum
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KidSalami
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chi-fly
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

12/3/17 bottle

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHunter19
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - nice golden amber mildly hazy color with some floaties
S @ big pine, pineapple, definite dank hop resin, ganja, mild garlic/onion, peach, orange, tangerine
T # pine, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, orange, tangerine, hop resin
M % little bitter, little citrus, medium drinking, alc covered, aftertaste is pine, grapefruit
O ! Good beer. Not over the top amazing but good. Worth a try or six...

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Photo of pstam87
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Clone23
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is another high quality IPA from Toppling Goliath and I actually prefer it to Pseudo Sue. It smells wonderful and tastes excellent. It definitely has a citrusy yet not fruity taste that is complex and very satisfying. It has a very good hoppy taste also. Overall, I rate this as my favorite TG brew.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tangerine, blood orange, grapefruit juice, pineapple, peach and unripe mango. Cracker malt. A bit floral. Medium bodied. Fairly clean tasting. Semi dry, shorter finish. Pretty good.

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Photo of bnewt21
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at my old neighbor's house in the 'Wego. It poured a clear orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of mschrei
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Over a month old, at least. Wondering how it would be fresher, because it's damn tasty now. Pretty clear bronze color with healthy head and lacing. Crisp citrusy scent, followed by a fruit flavor blast on the taste with a mild bitterness on the back end. Full mouth feel, mild, gentle, easy drinking. Gets better as it warms. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Philcassella
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, murky yellow-red with two fingers of white head. Head retention is good with lacing strewn about the glass after each sip. Aroma is dripping with tropical citrus notes - mango, orange, and papaya. Resin hop substantiates the aroma forming a more solid hop base. Flavor profile is orange, clementine, mango, melon, and papaya. Resin and herbal hops linger towards the back of the palate. Mouth feel is a touch thin, striking more of a medium-thin thickness. The thinness shows up with a sort of watery edge on the beer, killing the near crisp feel. Overall, an IPA that oozes tropical citrus that is both flavorful and smooth. No bitterness shows up, so a perfect brew for those seeking hop notes without a bitter bite. It's a straight forward citrus-centric IPA.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of s_minette
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WanderingFool
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
2.92/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Feldpausch
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pompeii from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 931 ratings
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