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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Created with the Millennium hop and Falconer’s Flight blend. Inviting orange and citrus aromas. Hints of lemon in this medium bodied sessionable ale will make you want to drink yours at light speed.
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had on tap this afternoon at a local joint in La Crosse.
Pourse a good looking goldish orangish color, really nothing to coplain about in the way any beer looks IMO.
Smell is where we get into it. You get tons and tons of citrus fruits, Oranges, Mango, Pinapple and grapefruit, but there is a real dankness to it to.
Same fruits as descibed above hit you the second it hits your lips. You can tell this is a pale and not a IPA, while there may be more hops then your average APA, it has the malt backbone to back it up and have it end clean and nice.
Mouthfeel was, well I did not really notice anything about it, in my book that means it was perfect for a APA.
Here is the deal, if you can get any TG beers on tap in your area then do it immediatley.
Serving type: on-tap
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look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Draft pour into a nonic glass at Red's Alehouse in North Liberty, IA.
5% abv according to the beer menu
A: Hazy, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.
S: Rich hops combine grapefruit juice with ripening tropical fruit. Breadiness is scant, just barely detectable, nearly concealed by volatile hops qualities. Very clean.
T: Begins nearly dry, with balanced toasty pale malt and assertive mixed citrus hop aromatics that demonstrate added brightness with the help of energetic citric acidity that fills the mouth. Hops flavors change in quality but not intensity during the middle, becoming more piney and herbaceous. The finish is comparatively mild, a little more earthy with a hint of spicy bitterness.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This beer might as well be referred to as 'hop punch'--it exemplifies Toppling Goliath's mastery of applying hops flavors to pale ales. Unlike the few others encountered, this pale ale showcases qualities that appear more mainstream than experimental (although there has to be a certain experimental spirit at work any time dry-hopping of this magnitude is performed in a commercial setting.) Top-shelf all the way, save for looks; on the order of Alpine Hoppy Birthday or Strand 24th Street.
Serving type: on-tap
09-03-2012 02:17:04 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from growler into Tulip.
A. Pouring from growler produced a big ass 4+ finger head. Thick lacing. Really good retention. Color is a very hazy bright orange.
S. Nice hop aroma. Really pretty heavy hop aroma. What distinguishes the aroma from pale ale to India pale ale, I can't really tell. Petty hoppy to me. Nice fruity hop aroma. A little bit of grapefruit, and some orange.
T. So taste is where the distinction of pale ale comes through. Pretty dry malt base, a bit bready and biscuity. Sweetness comes from some fruity hop tones. Very easy drinking. I like the flavor quite a bit. Pretty neat and clean with some nice hop characteristics.
M. On the lighter side of medium. Medium carbonation. Finishes pretty clean.
O. Overall, I am pretty impressed. The aroma is very hoppy and very similar to a lot of TG's IPAs. The flavor really distinguishes it from those IPAs though. This is a good beer. A beer you can have quite a few of in a session. The dry biscuity malt balanced against the hop flavors makes this very drinkable.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Slightly hazy, golden orange color. Great, firm, smooth, creamy, pearly white head. Great retention with a nice lacing left.
S - Very hoppy with plenty of citrus, tropical fruit, and lemon zest. A touch of sweet malt. The more I smell, the more citrus, sweet, juicy fruit I get. Very nice and hoppy with just enough malty balance.
T - Similar to the nose. Quite hoppy but fairly low in the bitterness. Slightly sweet, juicy and citrus hops. Grapefruit, tropical fruit and lemon zest being the strongest. Enough malt to provide balance which really allow the hops to jump out even more. Great balance.
M - Medium body with a nice level of carbonation. Smooth and creamy that just slides down my throat.
D - Very easy to drink APA/IPA. Loads of hoppy goodness with a great balance. Very refreshing and delicious. I want another now.
Notes: Blurs the line between APA and IPA, but as long as it's delicious I don't really care what it's called. Great balance with plenty of hoppy goodness. What I expect from IPAs from TG, great balance with a malt backbone that really allows the hops to shine. Refreshing, tasty, and all around a great beer to sip on.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This one was had on tap at Blackstone.
Appearance- The beer comes at me a beautiful cloudy and bright gold body with a half finger of sticky, bone-white head.
Smell- A general hop citrus scent comes out of the nose. It is mostly oranges. Also a smooth and sweet biscuit malt coming through. Could that also be some floral hops I'm smelling too?
Taste- Wow the hops! Not an IPA? Really? They are extremely fresh and citrus like, especially catching lemon in there. Not really as much oranges as in the nose, a bit of grapefruit. What is really nice is the finish has a great base of caramel or biscuit malt that really does a wonderful job of smoothing the drink out. It makes it hard to not immediately follow up with another drink.
MF- A great medium body and a lot of carbonation is noticeable. It comes off slightly dry, but it still fills the mouth and remains relatively smooth.
Overall- I really am not surprised Toppling Goliath has made another incredibly easy to drink beer with their distinct reliance on citrus hops. I was impressed with the amount of lace left on the pint glass after I was finished. Hopefully this beer becomes a regular with the group over at Toppling Goliath. The tap handle even impressed me with it's distinctive Star Wars style font and starry deep space background. She's got it where it counts.
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