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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This spectacularly golden, medium bodied IPA was crafted from a winning combination of Golden Promise malt and Nugget hops.

Fall in love with the big hop aroma of our Golden Nugget as it mingles with fragrances of citrus and evergreen, followed by a floral sweetness. Tropical fruit flavors entice your taste buds before immediately captivating you with a bold, hop forward taste and a pleasant bitterness that lingers in the finish.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Difficult to find fault with this one, and after more than one, Iím hardly inclined to. A nose that will knock your socks off, enough hop bitterness to satisfy your hop cravings, and a mouthful soft and full enough to keep this quaffable for a good session of beer drinking. Truly a great discovery in Iowa! I found this in a couple of places during our (my girlfriend/bride to be and mine) visit to Iowa City last week--Blackstone and Sanctuary. Worth checking out.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (431) - - AUG 21, 2014
12 oz pour on tap at T-Bockís, Decorah, IA. Pours a clear dark golden/light orange color with active carbonation rising from the base of the glass. Half inch of white head settles to the rim leaving moderate lacing. Aroma is hop presence in the form of tangerine peel and grapefruit, very enjoyable. Malt and ale yeast as well. Flavor is sane, a very solid IPA with forward bitterness. Pepper, pine and spicy notes from active carbonation. Medium bodied, clean bitter finish. Delicious and worth seeking out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (406) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a clear golden hue with a frothy off-white head and streaky lacing. Fruity hop aroma with a grapefruit hop taste. Goes down nice and easy. A tasty little number. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Crooked Stave. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and decent lacing. Orange peel, lemon, light tropical fruits, biscuit, and grapefruity aroma. Taste is very lemony, straw notes, oraneges, mango, and pineapple with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Tasty, but not quite as good as some of their other hoppy offerings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (587) - - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at brewery. Golden color with white head. Similar to the Sue but with more of a grassy bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1278) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Growler, at R&D bottleshare. Slight bitter slight citrus. Pretty damn tasty IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (988) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Justin, Kristen, and Matt. Pours clear orange with lacing. Aroma is huge full beautiful hops, floral. Taste is chewy hops, soft floral with earthy notes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Golden Nugget - Toppling Goliath American IPA 6% ABV 56 IBU APPEARANCE: Pours a star-bright 24 karat gold with shimmering hints of apricot rim variations. Massive light fluffy white head. Very attractive beer especially in the natural light, the carbonation is really dancing. AROMA: This is a very feminine beer, bouquet of rose petals, sweet perfume and baby powder. Hints of citrus fruit with a light nice pine sent. Very inviting nose that begs to be taken in. TASTE: Clean, refreshing. The perfume nose translated into a nice honey taste up front. Caramel, pine and the rose petals I got on the bouquet come through. Floral and light with a slight bit of candied oranges and those peaches-O's gummy candies. MOUTHFEEL: Lots of vivacious carbonation. Medium body. Crisp and clean with a great short dry finish. OVERALL: This is only the second TG beers I've had, both have been really light and feminine in style. Very nice change up from the palate wreckers I usually go to. Very drinkable and I really was enjoying all the floral and perfume notes that came out in this ipa. RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1pintatatime (72) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a rich gold with thin white head thatís surprisingly long-lasting. Aroma is bursting with resin and some citrus. Taste is immediately bitter with underlying grapefruit and bitter apple flavors. Good medium body with a nice, long, bitter finish. More dank than the Pseudo Sue. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (132) - - JUL 26, 2014
Look: pours a dark gold. Slightly orange color. Very clear. Smell: dankness. Slight cat piss. Tropical fruit. Mango. Taste: bitterness. Dank taste. Mango. Feel: very dry. Medium carbonation. Leaves a film on the mouth. Overall: very good beer. Great smell. Ok taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, spruce, and tropical fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a fruity floral note and a nice hop resin.


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