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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
>br> 2012 & 2013 vintage - 6% abv


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmku (300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Difficult to find fault with this one, and after more than one, I’m 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2585) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Can. Golden with chill haze lasting head and some lace. Nicely blended citrus and pine aroma with some tropical fruit. tropical fruity melon and apricot sweetness with brisk pine/citrus bitterness that doesn’t linger and crush the palate. Medium body, lively carbonation. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the OH release. Poured a medium density copper body under a fizzy white head. Aroma of caramel malts, honey, dark toast, dusty grains and floral hops. Flavor of earthy hops, chocolate and caramel malts, medium toast. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (816) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2016
Licht gras, beetje limonade, beetje citrus.. erg subtiel hopprofiel.. perfecte zoet bitter balans.. medium body... makkelijj drinkbaar

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Medium sweet citrus oranges and grapefruit on top of some floral earthy notes with soft malt base toast and sweet but balanced. Pours orange golden, nice head and lace. Flavors of soft malt sweetness oranges, sweet citrus and floral hops, a little pepper. Super drinkable, really well done beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Can, bought @HJ Hansen, Odense. Pours clear dark amber golden with a large, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has lovely hops, grass, pine, grapefruit, fairly crisp malts. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, light caramel, kinda spicy, pepper, pine, peach. Grassy, quite bitter finish. A very good ipa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rusos (594) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 2, 2016
Can from drinkshop.sk. Hazy a bit orange golden colour with white head. Aroma is fresh hops, pine, resin, some citrus fruits, tangerines, grapefruit. Some bisquity maltiness. Taste is initially refreshing hoppy, pine, resin, some citrus fruits, orange, tangerine. Finishes with nice malty and bisquity notes and quite brutal bitterness. Hoppy and clean bitter aftertaste. Very pleasant carbonation increases drinkability. Well balanced. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4757) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2016
16 ounce can from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, served slightly warmer than fridge temp from a Guinness pint glass. Pours a lightly translucent-oily amber-gold with a large foamy head that drops to a 1/4" lasting cover....peach juice and a bit of resin in the pleasing nose, faint smoky herbal qualities (oregano, maybe some juniper) give it some interesting complexity as it warms...body is only lightly sweet, faintly smoky, some light dry woody/herbal qualities... moderately hoppy/bitter throughout, becoming quite dry at the finish which is unfortunately a bit on the thin and dull side...carbonation moderate to slightly high, mouthfeel full at the beginning but not holding up so well at the end. Solid enough but not to my taste really excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiedrzensky (772) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2016
Can. Pours is golden clear with thick white head. Aroma of pine, resin, spruce, light fruity and floral. Taste is moderate bitter, light sweet, hoppy, resiny. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long bitter finish. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1932) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Can from Jeff. Thanks! A: Caramel in color, thin white head, lacing. N: Pine, licorice, cherry, earth, pineapple, papaya, and mango. T: Fruity, bitter, lightly sweet. M: Light body, no alcohol, soft carbonation. O: Another tasty beer from TG. They really hit these hard with fruity hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5117) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours clear golden with a fairly thick eggshell head. Aroma features resiny hops and tangy citrus tones. Flavor features evergreen and slightly bitter hops plus a little citrus and a little fresh hops. Mouthfeel presents typical body and fizz. Still, a nugget of good beer. I used to have a car named Nugget, a yellow Toyota Corolla.


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