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Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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. Just as Mount Vesuvius preserved the complex mosaics of Pompeii, this single-hop IPA preserves the luxurious taste of the Mosaic hop.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2881) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Orange/yellow pour with a white head. Grapefruit hop bouquet. Taste follows. Average body and mouthfeel. Sturdy malt backbone. Minerally.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1128) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
22oz bottle pours a hazy yellow amber color with a huge frothy head. Nicely balanced hop profile allows the mosaic hop to be tasted without too much intensity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (940) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
22 oz bottle courtesy of Al Carpenter. Shared with ebone1988. The pour is a nice orange-ish gold with a huge white head and some excellent lace as it falls down to a ring with an island of froth. The aroma is surprisingly Belgian for what I was expecting. The bready malts and yeast dominate the front of the nose. There is a little light fruit and a touch of dank pine on the far back. The flavor is surprisingly spicy. The Belgian style really dominates. It's got a lot of clove and bready malt and just not at all what I was expecting. I am not a fan of this one. The mouth feel is decent. There is a good thickness and the carbonation might be a little overdone, but it hangs around. The aftertaste is lingeringly hoppy, which is probably the best part ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (325) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is tropical fruit, dank, sweet. Appearance is perfect orange/gold, white head. Taste is different. A lot of clove for some reason, none of the sweet tropical fruit I look for in a mosaic-hopped beer, just not that great. Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated, light, not great. Overall, I’m very disappointed in this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1267) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2015
22oz bottle pours a bright orange with a large off white head. big mango orange and grapefruit taste. another great ipa from them

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4301) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle - thanks Jimmy! Pours hazy orange, large creamy white head, good lacing. Aroma is melon, pear, onion, dank leaves, passionfruit. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plust bitter, dank potty. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1041) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle shared by a giant, awesome Packers fan and his friend John. This beer is awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3072) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle - Amber pour with a white foamy head and a bit of haziness. Nose is onion and lots of plastic and a light breadiness. Taste is better, with onion, a little garlic, and some pine. A nice toasted light bread base. Smooth and fluffy body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2388) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
Share thanks to a Packers’ fan. Smooth and balanced words words words words

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2015
UPDATED: APR 24, 2015 22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours cloudy golden-amber. Really pretty white head with lacing. Aroma is tropical and juicy - orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple. Floral too. Basically no resin. Taste is really nicely balanced. Not overly bitter or sweet. Palate is medium body. Average carbonation. Soft texture. Medium-long finish. Really nice beer. The aroma is really nicely done. Very complex for the abv.


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