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Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 4.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap at Dexters, small backlog, pours a light gold with a thick white head and lots of lacing, again, holy hell the aroma is amazing, tropical fruit galore with a ton of citrus, really ripe and fresh, the flavor is much of the same, think if zombie dust and pseudoSue made a baby beer, this might be it, the flavor is fresh with all kinds of citrus and tropical fruit, really smooth mouthfeel, amazing stuff here, kind of disappointed to not see more ratings on this one, hopefully they are still brewing it and others can get their hands on it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1465) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2013
rating number 1300. Gold pour with a good looking white head. Very attractive. I’d probably date this beer. Tropical fruit and sour diesel aroma. Clean, bitter finish (not too bitter) with plenty of malt balance. 5.5%? U jokin? Keep up with the high flavored/lower abv garbage. Seriously.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Akeysy (2) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
Tried this for the first time at Dexter’s Pub in Madison, WI, and it absolutely floored me. I registered for an account for the sole purpose of rating this beer. Hands down, my new favorite! (with New Glarus’s Moon Man a close second)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3428) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours a beautiful lightly hazy golden color with a nice big fluffy white head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is extremely pungent with beautiful notes of melon, lemon, and floral hops. Extraordinarily inviting.

The flavor is very hoppy, but balanced in a way. Not extremely bitter (but very pleasantly so) Very focused on juicy fruit forward hops. The malt is crisp and noticeable, the fermentation is very clean, and the beer is notably dry. Some mild floral hoppy notes are there too.

The beer has that nice tongue bracing hop characters that lingers on the tongue and add to the mouthfeel of the beer. The carbonation is nice, a bit low... but this carries the flavors of the beer very well.

These Hop Patrol beers just keep getting better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (591) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2013
On tap. Aroma: floral hops, melon, mango, grapefruit, hint of pineapple, light pine and resin, some sweetness and bready malt. Appearance: light golden color with a slight haze, white head with average retention, good lacing. Flavor: lots of tropical fruit - mango and citrus, ripe melon, grapefruit, just a great fruit character. Bitterness is medium, just enough malt and a touch of sweetness to balance the hop charge, but not get in the way. Palate: light-medium body, medium carbonation, dry hoppy finish. Overall: lots of great IPAs from TG, but this stands out - very nice!

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