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Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FenwaysAloha (1) - - JUL 27, 2015 does not count
Bottle courtesy of Joe, this delightful single hop IPA pours a hazy orange color with a light head. Packs a punch of juicy tropical notes of pineapple and leaves solid lacing. Now, I wish I could just get this bomber EVERYDAY.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Matt, thanks very much! Hazy to cloudy golden yellow color, small white head. Nice aroma of earthy grapefruit and pineapple. Taste starts sweet and fruity, then earthy hay, then a bitter finish. Nice complexity and character. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1761) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bomber at Champps. 6/17/2015 bottle date. Excited to try! Cool label .... Orange golden pour with no head. Aroma is huge mosaic hops; citrus, tropical fruits. Plus pine and pineapple. Taste is of bitter citrus, tangy and sweet fruits. Quite tropical. Malt, shrug, maybe there is some, buried. Medium bodied or a touch lighter. Little alcohol presence. Finishes tangy bitter and fruity. Yum! TG handles hops well. 15.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2178) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of peaches, mangoes and slight diesel. Taste is of peaches, tropical fruits and light onion. Up there with the best! Body is medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel is juicy like it should. Overall a really nice introduction to Toppling Goliath, can’t wait to sample their pseudoSue next!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2996) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle from John’s Grocery in Iowa City, IA. This store is a must stop if you’re in the area. Hazy orange body with an inch of white head. Oh the aroma...what a showcase for the lovely Mosaic hops. Teeming with tropical fruit and citrus. Delightful palate. Mango, orange, juicy melon. Smooth and tangy. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle 22oz. Pours hazy golden with medium-high white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, garlic, pine, tropical fruits. Taste is of citrus, tropical fruits, bitterness, garlic, "sugar". Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Very nice. Fresh tropical fruits. Outstanding IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Orange avec un col qui aurait pu se développer davantage. Ananas, touche d’échalote, pamplemousse et papaye, grains toastés et fleurs sont les principaux et nombreux arômes qui viennent me chatouiller les narines. Sur mes papilles, je trouve : des oranges et des pamplemousses juteux, un aspect vert (plante herbacée, aiguilles de pin, fleurs et tiges) tout à fait savoureux, du jus d’ananas piquant, des herbes et une céréale effacée. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps mince mais crémeux et faiblement infiltré par les bulles. En finale, c’est long sur les conifères et les fruits exotiques, presque interminable mais ô combien agréable. Facile à boire, bien évidement. Solide première expérience avec TG et ses bières houblonnées. Je ne suis pas du tout déçu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3889) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks to Matt for this one! Split with the Québec / Trois-Rivières crew.

Appearance: Clear golden-orange with a small white head, good retention and some lacing.

Aroma: Burst of dank hops and garlic with nice tropical fruits features, light resin, biscuity notes and light melon presence.

Taste: Almost no sweetness despite - like for their pseudoSue - a pretty good malt backbone. Onions, garlic, tropical fruits, light pine, biscuity notes and light to moderate bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Ample mouthfeel. Rather dry finish. Clean.

Overall: Clean and crisp IPA dominated by onions/garlic hops features and a very good balance. Easy drinking. Very tasty stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5689) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks bro! pours hazy light golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. melons, tropical fruit juices, garlic and onions, ripened peaches, doughy fruity maltiness, clean yeast. light carbonation, light-medium body - oily; smooth and balanced tropical-citrusy finish. very good tropical garlic juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4239) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle shared. Hazy gold pour with nice white head. Aroma is dank, nice fruity hop, tropical, litchi fruit, light garlicky notes. Taste is lightly bitter, nice dank juicy hop, oniony. Palate is med bodied nice chewy body, light carbonation. Tasty.

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