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Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 worldís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1364) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Wow. Super good ipa. I havenít liked ipas in awhile. Excellent use of hop. I guessed sorachi ace but Iím wrong. Tasted at chrisí ultimate bottle share.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (657) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bomber to shaker. Yellow orange pour with a slight haze. Mountainous white head. Lemony fresh hop aroma. Nice juicy hop flavor but with that mosaic cattiness that disagrees with my palate on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doctordd8 (16) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
From bomber. Smell of peach and citrus. Beautiful off white head. Not quite as much carbonation as most IPAs. Taste is nearly perfect peach and citrus. Nice aftertaste that is not too harsh, but pleasing to the palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5035) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2015
22oz bomber. Hazy peach..orange-tan body. Foamy, frothy, steady glass lacing thin white head. Awesome new school IPA. Delicate but bold juicy guava, melon, raspberry tones...all from the hops...new school sensory experience and Iím not sure how anyone could rate this under a four if they have it relatively fresh, 6 days from the bottling date when I cracked this one. Pretty much flat out phenomenal. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4541) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Aroma is pungent hops, spices and slightly perfumed citrus. The flavor is complex hops, grapefruit, mild pine needles, malts, citrus, fruit and a resiny/bitter/tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2930) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1178) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (983) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (344) - Taylor, 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, Iím very disappointed in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1286) - 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

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