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style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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common

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available

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RATINGS: 492   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 (303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Difficult to find fault with this one, and after more than one, Im 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14724) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2017
KRS 311216. Golden color with a white head. Aroma is fruit, pine, tropical fruits. Flavor is fruit, pine, grapefruit, resin, tropical fruit. Delicious easy drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1166) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Aromas of fresh hops, tangerine, golden malts, faint grass, faint resin and caramel malts. Pours golden with a quarter finger white foam and slim lacing. Taste brings fresh hops, tangerine, tropical fruits, mango, apricot, leafy hops, dry bitterness, honey, melon, caramel, golden malts and a slight metallic twang. Finishes smooth with moderate bitterness and fresh hops. Overall, pretty solid yet basic IPA with a moderate amount of bitterness. B rating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (11291) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2017
Can 473ml @ yngwie - 2016/17 new year tasting
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, peach, grapefruit and pine needles. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long dry, citrus, piney, peachy and orange fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (2093) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 2, 2017
Can, 0.473l. Clear deep golden color with thin soapy off-white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of herbs, pine, resin, citrus and flowers. Taste starts with medium sweet toasted malt and resin, following is earthy, herbal and fruity, mouthfeel is smooth, while finish is pleasantly bitter. Medium body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Herbalife...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lambister (520) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2017
Large bottle, thanks to k0mpsa. Fantastic as youd expect. Dont tell me the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon. could be the motto of Toppling.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3698) - CROATIA - APR 25, 2017
Canned, 473 ml, from Pivoljub. Shared with JFK10000 and Max. Pours hazy yellow with large white head. Medium hoppiness, citrus, grapefruit, pine, dank, bit resiny. Moderate bitterness in finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (10069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2017
16 oz can shared with Tmoney99 and Brandon from notes. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, earthy, herbal hops, grapefruit citrus, yeast, bready, dry, moderate bitterness, good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2017
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral/pine hops, some grass/grain, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, pine/resin hops, grain, some fruit, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is dry & quite bitter; Nicely balanced; Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2871) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 6, 2017
Can at alus celle, riga. Hazy deep golden color, white head. Aroma has lots of fruits, malts, tropical fruit notes like mango. Balanced taste has sweet malty notes, crispy hops, citrus and mango notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zbyszek_cz (40) - POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Wygląda bardzo ładnie, piana drobna i bardzo trwała, kolor złoto pomarańczowy klarowne. Wzr. Zapach bardzo intensywnie chmielowy, żywiczno sosnowy z lekkimi cytrusami i leciutką słodowością. Ostry ale zarazem bardzo zachęcający. W smaku na start uderza chmielowość, cierpko żywicznie z dodatkiem owocw tropikalnych i trochę cytrusw. Bardzo wytrawne. Goryczka jest uderzająca, wysoka i cierpka, ale nie jest bardzo zalegająca. Taka średnio długa. Bezkompromisowe piwo, bardzo nastawione na czystość chmielową bez zbędnych nut słodowych. Dobrze, że chociaż trochę ananasa czy marakui wychodzi to delikatnie osładza odbir. Wysycenie średnio niskie. Pasuje mi.


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