Friday, June 19, 2015

Toppling Goliath X-Hops White Pale Ale

The Toppling Goliath Brewing Company is in Decorah, Iowa. This is the most recent release in their X-hop series of pale ales using experimental hops. The beer was bottled on June 15, 2015 and consumed on June 17, so freshness is definitely not an issue.

The beer pours the color honey and dried apricots mixed together. There is a tall head of thick, foamy white. The aroma is bright and citrusy, fresh squeezed citrus juice mingled with the essential oils squirting out as you squeeze. There are lighter notes of tropical melons and mango skin with a light toastiness in the background. The taste follows the aromas, lots of tangy and fresh citrus and fruits, along with some toasted wheat. The finish is dry and moderately bitter, like biting into a grapefruit. The beer drinks easy, round, smooth, with a light tingle of carbonation. Tasty, enjoyable, and drinkable!

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