Saturday, September 17, 2016

Toppling Goliath Imperial Golden Nugget

The Toppling Goliath Brewing Company is in Decorah, Iowa. They make the best beers in Iowa, and some of the best beers in the country. This is their Golden Nugget beer amped up into a Double IPA.

The beer pours hazy, the color of a dark orange-tinted honey. There is a tall, thick, foamy head of white. The aroma is a huge blast of tropical fruit, mango, mango skins, with a touch of dankness. The taste follows the aromas, and you can feel the top of your head lifting off and exploding with the huge wave of tropical and dank flavors. This is juicy and rich. The finish is dry and fairly bitter. The beer drinks very smooth, with soft, tingling carbonation. The alcohol is high enough to have a noticeable warming effect on the throat. This is the type of explosion of hop flavor beer that makes Toppling Goliath so loved.


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