Review: Toppling Goliath Pompeii | Craft Beer & Brewing
Toppling Goliath Pompeii
90 out of 100

Style: New England-style IPA

ABV: 6.2 IBU: 50

90/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Toppling Goliath Pompeii

What the brewers say

“This IPA is created with the same attention to detail as the beautiful mosaics that graced the walls of prominent buildings in the city of Pompeii. It features mango and pineapple hops flavors with a medium body to tantalize the senses.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Pleasant strawberry, peach, mango, pineapple. Citrus dominates, mainly lemon and orange, but there’s some lemongrass there, too.”

Flavor: “Similar to the aroma. Huge tropical flavors that trail off into more traditional pine characters. Very clean bitterness, not harsh at all. Very dry. Finish has a green-tea bitterness with an almost smoky background that distracts from the fruitiness.”

Overall: “Pretty solid, easy-drinking, with plenty of blended and bright citrus notes. The aroma was very welcoming and tempting with huge amounts of tropical fruit, but the finish has a strange bitterness that doesn’t quite mesh with the rest of the beer.”

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