Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
Pompeii India Pale Ale
American IPA
16oz, 4-Pack
Two to three fingers of off-white foam, in spite of its depth it evaporates at a quick pace, dimpling a lot along the way, the lacing is quite think but it all slides off together without a lot of stickiness. Completely cloudy and opaque liquid, apricot to tangerine in color, no carbonation visible. Sweet, piney nose with surplus orange, tangerine citrus, the herbal matter plays a supporting role, solid base of peach fruit with pineapple, mango embellishments, peppery with some saltine cracker, full but not that much lift. Full-bodied, weak carbonation, more fluffiness than focus. Bready and piney upfront so at least the mouth entry has some dryness. After that it's pulped orange juice with a splash of grapefruit. Honeyed with a modicum of florality, the mango, peach, nectarine to pineapple fruit tropical without bitter bite. Pleasingly grassy at the finish with some onion bite. While there's a little bit of everything on hand, it comes off like it just doesn't care if it coheres or not. If served ice cold could put a couple down but that would be about it.
3 out of 5