Troegs Golden Thing

Val and I are going to Pittsburgh in March and we’re going to try to make a stop at Troegs. I went to Troegs years ago, when it was still in Harrisburg and I was going to Gettysburg. I’ve heard the new space is really nice and I love their rebranding. Val got me a beer tray and a shirt from them for Christmas.

ABV: 8.2%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Hunting the fields during hop harvest, we were stopped in our tracks by the otherworldly lemon notes of a hop called Lemondrop. We just had to build a beer around it. Our HopCyclone circulates Lemondrop’s citrusy oils throughout Golden Thing, and dry-hopping with Lemondrop and Centennial leads to juicy layers of fresh lemonade, pinesap, and sweet citrus.”

Random: This beer uses Troegs’s house ale yeast.

The beer poured with a two finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was golden-yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with a lot of lemon rind and lemon pith. There was also some sweet, caramel malts. The taste started with toasted grains and quickly went into lemon zest and then there was honey sweetness that followed up. There was a candied orange note along with some pine needles. The body was on the thicker side with a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with candied oranges and lemon zest. A pounder can was $3.50, which came to $.22 per ounce. I thought this beer was alright, I just wish it had a bit more than lemon notes. I wouldn’t rush to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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