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Tsunami Pale Ale - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dive into a Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale. Waves of mandarin orange aroma swell into this light ale body, coasting to a smooth, easy finish. This Tsunami is a breezy ride, not too bitter, and a perfect introduction for those not yet familiar with the craft brewing world. Prepare your palate to take the plunge with a chilled Tsunami Pale, best served in a pint glass.

31 IBU

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-24-2010)
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jwc215

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4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ours hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of musty nectarine and mandarin orange.

The taste is of nectarine with a balancing biscuity sweet balance. It has a long finish.

It is chewy - fuller side of a light-bodied pale ale. Very refreshing!

There is a balanced bittersweet fruitiness that makes this a nice, refreshing brew! A "sessionable", balanced, vibrant American Pale Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2014 01:59:29 | More by jwc215
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emerge077

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped at the tap room and had a pint of this, their house draft.
Review from notes.

Served in a pint, it was a hazy unfiltered gold, with a crown of intricate lacing. There was a finger of head that receded to a thick skim across the surface. Retention was good. Green, leafy, earthy hops in the nose. Seemed like it would be fairly bitter based on aroma alone.

The flavor definitely delivered what the nose hinted at. Firm hop bitterness, grassy and earthy, with a lingering dry green hop finish. Malt complexity in the middle. Light bodied and sessionable for sure. A nice effort from a new Iowa brewery. It reminded me a little of our hometown classic in Chicago, Daisy Cutter from Half Acre.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2010 01:36:23 | More by emerge077
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright yellow/golden with just a hint of orange. Great clarity. One finger white head. Looks like a Bud/Miller/Coors beer to be honest. Good active carbonation. I think it's just a little too yellow, I'd like to see some more color. 4.0

S: Hops are there, but not crazy, in fact the pale malt is stronger. Not perfectly clean, but good. 3.5

T: Not much going on here, making it a great session beer/intro to craft beer, but I'd love to see more complexity. No off flavors and just a light bite. 4.0

M: Very nice. It has sharp carbonation and good body. 4.5

D: This is a very drinkable beer. 4.5

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.