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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
86
very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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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emerge077

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

07-24-2010 01:36:23 | More by emerge077
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

04-18-2014 01:59:29 | More by jwc215
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-13-2013 05:02:59 | More by XmnwildX12
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-01-2014 21:19:13 | More by yourefragile
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-09-2013 17:43:46 | More by Gonzoillini
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-14-2013 23:28:47 | More by bsuedekum
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-10-2013 03:45:07 | More by KarlHungus
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-11-2013 18:01:08 | More by bpfrush
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

01-17-2014 05:07:29 | More by mattmarka1
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morimech

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-27-2012 01:11:48 | More by morimech
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Florida9

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-08-2014 19:38:37 | More by Florida9
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

09-18-2013 15:39:02 | More by williamjbauer
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-18-2014 16:22:24 | More by Dicers
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

12-27-2012 22:42:03 | More by jera1350
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DarthKostrizer

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-26-2013 16:10:07 | More by DarthKostrizer
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +5%

08-02-2014 16:25:41 | More by CRJMellor
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

07-19-2014 02:57:45 | More by TX-Badger
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-12-2013 13:05:27 | More by thewimperoo
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-16-2013 01:43:15 | More by Herky21
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

02-04-2012 04:17:56 | More by FreshHawk
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-21-2013 05:58:52 | More by bennetj17
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.16/5  rDev -17.1%

16oz poured in a shaker pint on draft at Craftsman in Middleton, WI today, 1/29/2014.

App- clear orange-copper body with a clean white 1 finger head, good retention, good lacing.

Smell- crisp breadiness, hints of caramel and floral notes. Surprisingly not so hoppy.

Flavour- tastes like a crisp pilsner, bready and caramelly with floral hops. Not bitter at all.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, well carbonated, easy to drink but by no means bitter.

Overall- decent pale ale, tastes more like a pilsner. Not that great and I suggest looking for better options.

01-30-2014 00:15:13 | More by Stevedore
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josephwa

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-08-2013 20:25:05 | More by josephwa
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-17-2012 20:22:40 | More by Localdrinklax
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5%

06-02-2013 22:07:55 | More by bismarksays
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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.