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Tsunami Pale Ale - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-24-2010

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
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Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 29
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to irish-hawkeye (Reddit) for this one, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent fluffy fizzy 1/2 finger head fades at a med pace with nice lacing, super sediment hazy honey orange color.

Nose brings lots of malts, aged hops, sweet malt and fruity messy hops, bbq sauce fruits, fresh wort malt, mild stone fruit, apricot note in the background.

Taste some malts, grainy malts with little Belgian notes, fresh wort, grassy and fruity hops, malty with little fruity rye like note, doughy, earthy, over ripe apple mush, herbal tea. Finish is sticky sweet, fruity meh, malty.

Mouth is med bod, lighter bit decent carb,

This seemed a bit old, faded, malty, old hops, etc, but not sure as they don't date it unfortunately, not very impressive, esp compared to the other TG beers I've had. this is a great brewery and I think this beer just got left behind.

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4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A weird pale. The mouthfeel is a little off. Not very bitter. Lots of mango and some citrus. Bready.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.47/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

No bottle dating... cardboardy, yeasty, creamed corn.

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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with lots of particulate. White head fades to leave sticky lacing.


S - Aromas of loads of sweet malts, tea, earthy cardboard. Definitely an old apa.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of malts. Tea, earthy hops. Old hops, old beer, faint caramel.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, a bit stale.

O - Overall this beer was really old and tired. Quite a shame.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.