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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

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 4
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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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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 -8.1%

Photo of jwc215
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy, floral, and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Citrus hops with hints of orange, lemon, grapefruit, apricot, and melon. Grassy hops along with some floral and piney hints. Pale malt with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a juicy and grassy hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront citrus hops with notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, apricot, and melon. Grassy and floral hops along with some pine. Pale malt with some notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A nice zesty taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp and juicy with a smooth finish.

Overall: A solid take on an American Pale Ale. Nicely juicy, grassy, and smooth. Not on the same level as PseudoSue but pretty solid.

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.