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Tsunami Pale Ale - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

emerge077, Jul 24, 2010
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4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

jwc215, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

yourefragile, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Gonzoillini, Aug 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

bsuedekum, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

KarlHungus, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bpfrush, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Dicers, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

morimech, Oct 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Florida9, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

williamjbauer, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jera1350, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

DarthKostrizer, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

TX-Badger, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

thewimperoo, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

CRJMellor, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Herky21, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

22Blue, Oct 18, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Stevedore, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

FreshHawk, Feb 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

josephwa, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bennetj17, Dec 21, 2013
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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.