Tsunami Dark Ale - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +9.3%
On tap at Short's Burger & Shine.
Review from written notes.
Hazy copper caramel color, sticky off white foam that exhibited nice retention, leaving arcs of lace in it's wake.
Fruity, estery aroma, yeast driven with quite a bit of dried fruit manifesting in the form of dates and plum, with some maltiness rounding things out.
Fairly toasty malt presence, moderately bitter, with more fruity esters, similar to the aroma. Plum, date, and figs blend seamlessly with the nutty toasted malt, medium bodied with a full flavor. Medium carbonation, mellow bitterness in the aftertaste.
Overall a pleasant pint that I wouldn't hesitate to have again.
06-28-2011 02:57:03 | More by emerge077
3.63/5 rDev -6%
I survived this Tsunami in a shaker pint. This brew was reviewed from notes.
Appearance- The body has copper hues and bone-white foam. It is a half-finger in width and looks decently creamy.
Smell- Roasted malt is mixed with some floral hops. It comes off fruity and sweet.
Taste- Okay, a little crystal malt is unexpected, and some earthy hop notes. The finish really starts to bring out the bitterness and citrus qualities: star fruit and a bit piney. The finish really brings this one home.
Mouth feel- The body is light to medium, slick on the tongue. I wish it was creamier.
Overall- It really is pretty good. I still am unsure how I feel about the earthy hop and crystal malt mixing with the citrus.
05-20-2012 01:29:30 | More by Pintofbrown
4.47/5 rDev +15.8%
Poured with a fine, creamy long lasting, light tan head, with lots of lace. Color is a hazy brownish amber. Aroma is very malty, caramel, ripe apricots, yeast. Flavor is similar with a some hop and apricot jumping out. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has some duration with a little bitterness at the very end. Session beer. Yum!
05-22-2011 22:13:04 | More by drpimento
3.63/5 rDev -6%
Poured from growler into 4 oz tasting glass.
Appearance -- cloudy orange/red with little head.
Taste-- lots of caramel and fruit
Palate-- sour finish, no carbonation on the tongue
Overall a decent red ale, would like to try directly from tap next time.
03-21-2012 23:20:16 | More by Efeswasmy1st
4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
Pint on tap at the brewery. This is from (sparse) notes:
Pours coppery with a nice white head. Smells of fruit, American hops, sweet malt, more hops, and a surprising amount of yeast. Great complexity and balance.
Tastes boffo! Giant fruit nodes bleed into more traditional red ale malt: apricots, plums, and light lemon against crisp barley. This gradually gives way and is replaced by a solid, citrusy American hop profile, and dry malt lingers long after the beer is swallowed. Nothing super innovative or out of this world, but hugely complex and almost inconceivably well balanced.
I had a pint of this and took home a growler of the Naughty 90. As good as the 90 is, I wish I had reversed the two.
06-26-2012 03:32:34 | More by mynie
Tsunami Dark Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.