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ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 113
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Zelicious single-hop showcase using the Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand. Delightfully confusing aromas of citrus and mandarin oranges give way to an incredibly complex body of earth tones and marigolds. This is truly unlike any hop you’ve ever tasted.

80 IBU

(Beer added by: FreshHawk on 09-16-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

GeezLynn, Aug 07, 2013
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Schlais, Aug 05, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +11.8%

First tasted on-tap at the brewery. Rating based on growler enjoyed now.
I chose the ZeeLander for my growler to-go instead of PseudoSue because it was unique. I hadn't tasted anything like this before. PseudoSue is great, no doubt about it, but we're surrounded by great ales on the West Coast and push comes to shove I choose uniqueness.
I'm very happy with my choice.
This beer is phenomenal.
Beautiful clowdy-golden appearance with abundant head. Aroma somewhat mild. Grain, sweetness. Fruity. A little pine. Taste follows but more pronounced.
Perfectly balanced and flavorful.
Very sessionable. At 5.5% ABV I can drink this all day.

NWer, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

DaftPatrick, Mar 02, 2014
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77apm, Mar 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Dbrulet, Jul 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Sawvell11, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jaminjohnson, Aug 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

bpfrush, Oct 24, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A very ripe and juicy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus and pine. Upfront scent of citrus hops with juicy hints of orange, grapefruit, lemon, mango, tangerine, pineapple, and melon. Earthy and herbal hops with hints of pine resin, grass, and a little onion like scent. Nicely juicy and dank. Background pale malt scent with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very good tropical aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and ripe hop driven taste with big notes of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront mix of citrus esters with notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, mango, tangerine, and melon. Dank piney hops along with some grass. Fairly oily. Solid backing presence of pale malt with notes of grains, cracker, caramel, and yeast. Very citrus forward and nicely sharp and bitter. A very good west coast style taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, creamy, and oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good juicy West Coast style IPA. Nice citrus and pine flavor with a nice clean bitterness.

MattyG85, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

williamjbauer, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

rudylaw, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

dc55110, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

sgttibbs, Oct 06, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance - murky orange yellow color. thin head, but fun lacing.

Smell - very very floral and lots of citrus here. Not too bitter at first, but does bitter a bit as it warms

Taste - bitter up front, but that is quickly replaced by a sweet citrus finish which is quite delicious

Mouthfeel - nicely carbonated and leaves the mouth with a nice bitter finish

Overall - I need to get my hands on more TG for sure!

beatenbyjacks, Apr 24, 2014
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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.