ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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4.84/5 rDev +12%
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.
08-15-2013 22:43:47 | More by NWer
4.45/5 rDev +3%
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.
03-22-2014 07:18:09 | More by MattyG85
4.31/5 rDev -0.2%
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!
04-24-2014 15:16:19 | More by beatenbyjacks
4.2/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours a clear, golden body that plays host to gentle streams of carbonation and a magnificent amount of foam. While retention is a bit disappointing, plenty of lacing remains as the glass slowly empties.
Tons of musky hops and grapefruit. A light sweetness can be found alongside notes of grass and light pine.
Right upfront you are greeted by a brutal bitterness, that is in my opinion is exactly what you should get in an American IPA. Somehow, it's balanced by a light sweetness. Laced with grass, grapefruit zest, and tangerine, this one packs a lot of tasty character into a glass.
This one pierces the tongue with the furiosity of a pissed-off Squirrel. Medium bodied with a finish that is dry, but somehow doesn't leave you begging for another sip to keep you hydrated.
What we have here is a brutal IPA, that is somehow civilized enough to enjoy. This is a beautiful creation that is worthy of your money. If you see it, grab it.
03-09-2014 17:42:28 | More by alphagnome
ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.