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ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 105
Gots: 14 | 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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Ratings: 366 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by shadetree67:
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shadetree67

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

A. Hazy golden amber in color. Stiff pour yielded a 2 finger head. Nice Lacing and head retention. Beautiful

S. Smells hoppy. Floral and sweet. Not overpowering.

T. Taste is floral (white wine?). Some grapefruit. Sweet Malts. Hint of bitterness that lingers on the finish but it is minor.

M. Medium carbonation and body. Sticky mouth feel. It's very nice for the style.

O. A very solid IPA that I would be glad to drink. It is very balanced and refreshing. Beautiful to look at in the glass as well. All that said, I prefer Sue

04-12-2014 04:49:39 | More by shadetree67
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-31-2014 12:42:58 | More by tectactoe
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-05-2014 01:56:07 | More by Schlais
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NWer

Washington

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
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-02-2014 04:27:27 | More by DaftPatrick
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77apm

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-15-2014 06:27:45 | More by 77apm
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-21-2013 06:23:45 | More by Dbrulet
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Sawvell11


4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-28-2014 13:57:33 | More by Sawvell11
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-01-2013 07:26:08 | More by jaminjohnson
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10%

10-24-2012 00:40:28 | More by bpfrush
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MattyG85

Minnesota

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
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2013 15:38:27 | More by williamjbauer
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rudylaw

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-21-2014 19:11:07 | More by rudylaw
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-25-2013 04:04:13 | More by stereosforgeeks
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dc55110

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-17-2013 18:13:45 | More by dc55110
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.4%

10-06-2013 13:40:10 | More by sgttibbs
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

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
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

03-10-2014 12:40:33 | More by Schlafly33
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striker2160

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-23-2014 17:40:13 | More by striker2160
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

02-05-2014 17:57:52 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-10-2013 18:55:31 | More by roostor07
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2014 01:58:39 | More by weonfire
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2013 22:33:25 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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distantmantra

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-16-2013 00:27:48 | More by distantmantra
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance:
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.

Aroma:
Tons of musky hops and grapefruit. A light sweetness can be found alongside notes of grass and light pine.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
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.

Overall:
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
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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.