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ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 111
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Phenomenal IPA. Full bodied, but incredibly drinkable. The Neslon Sauvin hop has a wonderfully delicate presence of passion fruits and citrus. The finish is very nice. It is not as juicy as a Pseudo finish, but rather subtle dance of citrus and dryness. The nose almost hints a Pseudo/citra hop. A really nice beer. And, super fresh might I add.

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4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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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4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light golden, finger of white head, nice lacing

Smell is bisquit, white wine, pungent almost sour citrus aromas, earthy rindy hop aroma, had this on tap a few times and forgot how unique it smells!!

Taste is great and unique... Nice to have a IPA that tastes so unique. White wine, bready and bisquity malt, super bitter citrus with mainly orange and other orange like fruits (mandarin, tangerine) bitter grapefruit on the finish that lingers a little bit

Mouthfeel is medium light, decent amount of carbonation that cuts the bitterness nicely

When Toppling Goliath steps it up and gets there beer in the 12oz/16oz format my fridge will be over flowing with there beer instead of just kind of overflowing with there beer.

The bitter aftertaste that lingers reminds me a lot of the Red Xhops bitter aftertaste, which is not a bad thing.

nickapalooza86, Aug 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Sawvell11, Jul 28, 2014
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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.