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ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 107
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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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

08-02-2012 19:11:45 | More by huskermike12
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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Herky21

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

03-05-2013 19:36:51 | More by Herky21
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -21.8%

Bomber of Zeelander, booty from a pillage-and-loot raid over the border. Maybe next time I'll bring back a quarterback. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

Pour is very light golden, light carbonation, light penetrating. The nose comes out swinging with scents that aren't my favorite in an IPA: dankness, earthy, sweet. Really earthy. I half expect to see an earthworm in the bottom of the bottle.

Zeelander's flavor profile just doesn't hit my joy buzzer. The dirt in the nose translates right into the palate, & it's hard to get past all of potting soil. Laying that aside, there are some nice notes. Vaguely tropical, decent bitterness, slightly acidic (acid rain?), ending with an almost rye-like spicey note. The feel is the high point of the beer, with a lovely Slip-n-Slide feel going down. Easy enough to drink mindlessly.

Tried this in the tap room & thought it was a bit off, but I'm just not digging the beer. Pretty good, but give me Sue...which is evidently the Alpha King of Toppling Goliath.

02-09-2014 04:37:42 | More by maximum12
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -19%

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3.64/5  rDev -15.7%

Draft serving in a footed tulip glass, review from written notes.

Opaque orange color, delicate lacing, good surface coverage.
Slightly tropical aroma, fairly pungent. Dried papaya.

Earthy flavor, oddly floral and slightly astringent, it's a bit overwhelming on the whole. It overpowers in an odd way,light pale malt aftertaste, but the astringent floral fruitiness seems to dominate. Appreciate the tropical character of the Nelson Sauvin, but the mix is just too jarring. Starts out nice, but not so easy to finish a glass of this.

08-12-2013 02:25:31 | More by emerge077
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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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New Jersey

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Wisconsin

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Connecticut

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Florida

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Missouri

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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.