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ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 98
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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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-29-2014 13:29:47 | More by djrn2
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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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-15-2014 20:12:55 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-29-2014 23:46:56 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-20-2013 21:27:28 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-15-2014 07:08:33 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by Todd. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin collar, wisps, and specks of lace. Hazy peach flesh body.

S - Huge tropical fruits, peach, zesty citrus, white grape, perhaps a hint of onion. It's New Zealand hops alright; probably Nelson Sauvin. Like the rest of these Toppling Goliath beers the malt character is quite subdued.

T - The taste isn't quite as complex, but it's still quite nice, with a mix of white grapes, tropical fruits, and perhaps a bit of tart gooseberry. Malt imparts a bit of sweetness, but it's still well in the periphery.

M - Medium body, soft, lower growler carbonation. Quite pleasant, with a dry, crisp finish. No discernible alcohol.

D - This was quite excellent, and I hope Toppling Goliath makes it at least semi-regularly. Really easy to drink, and my favorite of the growlers that Todd so generously supplied. These guys know hops.

Serving type: growler

06-12-2013 18:24:40 | More by MasterSki
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-25-2014 20:04:18 | More by Kegatron
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a huge thanks to to of my closest friends for literally driving denver to toppling goliath to pick this up, along with a couple of other gems. this pours a thicker hazy matte finish goldenrod color, with a lazy but frothy white head that sits around three quarters of an inch tall. the nose, oh my goodness the nose. this beers best feature, and one of the best aromas of any ipa ever brewed. its all nelson hops, which are so tropical and dynamic. i get orange and lemon zest, i get sweet melon, and i get hardly any bitterness. the malt is almost an afterthought here, with such a beautiful fresh fruity aroma, this rivals vermont ipa. the flavor is like the nose, just a little less pungent. i get all the same fruity notes, and this does an excellent job of getting that great aroma into taste, but its not quite as bright. some bitterness creeps in around the middle, reminding me that this is in fact an ipa. light body and light alcohol are enjoyable in a beer with such unique flavor, sessionable forever this one is. splendid use of the nelson hops, like nothing else out there. this is a total winner.

Serving type: growler

01-07-2014 18:44:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-08-2014 04:57:18 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-19-2014 14:00:57 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-13-2013 05:03:11 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-21-2014 20:34:34 | More by MarkyMOD
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-21-2014 04:31:22 | More by orangesol
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

03-07-2014 14:45:10 | More by duceswild
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-26-2013 20:42:11 | More by mothman
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

04-27-2014 14:11:55 | More by BARFLYB
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-15-2014 03:26:04 | More by drewone
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-19-2014 05:57:46 | More by Kelp
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2014 13:41:35 | More by PEIhop
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dirtylou

Washington

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

on-tap, Alchemy in Madison

This is a fantastic IPA - really showcases the NS hops brilliantly. Light-bodied and refreshing - notes of mandarin, grapefruit, light pine resin. The hops are bright and dazzling and the body is so on-point that one could presumably drink this for days. Superb.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2013 19:17:01 | More by dirtylou
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -30.6%

02-19-2014 04:45:21 | More by drummermattie02
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-19-2014 03:49:13 | More by Zaphog
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Small, but well retained white head. Nice lacing. Great surface wisps as the head settles.

Smell - Really herbal and dank. Grapefruit citrus. Cracker malts, with some deeper roasted caramel and toasty malts.

Taste - Herbal flavor strong up front. Grassier in the flavor. Grapefruit. Toasty malts push through. A hint of sweetness. More of an earthy finish than a bitter finish. Slightly musty back there.

Mouthfeel - Heavier than I expected. A little chewy for an IPA. Mild bitterness.

Overall - Excellent Nelson character. All aspects of the hop shine through.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 02:20:53 | More by Alieniloquium
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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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