ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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