ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 113
Gots: 44 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer rated high on appearance and mouthfeel for me.

A- Golden honey, non-transparent. It looks like a jar of honey that has sat around for a year. Thin head, medium lacing with no legs.

S- Golden citrus, malt, honey. Lots of thick base malt flavor here.

T- Maybe the least unique quality of this brew, but still great. It tastes like a light IPA that has the thickness of a milkshake with mild citrus.

M- Nice and thick. Milkshake to me on this. Nice amount of carbonation that comes off light and fluffy. I said it

O- Another great beer from TG> these guys are crankin out great brews!

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4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a tasty beer. A worthy comparison to Nelson from alpine.

Pours an opaque orange color with a white ring of head, some nice lacing, definitely reads as an unfiltered IPA.

The smell leads with Thai peppercorn and then has a sweet earthy aroma that immediately reminded me of Nelson from alpine (go figure). It has a great depth to it that keeps bringing me into the glass. Really plant heavy as well.

The taste follows suit with a nice pepper an plant dank hop front leading to a very elegant honey and piney citrus finish. A beautiful and dangerously drinkable beer. The feel is great and silkier than most IPAs with a great amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth with a lot of flavors tingling after the beer rolls over.

Overall a great and unique brew. Would love to have more of this.

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4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.