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ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 116
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FreshHawk on 09-16-2011

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
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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - murky orange yellow color. thin head, but fun lacing.

Smell - very very floral and lots of citrus here. Not too bitter at first, but does bitter a bit as it warms

Taste - bitter up front, but that is quickly replaced by a sweet citrus finish which is quite delicious

Mouthfeel - nicely carbonated and leaves the mouth with a nice bitter finish

Overall - I need to get my hands on more TG for sure!

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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A big thanks to Jeff who knows I can't get enough TG for this one. Bomber into Tired Hands stemware.

Pours a big 2.5 finger fluffy white head with excellent retention. Lacing is thick and layered with awesome cling. Beer is a semi-cloudy grapefruit. Very solid.

Nose is mango, starfruit, citrus, pineapple, kiwi and cane sugar. Aromatic is heck and very enticing. The Nelson hop presence is amazing.

Opens citrus, papaya, mango, starfruit and kiwi. Huge tropical fruit presence. Cane sugar in the back with a creamy hop bite. Ends citrus and more papaya. Fruity hop bitter aftertaste. Awesome!

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with some bubbles in the mouth and goes down soft and crisp. Messy finish with a filmy, lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable.

Really nice overall and captures the essence of the Nelson hop flavor perfectly. A really outstanding example of the style.

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A-golden amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-bread, floral, citrus, orange, pineapple, earthy

T-bready marl, grapefruit, pineapple, white wine, earthy, pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-great showcase for NS hop, which I love, hope to see more beer featuring this varietal

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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.