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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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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-11-2013 13:11:44 | More by egrace84
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-11-2013 02:07:07 | More by Soneast
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%

Growler filled two days ago at Casanova Liquors in Hudson, Wisconsin. Tasted 26 July 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear pale golden orange. One finger of white head, good retention and nice delicate lacing. Some visible carbonation.

Smell is powerful pine backed by pineapple. Heavy heavy heavy on the pine like a typical west coast IPA, but that hint of juicy sweetness in the background really elevates it. And it's full, clean, and well-rounded, showing its quality in part by the absence of anything negative anywhere in the smell.

Taste is clean and medium bitter, mostly piney resins and such, but with a touch of chalk. A nice mid-level IPA, well-balanced with positive flavors, but with plenty of bitterness to satisfy my needs. Finish is lasting, which often irks me in IPAs, but here I'm enjoying that slow fade-out of the bitterness.

Medium-bodied, prickly carbonation combining well with the tingly bitterness. Lasting, and that makes me happy.

A really good IPA. Piney, but with other things going on to support that, so it's not a one-trick pony. Clean and crisp throughout; very nice.

08-11-2013 02:04:06 | More by zeledonia
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-07-2013 15:42:00 | More by GeezLynn
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%

Pours a light golden, finger of white head, nice lacing

Smell is bisquit, white wine, pungent almost sour citrus aromas, earthy rindy hop aroma, had this on tap a few times and forgot how unique it smells!!

Taste is great and unique... Nice to have a IPA that tastes so unique. White wine, bready and bisquity malt, super bitter citrus with mainly orange and other orange like fruits (mandarin, tangerine) bitter grapefruit on the finish that lingers a little bit

Mouthfeel is medium light, decent amount of carbonation that cuts the bitterness nicely

When Toppling Goliath steps it up and gets there beer in the 12oz/16oz format my fridge will be over flowing with there beer instead of just kind of overflowing with there beer.

The bitter aftertaste that lingers reminds me a lot of the Red Xhops bitter aftertaste, which is not a bad thing.

08-04-2013 14:48:50 | More by nickapalooza86
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-01-2013 07:26:08 | More by jaminjohnson
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-31-2013 00:31:59 | More by CCutch
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cmdmzmjm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-30-2013 17:30:07 | More by cmdmzmjm
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-29-2013 01:39:00 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-28-2013 21:44:22 | More by Kenai4
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-28-2013 15:37:53 | More by MNBeerGeek
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2013 18:37:40 | More by RyanTheLion13
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%

Served from a growler the initial pour yields two fingers of soapy white head. The retention is quite impressive. Some lacing is left. Light golden straw color that I find very inviting in IPAs.

On the nose I get a heavy dose of the white grapes from which this hop gets its name. Light sugar sweet malts. Also a bit earthy and grassy with notes a grapefruit.

I don't believe I have had a single hopped Nelson beer. A bit of a white wine quality with very dry finish. The 80 IBUs don't come off as particularly bitter. Lots of earthy grassy notes.

Nice mouthfeel with on the lower side of carbonation.

Fairly unique beer. Packs in a lot a hop flavor for under 6 percent.

07-27-2013 03:35:32 | More by Powderhornphil
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HardWater

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-23-2013 23:25:40 | More by HardWater
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jreindl

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.4%

07-21-2013 18:17:04 | More by jreindl
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-21-2013 06:23:45 | More by Dbrulet
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distantmantra

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-16-2013 00:27:48 | More by distantmantra
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-14-2013 22:42:51 | More by MNBeer1017
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-14-2013 22:39:00 | More by bsuedekum
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2013 04:17:51 | More by WYVYRN527
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.4%

07-12-2013 01:14:56 | More by millelacsmark
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caskstrength

Minnesota

4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Growler pour, thanks Mike for the supply.

Lightly hazy yellow/gold appearance. White head. As expected.

S: Salty dank hops, spicy and earthy. Grassy with orange peels. Some pine, but in the back . Nelson Sauvin indeed.

T: Spicy, earthy and grassy. Dry pine, citrus rinds. Bites the tongue. Damn good.

M: Light and crisp, dry. Would have liked this at 6.5 abv instead of 5.5, a little beefier and resinous mouthfeel.(Like Nelson) But as it is, it's easier drinking, which is nice.

O: Great beer. All about the hops and nothing else. Love what TG is doing.

07-11-2013 02:54:59 | More by caskstrength
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-10-2013 02:37:43 | More by MooseBoose
ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.