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ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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473 Ratings
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 111
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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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3.38/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber of Zeelander, booty from a pillage-and-loot raid over the border. Maybe next time I'll bring back a quarterback. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

Pour is very light golden, light carbonation, light penetrating. The nose comes out swinging with scents that aren't my favorite in an IPA: dankness, earthy, sweet. Really earthy. I half expect to see an earthworm in the bottom of the bottle.

Zeelander's flavor profile just doesn't hit my joy buzzer. The dirt in the nose translates right into the palate, & it's hard to get past all of potting soil. Laying that aside, there are some nice notes. Vaguely tropical, decent bitterness, slightly acidic (acid rain?), ending with an almost rye-like spicey note. The feel is the high point of the beer, with a lovely Slip-n-Slide feel going down. Easy enough to drink mindlessly.

Tried this in the tap room & thought it was a bit off, but I'm just not digging the beer. Pretty good, but give me Sue...which is evidently the Alpha King of Toppling Goliath.

maximum12, Feb 09, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into tulip.

A: Slightly hazy golden color with huge, foamy, off-white head.

S: Lemon, grapefruit, and tropical fruit.

T: Citrus is the dominant taste, with pineapple and a little malt. Some lingering bitterness. Very good.

M: Incredibly smooth and creamy, medium bodied and refreshing.

O: Super tasty IPA! Great Nelson hop flavors, would have again.

d5001986, Feb 07, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
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.

Alieniloquium, Feb 07, 2014
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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.