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ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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96
world-class

506 Ratings
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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 113
Gots: 46 | 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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4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Gorgeous golden amber, and clear which is different from the other TG beers if I remember right. Nice 1 finger head with good retention. Keeps bubbling for a far bit once poured.

S - Citrus (nothing specific), pine, and some tasty Nelsony dankness. Solid.

T - Nelson deliciousness. Piney and earthy. Delicious.

M - Nice carbonated mouthfeel that tingles on the tongue. Dry biting finish. Very good.

O - Toppling Goliath's beers continue to blow me away. Only brewery that rivals Alpine in making a huge variety of delicious hoppy beers. A touch better than Alpine's Nelson if my beer palat's memory serves me right. So yes it's very delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

just bottled days ago
A- pours a hazy apricot color with a nice 1 finger head and lacing i like hazy IPA"S
S-earth dank hops notes of grapefruit and citrus
T-dank bitter hops on the front end that showcase mango and grapefruit resinous pine bitterness malts edge there way in to make this oh so drinkable
M-dank and hoppy its a subtle bitterness that is offset with just how delicious this IPA is
O-TG brews another superb single hop brew using nelson sauvin hops TG is a world class brewer unlike any other its bitter and dank but you just want more of this IPA so drinkable

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zeelander doesn't quite measure up to PseduoSue; Topping Goliath's world-class pale ale but I did realize tonight that this brew is pretty damn good when compared to most other beers in this category.

It pours a hazy yellow color which is similar to a lot of TG pale ales. The smell is citrusy but somehow lacking a little something I can't quite put my finger on. The taste is very bitter and somewhat citrusy and maybe a little watery as well. Like I said, very good but not quite up to the taste of the TG's gold standard, PseudoSue.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy, orange yellow. Maybe a bit over-carbed. But, honestly, most of TG’s ipa’s and pales look the same to me.

Dank tropical fruits with a slight hint of onion (which I love). Very faint hint of bubblegum.

Flavor is just loaded with fruit. Hard to describe and near perfection! Bitterness is spot on.

Honestly, this might be my favorite from the folks at TG. I love the aroma of Sue, but the aroma of ZL is not far behind and the flavor makes my mouth water for more. It even tastes great when I belch.

Mouthfeel, awesome (I don’t really care)

Definitely the most under-appreciated and underrated beer TG makes and it’s not exactly underrated or under-appreciated!!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Pours a clear, golden body that plays host to gentle streams of carbonation and a magnificent amount of foam. While retention is a bit disappointing, plenty of lacing remains as the glass slowly empties.

Aroma:
Tons of musky hops and grapefruit. A light sweetness can be found alongside notes of grass and light pine.

Taste:
Right upfront you are greeted by a brutal bitterness, that is in my opinion is exactly what you should get in an American IPA. Somehow, it's balanced by a light sweetness. Laced with grass, grapefruit zest, and tangerine, this one packs a lot of tasty character into a glass.

Mouthfeel:
This one pierces the tongue with the furiosity of a pissed-off Squirrel. Medium bodied with a finish that is dry, but somehow doesn't leave you begging for another sip to keep you hydrated.

Overall:
What we have here is a brutal IPA, that is somehow civilized enough to enjoy. This is a beautiful creation that is worthy of your money. If you see it, grab it.

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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.