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ZeeLander - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 99
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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Ratings: 350 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.4%

05-17-2014 21:18:03 | More by kenzilka007
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-17-2014 16:14:12 | More by PappyVans
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks man!). No bottling info. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a soft, hazy orange with a finger and a half head of tightly packed white bubbles. A thin film and modest halo remain that contribute to some attractive sheets of lace.

Inviting, almost tropical aromas of peaches, berries, oranges, grapefruit, flower petals and hint of malt sweetness. A restrained dankness creeps in as it heats up. Nice.

A delicious hop bomb of flavor. Grapefruit, mandarin, peach, earthy petals, mild strawberry, dank pine, a little crackery malt and a hint of peppery spice. Excellent balance with the hops prominent as they should be. Super smooth and easy drinking.

Medium light body with lively (but not overly so) carbonation. The aftertaste is slow to fade and carries more notes of citrus and dank pine.

Another win in my book for both Toppling Goliath and the Nelson Sauvin hop. Flavorful and easy to knock back, this is in the top of it's class and one in which I'd happily imbibe anytime.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 04:02:36 | More by ThickNStout
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-15-2014 07:08:33 | More by GRG1313
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Rado

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-15-2014 03:30:34 | More by Rado
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-15-2014 03:27:11 | More by Wowcoolman
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-15-2014 03:26:04 | More by drewone
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

05-14-2014 01:59:05 | More by tommyguz
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-12-2014 14:52:44 | More by twbeecher
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Alpar

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10%

05-04-2014 00:16:41 | More by Alpar
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Sunn

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-03-2014 23:16:09 | More by Sunn
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-03-2014 18:42:08 | More by edhizdeid
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10%

05-02-2014 04:18:39 | More by hollywood_15063
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10%

05-01-2014 23:39:24 | More by baybum
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natethamac

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-30-2014 07:25:47 | More by natethamac
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10%

04-29-2014 08:08:50 | More by Jordy777
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-28-2014 15:13:00 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-28-2014 01:31:27 | More by Phil_H
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-27-2014 22:35:18 | More by markgugs
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-27-2014 16:46:16 | More by mpayne5
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

04-27-2014 14:11:55 | More by BARFLYB
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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-25-2014 02:56:38 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-24-2014 22:54:07 | More by bootdown21
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 15:16:19 | More by beatenbyjacks
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.25/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 00:29:48 | More by SpeedwayJim
ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.