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Light Speed - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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59 Reviews
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Reviews: 59
Hads: 586
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 3.59%
Wants: 83
Gots: 79 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Pintofbrown on 10-31-2011

Previously known as Millennium Falcon, this seasonal pale ale was crafted with a perfect mixture of Millennium hops and Falconer’s Flight blend. Inviting orange aroma and hints of lemon flavor in this medium-bodied beauty will make you want to drink yours at light speed!

70 IBU
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Reviews: 59 | Hads: 586
Reviews by beagle75:
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4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour into a nonic glass at Red's Alehouse in North Liberty, IA.
5% abv according to the beer menu

A: Hazy, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Rich hops combine grapefruit juice with ripening tropical fruit. Breadiness is scant, just barely detectable, nearly concealed by volatile hops qualities. Very clean.

T: Begins nearly dry, with balanced toasty pale malt and assertive mixed citrus hop aromatics that demonstrate added brightness with the help of energetic citric acidity that fills the mouth. Hops flavors change in quality but not intensity during the middle, becoming more piney and herbaceous. The finish is comparatively mild, a little more earthy with a hint of spicy bitterness.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This beer might as well be referred to as 'hop punch'--it exemplifies Toppling Goliath's mastery of applying hops flavors to pale ales. Unlike the few others encountered, this pale ale showcases qualities that appear more mainstream than experimental (although there has to be a certain experimental spirit at work any time dry-hopping of this magnitude is performed in a commercial setting.) Top-shelf all the way, save for looks; on the order of Alpine Hoppy Birthday or Strand 24th Street. (1,348 characters)

More User Reviews:
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2.9/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ravenz98
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IowaAJ
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I definitely enjoy this brew. Tastes so good... (47 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of play36
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -11%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 22oz bomber - poured into mini-snifter - 5 oz pour
Look - clean look with a thick white head that quickly dissipated
Small - hops, citrus
Taste - very smooth hop forward pale ale - not bitter
Feel - solid balance of medium mouth-feel and carbonation
Overall - could drink a lot of this - not a huge fan of 22oz bombers of pale ales but this one is very easy to finish (378 characters)

Photo of bpfrush
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of warmbier804
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A huge ripe and fruity hop dominated aroma with big hints of citrus fruit. Citrus hop scent with hints of orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and melon. Also some earthy and spicy hop hints of pine resin. Soft pale malt presence with some hints of cracker, biscuit, and yeast. A really good hoppy scent.

Taste: Like the aroma, a very fruity and ripe explosion of hops with big notes of citrus fruit. Upfront taste of citrus hops with big notes of orange peel, lemon, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, and passion fruit. Earthy and herbal hops with notes of pine resin and a little grass. Background malt presence with notes of cracker, biscuit, and yeast. A great juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: Another great hoppy ale from Toppling Goliath. Very good mix of citrus hop flavors throughout. (1,128 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

wow was this extremely citrus forward and amazingly delicious. had this right after a pseudo sue and still it was crazy good. job well done TG (144 characters)

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Light Speed from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.