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Light Speed - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 57
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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

Formerly Millennium Falcon

Created with the Millennium hop and Falconer’s Flight blend. Inviting orange and citrus aromas. Hints of lemon in this medium bodied sessionable ale will make you want to drink yours at light speed.
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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.34/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber into a tulip...hazy yellow orange with a light skim.

Taste and smell are of mild citrus, mostly orange peel, and lemon spritz. Light malt backbone provides some sweetness and a touch of rind and bitterness at the finish wraps things up.

Eh...it's a decent pale. Curious how much the TG name plays in the ratings here. Happy to try, but by no means a top of the line pale.

Photo of twb0392
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At only 5.8%, this guy is a citrus bomb...really good.

Photo of kkleu357
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange pour. Floral almost green apple aroma. Mmm, excellent. Light fruity delicate taste with a nice resin bitter bite. Has sort of a tart apple taste.

Photo of jwenzel019
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of memphischas
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZionsvilleBeerDork
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superbohl4
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phocion
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber pours into my glass a hazy yellow-gold. Thick and massively retentive two-finger rocky white head that after several minutes, fades into thick rings of lacing. Beautiful beer.

Massively fruity aroma. Tangerine, pineapple, lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Slightly floral/resiny notes in the background and just a hint of pale malt and sweet dough. Quite a bit of apple (not acetaldehyde) as the beer warms.

Very fruity, but doesn't come off as too sweet or "juicy" like a number of fruit-forward APA/IPAs. Healthy dose of pine resin cuts through the sweetness giving a nice balance. Lightly chewy bready maltiness giving it a bit of a backbone for the hops. No astringency at all and a clean finish.

Medium body and good carbonation. Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy, but not sticky or chewy. Well-balanced finish.

TG does pales/IPAs extremely well, and this beer is absolutely not an exception. Not particularly bitter but very hop-forward and extremely enjoyable.

Photo of cannabispinoy
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomO23
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vicirus
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The smell on this one ...pretty mind blowing. The taste didn't quite live up but still very nice. Thanks for another beaut, steasy66!!

Photo of cheesy26
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richkrull
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mplsbrew
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kraj30
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very solid Pale Ale from TG

Photo of Bshaw22
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NW_IPAHEAD
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElJosharino
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wulfie85
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Light Speed from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.