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Thresher | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bismarksays on 06-02-2013

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 74
Photo of daledeee
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A first time for this one. 22 oz bomber and fresh off the truck.

Poured it carefully and got a very cloudy pale yellow beer with beautiful lacing but not much head.
Nose is rather bland but fresh
Taste is nice. A great summer drink with good tartness and lemon. A nice hop profile. I mean a beautiful hop profile. Mouthfeel is rather tingly but ads to the lemon. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of majorbase2
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky, pale yellow color with a medium foam head. Okay retention and some impressive lacing.

Aroma is citrusy with pine. Pineapple, mango and grapefruit, all common of TG brews.

A well balanced brew with nice hop character and citrus flavors. Orange, grapefruit, and mango. Wheat is present as an accent. A nice one-two punch combo of hops and bitterness on the back end, with a bit more presence of bitterness.

Light bodied. Well carbonated hoppy and bitter, but still very drinkable.

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Photo of CraigP83
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow what a beautiful beer. Hazy pale yellow almost has a glow to it with a crown of white head. The smell is pretty muted, light wheat, touch of lemon. Very slight bitterness, goes down extremely smooth wonderful summertime brew.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Well hazed golden yellow with a subtle brown tint. About one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

4.75 S: Simply marvelous. Sugary and tropical hoppiness in the form of candied mango, pineapple, and orange. Honey, bubblegum, floral and herbalness. Neutral wheat and a soft yeastiness.

4.25 T: Like the nose, hops are running the show. Tropical fruits mentioned above, floral hop flavor, hints of grapefruit and herbalness. Honey, lemon peel, bubblegum, spiciness, and bready yeast.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch bity with just a slight creaminess. Decent, but not great here.

4.0 D: Another super solid beer from TG. They can't really do wrong.

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Photo of FeChef
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This feels like a hop candy that melts in your mouth. Super subtle hop flavor and smell. Crisp and refreshing. Hardly any malt that you might think would be there in place of the hops. Easy drinking that I hope to try on a hot summer day.

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not my favorite style but they did a great job. Lots of taste with a refreshing finish. Perfect summer style in my opinion.. Just enough floralness to keep you wanting.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thresher has a beautiful, hazy straw yellow color. The nose was citrusy, in your typical IPA fashion. The nose was not overwhelming, but it was nice. The taste was also what you expect from TG; definitely a high quality IPA. As the beer warmed I found it more enjoyable. You could easily crush this, it had a very pleasant feel.

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Photo of Awolter
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

That exceptional TG mouthfeel, citrusy, crisp, and refreshing. A definite treat, and a great example of a quality wheat IPA. Grab a bottle if you can find one!

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Photo of Nic1985Ace
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz bottle.

L: Beer pours a cloudy golden color with one finger of white head that disappates quickly. No lacing.

S: Nose is citrus, lemon peel, honey, grapefruit.

T: Taste is very refreshing. This would be a great summer beer. Light, crisp with fruity notes, there is a hoppy dryness to the wash down.

F: light, refreshing, tangy.

O: Great, refreshing example of a Pale wheat ale. This is right there with FFF gumballhead. More hoppy, but just as refreshing. Very good.

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Photo of zoober911
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - Light pale yellow. Very attractive and alluring. Pure white head forms at pour. Nice lacing and retention from the wheat grain bill.

S - Some hops from but a little faded. A soft presence. Not overwhelming. Some pine and citrus.

T - First sip is citrusy and juicy. I hate calling an IPA juicy but that was the first word I thought of. Tropical fruits.

F - Very soft feel. Super pleasant in the mouth. Carb is nice and smooth.

O - A nice offering from TGB, but not as great as the others I have had. Still worth trying.

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Photo of RonKoch
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On a hot humid day, I stepped into the cool tap room of Toppling Goliath for one of their new hops creations. Thresher is an IPA with wheat. “It’s not a wheat beer. It’s an IPA brewed with wheat added,” as the barmaid Chelsea so carefully explained. The citrus and pine aromas followed by a pleasing taste and light body make Thresher really refreshing.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Todd for sharing this one. Served in a tulip of some sort.

A - White foam settles to wisps, a collar, and specks of lace. Hazy pale straw body, with that characteristic unfiltered wheat look to it.

S - Dank and slightly oniony hops, but with some citrus mixed in for good measure. Amarillo and Citra maybe? Pretty hop forward, with perhaps a touch of toasted grain and wheat in the periphery; not much malt sweetness.

T - The taste is a tiny bit more balanced, with some grain and wheat flavors mingling with lemon, grapefruit, and herbal hops. Moderate bitterness, with a touch of yeasty bread in the finish.

M - Medium body, dry, toasty texture, pleasant lower growler-style carbonation. Some residual hop oils and resins linger.

D - Nice hoppy wheat beer in the mold of Gumballhead. Quite easy to drink, although I could do for a tad less bitterness. Still, on the whole it was quite enjoyable.

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Photo of bismarksays
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at TG brew house

A: fluffy white head that led to excellent lacing. Straw colored, with just a touch of haze

S: very hop forward, a little pine/dank with clear citrus notes. Perhaps a touch of wheat bread in the background

T/M: Taste is similar to nose, which is a very good thing. Hop forward yet still well balanced. A great beer for the season as it is not too filling nor over the top.

O: a wheat ipa from TG? Don't ask questions, just drink and enjoy. You will thank me for it.

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Thresher from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.