Light Speed - Double Dry Hop
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Light Speed - Double Dry HopLight Speed - Double Dry Hop
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #534
Ranked #13,186
4.16 | pDev: 5.53%
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
Very Good
Light Speed - Double Dry HopLight Speed - Double Dry Hop
Notes: This double dry hopped pale ale was crafted with a perfect mixture of millennium hops and Falconer’s Flight blend. Orange aromas and hints of lemon make up this medium-bodied brew.
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Photo of MNAle
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is strong - fills the air as soon as you pop the top on the can. Citrus, pineapple, orange aroma.

Look is hazy pineapple juice color topped by a tall, airy head with large bubbles. The head fades quickly to a large island and an airy bubbly ring. Lacing is sparse splotches of bubbles, disconnected from each other. The body is attractive, but the head is not up to calling the look great.

Smooth feel with a moderate body. No carbonation feel, but it does not feel flat (if that makes any sense at all).

Taste repeats the aroma - citrus, pineapple. Initially, the taste is mild, but a prominent bitterness arrives right away and remains throughout, lingering on the tongue in the aftertaste. The bitterness is projecting, but far from overbearing. It gives a nice balance to the bready malts and juicy flavors.

Overall, this is a really good pale ale, providing the haziness, smooth feel, and juiciness that the current market seems to demand (and which is, let's face it, a TG strength) combined with the old school bitterness, which builds as you drink, and a semi-dry finish. Excellent. Just excellent.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright yellow with a large white head, good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is fresh pineapple and oranges. Flavor follows the nose with a nice little bitterness in the finish. Feel is light and well carbonated. Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unfiltered, pale gold beer with a light head that leaves a few ribbons of lacing. Smells like oranges, melon, lemon and a little malty sweetness. Tastes like orange and melon with a hint of lemon zest. Light, crisp and not very sweet. Ends quite bitter. Pretty tasty pale ale.

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Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of orange, lemon and sweet caramel. Toasted caramel taste with a tropical fruitiness and bitter bite.

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

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth for about fifteen dollars. My sixteenth brew from these guys. Had never seen this brew before, was looking forward to, was underwhelmed. One of my least favorite from TG.

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Light Speed - Double Dry Hop from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings