Pineapple Papaya Fandango
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #290
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,225
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 7.82%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
34
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 24, 2022
Added:
Jan 08, 2021
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  0
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Conjure up warm weather vibes with this kettle sour. Candied papaya and fresh-squeezed pineapple juice will transport your tastebuds to a tropical wonderland. Sweet, tart and then sweet again.
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Rated: 4.06 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Oct 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a gold color with a foamy head that disappears quickly. Aroma of pineapple. Taste is pineapple and papaya. Starts out a bit tart but finishes very sweet. Enjoyable.
Sep 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by BAsbill from California

Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pineapple and papaya are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is dominated by flavors of pineapple and papaya. Little to no sourness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of tartness in the mouthfeel.
O: This beer is hardly sour at all and tastes like an adult version of fruit juice. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: can
Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a large fluffy white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S -Aroma is heavy papaya and tart pineapple.

T - The taste is sweet and tart pineapple, juicy papaya, mango and a light lemon tartness.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice crisp drying finish.

O - This is really tasty. Waves of sweet & tart tropical fruits. Great warm weather beer.
Aug 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jul 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
All I can say is that Toppling Goliath has got to have some sort of agreement with the people who capitalize off of the letter "p".

Pineapple Papaya Fandango starts with a glowing golden and straw-stained hue. Matte in its hazy depths, the beer seems to glow under its foamy white cap. A tantalizing array of tropical fruit capture the essence of tropical punch with hints of apple, citrus and wine. Early sweetness coats the early palate first with hints of pastry dough, sourdough and taffy.

As the flavors explode on the middle palate, the sweetness soon gives way to a flood of juiciness. Pineapple leads the way with papaya, passionfruit and gooseberry soon to come. The natural sourness brings its own citrusy zing of lemon and white grapefruit with a slim bitterness that dovetails with the acidity quite well. White grape, crabapple and musty fruit acids round out the late taste with a surprisingly refreshing and brisk character.

Full bodied early but drying to a medium-full mouthfeel by the finish, the beer shows a bold transition throughout the session while showcasing a creamy fruitiness of pulp and puree while satisfying the thirst with cleansing acidity to close. A brief afterglow of white wine, dry cider and fruit punch begs for a next quick sip.
Jun 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jun 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jun 09, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear honey color with a moderate white head that settles quickly to just a thin skim.
The aroma is pineapple with a bit of sweet caramel malt.
The taste is sweet pineapple up front, followed by a blast of tart fruit mixed juice, notes of caramel malt, mango and finally some papaya. The finish is tart again and a touch astringent. The body is medium, mild carbonation, a bit sticky up front but smooths out at the end. Altogether this is an enjoyable fruity quencher, just a bit sticky sweet in places, not completely balanced by the tart blasts.
Jun 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.32 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Oct 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned 5/26/21

So there’s actually a funny story with this one. Maybe a month ago I was beer shopping and saw this. It caught my eye so I reached into the 4 pack and grabbed one. It was only when I went to drink it that apparently I had grabbed the dragon fruit variant that was misplaced in this 4 pack. I liked that beer a lot, so it made me want this even more. Now that I’ve finally got the one I intended, let’s see how it is

Pours a cloudy amber gold with 3 fingers of clingy off white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

Oh man, I could smell this immediately upon cracking the can. Oddly enough it smells like some sort of jello. I’m picking up on aromas of tart pineapple, mixed fruit cups, orange jello, juicy papaya, crackery malt, and lemony hops

Unfortunately this one is a bit too sweet in taste, with the tartness only truly showing up on the finish. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting mango juice, orange rind, lemon juicy, doughy malt, and light cherry. The swallow brings notes of tart pineapple, mango juice, juicy papaya, crackery malt, and light cherry

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes slightly sticky with a decent tartness

This one was kinda all over the place. Not bad, but just too sweet for the style. I guess it was a good thing I grabbed the wrong one initially
Sep 18, 2021
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Rated by Beersilio from Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Good pineapple flavor but sadly that is all there is. Needs tartness to balance out the sweet. A little goes a long way.
Sep 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Sep 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.47 by warnerry from Michigan

Aug 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by SpaethJam from New York

Aug 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pineapple Papaya Fandango from Toppling Goliath Brewing. Purchased on 16 Aug 21 from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. $ 5.00 (Including tax) per 16 oz can ($0.313 /oz). In the reefer at the store, stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 17/8/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Stamped on bottom of can “PKG 06/08/21”. Served at 44.6 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 57.3 degrees.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Pale Straw (SRM 2), clear.
Body – Deep Gold (SRM 6), hazy and opaque. When rear-lite, Pale Gold (SRM 4) clear.
Head – Average (Maximum 3.5 cm, aggressive center pour), white, high density but quickly diminishing to a one mm crown and a thin partial cap. Second pour produces a 0.1 cm head.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3.5 – Weak generic tropical fruits, sour, no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins moderately sour and follows the nose. No malt, no yeast. Almost refreshing. No ethanol (5.1 % ABV, according to TG website, NOT marked on container) taste or aroma. No gastric warming. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.25 Is not listing ABV on the container a state reg in Iowa? If so, OK. If not, pretty shoddy. While this is mildly sour, the flavors of pineapple and papaya are non-existent. Still, it’s not a bad brew, just a bit flavorless.
Aug 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by TylerJ from Iowa

Aug 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Aug 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington

Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.46/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16oz. can into a Founders snifter. Shared by schen9303.

Nice color and clarity. Small head, little lace. Nose is pungent, overripe, pineapple gummies. Simple and a bit sweet for my liking. Beer opens pineapple, sweet corn, and cane sugar. More of the same in the middle. There's no papaya here. Fruit gummies towards the finish with a sticky, syrupy aftertaste. Body is light with ample carbonation. Foamy on the palate and goes down aggressive and sparkling with a lightly lingering aftertaste.

The other Fandango beers have been good but this is a miss. Too sweet and too simple. Almost no tartness to balance the sugar.
Aug 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jul 31, 2021
 
Rated: 2.95 by OzarkPA from Missouri

Jul 27, 2021
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very effervescent gold with a thumb+ of ivory head. No lacing or head retention

S: As advertised

T: Mostly sweet pineapple, some acidic, plus papaya & a little dryness up front. A slight bit of tartness, but mostly sweet orange & pineapple as this warms. Finishes with acidic/sweet pineapple, sweet orange & just a little tartness

MF: Medium body, fairly restrained carbonation, a little sticky as it warms

Very drinkable, sour heads may not like this,, but I do
Jul 21, 2021
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned one month ago.

Pours lightly hazy burnt orange with a thin film of off-white head.

The nose features layers of candied pineapple. I don't distinctly smell papaya. Tart pineapple juice.

The taste mostly follows. Big pineapple with more subtle notes of papaya, mango, and peach. Low tartness and medium+ sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium for the style, leaning a tad syrupy mid-palate. Clean finish.

Overall, good. Tasty. I have to ding this slightly for being sweet and one-dimensional, but it's a fun and worthwhile kettle sour.
Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by prototypic from Ohio

Jul 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.32 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by Vylo from New Jersey

Jul 10, 2021
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On draft. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a very small, off-white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of sweet pineapple, lots of papaya and some caramel. It tasted very sweet with lots of papaya and some pineapple. Mild tartness and very little bitterness.
Jul 09, 2021
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Reviewed by 150lRoast from Missouri

4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
The pour has a thick foam head that has an orange hue to it. The color is a clear papaya with minimal and small carbonation. Some fruit on the nose, but not much. The taste is where it shines. It is tart and sweet, but not like the cheap powdered candy. Both the tart and sweet tastes have depth that reminds you of dried fruits. The tartness has strong staying power that continues to bring papaya, mango, and pineapple tastes. Also, with the abv's at 4.8, I had no hints of alcohol. The feel is medium light with a crisp finish.

If you have seen my other TG reviews it should be no surprise that I would say, "overall this is a really great kettle sour". The taste is more tart than sour, but that is what makes it different than so many others. If you like sweetened or dried fruits you should try this.
Jul 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by Taenim from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jun 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.99 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jun 25, 2021
Pineapple Papaya Fandango from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 46 ratings