Pineapple Papaya Fandango
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #311
Ranked #9,784
4.12 | pDev: 8.98%
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
Very Good
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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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Rug from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
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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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -17.7%
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
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.46/5  rDev -16%
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
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
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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mkh012 from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
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
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
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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150lRoast from Missouri

4.41/5  rDev +7%
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
Pineapple Papaya Fandango from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 32 ratings