Tsunami Pale Ale | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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366 Ratings
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Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dive into a Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale. Waves of mandarin orange aroma swell into this light ale body, coasting to a smooth, easy finish. This Tsunami is a breezy ride, not too bitter, and a perfect introduction for those not yet familiar with the craft brewing world. Prepare your palate to take the plunge with a chilled Tsunami Pale, best served in a pint glass.

31 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 07-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
366
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
41
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 366 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Hazy bright orange. Smells of sweet orange and a hefty resin aroma behind it. Cracker malts. Taste has the same bright orange up front, but it’s dank and herbal behind it. Resiny finish, though not a ton of bitterness. Biscuit malt backbone. Medium light. Very drinkable. Better than most of the TG stuff coming out of Lakeland.

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Photo of vess
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, dated MAR/01/17
A - hazy, yeasty amber body with a frothy ivory head that leaves a spattering of lacing on the glass
S - zesty, citric nose: orange and grapefruit zest and pith, earthy pine, caramel malt, grain
T - pine and zesty orange & grapefruit, toasty grain, caramely sweetness
M - medium body, resinous, finishing bitter with pine and zest lingering
O - pretty good APA but my expectations were high in comparison to some other Toppling Goliath pale ales.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tsunami pours a copper color, with a small, but long lasting and lacing head. Strong floral aroma. Taste is pretty strong, lots of floral hops, but still pretty balanced, finishes with an almost sweet kick. Good body and flavor. Overall, a very strong tasting pale ale.

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmishLightning
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacob17
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wardt16
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vikingpillager
4.61/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow I was really blown away by this pale ale. Absolutely amazing! I will have to do a side-by-side with PsuedoSue because I'm not sure which is better right now! IBUs seems a little low at 31--the actual bitterness was exceptional :)

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Photo of rjp217
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerLover99
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dankacheese
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a really juicy pale ale from a brewery everyone likes, i am surprised this isnt rated more favorably. its pretty straightforward, even for a pale ale, just a really light and crisp and drier malt base, liberally hopped and dry hopped with citrusy bright new world varietals and kept light, carbonated highly, and made to be infinitely drinkable, i have very little to critique about this one. its hard to guess the hops, but citra and mosaic or amarillo would be a good launching point, this has all the flavor of those hops, sweet lemon, orange zest, and slight pineapple, with an oily complexion and only balancing bitterness, no more. subtle vegetal freshness lets me know this is brand new, and just a dry crackery basic malt base is all we need for support underneath. awesome carbonation, juicy hop flavor is as good in taste as it is in the nose, which is highly potent and distinctive. i like it being crisp and i like it being so light, this is an all day pint can, warms up okay too. insanely hoppy for a pale ale, but really tasty and good, this deserves better marks...

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Photo of larryi86
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thank you Ri0 for this
16 oz can, dated 1/30/17, poured into a pint glass

A- A clear copper with a two finger white head.

S- Mandarin oranges, some caramel malts, some citrus, floral.

T- Sweet bread, some oranges, citrus, floral hops that turn to some wet grass and onion in the finish.

M- Smooth, light body.

O- The finish is a little off putting to me, maybe I should have drank this sooner. Other than the finish I enjoy the rest of the beer.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 366 ratings.
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