Tsunami Pale Ale | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale
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3.79/5
Very Good
432 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#20,655
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
432
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
50
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of ClintGoodman
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Amber orange color with a thick head with decent retention and leaving a wall of laces.
Aroma with notes of tangerines, grass and pine, a bit of caramel, mango and pineapples.
Flavor with notes of grapefruit, tangerines, grass, mango, pineapple and pepper-resiny zest. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Friendly, but still surprising resilient at only 31 IBUs and not really fresh.
Bordering medium body with mild carbonation with very tiny bubbles.
Assertive APA with good bitter sweet balance and predominant green and citrusy flavors with a tropical touch. It borders IPA strength.

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Photo of samEBC
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rex_4539
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy orange/amber color, three finger white head, messy lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Hops, malts, yeast.

T: Hops, malts, yeast, citrusy. Bitter.

F: Light bodied, very drinkable.

O: Average APA but quite drinkable.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steveskk83
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amberish golden orange yellow with a touch of chill haze and bubbly two finger head of foam.

Strong toasted malt sweetness gives way to pungent citrus zest.

The malt bill certainly doesn't hide in flavor as well, as the strong handed citrus aroma translates to flavor as well.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp, refreshing.

Overall, quite a refreshing APA, but is a little lackluster.

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Photo of southsidejoe8089
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with a thick, soapy white head and tons of sticky lacing.

The smell is bursting with orange and lemon citrus, floral, and a little malt in the background.

The taste puts the floral up front but the citrus makes an appearance. There is a strong malty character that may be enhanced as this beer is about five months old. The finish is lingering and bitter.

The mouthfeel is medium/high carbonation, slightly thick and oily.

Overall a really nice beer, easy to drink, and could pass for a session IPA, especially with the finish.

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Photo of Half-full
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Milktoast75
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very enjoyable beer. I try not to categorize beers just taste 'em. Poured into English pint glass. Nice think white head which lasted until about the third drink, clinging to sides through entire beer. Straw color, fitting for the taste.
Disappointed in the smell. A bit more fragrance would have made this an above average brew. A muddle fruity smell. Difficult to pin point anything specific. Not bad but could be much better. Taste is a light version of every pale ale you have ever tasted. In a good way (?). Not too much of anyone taste. Like the smell, a mosh of fruit, touch of bitterness at the end.
Feel is smooth and easy. Low carbonation. Extremely drinkable. This will be a summertime go to beer for me. A couple notches up from most lawnmower beers.
I do like this beer for what it is. It won't smash your palate with bitterness or knock you over with malt overload but it's a nice go to for a quick fix until you break out the good stuff. Worthy of a try.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McHenry
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eppie82
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
2.89/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Very fruity. I would have to call this an IPA from the amount of bitterness, but maybe it's the new wave of over the top Pale Ales with something to prove. Aroma is interesting with something like passion fruit.

This tastes just like a murky IPA. It starts with a sweet fruity taste, but then it just gets harsh and worse as you sip. Oh, ack, it's just so bitter, mineral, astringent. From the 16 oz can purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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Photo of Kegger37
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcthfg
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 432 ratings