Tsunami Pale Ale
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale
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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #825
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,516
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 10.03%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
365
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 14, 2021
Added:
Jul 24, 2010
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  51
SCORE
85
Very Good
Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale
Notes: 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
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Rated: 3.89 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by Robertas from Lithuania

Oct 25, 2019
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Rated by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is exceptional fresh. Get it under a month in the can and you WILL appreciate it!
May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by ChuckTom from Arizona

Jan 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by desint from Belgium

Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by deedric from Wisconsin

3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16 Oz Can
*Turbid (this can was purchased in June - opened in September) straw color with 1/4 inch white head that falls quickly.
*Citrus hops, malt.
*Hop forward, biscuity malt after. Hops return at the end to provide another hit of hop flavor - bitter.
*Medium mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Dry finish.
*Overall a nice Pale Ale,
Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by scottspencer from Indiana

Sep 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by ClintGoodman from Iowa

Aug 19, 2018
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

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.
Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by samEBC from Belgium

Jul 31, 2018
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

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.
Jul 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by Keananmichael5 from California

May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by kmanjohnson from California

May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by Steveskk83 from Illinois

May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from Washington

Apr 27, 2018
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Reviewed by larryarms847 from Illinois

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.
Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by southsidejoe8089 from Illinois

Apr 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 02, 2018
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

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.
Mar 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by Half-full from Illinois

Mar 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by InfernoBoss from California

Mar 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Milktoast75 from Wisconsin

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.
Mar 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by uncleotis from Illinois

Mar 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by McHenry from Wisconsin

Feb 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by HopBelT from Belgium

Feb 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by eppie82 from Illinois

Feb 02, 2018
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

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.
Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by Kegger37 from Iowa

Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by mcthfg from Korea (South)

Jan 15, 2018
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy light tan head that settles to a nice layer and laces well.

S: Bright, lots of citrus and tropical fruit, floral notes, crackery malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Bright, tropical fruit, passion fruit, a little pineapple, citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon, floral slight fruity notes, crackery malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Really nice light crushable pale ale. Seems like it could complete with a lot of today's session IPAs.
Jan 02, 2018
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "bottled on" date 6-1-17.

APPEARANCE: pours a copper color with larger bits suspended about, two finger off-white head with excellent retention that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, significant lacing on the glass, lighter carbonation.

SMELL: bread, pineapple and a dank, earthy note.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet pineapple and bread then an earthy, metallic note on the finish.

PALATE: lighter carbonation, medium body.

OVERALL: this is a good beer but it could use more carbonation, it has an assertive hop profile that could pass for an IPA, I enjoyed this beer and would have it again no problem, would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.
Dec 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by Hophazzard from California

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by NICKtheTITAN from Iowa

Dec 15, 2017
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned date 10/04/17

Appearance - Slight haze on the pour and golden orange in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds with a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Good amount of lacing, with broken sheeting and spots making up the bulk of it.

Smell - First impression is orange with a hint of pineapple. Light bready malts with a bit of grain.

Taste - Follows the nose. Mild orange upfront with lesser pineapple, then some fair passionfruit character comes into play. Bready, slightly grainy malt backbone. Finish lingers with orange pith bitterness and a continuing grain character.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair, lightly bitey carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a smooth, slight dryness on the finish.

Overall - This is a good drinking pale. At 2+ months old it's one I'd like to try a bit fresher, though I doubt it would change much. One of those beers you can sip on while your focus is on other things.
Dec 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by pkalix from California

Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by bryantan from Pennsylvania

Dec 06, 2017
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