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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
405 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:
#17,147
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
405
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
47
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 405 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Hophazzard
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NICKtheTITAN
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
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.

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

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

Photo of Hop_God
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

A: Body is yellow to orange with some minor haziness. Head is white and 1 finger thick. Good retention and some lacing visible.
S: The aroma is very rich of grapefruit touches, toffee having a very interesting blend of sweet touches.
T: The taste starts off with a grapefruit, lemon zest profile, followed by a pear-y, and apple-y like profile, followed by a belgian candi or toffee hint, having a great sweet starting point. In the end, there's a more grassy and green hoppiness profile ending in a great manner.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is mild. Bitterness is mild also.
O: Another great beer from Toppling Goliath. I'm starting to understand their hype.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Can. From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Broken Age. Smooth, with just de adequate amount of pine resin to give it a nice taste and dont overwhelm. Very good but not at the amazing level of their perfect Pseudosue APA.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kinggimp
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkkosmatka
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SSS
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Orange tint with an off white caffe latte head that lingers when agitated. Decent amount of lacing
S-As advertised I do get mandarine, but also plenty of malt and caramel and honey.
M-Slightly higher than I like which lends itself to a peppery mouthfeel in a somewhat resinous medium body.
T-Malt and orange forward with a smooth and subtle bitterness reminiscent of Simcoe hops that comes in after.
O-This is a wonderful beer, nice and smooth and a decent introduction to Pale Ales that are somewhat malt forward.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear orange with thick, white head.

Smell is juicy, with hints of mango, pineapple and pine.

Taste is softly tropical, almost a tad tart. Nice, balanced bitterness, and very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very good pale ale, refreshing and balanced.

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

My old neighbor got me a can of this beer. It poured a cloudy yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of tropical citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of GravityKills
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Onenote81
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 05/05/2017

Pours a hazed amber with a sliver of eggshell colored head. Floaties show as this drained, decent head retention & lacing

S: Grassy, bready, with sulphur once warm

T: Follows the nose, a little caramel sweetness & a little woody hoppyness up front. Breadyness, sulphur, grassyness & a hint of grapefruit. Finishes dry with more sulphur, grassyness & sweet breadyness, plus pomelo

MF: Medium body, delicate carbonation & nice balance

Nice APA, not one of their better ones, but cllearly the best one I've had out of FL...

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

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: filled with floaties, pours hazy amber filled with moderately fast rising bubbles under a 2" white foam cap with good retention

S: resiny smell laced with biscuit, grass, citrus and a light earthiness

T: lightly sweet with fruit, a hint of apricot and a dose of biscuit and a moderate to moderately high bitter hop accent

F: moderately creamy with medium body and medium carbonation

O; despite the floaties, this beer has a nice blend of flavors, is very drinkable and leaves a nice bitter finish that lingers.

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

2017-08-04
16oz can served in a pint glass. 06/01/17 stamped on the bottom. Given to me by @mr-jj.

Slightly hazy amber with a medium head and medium carbonation. Smell is straw, grain, grass.

Taste is straw, strong bitterness, and medium grass. I'm actually pretty surprised how bitter this is.

Mouthfeel is dry. Overall, not bad, and certainly sessionable with the dry mouthfeel and bitter finish.

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 405 ratings
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