Tsunami Pale Ale | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale
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3.79/5
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423 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:
#18,959
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
423
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
48
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 423 |  Reviews: 73
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

Photo of RyanK252
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.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
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.

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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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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 423 ratings