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
427 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:
#19,293
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
427
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have the pleasure of drinking this shit straight off the line and I can say that this was fantastic. Almost electric orange in color and not quite as flavorful as I would have liked. Always look forward to TG and eagerly waiting what the next move will be for them. Bottoms Up

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Photo of Ejayz
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of JordynDixon
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of vikingpillager
4.61/5  rDev +21.6%
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 deereless
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nick_V
4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YalovaIA
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Kenai4
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Sunn
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of jwmoore
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 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 StormAles
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - standard pale ale.- clear golden color with a white head that sticks and leaves a halfway decent lacing
S - big blueberry, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, hop zest, ganja, very reminiscient of Lizard King, but legitamitely probably better
T - big citrus zest, orange peel, blueberry, grapefruit, hop resin, ganja, not quite as striking as the nose but pretty damn good.
M - light mf, alc covered, aftertaste is light mosaic hops
O - like Lizard King, this pale ale is a good reminder that if you drink a bunch of mosaic double ipa and then expect the same oomph from this you'll be dissapointed. That said, thats what a good pale ale is about - drinkability. Its not supposed to destroy your palate.

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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 CraigP83
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell is slightly floral and orange zest. Taste dank hop bitterness , orange juice but not overly citrusy.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A deep gold beer with a fluffy, slightly off white head. As the sticky head recedes it leaves a massive amount of lacing behind. The aroma is mainly resinous pine with sweet, overripe tropical fruit in the background. Orange, mango and papaya seem to be the prevalent flavors with a nice sweet maltiness and a bitter pine bite that lingers but fades to an enjoyable level. The body is a little thicker than I thought a beer of this ABV would be and I appreciate that. This is quite a big flavored 5% beer. Very nice beer.

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Photo of wulfie85
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 morimech
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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

Photo of KarlHungus
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Ish1
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 427 ratings