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Tsunami Pale Ale | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
404 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:
#17,124
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
404
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
47
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 404 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of AndyEdgar
2.22/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Worst TG beer i have had. Tasted like malt liquor

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Photo of zeledonia
2.26/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Tasted 28 Feb 2015. Reviewed from notes.

Pours mostly clear, medium orange. One finger of white head, good retention and lacing.

Smell is herbal, a bit tannic and acidic. Smells like it's hit hard with bittering hops or noble-like hops.

Taste is not good. There's really not much redeeming about it. It's grainy, with a sharp, unpleasant bitterness. Aspirin, chalk, and chemical aftertaste. No way I'm finishing this.

Feel is okay, but it lasts, and I want it gone. Medium-bodied, expanding to fill the mouth. Carbonation is lower than I'd like.

Not a good beer. Tastes like my early attempts at homebrewing a pale ale, totally unbalanced and dominated by flavor-light malts and sharply bitter hops. Hard to believe that TG can put out stuff like this, when many of there other beers are so amazing. This one is a definite pass.

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Photo of mynie
2.38/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours foggy with minimal head. Chill haze?

Smells fruity and dry. The malt is off and there's little hop presence to balance it out.

Tastes not good. Under brewed, fruity, sour and peaty finish. A goddamn mess.

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Photo of atrocity
2.47/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

No bottle dating... cardboardy, yeasty, creamed corn.

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of Enochase04
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Could not find anything enjoyable on this. Disappointed.

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Photo of Gotti311
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Doesnt have the same clean mouth that other TG hoppy beers have. Also a lingering note that wasnt pleasant. Bottle was less than 3 weeks old, no excuse

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Photo of EuphonicHops
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

No date on bottle. Tasted well past it's prime.

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Photo of Petcha
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Doesn't hold up to TGs other offerings. Muddled hop flavors that feel tired. Missing that crisp bright pop like sue or g nug.

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Photo of jaymo18
2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Noticeable DMS presence. Surprisingly disappointing for a TG hoppy ale

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Photo of Phocion
2.82/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Review from notes. March 16, 2015; bottle purchased about a week and a half prior. Bomber pours into my glass a slightly hazy orange with a solid finger of frothy white head. Good retention and thick, sticky lacing, like most other TG bottled beers.

Massively sweet tropical fruit hoppy aroma. A bit of cardboard oxidation flavor too - interesting since this was just released. Lots of mango and orange and a bit of floral hoppiness. Huge caramel and bready malts.

Flavor is very juicy as well. Oxidized flavor doesn't hit in the flavor much, thankfully. Very earthy and lightly spicy hops. Chewy and a bit bready with a somewhat pronounced bitterness in the back, but almost cloyingly sweet.

Light bodied and moderate mouthfeel.

Overall, I don't like this beer at all. Is this an old batch? I've never had old TG beer before since it tends to sell quite rapidly and this one had just hit the shelves when I bought it. Thick, and too sweet but a bitter aftertaste. Not good flavors and they don't balance each other out. A very sad disappointment from TG.

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Photo of Reinbeck11
2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The look of this beer is really nice. Hazy orange with a solid full head. Smell and taste didn't appeal to me. Light smell with citrus scent flavor was same but ended with a bit of a metalic flavor that held on too long. Good carbonation that was would have melded with the taste better had the aftertaste not been there.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
2.91/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Surprisingly bland....faint hops, lots of bread, and a yeast presence that seems off. An odd pale that just isn't all that enjoyable.

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Photo of Herky21
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

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

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Vinithing
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of gaesori
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 404 ratings
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