Tsunami Pale Ale | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.79/5
392 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:
#16,275
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
392
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
45
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 392 |  Reviews: 63
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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Photo of drstalker
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Biggiekrock627
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear golden pour. Smell hints at citrus rind. Front end taste is to the harsh but pleasant bitter end of the APA spectrum. Great hop flavor follows. Solid American pale ale from Toppling Goliath.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Scored these at Howell Liquors across from the airport on July 5, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The game has changed, there was no Toppling Goliath when I lived in Milwaukee, and there definitely wasn't any around 3 years ago when I visited.

Pours a darker orange and amber for a "pale" ale. Aroma wasn't much in terms of dry hops. And what is the contractual deal on the can? I guess there is some orange but I dunno if that is hop derived or fruit adjunct addition pushing the aromas.

Taste, actually seemed under hopped dare I say. Wasn't overly bitter, but it did seem to dandy up itself with orange, used some crystal malt and lower bitter and hoppiness. Dare I say, a gateway pale ale? Pretty rudimentary compared to the other TG brews I've had. This did nothing wrong, but nothing exceptional either.

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Photo of Donkster46
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Baumer
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden in color, with thick head and great lacing. A fair amount of particulate suspension. very citrus in aroma. definitely oranges and pineapple. nice huge aroma overall! zesty oranges up front with a nice balance of pine and hops. A little hoppier and bitter than i was expecting. very tasty though. light to medium body, medium finish. the zest and pine linger in equal parts. I like the feel of this beer overall! This is a sharp beer overall. I would definitely buy again.. technically this is an APA, but it definitely feels like an IPA

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

Photo of avas
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZAP
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Excellent every day APA for BBQ, social gatherings, etc.

Aroma of mandarin oranges, tangerines, and light pineapple.

Taste leans on the citrus notes which I like...nothing catty, garlicy about this one.

Hazed oak color....body is medium...perfect carbonation...

Nothing extravagant or in your face bitterness wise but a great drinking balanced APA loaded with flavor..

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

Photo of dms1767
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 392 ratings
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