Tsunami Pale Ale | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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360 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
360
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
41
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So very drinkable. Fresh On tap at the brewery. Very smooth mouthfeel, and tasty citrus hops. Looks good as well. A fine crafted beer. to seek out.

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Photo of acurtis
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of djrn2
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

a really juicy pale ale from a brewery everyone likes, i am surprised this isnt rated more favorably. its pretty straightforward, even for a pale ale, just a really light and crisp and drier malt base, liberally hopped and dry hopped with citrusy bright new world varietals and kept light, carbonated highly, and made to be infinitely drinkable, i have very little to critique about this one. its hard to guess the hops, but citra and mosaic or amarillo would be a good launching point, this has all the flavor of those hops, sweet lemon, orange zest, and slight pineapple, with an oily complexion and only balancing bitterness, no more. subtle vegetal freshness lets me know this is brand new, and just a dry crackery basic malt base is all we need for support underneath. awesome carbonation, juicy hop flavor is as good in taste as it is in the nose, which is highly potent and distinctive. i like it being crisp and i like it being so light, this is an all day pint can, warms up okay too. insanely hoppy for a pale ale, but really tasty and good, this deserves better marks...

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

Photo of nmann08
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped at the tap room and had a pint of this, their house draft.
Review from notes.

Served in a pint, it was a hazy unfiltered gold, with a crown of intricate lacing. There was a finger of head that receded to a thick skim across the surface. Retention was good. Green, leafy, earthy hops in the nose. Seemed like it would be fairly bitter based on aroma alone.

The flavor definitely delivered what the nose hinted at. Firm hop bitterness, grassy and earthy, with a lingering dry green hop finish. Malt complexity in the middle. Light bodied and sessionable for sure. A nice effort from a new Iowa brewery. It reminded me a little of our hometown classic in Chicago, Daisy Cutter from Half Acre.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a golden orange with a one-finger head of foam. It smelled very floral and tropical fruit notes. Some caramel, too. Nice tropical fruit flavors with a piney hop bitterness. Good caramel maltiness. It was crisp and smooth. A

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Photo of LXIXME
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A weird pale. The mouthfeel is a little off. Not very bitter. Lots of mango and some citrus. Bready.

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Photo of jlindros
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to irish-hawkeye (Reddit) for this one, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent fluffy fizzy 1/2 finger head fades at a med pace with nice lacing, super sediment hazy honey orange color.

Nose brings lots of malts, aged hops, sweet malt and fruity messy hops, bbq sauce fruits, fresh wort malt, mild stone fruit, apricot note in the background.

Taste some malts, grainy malts with little Belgian notes, fresh wort, grassy and fruity hops, malty with little fruity rye like note, doughy, earthy, over ripe apple mush, herbal tea. Finish is sticky sweet, fruity meh, malty.

Mouth is med bod, lighter bit decent carb,

This seemed a bit old, faded, malty, old hops, etc, but not sure as they don't date it unfortunately, not very impressive, esp compared to the other TG beers I've had. this is a great brewery and I think this beer just got left behind.

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

Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of billab914
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
2.47/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Light orange body, mostly clear, with an inch or more of thick, creamy foam atop. Aromas of bread, ripe citrus, pine, grain. Light to medium in body. Hop forward, though balanced by a sturdy malt bill. Pretty good.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ours hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of musty nectarine and mandarin orange.

The taste is of nectarine with a balancing biscuity sweet balance. It has a long finish.

It is chewy - fuller side of a light-bodied pale ale. Very refreshing!

There is a balanced bittersweet fruitiness that makes this a nice, refreshing brew! A "sessionable", balanced, vibrant American Pale Ale.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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