Tsunami Pale Ale | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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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:
386
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
44
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 386 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Photo of djrn2
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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 +4.5%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -14.4%
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 Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of billab914
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
2.47/5  rDev -35.3%
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 russpowell
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Hazy bright orange. Smells of sweet orange and a hefty resin aroma behind it. Cracker malts. Taste has the same bright orange up front, but it’s dank and herbal behind it. Resiny finish, though not a ton of bitterness. Biscuit malt backbone. Medium light. Very drinkable. Better than most of the TG stuff coming out of Lakeland.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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 jgunther71
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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