Tsunami Dark Ale | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Tsunami Dark AleTsunami Dark Ale
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Tsunami Dark AleTsunami Dark Ale

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Tsunami Dark was crafted for those who crave big beers. Captivate all your senses, beginning with an aromatic tidal wave of fruity esters, caramel notes and hints of citrus. This toasty ale gleams with reddish amber tones and a thick, creamy beige head. Dive deep into Tsunami Dark’s full malty body as her lacing follows you all the way to a smooth, bitter finish.

60 IBU

Added by drpimento on 05-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by emerge077:
Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Short's Burger & Shine.
Review from written notes.

Hazy copper caramel color, sticky off white foam that exhibited nice retention, leaving arcs of lace in it's wake.

Fruity, estery aroma, yeast driven with quite a bit of dried fruit manifesting in the form of dates and plum, with some maltiness rounding things out.

Fairly toasty malt presence, moderately bitter, with more fruity esters, similar to the aroma. Plum, date, and figs blend seamlessly with the nutty toasted malt, medium bodied with a full flavor. Medium carbonation, mellow bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall a pleasant pint that I wouldn't hesitate to have again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tvv375ia
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bismarksays
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of FreshHawk
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I survived this Tsunami in a shaker pint. This brew was reviewed from notes.

Appearance- The body has copper hues and bone-white foam. It is a half-finger in width and looks decently creamy.

Smell- Roasted malt is mixed with some floral hops. It comes off fruity and sweet.

Taste- Okay, a little crystal malt is unexpected, and some earthy hop notes. The finish really starts to bring out the bitterness and citrus qualities: star fruit and a bit piney. The finish really brings this one home.

Mouth feel- The body is light to medium, slick on the tongue. I wish it was creamier.

Overall- It really is pretty good. I still am unsure how I feel about the earthy hop and crystal malt mixing with the citrus.

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Photo of drpimento
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a fine, creamy long lasting, light tan head, with lots of lace. Color is a hazy brownish amber. Aroma is very malty, caramel, ripe apricots, yeast. Flavor is similar with a some hop and apricot jumping out. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has some duration with a little bitterness at the very end. Session beer. Yum!

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Photo of Efeswasmy1st
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into 4 oz tasting glass.

Appearance -- cloudy orange/red with little head.

Aroma--caramel maltiness

Taste-- lots of caramel and fruit

Palate-- sour finish, no carbonation on the tongue

Overall a decent red ale, would like to try directly from tap next time.

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Photo of redblacks75
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of mynie
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint on tap at the brewery. This is from (sparse) notes:

Pours coppery with a nice white head. Smells of fruit, American hops, sweet malt, more hops, and a surprising amount of yeast. Great complexity and balance.

Tastes boffo! Giant fruit nodes bleed into more traditional red ale malt: apricots, plums, and light lemon against crisp barley. This gradually gives way and is replaced by a solid, citrusy American hop profile, and dry malt lingers long after the beer is swallowed. Nothing super innovative or out of this world, but hugely complex and almost inconceivably well balanced.

I had a pint of this and took home a growler of the Naughty 90. As good as the 90 is, I wish I had reversed the two.

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Tsunami Dark Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 9 ratings