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ZeeLander | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Zelicious single-hop showcase using the Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand. Delightfully confusing aromas of citrus and mandarin oranges give way to an incredibly complex body of earth tones and marigolds. This is truly unlike any hop you’ve ever tasted.

80 IBU

Added by FreshHawk on 09-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#515
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
1,006
pDev:
7.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
144
Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slarson7
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hawkeyejam
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tokyob
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy, orangeish yellow. Thick, foamy, tall white head that Fades slowly to a long lasting rocky head with good lacing.

Smells citrus, tropical, fruity, mango, grapefruit, light wine and hints of oak.

Tastes orange, mango, pineapple, citrus peel, Tropical, peppery, light bready malt and light grapefruit. Finish is dry with citrus peel and pepper. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super hazy/ cloudy light mango-color. 1 finger of fluffy head with amazing retention and lacing.

Aroma is bright with floral hops and light citrus notes. A little bit of dankness on the backside.

Taste is creamy in mouthfeel with a slightly prickly carbonation bite. More herbal hops, tons of orange and orange peel, and a mildly bitter lingering finish. Tropical fruits are present but the herbaceous bitter finish does overshadow the character a bit.

Overall, a pleasant beer. Great flavor development for a lighter abv beer. Another winner from TG. I see this pairing well with BBQ pork ribs, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. It gets a 89.5/100.

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4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afinepilsner
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevanb
3.62/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, freshly packaged, purchased at the brewery, poured into a Toppling Goliath teku glass. Enjoyed on 1.20.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a hazy and cloudy orange color, golden hues with a big, foamy white head, great retention and lace. The aroma is pleasant, very floral, a bit herbal and minty, soft citrus, tropical fruit and bitterness from the pale grain. The flavors are good, light pitted stone fruits, peachy, quite floral and grassy with some dankness, light pine, citrus peel bitterness with some stale pale grain. The mouthfeel is nice, medium body with mild carbonation, smooth and creamy with a very dry finish.

Verdict: A decent pale ale from Toppling Goliath. A bit muted flavorwise, very delicate that doesn't mesh well with how bitter this beer gets as it warms. It needs a touch more oomph from the hops, but it's certainly enjoyable and sessionable.

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4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pineapple, toasted caramel and hints of resin. Bitter and hoppy bite with a sweet caramel backbone and citrus finish.

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Photo of GMorgan
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puftdank
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of omahawk
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the best beer at Omaha beer fest. Great hop profile.

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3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Earthy, spicy, citrusy. Definitely brings something different to the table; they manage to coax out a unique flavor profile from the Nelson hop. Pours an opaque orange-ish hue that's becoming a hallmark of the brewery. Pungent and earthy aroma of tropical fruit, fauna and freshly dig earth. Taste is citrus, nut, pith and spruce. There's a snippy peppery spice to the taste that's unexpected but not unwelcomed. Finishes with a crisp pop and a good amount of bitterness.

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4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luron
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm not an IPA guy, but this stuff is great!
Earthy, nutty, grapefruit, pineapple (rind) mango Citra
Cloudy like an unfiltered wheat beer. even more so, great mouthfeel and texture!
Superb beer!

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Photo of MNAle
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Refreshing, bright, mild citrus aroma. Very turbid (as is typical for TG) with a dull burnt-orange color (as is also typical for TG). Mouth feel is substantial for the style. Taste starts with the citrus, but transitions to be dominated by bitterness in the middle, and lingering into the aftertaste. Good malt presence to balance the hops, but definitely it is the flavor of the hops and the bittering that is the star of this beer. An enjoyable, if bitter, IPA. Well done.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rebrown221
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,006 ratings
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