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:
#589
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
1,017
pDev:
7.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
144
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,017 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of omahawk
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Edit: full review now that I’ve had a bottle in a controlled environment. This beer is merely a Nelson Sauvin hop delivery vehicle, and that’s pretty awesome. Appearance is hazy light gold. Aroma is overt grassy, pine and citrus. Taste is intense citrus, grass, grape, and a pleasant touch of dank. Not over the top. Malt is easy going, taking an appropriate back seat to the hop load. It’s not too bitter, just great taste and aroma. This is a really good full flavored pale ale.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
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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Photo of mmcurran
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Allurex
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zenwatts
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luron
4.74/5  rDev +10%
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 -10.7%
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 +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rebrown221
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ale_addin
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a turbid amber with 2+ finger of cream colored head. Never clears, great lacing & head retention

S: Passion fruit, pineapple,

T: Follows the nose, some onion & pine as well, some woodyness & grapefruit up front. Grapefruit, bready dryness, mango once warm. Finishes grapefruitty, with a little mango & pomelo, plus woodyness & just a kiss of breadyness & passion fruit

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, good balance

Pretty tasty, much to like, was hoping for a little more something, something from this though...

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy juice like yellow gold with thick fluffy head and lacing. Well balanced malty bitter citrusy hop smell. Hops are on the forefront of the taste, but it's not a hop bomb. Crisply bitter and tasty. Great beer, better than I hoped.

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Photo of CyrusTheAverage
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyinhawaiian
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy with a large head; notes of citrus.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaykiie
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the more overlooked hoppy TG beers, most shoot for the stars and hype up sue and its variants but I'd say this is TG's second best hoppy beer, behind double citra sue. Delicious citrusy hop notes but not overwhelming, does so much for so little ABV.

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Photo of Nat1975
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,017 ratings