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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:
#511
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
1,009
pDev:
7.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
145
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,009 |  Reviews: 137
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

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ale_addin
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
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 -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyinhawaiian
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jaykiie
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Flounder57
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: It is a slightly hazy orange yellow color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the. A two finger billowy head was poured that reduced to a thin puffy layer. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Citrus, grapefruit, sauvignon grapes, earthy, pungent, grassy, caramel, and toasted malts.

Taste: The hop flavor definitely pulls more through on the palate. Nice malt bill, lasting hop flavor, and light tingly bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, rolling hop flavor, crushable, and light light bitterness.

Overall: For a single hop Nelson Sauvin IPA, I am a big fan. Nice job Toppling Goliath. Looking forward to more of this in the future

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BYOFB
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to 350z, hugebulge, scott...whatever you call it, very much appreciate the kick down so I can git down. enjoyed from the massive 53oz tb chalice. not sure non he date but definitely tasting fresh. classic ipa drinkability w a iipa taste and feel. toppling kills it in the stout deot, but no slouch in ipa. can't believe only 5.5...so full bodied. wouldn't be so impressed except that 5.5 abv. so.low...but souch balls and flavor. WOW!

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GorillaBean
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,009 ratings
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