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
Ratings:
980
Reviews:
127
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
137
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 980 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: big herbal, grapefruit, citrus hops, earthy yeast notes, piney finish. Same for the nose. Golden honey color, unfiltered near end of bomber, large head of ringed lattice of lace. Medium/full body. 80 IBUs

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Photo of Jpb123
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerJ
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WoodBrew
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was very lucky to have a chance to try this beer....i have a great neighbor who has a colleague whom has family near TG. This beer poured an unfiltered copperish with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had tangerine like notes. The taste was evenly balanced and very easy to drink. It reminded me of the Tazmanian IPA from Schlafy. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's an excellent beer!

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Photo of Jackd175
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle poured into a snifter.
L: Hazy, light copper with a surprisingly large head (1.5 fingernails) that was fluffy/thin but stayed around a long while.
S: Pineapple, Grapefruit, pine.
T: Bitterness that you can tell is there but is also well muted. This is a little more earthy than a Massachusetts juice bomb - the taste reminded me a lot of Alchemist's Focal Banger. Maybe even more dank than FB. Very enjoyable.
F: Medium. Fluffy. Definitely not thin, but not chewy by any means. Slight amount of carbonation, but less than I thought there'd be given how long the head stayed around.
O: Great beer. Like I said, the closes resemblense I've had is Focal Banger - which is a good thing. Wish I bought more than 1!

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Photo of Sabtos
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque yellow-orange with a large fluffy white head leaving tons of spongey lace and a permanent fluffy blanket.

Smell is very crackery and peppery, with lemon, pineapple, peach and slightly dank cannabis.

Taste is bitter pine and grapefruit, with vanilla cream, pineapple, peach, and peppery cracker.

ZeeLander is pretty bitter, but tries to be balanced with fruitiness and a very dry finish.

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Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received from @Josholson666 in NBS BIF #4 – Thanks man!
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma - Grapefruit
Head large (Maximum 4.5 cm, semi-aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to an irregular two to four mm ring and a heaped rocky island
Lacing – excellent – multiple rings of tiny to small bubbles which connect by short thin stalactites
Body – very cloudy, light yellow, almost glowing
Flavor – grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit! One of the best grapefruit IPAs I’ve ever had! No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl, just hops, hops, hops!
Palate – medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation.

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.5, Overall 5.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NappyB
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ballenc
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SixPack6
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

ZeeLander from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 980 ratings.
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