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 DamienArk
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boff101
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
2.93/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of AdrianC31
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Philcassella
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of clarson_75
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Onenote81
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter... Twice.

A: Pours a slightly hazy, darkish orange-copper color. Two-inch, white, foamy head which diminishes at a slow rate. Light, thin, white lacing that sticks around throughout.

S: Mostly fruity aromas of pineapple, mango, and peach along with some citrus elements of grapefruit and orange. A very slight piney hoppiness comes through as well, but fruity aromas are definitely the main act.

T: Taste is almost exactly the same as the aromas. This is definitely a juicy IPA first and foremost. Fruit and citrus elements including notes of pineapple, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and orange are present up front, which are followed by a nice mild hoppy bitterness that lingers after each sip goes down. Bitterness nicely combats the overall sweetness of the brew.

F: Light-medium bodied, smooth, with great carbonation. Slightly dry at the end.

O: Awesome single-hop IPA. So glad I was able to try this for the first time. It reminds me somewhat of Scorpius Morchella, which I was able to try prior to this and loved. Would definitely go for this one again and it definitely ranks among the best of TG single-hop IPAs IMO.

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Photo of tleaver33
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of novamat
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a cloudy orange tinged color with a nice two finger white head that dissipated leaving some lacing and a thin film on top of the beer.

Smell had aromas of orange zest, orange rind, tangerine and white wine like notes. Very subtle and delicate aromas, but all are discernible.

Taste follows the nose with an initial array of flavors that include orange, tangerine, orange zest - all subtle and delicately complimentary giving way to a flavors reminiscent of white wine, green grapes and a hint of oak. Finishes with a nice bitterness that is not overpowering. The flavors are quite delicate, but still "pop" - its not an in your face IPA, but rather the flavors slowly develop on the palate gently providing a wonderful white win like IPA. Truly unique.

Feel had medium carbonation providing a slight tingle initially. Slight drying feel on the mount reminiscent of wine tannins.

Overall a really nice and unique IPA. Great flavors, definitely worth trying if you get a chance.

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1levelabove247
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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