Light Speed | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously known as Millennium Falcon, this seasonal pale ale was crafted with a perfect mixture of Millennium hops and Falconer’s Flight blend. Inviting orange aroma and hints of lemon flavor in this medium-bodied beauty will make you want to drink yours at light speed!

70 IBU

Added by Pintofbrown on 10-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
835
Reviews:
102
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
7.6%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
142
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 835 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of Tokyob
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed gold a pinky of pearl colored head. Impressive head retention & lacing

S: Bready, yeasty, some tangerine

T: Follows the nose, tangerine & pomello , plus dryness up front. Bready, dry with tangerine & grapefruit as this warms. Grapefruit, dryness, & crackery notes in the finish

MF: Medium body, crisp carbonation , nice balance

Very drinkable, just didn't quite turn the corner for greatness

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Photo of Ericthered121
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jwmoore
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ale_addin
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerJ
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earljones199
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a completely clear bright orange color. Remarkable clarity on this beer. Two finger white head dissipates steadily leaving a spotty layer of white bubbly foam on top of the beer. Sticky white lacing left on the side of the beer.

Smell is more pine and grass forward with notes or orange and grapefruit.

Taste follows the nose with a strong grassy pine flavor. Hints of orange and grapefruit on the backend with a medium grassy bitterness on the finish. Nice flavor profile.

Feel is light, smooth, and drinkable. Medium carbonation.

Overall another outstanding pale ale from Toppling Goliath. Its not my personal favorite, but you can't knock this one - its really well crafted.

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Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22-ounce bottle into a goblet. Inviting appearance. Pours a translucent warm golden color, with a generous snow-white head that leaves some nice ladder lacing. Citrus predominates on the nose and palate, with just enough piney goodness and lots of zesty bitterness lingering on the finish. Smooth, non-assertive malt backbone that allows the hop character to take center stage. Medium body and a crisp finish makes this easily drinkable as well as delicious. Overall, another fine offering from TG.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a one-finger foamy white head that has decent retention

S- tropical fruity hop aroma up front; mango, papaya, peach. Slightly sweet bready malt to balance it out with a touch of pine

T- tropical citrusy hops follow the nose with notes of mango, guava, pineapple & orange zest. Undertones of slightly sweet bready malt, dry fruity finish

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- nice tropical notes throughout, while keeping the balance of a pale ale

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Photo of kevindp9
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque neon orange with a large, soft, white lumpy foam and some bubbly lace. There are some chunky floaters at full pour, though.

Ooo damn, from first whiff I can already tell I'm going to love this! Spicy eucalyptus bark, green pine, kiwi and green papaya come in with orange and a faint hint of dankness following.

Taste is wheat, lemon, orange rind, straw, light rug and cracker. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

Light Speed has a nice, soft light body with some substantial carbonation and a dry finish.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow, orange with a huge head that lingers, leaving lots of lacing as I drink it down. Not alot on the nose, slight smell of orange. Taste is similar, very much orange with a hint of lemon. Good amount of carbonation, I'd try this one again.

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Light Speed from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 835 ratings.
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