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
Ranking:
#1,034
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
861
pDev:
7.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 861 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an excellent pale ale, on the edge of ipa though with quite a heavy handed hopping and a lot of finishing bitterness, more than is customary in the style generally speaking. the hoppy stuff is what these guys do best, and i enjoyed this one in the back of a car cruising through rural iowa with my homies. i like the use of some old school hops here, millenium and falconers flight, these have a known hop profile more in line with classic northwestern flavors of grapefruit and pine, and thats exactly what we get here, also a whole heap of bitter from the falconers, which i think makes this beer rather distinct despite it also being quite familiar to me in that way. fuller malt body here, sort cereal complexion to it, lots of wet pine from the hops, oily but not heavy, and frothy and well carbonated in texture. its a real shame this was more than a few months old, picked up at a grocery store but cold and still tasting good. i can only imagine how good this would be super fresh. the hype is real with these guys and the beers seem to deserve it. this is a very robust and well done pale!

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Photo of Half-full
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tucquan
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2018-03-17 in Columbia, PA from a 22oz bottle

A - Mildly hazy golden-orange with a 3-finger pillowy-white head that sticks around with good lace.

S - Orange, pineapple, melon, cracker, floral. Barely dank. Smells really good.

T - Fresh pineapple, orange flesh and zest, bread crust, cantaloupe, pine, pepper, grass and herbal spice. Not dank at all; Moderate bitterness that lingers just a bit more than one would expect for an APA: Some lingering orange zest on the finish helps mitigate this.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Moderately resinous and lightly prickly. Fairly dry finish.

O - Top notch and different from their Pseudo Sue, which has more dankness and less pine and bitterness in the finish. Wish this too were available year round. Will seek this out again.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange gold with a finger of fluffy white head

Nose is very citrus forward...lemon, tangerine

Taste is tropical orange juice...not a huge malt presence...definitely a hop bomb

Not sugary sweet, a low level of bitterness, but just enough to be balanced

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Photo of rab53
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joelruggle
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Feldpausch
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colts9016
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am unsure about this beer. I have heard not much hum from this beer. Poured into a pint glass at 40 degrees. A massive two finger white head. The head is a foamy and airy with poor retention. The head tatted lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a pale amber color with yellow hues. The clarity of the beer is hazy.

The hop profile is tropical fruit, pine, herbal, grapefruit, and floral. Additional aromas are lightly toasted malt, yeast, and grass.

The beer flavors are herbal, tropical, fruit, pine, grapefruit, lightly toasted malt, yeast, and grass.

The mouthfeel of the beer is crisp and clean. The body the beer is medium-light, medium carbonation, and a medium finish.

The beer is a sound pale ale. Excellent flavors and well-balanced beer. I enjoy the label on a beer bottle.

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Photo of cgwami
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bolio
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy and bright orange/gold beer with a foamy white head. Smells super fruity with oranges and some piney hops accentuated with some malty sweetness. Tastes a lot like sweet orange juice with a great bitter hop finish. Really nice and delicious pale ale.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: hazy light-golden hue with a finger of frothy ivory foam atop. Quite nice.

Smell: citrusy, earthy and herbal; an orange-rind character really stands out for me. Very well composed, although I wouldn't mind the volume turned up a bit.

Taste: earthy with a bitter citrus rind character up front but with a bit of a fresher-fruit flavor toward the end. The flavor trends a little more more lemony than the aroma. It's a nice beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: this is a good pale ale, and an interesting (if gimmicky) hop combination. Definitely worth giving a try.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NICKtheTITAN
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afinepilsner
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jenrhart
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It get's better as it warms. If you drink this beer too cold, it doesn't have any flavor.

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Photo of Hawkeyejam
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just a well crafted west coast style pale. Balanced like you'd expect from a TG brew. Worth a try. Don't go out of your way if not easily attainable

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Light Speed from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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