Light Speed | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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4.23/5
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853 Ratings
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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:
#994
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
853
pDev:
7.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
146
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 853 |  Reviews: 105
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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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. No bottling date seen.
Like a geyser when pouring, pillowy white head settles to interrupted cap, pillowy lacing remains.
Cloudy, golden body.
Orange aroma.
Taste of lemon and orange. Very little bitterness.
Medium mouth feel.
Okay pale ale.

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

Photo of Tokyob
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
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 -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jwmoore
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Light Speed from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 853 ratings
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