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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #60
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,575
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.58%
Ratings:
882
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 14, 2021
Added:
Oct 31, 2011
Wants:
  109
Gots:
  150
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: 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
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4.21 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
 
4 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4.25 by emerge077 from Illinois on Sep 15, 2020
 
4.21 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Mar 14, 2020
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a light, yellow-colored body with minimal head and lace patches down glasses. The aroma is rather a light and soapy hoppiness with minimal citric. The beer itself is light to medium bodied, with a buttery and soapy taste. Overall, a zippy hop tastiness with nominal bitterness and juiciness and good balance.

Feb 24, 2020
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3.23/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Better ones out there from TG.

Jan 14, 2020
 
4.25 by broadway848 from New York on Jan 12, 2020
 
4 by JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by PicoPapa from Connecticut

On draft at 2 Bros. Pours a hazy dirty yellow with an inch of head. Good amount of sticky lacing. Citrus hop aroma. Orange, grapefruit, lemon and a bit of peach. The taste is toasted malts with some citrus peel. Pine and herbal hops as well. Piney finish with a bit more malt flavor. Pretty balanced Pale Ale. Light to medium body with a dry mouthfeel and lots of carbonation. Minimal alcohol presence.

Jan 07, 2020
 
4.19 by SirBentham from California on Dec 23, 2019
 
3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Dec 23, 2019
 
4.56 by biren225 from Massachusetts on Dec 21, 2019
 
4.24 by Eric_T_07 from Illinois on Dec 02, 2019
 
4 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
 
4.11 by cmsfish from Minnesota on Nov 30, 2019
 
4.18 by mpipe from Minnesota on Aug 27, 2018
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3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ClintGoodman from Iowa

Not my favorite IPA from them

Aug 15, 2018
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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Loved the hop combo of falconer and millennium, give this pale ale a beautiful zest of grapefruit, orange, pine and grain spice on the finish. Has a west coast feel. The body is crisp yet very stable and full. Lets the hops play well on the palate. Plenty of juicy flavor in this pale ale!

Jul 03, 2018
 
3.75 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 22, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by omahawk from Nebraska

Grassy and lemon flavor.

May 21, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

This is a lightly smoky and substantially bitter Pale Ale, with very little sweetness coming off the malts. Nonetheless, it is easy to drink and offers a very enjoyable late and lingering bitterness that makes you want to drink more of it. Chewable and creamy. A very distinctive and food-friendly pale ale.

Apr 26, 2018
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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!

Apr 13, 2018
 
4.18 by Half-full from Illinois on Mar 19, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

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.

Mar 17, 2018
 
4.25 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Mar 06, 2018
 
4.24 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Feb 23, 2018
 
4.23 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota on Feb 09, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by TrojanRB from Texas

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

Jan 29, 2018
 
3.85 by rab53 from Washington on Jan 24, 2018
 
4.12 by rarigney from Washington on Jan 14, 2018
 
4.54 by Joelruggle from Iowa on Jan 13, 2018
 
3.88 by Feldpausch from Michigan on Jan 12, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

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.

Jan 09, 2018
 
4.09 by cgwami from Canada (MB) on Jan 03, 2018
 
4 by Donkster46 from Washington on Dec 30, 2017
 
4.25 by Bolio from Minnesota on Dec 29, 2017
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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

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.

Dec 25, 2017
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by flagmantho from Washington

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.

Dec 23, 2017
 
3.96 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Dec 22, 2017
 
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Dec 19, 2017
Light Speed from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 882 ratings