Light Speed | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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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:
828
Reviews:
101
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
7.6%
 
 
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107
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap this afternoon at a local joint in La Crosse.

Pourse a good looking goldish orangish color, really nothing to coplain about in the way any beer looks IMO.

Smell is where we get into it. You get tons and tons of citrus fruits, Oranges, Mango, Pinapple and grapefruit, but there is a real dankness to it to.

Same fruits as descibed above hit you the second it hits your lips. You can tell this is a pale and not a IPA, while there may be more hops then your average APA, it has the malt backbone to back it up and have it end clean and nice.

Mouthfeel was, well I did not really notice anything about it, in my book that means it was perfect for a APA.

Here is the deal, if you can get any TG beers on tap in your area then do it immediatley.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.96/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.89/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L-Pours a cloudy orange/gold. White head about 1/4 of an inch that dissipates quickly.
S-Strong waves of hops up front with a mixture of light fruit.
T-This stuff is very good. Not as strong of a hop flavor on the front end, more mild then an IPA. Back end is almost a flat taste, more bitter, that is really delicious.
F-Has a zip, kind of quick hit on the back end. Not to strong but noticeable. Almost like a pepper hit right at the end.
O-This is very delicious. I was very much expecting something a lot less flavorful and more blast your head off hoppness but this is just a great blend of mild flavors that combine to make a delicious ale. If an IPA isn't you favorite beer, pick up one of these, you will be pleased.

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4.87/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Blackstone restaurant in Iowa City.

Ap - pours a super hazy, orange color with about a 1/2 inch white head. Looks absolutely fabulous. I honestly don't know if a have seen a prettier beer.

Ar - citrus specifically orange, pine, has a sweet malt backbone

T - tastes just like it looks and smells. Super orange, citrusy and lightly piney hops meld perfectly with the sweet malt backbone.

M - nice carbonation, nice consistency, medium bodied

O - another slam dunk from TG, these guys make some of the best IPA's and PA's I've ever had. Super glad I got to try this seasonal offering before it's gone. For me the huge citrus flavor might even make this one better than Pseudosue. I would love to a side by side tasting sometime.

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4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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Light Speed from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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