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:
824
Reviews:
101
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
7.6%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
143
For Trade:
3
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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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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - uniformly hazy golden color with a huge white fluffy head that sticks for. Ev. Er.
S - big peach, mango, papaya, passion fruit, orange, lemon, very soft smelling. Not a whole lot of dankness to it.
T - big papaya, passion fruit, mango, peach juice, lemon, very sweet and soft. Easy to drink.
M - light mouthfeel. Fluffy. Alcohol completely covered. Aftertaste is more of that peach and tropical fruit flavor.
O - great beer. An apa for sure, but the hop flavor is very intense in a good way.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a small snifter
L: Gold & hazy. Pretty decent head that is a little lighter in thickness - but it lasted for a bit.
S: Funky bready hops. Strong for a pale ale.
T: Hops - bready, earthy and dank! Tastes like Han and Chewbacca busted out some of the spice they were smuggling and used it as an adjunct while brewing an APA.
F: Very solid mouthfeel for an APA.
O: I guess this is borderline an IPA for what I think of as ABV - but it's just an all-around great beer. TG may be best known for their intense stouts, but to me what they really do best are all of these medium-ABV APAs. I'd chase this if it ever came to Chicago!

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

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.33/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Crepuscular
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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