Light Speed | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Light SpeedLight Speed
BA SCORE
4.23/5
835 Ratings
Light SpeedLight Speed
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:
#972
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
835
pDev:
7.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
143
Trade:
4
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Photo of Zombie_Dust
1.65/5  rDev -61%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Reviewing this beer from a pickup from Tenutas in Kenosha, WI...approximately 2.5 weeks old? I can't review anything as far as appearance goes, as this was chugged in the parking lot ;) This was not even close to the skeleton of what this beer use to be. Taste: Old stale hops mixed with really dirty grain...no juicy or fruitiness to which this beer claims to be. Do yourself a favor, overlook this beer on the shelf and grab some NG Scream IIPA.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
2.88/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tectactoe
2.9/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of SPD656
3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of smokeypeat
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of brydeen
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass. Flashy label. Unbranded gold colour pry-off pressure cap. Huge thanks to Duff27 for the bottle.

Huge thanks to Collins for the share. Expectations are high given Collins recommendation.

Expectations are sky high given the brewery's reputation. Huge thanks to Duff27 for the bottle. Served cold into a tulip at low altitude in Austin, TX and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.

Served cold into a tulip and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.

HEAD: White head dissipates within 15 seconds, leaving no lacing.

BODY: Pretty standard copper with orange hues. Translucent. Nontransparent. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. Not unique or special looking.

AROMA: Resinous, floral hop character, pale malts, and some interesting oniony notes. Not piney, fruity, or juicy.

No yeast character, alcohol, spice, or off-notes are detectable.

Aromatic intensity is moderate. I'm not sure I really like the hop profile.

TASTE: Oniony, yes, but it kind of works. Has some floral hop character, but no juicy fruit, pine, or citrus. Not nectary. Pale malts provide the backbone. There's zero hop bitterness whatsoever, but while it's balanced in the sense that the malt sweetness checks the hop bitterness, the dominant oniony character isn't the right emphasis for a pale ale.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes come through.

Above average depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour. This flavour profile is simple, but effective. Still, it lacks the intricacy/complexity and subtlety of superior beers in the style. I do like it, but I can't saw I'm blown away.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, fairly refreshing, medium-bodied. Mild thickness. Slightly overcarbonated, but not too crisp or sharp.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

This texture fails to elevate the beer, but does suit the taste nicely. Should be softer.

OVERALL: Very drinkable, but not effortlessly so like the best beers in the style. It's nice work from Toppling Goliath, but isn't world-class. I'd probably buy it again if I saw it on shelves. A solid pale ale for its aims, but the onion emphasis does put me off a bit.

Low B-

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Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.36/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber into a tulip...hazy yellow orange with a light skim.

Taste and smell are of mild citrus, mostly orange peel, and lemon spritz. Light malt backbone provides some sweetness and a touch of rind and bitterness at the finish wraps things up.

Eh...it's a decent pale. Curious how much the TG name plays in the ratings here. Happy to try, but by no means a top of the line pale.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.37/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bound4er
3.41/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pale straw appearance with a one finger, wispy white head. Smells pretty dank which I generally like - earth, pine, grass, weed and a hint of lemon. The taste veers too close to the vegetal side for my liking - I feel like I am eating a dandelion stalk. Mouth feel is average with pretty decent carbonation. There is something about the 3 TG beers I've now reviewed that my palate disagrees with. I like earthy flavors but this beer is too damn vegetal tasting. Oh well, can't say I didn't give TG a fair shake.

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3.46/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Kelby777
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Light Speed was given to me as a gift for Valentine's Day and came in a 22 oz bottle.

Appearance - Pours a small creamy head with light lacing on the glass. Has a cloudy, apricot color and appears to have decent carbonation.

Smell - Smells tart like an apricot. Really pleasant.

Taste - It tastes like someone is rubbing my gums with a giant bitter orange peel. There is a slight hop bite afterwards, but not too invasive.

Mouthfeel - Slightly carbonated with a creamy and filling mouthfeel.

Overall - This beer would make a good beer to someone who enjoys orange peel-tasting beers...

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of cabelgabel
3.51/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Light Speed from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 835 ratings
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