Thresher | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
177 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
ThresherThresher
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bismarksays on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
6.27%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of deereless
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22-ounce bottle into a Riedel stemless champagne glass. Hazy, very pale golden color, with a thick white head that hangs around seemingly forever. Lots of thick tiger-striped lacing. The pale color belies the huge aromas and flavors of this beer. Complex hop profile features grapefruit, lemon, mango, peach, and citrus zest. Solid malt backbone provides balance and a touch of sweetness. Dry finish, with loads of grapefruit-pith bitterness and a hint of tartness lingering on the palate. This is a delightful beer, delicious and easy drinking. Bravo!

 565 characters

Photo of FBarber
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy completely opaque golden orange color. Thick velvety head dissipates partially, then sticks around forever with a layer of velvety foam along the side of the cup. Really lovely in appearance.

Smell is a fragrant bouquet of citrus, wheat, tropical fruits and some floral notes with an overarching aroma of fresh orange.

Taste follows the nose with some orange and tropical fruit flavors, followed by a bitter grassy flavor. Lots of smooth wheat.

Feel is full bodied and smooth. Medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall a very nice pale wheat ale - excellently crafted and easy drinking. When fresh this is one of the best.

 646 characters

Photo of jmh21
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyecko
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vess
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ri0
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured 22oz bottle into snifter. Pale yellow and cloudy with a pillowy 2.5 finger white head that fades and leaves a fat collar and thick swaths of lacing behind. Delicate tropical and citrus notes from the hops. Orange, ripe pineapple, and mango. Some sweet honeysuckle and wheat complete the aroma. Starts with the tropical and citrus of ripe pineapple, mango, and orange. The sweetness follows with honey, bread, and some wheat, bitterness on the finish. Well carbonated with a medium light body. Fluid and well carbonated, high acidity despite high bitterness. Terrific beer that would be great in a smaller format.

 619 characters

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nut
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22 oz bomber at Discount Liquor on Oklahoma in Milwaukee. No bottling date that I can see. Poured right from the fridge into a nonic pint glass.

L: Pours a bright yellow straw color with about an inch of white head that sticks around for a bit and falls to a weak film and ring that leaves moderate lacing on the glass. Crystal-clear with mild visible carbonation.

S: Cracker malt aroma rests under some bright and slightly funky and herbal hops. There are hop notes of citrus, pineapple, stone fruit, and pine in the mix--reminiscent of PseudoSue. Very pleasant nose.

T: Lighter sweet malts at the front, accompanied by bright citrus hop flavor. The middle continues the bright hop notes, which take on more of a grassy and herbal quality. More of the funky and herbal hop quality emerges toward the back. The close has more bitter citrus rind and pine, with the citrus rind lingering into the aftertaste.

F: Lighter-bodied. Slightly watery with a bit of creaminess in the middle. Bright and somewhat bitter with a relatively clean finish.

O: If you're looking for a lower ABV pale ale, this one will definitely do the trick. There's some great hop flavor that's quite reminiscent of PseudoSue. The wheat flavor isn't particularly prominent, but it does come through. I actually just picked up a sixer of Gumballhead at the same time, and I have to say that I like this one just as much. This one is worth giving a try.

 1,437 characters

Photo of josephwa
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of berben30
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden color color with a small white foamy head.
S - Aroma is citrus and earthy, almost like a saison.
T - The citrus flavor is subdued. Flavor is earthy and grassy. Very little bitterness.
M - Light mouth feel, average carbonation.
O - The light feel makes this come off as a Pale Ale. Still, I like it. Would be awesome at a ball game in the summer.

 372 characters

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Thresher from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe