Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can at home. Canned 01/15/2016. orange light hazy color, medium big white head. smells of resin, toffee, light herbal, light exotic fruits. overall good smell but not very impressive. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of resin, pines, nice exotic fruits, lightly citric, some grapefruit, pineapple, toffee, light currant notes, peppery, lemon grass, a bit stale hoppy towards the finish. finishes light to medium bitter with notes of resin and lemon grass. overall good stuff, but was expecting quite a bit more. rather heavy for a pale ale (more ipa-ish).
b3shine (7861) - Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can to pint glass (from FL; canned MAR/09/16). Looks good; a very slightly hazy golden orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells of bitter and citrus hops with a moderately bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly bitter medium-bodied mouthfeel. A touch of caramel on the tongue as it warms as well. Good beer that I’d like to revisit super-fresh.
slowrunner77 (9410) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Don’t see an abv on the can, but 7% begs the question - where’s the line between APA and IPA? This drinks like an IPA, though not very bitter. A smorgisboard of citrusy aroma and flavor - grapefruit, orange, pineapple - perhaps even hints of papaya and mango and evergreen. Really nice, crushable yet has a huge flavor.
Pinball (11832) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can from kihoskh. clear golden, fluffy white head.
delicate flowery very pleasant fresh hoppy aroma with bitter notes and a faint malty touch. aroma appear very dry, fresh and appetizing. not much oranges or exotic going on, i like those things not to be there.
flavor is peppery, bitter hoppy with a touch of flowers and citrus and pine, a little bit of sweetness that i could do without, but at least the sweetnes is flowery and not corn or something like that. beer go a bit too close to malty bittersweet cloying , but stays just clear of that area. Very heavy taste for the abv. easy drinking, very good APA.
thepatrickman (693) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh can courtesy of Clint (starcross) -- cheers, buddy! It’s a Citra single-hop pale ale, so it’s no surprise that it’s pretty similar to Zombie Dust. There’s a good citrusy aroma and a moderate amount of bitterness that really tied everything together. Is it overhyped? I don’t know, probably. But it is definitely one heck of a good beer.
Kingi (601) - - APR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned january, hops might be diminished, some sweet hoppy notes in the aroma. Taste is medium bitter light sweetness, hoppy bitter finish. Good beer.
k0mpsa (2348) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at mikkeller bar, copenhagen. Hazy dark golden color, white head. Aroma has citrus, hops, malty sweetness, some mango notes. Balanced hoppy profile, good palate, hoppy end, grapefruit. Tasty.
ogivlado (7053) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned 453ml. -Courtesy of franski, shared with him, Marko and kajser27. Golden coloured, small white head, strong hoppy nose. Moderate malty, grapefruity and fruity hoppy, light herbal with odd touch of zucchini. Hoppy finish. Very good but not great.
Tide (2760) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from a friend. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, resin, mango, peach and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, floral hops, mango, peach, resin and grass. Exquisite brew.
Alengrin (4247) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a can, having become more easily available in Europe now since part of Toppling Goliath’s production is made at another brewery - and that goes for this can as well. Medium thick, off-white, lacing head, hazy golden blonde robe with greenish hue. Dank IPA aroma of lemongrass, grapefruit flesh, tropical flowers, some ’hops urine’, mandarin, mango, lychee, passion fruit, green banana, white bread, butter. Fruity, crisp onset, clean with lively green banana, mango, lychee and passion fruit sweetishness and sourishness, medium carbo just fit for the style, clean and smooth pale malt sweetishness leading to a long, very aromatically and softly but thoroughly bittering hop finish with lots of retronasal floral, citrusy and piney aromas. This is a beautiful IPA indeed, and the first Toppling Goliath beer I encounter which is more or less worth the hype.