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Toppling Goliath Tsunami Dark
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our Tsunami Dark was crafted for those who crave big beers. Captivate all your senses, beginning with an aromatic tidal wave of fruity esters, caramel notes and hints of citrus. This toasty ale gleams with reddish amber tones and a thick, creamy beige head. Dive deep into Tsunami Dark’s full malty body as her lacing follows you all the way to a smooth, bitter finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Efeswasmy1st (15) - LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Poured from growler into 4 oz tasting glass. Appearance -- cloudy orange/red with little head. Aroma--caramel maltiness Taste-- lots of caramel and fruit Palate-- sour finish, no carbonation on the tongue Overall a decent red ale, would like to try directly from tap next time.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Draft at TG. Malty aroma, lots of toast and caramel, some citrus and pine. Pours a light brown, slightly orange color, one finger off-white head with decent retention, leaves a bit of lacing. Flavor is heavy on the toast and caramel malt, nutty, bread crust, Moderate to high bitterness, some citrus notes but the hop flavors are a bit muddy. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2011
[On-tap in Clear Lake, IA] Brown Ale? I don’t think so. This is definitely an amber ale. Pours reddish-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is weakly sweet with really very little going on. Taste is caramel, barley, perfumey, floral notes, and underlying nuttiness (hazelnut and almond). Fairly thin, smooth, with a long finish. Overall, not my thing, but fairly well made. (Note, I just checked on the Toppling Goliath website, and it confirmed that this is an amber ale. I am changing it accordingly.)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6359) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
A decent brown ale. It is decent’y hopped with a slightly roasty malt flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Aroma is citrus, fruity yeast esters. Pours a dark amber. Flavor is citrusy with a sweet, caramel body. Finishes pretty bitter. Solid beer from TG.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Tap at Short’s in IC. The body is a little hazy with a khaki head. Nose is malty caramel with hints of apple. There is also some peanut. The taste is grapefruit and a little nutty pecan. The finish has a little wood and more caramel. Overall pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at the Iowa Craft Brew Festival 2011. Pours a reddish orange color with a small head. The aroma is clean (and fairly faint) with some toasty malt. The flavor is lots of toasty malt and a light tartness, overall very clean and mildly bitter but without a lot of hop flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Poured with a fine, creamy long lasting, light tan head, with lots of lace. Color is a hazy brownish amber. Aroma is very malty, caramel, ripe apricots, yeast. Flavor is similar with a some hop and apricot jumping out. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has some duration with a little bitterness at the very end. Session beer. Yum!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Draft at Hideaway. Poured a clear dark brown-orange color with a tan head. Light cocoa, citrus, plum, and roasted nut aroma. Medium bodied and sweet. Chocolate covered nuts, citrus, cereal grain, and toffee flavors. So so.


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