CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
100th American Pale Ale! Big Whoop!
Pours nice and hazy with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is tropical fruit, sígot some weird funky stinkiness, not in a "wild beer" kind of way more in a stinky hop kind of way, if that makes sense. Good orange and citrus rind offered.
The flavor is very hop forward, sort of juicy and a little melon-y. Sígot some odd but very mild astringency but at the same time the bitterness is kept at a mild & pleasant enough level. The beer seems to open up a bit with a as the temp raises... itís got a little berry and some more citrus towards the end of the bottle.
Clownoisseur (420) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange. Aromas are very sweet and tropical. Watermelon, mango, bubblegum....a bit of piney/skunk. Taste is pretty sweet as well. More tropical fruit, sweet malt, minimal hop bitterness. I like this one. Itís a bit more aggressive than the blue I had. Looking forward to the XHops mixture of a few of these, if not all.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 bootle, with a big thank you to pepsican for the tame pete. aroma of sweet fruity melon, some dank pineapple. too much sweet caramelly melons. some shaaq diesel. resin. smells almost like sweet bretty melon cantalope pineapple. seems like a light candy hoppy barley wine. confused.
Homer321 (4176) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smells like packing peanuts. I have no clue how TG can make a beer so damn cloudy. moving on. pours a small white head with various size of white bubbles cloudy as a hefe light orange. soft malt in the nose, but itís still kinda cold. Taste is weird. whoa. kinda like a spicy, herby, minty thing going on here. canít quite place the exact hop flavor. damn, wish I had more of the blue. Well made solid beer, just a very weird hop flavor going on there. still better than most pale ales
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a small head. Light hoppy sour smell. Had an orange citrus flavor. Not much normal hop taste. Mostly citrusy. Its ok. Just drank pseudoSue so this one had a lot of pressure to measure up, but doesnít.
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours hazy golden with a huge foamy off-white head. Nose is dank and sticky, with garlic/onion hops, melon, pear, papaya, and a bit of pine. Dry bread malt body stays in the background and lets the hops shine. Taste is all hops too, with a pale biscuity malt body and lost of onion/garlic hops. Some tropical fruit tries to peek through, but itís drown out by some grassy hops. A little too dank for me, but it was still pretty tasty. Slick and medium-bodied.
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold with an off white head. Aroma of very sour diesel, grapefruit, apricot, burnt tires, and passionfruit. Pretty bitter and a touch sweet, more than most TG brews. The tire fire aroma was less distracting as the beer warmed. Good,
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 22oz bomber courtesy of Ryan and Peter. Another phenomenal APA from Toppling Goliath. Hazy orange body, big frothy, soapy head. Tangerine, mango, papaya..big tropical tones. A healthy does of the green onion, garlic thing going on too. Just an absolute pleasure to drink on, with fascinating hop nuances. I much prefer this one to the simultaneously released Blue. World Class. Really shows off the hops. Awesome stuff.
BrewHaMeister (417) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 22 oz bottle pours a light hazy orange with a medium white head. Light spicy citrus flavor with a clean finish. Yum!
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Straw color with two finger white head. Aroma is fully of tropical fruit, papaya and banana. Flavor is dry but with lots of fruit. Mouthfeel is perfect. This shit is almost perfect.