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Toppling Goliath ZeeLander

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Ipa with New Zealand Nelson hops.
This zeelicious single hop IPA showcases the rare Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand. Delightfully confusing aromas of citrus and mandarin oranges give way to an incredibly complex body of earth tones and marigolds. This is truly like any hop you’ve ever tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (52) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours a real light cloudy yellow/gold with a nice white head. Strong citrus aroma, grapefruit and maybe another grapefruit. Upfront bitterness than a citrus taste, unique. This taste different than other citrusy IPA’s, its almost like the flavors are coming out of order last to first. This is good, but isn’t all TGB beers really good?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1574) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Gentlest haze to this pale gold, and a calm, staying sheath of white. Pure Nelson aroma of crushed garlic, dandelion, and yellow bell pepper. The peppery, weedy intonations generally drown out the golden kiwi, white peach and green banana fruit that are quietly present. It gets adhesive-forward at times, but the hop presentation is pure and intoxicating and stunning.

The dandelion glue is by far the most ostentatious voice in the flavor; this attributes a false syrupy sensation. Mango skin and other tropical fruit notes can be found clinging to the corners, while citrus pith, white spruce, and rosemary round out the generally pungent body.

Weirdly, this is texturally heavy and syrupy, with both raw sugar and bitter oils contributing to a generally burdensome feel. Garlic oil, weed, and dank, earthy funk seem to surround the rest and slowly drown it in a rough, bullish display. The finish is too crystalline and damp for my taste, but this is still an excellent, praiseworthy creation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6374) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at Dexter’s Pub in Madison, on GTMW eve. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white ring of head. Good dots of lace. Awesome big tropical citrus grapefruit hop aroma. Very light caramel malt. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Moderate sweet. Awesome super hoppy pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottleshare in Asheville. Super dank and fresh-smelling. Concentrated green biomass, tropical undergrowth. Some medicinal pear and star fruit. The taste is pretty brash and acerbic. Mango, melon, grapefruit meat. Sea grass. Medium body, active carbonation. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (847) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Growler from Casanova. Hazy golden Orange. Big-time fruity aroma, oranges and tropical fruit, pineapple. Taste is a bit on the green side but light malt heavy backend hops, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1290) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2014
At the source, in a sampler shared with the just-21 year old for my 1100th. Pours orangey yellow with a bit of a head. Aroma is lovely "citra-y" hops; citrus and fresh fruits. And more citrus and fresh fruit. Terrific! Taste is of dank rich fruits, grapefruit, oranges. So hop forwardly sweet the malt presence is neither noted nor important. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes bittersweet, in excellent balance between the two. A testament to the versatility of the hop!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2325) - JAPAN - MAY 23, 2014
Wow this has way more fruit than most single hop beers. I love Nelson, but this seems more like other kiwi hop varities. Lychee, passionfruit, savingnon blanc. Fun and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2014
Hazy light amber color. Big frothy white head. Massive fruity nose, tons of mangos and tropical fruits. Well balanced, light body. Not too bitter, but lots of hops. Very drinkable. Tons of linger tropical fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (430) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at the craftsman table and tap. This is a different ipa. Unique in flavor and aroma. Dank orange aroma leads to earthy floral taste. Well balanced and awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (545) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Tap. Smells and tastes delicious. Nose is orange and grapefruit. The mandarin orange come through more on the taste. Dry aftertaste.

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