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Toppling Goliath ZeeLander

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (738) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Big bottle from Casanova in Hudson on a Sunday with commonmac. Cloudy light orange with medium white head. Very strong grapefruit nose. Resin, hop. Then perfect balance of hop bitterness and a touch of sweet fruit. Finish is crisp and clean and nice, with small citrus. From A to Z , this is what an IPA is supposed to be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Big bottle purchased at Casanova in Hudson, WI on a Sunday (imagine that). Shared by commonshawn. Moeder Lambic glass. Cloudy golden orange. Minimal head. Aroma is pure citrus with grapefruit and orange coming through. Taste has plenty of citrus as well. Grapefruit rind, hints of tropical fruit, bitterness. Really brings to mind a citrus juice you’d enjoy with your Sunday newspaper. Mouthfeel is vibrant and nearly acidic. Very nice finish when the sip is all said and done. You can really get a sense of the quality of this brewery in this effort. Not perfect but very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Cloudy pour with citrus, apricot, orange peel. Refreshing brew.Nelson Saugvin is one of my favorite hops. This does not disappoint. Solid Brewer, solid hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a hazy light orange with thin film of head and good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, tangerine and grapefruit, along with a secondary balance of the sweet onion that works well. Taste is a good portion of the tropical fruit up front, then into a grassier middle, settling on a smooth bitterness that fades into a nice finish. Not sure if I’ve had a single hop Nelson Sauvin yet, but this is pretty artfully crafted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (431) - Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2015
On tap at Toppling Goliath Brewery a cloudy light yellow orangw with a white head. Aroma is tropical hops. Flavor is exceptional JUICY!! Lots of orange going on here and smooth bittered hops. It is sweetly balanced for only 5.5% ABV. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (236) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2015
Pours hazy light orange. Small lasting white head. The dense orange appearance is beautiful. The nose has big orange peel, clementine juice, fresh lemon. Very citrus forward. Love the nose Taste: this is potent hop juice. Big fruity taste, hop resin too. Bold Bitterness in the finish. The aftertaste is long with green, bitter, oily, mouthcoating juices. Overall the appearance and the nose was truly great, but taste did’nt quite live up to the nose and the aftertaste was just a tad bit too bitter for this to jump into 4+ territory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1850) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Oranges peppers malt aroma and flavor. Very unique. A pretty good beer I must say. Those are the best deScriptions. Strange but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
On tap-tight white-murky gold. A-citrus zest/some pine, grain. T-citrus zest -orange hops with a bite, grain/lt malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bitter citrus with a hint of sweet onion and a grain backbone. Flavor has a combination of bitter citrus and onion with a sweet grain backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Yes, its very good, but I really shouldn’t have drank this in a session that included alpha king. They’re very different beers, but the milder, more malt assertiveness of Zeelander doesn’t really mesh well with hop heavy Three Floyd beers.

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