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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dive into a Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale. Waves of mandarin orange aroma swell into this light ale body, coasting to a smooth, easy finish. This Tsunami is a breezy ride, not too bitter, and a perfect introduction for those not yet familiar with the craft brewing world. Prepare your palate to take the plunge with a chilled Tsunami Pale, best served in a pint glass.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3920) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Shared 16 oz. can poured to a snifter, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a modest layer of white head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was ripe pit fruit & citrus, soft grain, with some vegetal scent. The taste was similar, light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, moderate earthy & rind-like bitterness that lingered with slight dryness into the finish. Not worth "a beach evacuation to higher ground", didnt appreciate the veg, but sessionable enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Can. Light orange body, mostly clear, with an inch or more of thick, creamy foam atop. Aromas of bread, ripe citrus, pine, grain. Light to medium in body. Hop forward, though balanced by a sturdy malt bill. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3280) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Appearance is a clear medium Amber with a slowly settling head and some lace. Aroma is a little bit of coffee malt and fresh hops. Flavor is like nose, more bitter than sweet, hops lean towards resiny, good body in very drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2017
4-pack of 16 oz cans from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Aroma and flavor of zesty hops, citrus fruits and lightly toasted grains. Mild to moderate bitterness with a smooth, balanced feel. Solid APA, easy to drink overall.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevicol (2) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
Cloudy appearance, dank aroma that comes through in the taste. Toppling Goliath makes several superb beers, and Tsunami is no exception. As good as Golden Nugget.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1295) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2016
(can) Pours a semi-hazy light gold color with a medium white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is strong with mandarin orange, minneola tangelo, canned white grapes and ambrosia salad. Taste continues the orange theme with a quick pop of tangelo juice thats quickly followed by a quick flash of canned mandarin orange and some bitterness that prevents this from becoming too sweet. Mouthfeel is near perfect for a pale ale save for the fact that the carb is a touch too high. Overall this is an immensely drinkable pale ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmoen (359) - - DEC 28, 2016
B+. Pours a clear Golden color with white head. Massive hop aroma without being too bitter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (1056) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Can into a wineglass showing moderately filtered orange with sparse white foam. The nose shows a strong tropical fruit nose of mango, pineapple, The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors of pineapple, mango, with hints of kiwi and bready malts to support the mid-palate. The finish has barely any bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (1111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2016
16oz can picked up at Elevated for Christmas Eve Eve with blonderedhead. Poured into Belgian tulip glass. Golden and orange hues combine to form an attractive looking ale. White half finger head. Aroma leans heavily on citrus and floral characteristics. Taste is predominantly bitter with a cloying/drying tendency. Mild malty sweetness towards the end. The floral feelings continue as consumption progresses. It kind of hits you with one final kick of hops before leaving a lingering bready, malty finish. I think TG makes better options but this is decent. I wouldnt classify it as a tsunami of impressiveness...more like a gentle rolling wave.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9552) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Can shared by Eric at Cap Tap. Pours dark gold with a thick white head and an earthy citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a very bitter finish.


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