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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2017
Tallboy can from Total Wine Brookfield. Hazy orange, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of pine, resin, mango and a bit of toast. The taste is lime peel, lemon juice, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. A little odd.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1784) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2017
DOB: 3/23/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale

AROMA: Strong hop aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and a slight grassy/spicy note. Low pale malt, no sweetness or specialty character. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Honey amber/orange hue; fairly clear. Large white froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately-high hop flavor. Begins with citrus and tropical fruity flavors which become juicy-like at the apex. Backend reveals a spicy/herbal bite. Bitterness is moderately-high (this could pass for an IPA). Clean grainy malt base; no sweetness per se, but enough malt to provide balance. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body with medium-high CO2. Smooth texture with a crisp finish. Hops leave a slightly starchy, somewhat astringent aftertaste. Otherwise highly quaffable. Plenty of character for only 5% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Walks a fine line between APA and IPA, but works well as either. Tasty and drinkable - isnt that what we want? 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 43/50

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2363) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Hazy dark gold pour with a one finger, creamy white head and some fine floaties. Aroma of bright, sweet citrus, toast, a little toffee and some nice minerality. Flavor is surprisingly sweet up front, with some toast, caramel, big, bright citrus, a little tropical fruit, a hint of pine. Lightish body, creamy feel on entry, medium, blanketing and sharp carbonation, Really tasty, refreshing stuff that is surprisingly full flavored. .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4939) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2017
16 ounce can from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, served 10 minutes out of the fridge in a Guinness glass. A fluffy but brittle-looking white head fills half the glass atop the lightly hazy medium amber body and takes forever to decay....pungent aroma; yes there is the promised citrus but mostly this is loamy/earthy, with a distinct oniony note - Mosaic hops seem likely - and some hints of wildflowers, mostly as it warms...on the tongue the oniony character comes through again, though only faintly, and this is on the whole drier and more acerbic than most of this brewerys hoppy beers, though there is still some juiciness at the front...the finish is relatively dry, a bit woody, and quite bitter...carbonation medium to strong, body full and satisfying. This is just a bit too dry and hard for me, I tend to like a slightly juicier and fruitier PA, but its certainly not a disappointment even given this brewerys high standards - if it falls a little low for me its probably more due to the particular hop/malt balance here than to any failures. Still very much worth a try or even a second or third, but its not going to displace PseudoSue for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2017
473ml can. VEry nice citrusy pale ale, notes of orange and herbs, pretty easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
megawill (15) - Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2017
16 oz can Aroma - Nice, fruity with hint of clove and cardamon. Appearance - orange-ish amber. Good carbonation to keep head active. Maintains nice head and lacing throughout. Taste - Well balanced, reminds me a bit of sierra nevada pale ale (albeit a bit fruiter). This is my 2nd can from a 4-pack and like it a better this time around pre-dinner without food. Hops are in the mix but dont overwhelm..some Topplings efforts can go a bit heavy on the hops if that is your thing, this is around 40 IBU I believe. Overall - I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. Very nice effort from the Toppling Goliath team.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phranq (149) - - FEB 9, 2017
Pours opaque straw. Thicker white head. Aroma is tropical citrus. Taste is really well ballanced, but could have used a little.more IBUs in the finish

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (522) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2017
16oz can to tulip. Pours clouded orange, heavy sediment, big sticky head. Aroma of pine, pepper, peach, melon, fig, pineapple. Taste of same with bitter citrus, big spruce, bready malts. Beautiful PA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2017
32 oz. crowler sent by Homer321 - thanks again, Sean! Pours a barely cloudy gold with about a centimeter of white head that settles into a lasting soft bubbly film and ring. Has a clean, somewhat dank aroma with fresh hop pellets zapping straight up the nostrils. The flavor is more even, and just as satisfying, with notes of pine, citrus fruits and peels, bright florals, pale and semi-sweet malts - its clean, with moderate bitterness. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation. Soft and clean, bitter and fruity. Another well executed offering in the pale ale family from TG.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (4660) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Draft at BrewHub. Nose is bright citrus. Orange. Clear orange bronze color. Light bitterness. Modest orange and pith hop flavor. Nice.


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