Saturday, June 20, 2015

Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale Ale

The Toppling Goliath Brewing Company is in Decorah, Iowa. This pale ale is made with Millenium and Falconer's Flight hops. Based on that, it used to be called Millenium Falcon, but I guess that the owners of the rights to Star Wars came calling.

The beer pours honey golden with orange tints. There is a tall, thick, foamy head of white that leaves sticky lacing down the glass. The aroma is a very bright citrus, tangy, zesty, with mango skin and light tropical fruit. The taste follows the aromas directly, zesty and bright citrus notes abounding, lighter tropical underneath, with enough toasted malt to hold all the hops up, but that also lets them shine. The finish is fairly bitter and dry. The beer drinks easy, medium body, smooth, with a tingle of soft carbonation. A very well done beer, a hop head’s pale ale with brighter and tastier hops than most IPA’s.

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