Not sure if anyone’s noticed it or not, but I’ve been in a bit of a beer funk lately (no pun intended). It hasn’t really called to me these past couple of weeks, but that didn’t stop this offering from catching my eye. Hard to pass up a chance to drink beer and play with Legos!
Brewery: Toppling Goliath Brewing Company (Decorah, IA)
Style: Pale Ale
Description: Brewed with a fantastic blend of Millennium and Falconer’s Flight hops, this pale ale is billed as one you’ll want to drink at light speed! The not so inner geek in me highly approves. I believe it was around $15 for a four pack of tallboy cans.
Appearance: It had a hazy, pale yellow body with roughly a finger’s worth of slightly off-white foam that formed with the pour.
Smell: Citrus upfront, followed by a raw, sticky sweet bitterness.
Taste: It started out with citrus zest, mainly orange mixed with a bit of lemon. Kind of want to say there was a hint of melon in there, too. It picked up a sticky sweet towards the finish with some distinct piney/earthy undertones.
Mouthfeel: Fluffy, roughly medium body with moderate carbonation.
Hype: I loved the name!
Overall: I liked this. It didn’t blow me away, but it delivered exactly what I hoped it would for style. It had some nice sweetness, some nice hoppiness, and was overall a refreshing and easy drinking brew. That it had a fun name was just an added bonus. Very happy with this purchase.