In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Toppling Goliath Pompeii

Aroma: “Pleasant strawberry, peach, mango, pineapple. Citrus dominates, mainly lemon and orange, but there’s some lemongrass there, too.”

Flavor: “Similar to the aroma. Huge tropical flavors that trail off into more traditional pine characters. Very clean bitterness, not harsh at all. Very dry. Finish has a green-tea bitterness with an almost smoky background that distracts from the fruitiness.”

Overall: “Pretty solid, easy-drinking, with plenty of blended and bright citrus notes. The aroma was very welcoming and tempting with huge amounts of tropical fruit, but the finish has a strange bitterness that doesn’t quite mesh with the rest of the beer.”