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King Sue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 6.13%
Wants: 439
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TGanyone on 02-22-2014)
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Reviews by WTKeene:
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WTKeene

Texas

4.63/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from a leaky growler into a Prairie Teku glass. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: A hazy orange, yellow amber with a white head that leaves particularly spotty lacing.

Smell: Loads of citrus, tropical fruits.

Taste: This beer is more like drinking mango puree than any other beer I've had. Everything about the taste screams mango-bomb. I've never understood "tropical fruit" flavors in a beer until I tasted this. Papaya plays background behind the mango, and creamy malts accentuate the mango flavors. Bitter but not unbearably so, with a little bit of pine.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, but that isn't the fault of the beer, just of the leaking growler. Very sticky, and lingers quite a while. Will likely re-review when the replacement growler arrives.

Overall: There are a million "very good" IPAs out there. Elevated, Enjoy By, Double Sunshine, Heavy Machinery, and many others. Flavors are solid but nothing particularly unique or interesting is going on to elevate them above the countless other IPAs doing precisely the same thing. But there are a few that transcend above merely "very good" and are truly "exceptional." This is one such beer. By going full-on mango, this beer really stands out in a crowd of IPAs. Kudos on another winner, Toppling Goliath.

05-01-2014 17:00:53 | More by WTKeene
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King Sue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.