King Sue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by WTKeene:
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
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +5.7%
This beer is amazing! It's a yellow to orange hazy brew. looks a lot like fresh squeezed orange juice. You can really smell the citrusy hops & sweetness of the malts! It almost feels like a thick shake in your mouth as you get hit with nice fruity & citrusy hops. It's a very sweet brew that I would drink again & again!
03-02-2014 12:38:39 | More by LordofTime25
4.88/5 rDev +3.2%
Incredibly hazy - like pulpy orange juice. Very minimal head but impressive looking beer. One of the crazier aromas - incredibly dank - huge citrus, almost like a cat pee/sweat type of astringency, sweet fruits, pine, very very bright citrus fruits. Taste is very clean and smooth - a vibrant wash of the aforementioned flavors.
In a class with Heady - very low bitterness, incredibly balanced and easy drinking. This is a crazy good IPA
04-27-2014 17:06:09 | More by timc100
King Sue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.