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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,190
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 984
Gots: 248 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-17-2011

This single hop ale showcases the Citra hop. Named for the largest T-rex fossil ever discovered, she roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. Delicate in body with a mild bite in the finish.

50 IBU
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Ratings: 2,190 | Reviews: 246 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of pyite
4.84/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phocion
3.92/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber pours into my glass a hazy, bright orange with a massive and retentive frothy white head. Huge, sticky lacing as the head finally falls (after about five minutes).

The aroma is a showcase for the Citra hop. Big, bright mango, blood orange, and grapefruit along with some orange zest. Pine cones and resin.

Flavor is very juicy. Grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Slight danky resinous flavor in the background. A touch of indistinguishable grainy sweetness. Lightly bitter.

Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy yet refreshing mouthfeel. Maybe just a touch thin.

Overall, Sue is a great beer. Worth the hype? I'm not sure. Delicious but very simple. Minimal malt backbone for an APA. TG's Light Speed is better in my opinion.

Photo of lanciloti
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of brewtus
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moarmare
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hulud
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Steady_eddie1
4.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajpowell5
4.36/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big mango and tropical fruits on the nose. More of the same in taste. Mouth feel was a little thin for my liking, but works well for the style. Very drinkable.

Photo of rockyjr1977
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ZepHead80
4.12/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Swimcoach12
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of elkabong
4.11/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NSLPublishing
3.91/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Like a delicious fresh adult grapefruit Juice. Light and refreshing.

Photo of chart813
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.84/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Absolutely worth its title as the new contender for best APA. 22oz to the dome, newer Tyrannosaurus label.
A - 22oz into 22oz wilibecher glass, golden amber, thin white head that clings to glass with each sip.
S - Nose is jam packed with Citra goodness. Reminded me of the first time I had Zombie Dust years ago.
T - Stellar. Easily the best APA in a bottle in the State (Havent had the chance to try the new Fort Point offering from Trillium). Hop forward, only slightly bitter, malt takes a distant back seat that is so damn impressive.
M - Reminiscent of standing in line at Hill Farmstead with a few tasters, you could throw this right in the middle of the taster and be none the wiser. Perfect, resinous without being sticky and bitter. Lingers with sweet floral hops.

Photo of smanson56
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of indurTheB
3.73/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good beer no doubt, but not sure if it's worth the current rep it has, or if this is really worthy of even being a bomber beer. Would love this in 12oz for fishing or pool. Poured from a bottle at a beer share.

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ethereal429
4.06/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatsBlueRibbon1
4.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden color, not one bit of haze. Aroma, is wheat, straw, lemon zest. THe hops were not as apparent, but this is a well balance pale ale. It has a crisp taste to it, with some sweetness. Reminiscent of honey and melon. Overall, this was an enjoyable pale ale. Not quite the hop bomb like I have had in the past, it was something different for me.

Photo of Ironstutz
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fishmich
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shinck14
3.98/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is really balanced but i think it mutes the hop flavors a tad too much.

Photo of rack0flamb
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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