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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,432
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 6.94%
Wants: 712
Gots: 142 | FT: 11
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:
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

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-17-2011)
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber from the recently delivery to Madison-area stores, poured into a Bell's snifter and quaffed today 4/26/2013

Aroma: Smells like a single hop citra brew should. Grapefruit, mango and I suppose other tropical fruits. I get a little bit of pine too. Tons of bread and caramel too. Love how good this one smells.

Colour: Pours a darker straw-coloured body, kind of like a saison, but well within the pale ale range of SRM. Comes with a 2cm white head that slowly dissipates (and I mean slowly) into a wide collar. Not much lacing present. Overall looks like a refreshing beer that is begging to be quaffed.

Flavour: Nice. Tons and tons of citra- refreshing grapefruit and orange zest stand out the most. But what's nice about it is that it has a great malt backbone. Sweet caramel, toffee and honeyed bread provide a nice change of pace to the citra, and as it warms up, it melds into a really nice balanced flavour that my best description is sweet pear. It's quite possibly one of the more balanced yet hoppy pale ales I've had in a long time. I'm really appreciating this brew and how balanced it is. One of the better pale ale flavours I've had.

Mouthfeel: Thicker side of a typical medium bodied brew, a resinous nectar that coats the tongue in bitterness yet is refreshing. Pretty solid carbonation, nothing to write home about. Aftertaste is pretty much orange peel and grapefruit rinds- pretty bitter, but it is also accompanied by a lingering honey-like sweetness that mixes in well. The aftertaste isn't too bitter and doesn't linger around long- which I really enjoy because I can keep quaffing away! No heat here either, but then again its 5.8%.

Overall: This is one of the more truly enjoyable pale ales I've had in a long time. I find Zombie Dust to be a better showcase of the citra hops, but unlike Zombie Dust, pseudoSue has quite a bit more balance that makes it simultaneously sweet and bitter, as well as making it quite quaffable because I'm not mouthpuckering after each swallow. So basically its a bit less intense, but is more balanced and drinkable. If TG starts regularly producing this in six packs, I may have to make this a regular session beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 05:29:10 | More by Stevedore
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A: Pours a light golden color with a copper hue. Has almost 2 fingers of white frothy head that reduces fairly slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing.
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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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