PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4.55/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
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
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cool bottle artwork. It looks legit. And not something from a small town Iowa brewery!
Hazy, golden hue with highlights of amber; a bit of chunky yeast sediment was the only “flaw” in this beautiful pale ale. A crown of white foam graces the top of the elixir.
This is the best smell pale ale I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Period. The nose was so vibrant and rich; lemon zest, limes, grapefruit, pungent and yet tropical. The malt is distant… let the hops sing. And they hit the high notes. The aroma is now ingrained in my brain. Simply perfect!
The palate was a letdown… ONLY because the aromas were so strikingly amazing. It is delicious and complex and beast of a pale ale. Orange fresh, mangos, lemon zest, pinnacle, citrus rinds, pith with a simple hint of pine and floral. Devine. Mouthwatering good.
A solid medium in body. Ideal carbonation. Good mouthfeel.
Tasty as hell. Drinkable as hell. A superb pale ale. It’s a legit pale ale… it’s not an IPA labeled a pale ale. It is a real deal hoppy pale ale. Really complex and a showcase of the Citra hops. Worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 15:47:17 | More by bditty187
PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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