PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.13/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is clear with a slight haze and golden-orange in color. it sports a really nice, fluffy white head that slowly dissipates down to some large, clumpy lacing. On the nose I get some sweet and tart notes of pineapples, oranges, and a hint of toast with marmalade.
Medium-light body with a surprising flavor. It's fairly sweet and grainy up front with toast and cracker flavors. At mid-palate, the hops start to kick in, but it's not what I expected at all. I expected a sharp, citrus-fruit wave of flavor, and instead get a dank, mulchy, mossy, hemp-like flavor. Good, just unexpected. The grainy sweetness carries through the back of the palate and balances everything out nicely. The beer doesn't seem bitter at all. The finish is dank and hoppy and slightly sweet.
Overall, a really enjoyable Pale Ale. It's nice to see brewers take this style seriously, even though they must realize that many beer geeks would pass this by without a second thought while reaching for an IPA or IIPA, never realizing what they're missing. Kind of makes me wonder if I should be exploring more pale ales myself.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2013 19:04:11 | More by deadonhisfeet
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4.84/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I've loved Alpine's Hoppy Birthday for a while now and in my book, it was the Jordan of Pale Ales. Nothing was gonna come close ever. Finally got my hand on this beer and...damn.
A: Pours a clear and glowing golden color with a substantial one and a half finger bone white head. Pretty good retention and tons of sticky lace left with each sip. Looks incredible.
S: Tons and tons of tropical fruit. Loads of ripe mango, pineapple, jackfruit and apricot preserves. A hint of honey malt and grapefruit in the back. Smells absolutely fantastic. The most fruit I think I've ever smelled in a beer. Hoppy Birthday is definitely in trouble.
T: Yeah, it's over. This beer is ridiculous. Tons of mango and pineapple upfront with some insanely smooth malts blanketing everything. Pink grapefruit flesh, a flash of pine and resin and then a smooth finish with pine and mango. The finish lingers forever, but never leaves you with any kind of bitterness. Easily one of the best beers I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 03:05:58 | More by notchucknorris
District of Columbia
4.71/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A huge thank you to my mother-in-law and long time Iowan Sue for packing a 64 oz. growler in her suitcase and delivering it to me in D.C. Boom!
The beer is transparent and golden with a quarter inch of off-white head. Big aroma of pine trees, resin, citrus, grapefruit, melon. Lovely. Super smooth on the palate with an elegant silky bitter finish. Tropical fruit and pine resin. Really fresh and delicious. Super easy to drink with very little alcohol presence. Delicious.
Serving type: growler
07-11-2014 02:13:10 | More by Huhzubendah
PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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