PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by n2185:
4.83/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Thanks to Zeledonia for this awesome liter growler!
A: Pours a hazy orangish-brown with three fingers of cream-colored head that fades into a thin cap with good lacing.
S: Big citrus kick up front with grapefruit and oranges followed by lots of melon aromas reminiscent of mangoes and cantaloupe. Smells like an amazing fruit salad.
T: Similar to the aroma, lots of citrus and melon flavors here. Oranges, grapefruit, mangoes, and cantaloupe all come to mind again with some dank weed and herbal pine flavors underneath. Absolutely delicious.
M: Medium-light body with moderate carbonation, this beer is almost creamy feeling in the mouth, making it very drinkable.
O: One of the best APA's I've ever had. I love the mix of citrus and melon aromas and flavors. Lots of complex hop notes without being overly bitter or a palate-wrecker.
Serving type: growler
02-24-2014 02:07:03 | More by n2185
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4.84/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into an IPA glass. The appearance is exactly what I would want it to be - semi-cloudy orange liquid with tons of bubbles swirling about, and a giant off-white head that crops up on the pour and blankets the glass in lace on the way down.
Lots of really pleasant hop aromas on this one. I get fresh-cut grass, some orangey floral citrus, a little bit of earthy dankness, and some spiciness. Not much malt on the nose to me, but I like it that way. Really great and surprisingly mellow hop aromas without being at all over-the-top with it.
Taste starts out with all those hop flavors, but a biscuity, sugar-cookie like malt profile quickly starts to assert itself, which was surprising because I didn't get that on the nose at all. The hops and the malts play really nicely with each other through the swallow. Finish is only slightly bitter, with the sweetness barely winning out. Exactly what I would hope for in a pale ale - there is an incredible amount of hop flavor in here, but it's perfectly balanced by the malts. I also feel kind of shocked how un-cloying the malts are - I feel like often the way that intense hops get balanced out is through syrupy caramel malts, but there's not much syrupiness here. The only flaw that I can think of is that the aftertaste is maybe a little on the sweet side, but really I'm just quibbling.
Mouthfeel is really great as well - a little bit thicker than what I would expect for the style and ABV, but lots of carbonation to cut through it.
Overall, this is an incredible beer, that totally exceeded my high expectations. Perfect use of hops without going too far. It's amazing how much hop flavor they put in here while maintaining balance and drinkability. I would consider this a benchmark pale ale. Huge thanks to roostor07 for including this as an extra - I'm so glad I got to try it!
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 02:53:17 | More by MasterfulIdiot
4.46/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bottle:
Pours clouded golden with a thin head. Strands of lacing stick
The smell is of a robust hop explosion. The powerful aroma came through upon opening the bottle. It has a wonderful citric aroma - grapefruit, orange and mango.
The taste is of bitter citric and tropical fruits. A subtle malt backing has a cracker-like character. It balances the hops while showcasing the citra hops. A touch of pepper mixes in in the long finish.
The body is appropriate for a pale ale that is on the fuller side of the spectrum. Overall, it is smooth despite a bite to it.
A great show of citra hops. A hoppy pale ale, for sure. Not harsh though there is a bit of a bite. A very enjoyable APA.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 16:56:03 | More by jwc215
PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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