PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by tewaris:
4.25/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the taproom, first beer of the day. Approached with an open mind but plenty of anticipation having had only good stuff from the guys at TG.
Light and hazy, looks hoppy alright. Hoppy, somewhat herbal nose. Fruit blast on the palate, with all sorts of tropical notes there. Light and crisp without being watery. Excellent drinkability and loads of character. A good f-in beer... make that great.
Serving type: on-tap
04-02-2013 05:54:59 | More by tewaris
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4.63/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: hazy orange golden color. Little lacing. Looks nice.
S: big astringent hops. As you smell you get a tropical tangerine, mango smell, similar to that in heady topper and zombie dust. .
T: big, big flavor. First I get big honey, caramel notes that is followed by hop astringency and bitterness on the backend. Very well.balanced. tropical fruit layers on top of the malr
Mf: appropriate carbonation, medium body, which makes it seem more like a 7-8% abv beer.
Overall: a very well done beer. The flavors are nothing new really but very enjoyable and well made. Much less bready than zombie dust.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 02:38:19 | More by raynmoon
4.84/5 rDev +5.2%
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
PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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