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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 958
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.74%


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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tewaris

Minnesota

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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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

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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.

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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 958 ratings.