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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,981
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 883
Gots: 197 | FT: 12
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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Photo of John_M
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Sean for this one. This is a beer I've been wanting to try for some time.

The beer pours a peachy, apricot orange color, with good head retention and decent lacing. On the nose, I get considerable tropical fruit, dominated by apricot, mango and peach, but with underlying orange citrus and light pine as well. As good as it smells, thiis beer is even better on the palate. Again, there is a melange of tropical fruit, as the flavor profile replicates the nose, but the flavor intensity is very impressive. The finish is very clean, with some nice hoppy bitterness to bouy the tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long, tropical fruit and lightly bitter finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is exceptional.

An outstanding beer, obvoiusly, though it's hard to think of this as an APA. Whatever, this is terrific stuff. Very, very impressive.

John_M, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a pretty decent head that leaves many clumps of lacing behind

Smell: Big citrus and tropical fruit aromatics, with pineapple, mango and ruby red grapefruit

Taste: There might be a hint of toffee malt but it is simply a platform for the hops to strut their stuff and strut it they do - bringing pineapple, mangy and citrus flavors; exceedingly juicy, with a hint of melon in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A fantastic APA - glad I was able to get a fresh sample

Thanks, mykey120, for the opportunity

brentk56, Sep 16, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev -5%

McBAINx, Today at 02:58 AM
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Studs1991, Today at 12:48 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

HopChef44, Monday at 10:29 PM
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4.49/5  rDev -2.2%

fureousangel, Monday at 06:24 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Sweffin, Monday at 03:09 AM
Photo of alerivers
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Lighter in color but amazing citra nose and flavor!

Smells like a tropical paradise, taste of light pine with lots of tropical fruit. Slightly sweet

alerivers, Monday at 02:16 AM
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

ahall313, Sunday at 02:44 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

WIBrewMan, Sunday at 12:07 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

mozim, Saturday at 07:03 PM
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4.68/5  rDev +2%

Seco, Saturday at 04:43 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

gmag51, Saturday at 04:32 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Hrdqore, Saturday at 03:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

laps34, Saturday at 03:23 AM
Photo of TheSSG
4/5  rDev -12.9%

Pours a soft, frothy, off-white head that has excellent persistence. Bright grapefruit hop aroma. Hazy, straw color. Starts with a quite bitter, brightly citric flavor. Lots of grapefruit, citrus, and slight citrus rind. A touch of sweet malt behind it all. Finish is citrus rind with a touch of malt.

This is pretty good. A nice showcase of Citra hops, and it's definitely well crafted.

TheSSG, Saturday at 02:05 AM
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

grze, Friday at 11:45 PM
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Fantastic

Bradaplast, Friday at 02:16 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Love the balance of citrus and hops! One of the best beers I've had!!

TJB04, Nov 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

BruinsDude325, Nov 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

sweemzander, Nov 19, 2014
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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,981 ratings.