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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,817
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.63%
Wants: 845
Gots: 184 | FT: 14
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
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

obiwan, Today at 03:28 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

nick_asian, Today at 01:10 AM
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4.85/5  rDev +5.7%

kplooki, Yesterday at 08:10 PM
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

ScottP, Yesterday at 07:23 PM
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4.8/5  rDev +4.6%

scrizo, Yesterday at 05:32 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

kbhess, Yesterday at 01:54 AM
Photo of zoober911
4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - This pours a soft golden orange. A fingers width of head. The white head dissipates back into the glass, with tiny bubbles clinging around the edge. Lacing is perfect.

S - Up front I smell the Citra hop. Deep inside covered by the aroma of Citra, I can smell sweetness of orange citrus and grapefruits.

T - Some hop bitterness with A LOT of citrus. Citra hops shine through up front, but the shining stars truly are the grapefruit and sweet, fresh oranges that follow up. The hop bitterness lingers for a bit afterwards. This is delicious!

F - Soft. Delicate. Mmmmmmm.

O - This definitely caught me by 'surprise.' I would guzzle it if I could pick up a case locally. Overall I would 100% recommend this to anyone. Anyone. One of the best IPA's I've ever had. I will seek it out again.

zoober911, Yesterday at 01:47 AM
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4.52/5  rDev -1.5%

vortmaxx, Sunday at 11:53 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Prost76, Sunday at 11:44 PM
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Sintech, Sunday at 06:35 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

brians52, Sunday at 06:18 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Keananmichael5, Sunday at 08:24 AM
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4.12/5  rDev -10.2%

kmanjohnson, Sunday at 07:57 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

mdlb44, Sunday at 07:48 AM
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Simply one of the best beers out there.

griff24, Sunday at 05:41 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Dimos23, Saturday at 07:59 PM
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4.88/5  rDev +6.3%

jkrueg44, Saturday at 04:31 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

This is my first TG beer as they just became available at my bottle shop. Appearance is straightforward - dark straw to light amber appearance with a fairly fast breaking head. The nose is all about citrus and tropical fruit - pineapple, mango, citrus rind and grass. Taste displays more grass, some pine, pineapple and citrus hops with just a hint of bready malt. Mouthfeel is lighter in body which is the way I like my pales.

This beer reminds me a lot of how FFF Zombie Dust tasted to me the first time I had it on tap which is to say epic. It comes across fresh, fruity, easy to drink and incredibly well made. I hope this stays available in my area - can't wait to try more of their beers. 4.5 Rating

EDIT: As this beer warms it is getting more vegetal on both the nose and palate. Not sure if this is normal or if I have a bad bottle. Not undrinkable but not great either. 3.75 Rating

bound4er, Friday at 12:23 AM
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4.68/5  rDev +2%

shopk, Thursday at 04:48 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +4.6%

RoundHead, Thursday at 04:10 AM
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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.