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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,688
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 810
Gots: 170 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is clear with a slight haze and golden-orange in color. it sports a really nice, fluffy white head that slowly dissipates down to some large, clumpy lacing. On the nose I get some sweet and tart notes of pineapples, oranges, and a hint of toast with marmalade.

Medium-light body with a surprising flavor. It's fairly sweet and grainy up front with toast and cracker flavors. At mid-palate, the hops start to kick in, but it's not what I expected at all. I expected a sharp, citrus-fruit wave of flavor, and instead get a dank, mulchy, mossy, hemp-like flavor. Good, just unexpected. The grainy sweetness carries through the back of the palate and balances everything out nicely. The beer doesn't seem bitter at all. The finish is dank and hoppy and slightly sweet.

Overall, a really enjoyable Pale Ale. It's nice to see brewers take this style seriously, even though they must realize that many beer geeks would pass this by without a second thought while reaching for an IPA or IIPA, never realizing what they're missing. Kind of makes me wonder if I should be exploring more pale ales myself.

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Growler into a pint glass

Ap- light copper, clear with a white head about 1/2 inch and good retention

Ar- grass, citrusy and piney hops, with very light biscuity malt

T- basically the same as the nose, this beer really shines on the backend, very crisp and amazing taste

M- light/medium bodied, good cabonation and kinda sticky

O- Amazing beer, easily the best APA I have ever had. I am so glad Toppling Goliath brewpub is on my way back and forth from MN to Iowa City. Love this beer and this brewery!

BeerNutz324, Dec 11, 2013
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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.